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Greater Shepparton parents of children with special needs adjust to remote schooling

by Charmayne Allison, Shepparton News Every time Shepparton’s Josh Symes, 15, asks why he can’t go to school or see his friends, his mum Sandy pulls out a social story book. The pages of this book, created by his school, tell the story of COVID-19. Explaining simply what is still – to everyone – an …

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Communication is key at Verney Road

Shepparton’s Verney Road School’s dedication to inclusive communication has been shortlisted for a prestigious government award. The school’s use of nonverbal and verbal communication strategies has made it a finalist for the Victorian Education Excellence Award for Outstanding Inclusive Education. The award accompanies a grant of up to $25,000 which would be used to advance …

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Update: Verney Road Intersection Upgrades

The following is a council update on the progress of the major roadworks project currently underway at the Balaclava / Verney / New Dookie Roads / Hawdon Street intersection. Stage One Works During the school holidays Council’s contractor, JDC, has been targeting some important works around the perimeter of the Verney Road School to minimise …

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Happy to help in any way

Verney Road School volunteers value the importance of providing assistance to the next generation Photo: Volunteering: Year 10 student James Bezzina and Year 11 student Kirra Fowler say hello to volunteer Lesley Robinson in the playground. This week is National Volunteer Week and every day The Shepparton News has been featuring local volunteers who dedicate …

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