Rural Achiever for 2020 and ex-student, Dione Howard will be speaking at the Sydney Royal Easter Show - sharing her passion for Australia Agriculture.
"The future I see for rural and regional communities is enhanced virtual and physical accessibility and further decentralisation. Effective phone, internet and transport services would foster long term opportunities for skilled workers from anywhere in Australia or internationally", Dione comments in preparation for the Show.
Born and raised on the family farm, not far from St Paul's College at Milburlong, Dione is a veterinarian in Wagga Wagga. She works with local primary producers to manage the health and wellbeing of their livestock, attends leadership training conferences and is an ambassador for many programs. Dione comes from a close family, embedding herself in the local community and is a valued member of our College community.
We wish Dione continued success and hope to snag her soon to come and inspire our students!
Our Year 7 cohort have been enjoying embarking on their new adventure of high school, and in PDHPE they have been exploring their own identity, ways to make friends and getting to know each other. Students will be exploring Dragon Boating racing soon to try something new and build teamwork skills.
The students in 7A are creating their own thumbprint on a balloon with information about themselves as they launch off into their new adventure!
St Paul's welcomed back students into our new Learning Hub indoor and outdoor learning spaces. With modern and exciting study areas - including small tutorial rooms and our library, this new space has been a great success! It certainly has been a haven for students during breaks on our recent hot days.
The College Board and Community wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Commonwealth Government in proving a grant towards the cost of this new building.
St Paul's College warmly welcomed family and friends to the induction of our 2020 College Captains, Sports Captain, School Representative Council President and Vice President and the Year 12 cohort. We wish them all the best in their roles next year.
Thank you to our Walla Walla community volunteers who have worked with our students sharing their extensive knowledge and experience. It is truly a wonderful partnership!
Students are learning the incredible skill of saving seed, monitoring plants, collecting seed, storage and treatment of seed. Students have learnt how to prepare the seed for each species ready for planting. Three indigenous plants have been monitored - which have proven to be tricky! Preparing the seed for planting with hot water or smoke has been a new experience for the students. Too much water / not enough water / not treating the seed correctly, has been a real trial!
Well done to all involved. We can't wait to see the fruit from your learning.
St Paul's Year 8 Agriculture students are busy undertaking two hands-on projects! The first being the building of new garden beds for their "Vegetable Garden" unit. Thank you to Peards Albury for supplying the concrete sleepers at a very discounted price and Baker Farms for donating and cutting the star pickets to assemble the beds. To complete this project students have worked collaboratively and used lots of problem solving skills. The area is looking fantastic and we are very proud of their efforts.
The second project is setting our chicken eggs in our newly purchased incubator in preparation of our "Poultry Production" unit.
Students are enjoying the frosty morning and sunny days preparing their areas to produce some incredible eggs and vegetables!
St. Paul' College Year 10 students and staff paid their respects to former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer in a guard of honor at Gerogery Railway Station, as his coffin was taken by heritage train from The Rock to Albury, where it was met by hundreds of mourners.
Representing the College at the funeral was Year 11 student Rory McNamara and Mr Matthew Noll our Business Manager, who said it was inspiring to hear our Prime Minister Scott Morrison and so many other speakers pay tribute to Mr Fischer.