“Village-Style” Special Needs School Being Built At Dural

Special Needs School

By Craig Hingston A uniquely designed school for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or intellectual delay is being built at Dural. New Hope School will feature a “village community” layout to accommodate up to 72 students. The Principal, Dr Ted Boyce, said, “They are cottage type buildings so that the students feel at home […]

All-Round Excellence At Oakhill College

All-Round Excellence

Well known for its all-round excellence, Oakhill College once again excels academically, achieving excellent results in the 2020 HSC. At the start of 2020, Oakhill College students and staff were asked to Act Justly to dream big, to set goals, and work hard to achieve their personal best. If ever there was a year to […]

Top HSC Results For Galston High

HSC Results

By Luke Cosgrove – Galston High School Galston High School students have once again achieved extraordinary HSC results across a wide range of subjects. In the 2020 HSC, Galston High School students received numerous distinguished achiever merit listings across the curriculum and truly exceptional Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) results. A “distinguished achiever” is a […]

Round Corner Dental

Round Corner Dental

Happy New Year! We hope you and your family have had a very merry and safe holiday season. We’re looking forward to catching up with our wonderful patients as there have been some exciting changes in the practice! We are extending our hours from February to provide additional evening appointments. We will also have availability […]

Arcadian Quilters

Arcadian Quilters

Late last year and a little earlier than … “the night before Christmas and all through the house” … many groups and friends were starting to wonder just what might be possible and available for Christmas; what could we expect … and what restrictions might be in place when the actual day arrived ?? Our […]

Are you eligible for FREE hearing aids?

hearing aids

In these uncertain times, we are all looking to improve our lifestyle without putting pressure on financial resources. Hearing aids are one way to improve your communication. But the cost of aids can seem like a luxury not a necessity. The good news is that the Government provides a subsidised hearing services program for pensioners […]

Dural And District Historical Society Inc – News From History Cottage

History Cottage

But Mousie, thou are no thy-lane, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes o’ Mice and Men, Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! Robert Burns might have summed up the thoughts of many community organisations in this penultimate verse of his poem, To a […]

43 Million Containers Returned In Castle Hill

Covid-19 Support

By Ray Williams Congratulations Castle Hill! As of December 2020, our electorate returned over 43 million containers since the scheme commenced in 2017. The six Reverse Vending Machines across the electorate have each been working hard collecting containers, bettering our local environment while returning money back into the pockets of local residents. Aventus Castle Hill  […]

Music In The Hills: Galston & More!

Music In The Hills

The Hills look like having a happier musical year in 2021. The Galston Concerts and other music groups are ready, set and waiting for GO. While the Galston team have decided to defer the promotion of any concerts for 2021 until health trends and government regulations allow, other groups are off and running with COVID-safe […]

Christian Holmes Workshop – “Portrait In Oils”

Christian Holmes

21ST MARCH 2021 Christian Holmes is a talented young figurative artist based in Sydney with a keen interest in classical drawing and painting techniques with a focus on portraiture. In his work he strives to capture a likeness of his subject quickly which imbues the image with life and light. In this workshop you can […]