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After two years peppered with pandemic lockdowns, online learning and constant uncertainty, the class of 2021 today received their HSC results and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Two students who were delighted with their performance were former captains of Moss Vale High Matt Kennedy and Makayla Jones, who have their sights firmly set on what this coming year will bring. Meanwhile, students at Oxley College have a reason to smile; Bowral High sings the praises its ex-Year 12s; and Southern Highlands Christian School has congratulated the graduated Year 12 class of 2021 on their HSC performance.
First it was a homemade COVID-killing spray, now Southern Highlands scientist Sophie Westlake is fighting the pandemic in a less direct manner. Sophie's company Virosol is currently seeking approval to import Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to help combat a chronic shortage for a product essential to pandemic management.
In light of the current Omicron wave, should you let your kids go to school? With the start of the school year just around the corner, that's the question parents are asking themselves and there are mixed feelings from those in the region.
As the spread of COVID continues, the Southern Highland News can reveal that residents with COVID-19 will receive emergency treatment at Bowral and District Hospital, which falls under the South Western Sydney Local Health District. Meanwhile, Southern Highlands Private Hospital, owned by Ramsay Health Care, has been assisting NSW Health with the public COVID-19 health response.
Several residents from across Wingecarribee Shire have been nominated for the Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year Awards for their significant contribution to the community. This year's ceremony will be live-streamed via Wingecaribee Shire Council's website from 10-11.30am on Wednesday, January 26. Find out who's been nominated here.
A former teacher has been charged over the historical alleged sexual abuse of two young students in the Southern Highlands more than 35 years ago. Following extensive investigations, officers arrested a 74-year-old man at Campsie Police Station about 10am January 18.
Rural land values in the Southern Highlands have risen by 30 per cent over a 12-month period according to the NSW Valuer General. The Valuer General, Dr David Parker, released his report covering land valuations from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021 on Tuesday.
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