Taking place from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July, Education Week is a major event on the NSW public schools calendar and this year the theme is ‘Celebrating Local Heroes’. “Education Week is a time to celebrate the achievements and successes of our students, teachers and support staff across all NSW public schools,” says NSW Minister for Education
During the past two school terms, Principals and staff from schools in Canowindra, Cowra and surrounding districts have been brainstorming and forming the Lachlan Valley Learning Community. This community is a group of public schools that have joined together to emphasise and highlight the importance and strength of public schools and the power of education within this area.
The fundamentals of the Lachlan Valley Learning Community philosophy have been captured with its very own logo which draws together the connecting elements of the district; the blue outline symbolises the Lachlan and Belubula Rivers, the green symbolises the hills, valleys and fertile plains of the area and
the rising sun signifies the light that comes through the power of education.
As a group they have been looking at ways that individual schools complement each other and how the greater community can recognise the diversity that exists within this schooling community.
To celebrate the launch of the Lachlan Valley Learning Community in 2015, a grand concert and art display will be held on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 July as part of the Education Week program, featuring talented students from across the schools. The concert will be held in the Theatrette of the Cowra Civic Centre, with the art show taking place in the Cowra Library between 28
July and 28 August. Tickets for the concerts will be available from all schools and prices are $10 per adult, $5 per student and $20 per family. Seating will be strictly limited due to the size of the Civic Centre and all proceeds from
the concert will be donated to Careflight and Stewart House.
Cargo Public School will celebrate Education Week on Tuesday 28 July by asking students to come to school dressed as a ‘local hero’ to recognise the wonderful people in the community with a BBQ lunch to celebrate. Cargo Public School is a small but thriving school that focuses on providing big opportunities for students. With access to the latest technologies integrated into the innovative learning environment, Cargo Public is a wonderful
place to learn. Regularly linking with other students from the Pre2 and Orange Small School learning networks, students are ensured access to a fantastic range of opportunities.