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  • More Opportunities For Local Aboriginal Early Childhood Teachers

    Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams is urging local Aboriginal people to apply for a scholarship that will support them in studying a bachelor level early childhood teaching qualification.Mrs Williams said the new Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Scholarship program will complement ongoing training and leadership opportunities designed to support Aboriginal educators working in the early childhood sector.“It is absolutely crucial Aboriginal culture is embedded in early childhood...  Read More...

  • Seniors Christmas Concerts Coming To Port Macquarie

    For the first time seniors in Port Macquarie will have the opportunity to sing along to their favourite carols at the Christmas extravaganza being held at the Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie on Tuesday 28 November.Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams, “The highly anticipated concert which is exclusive and free of charge is for locals over the age of 60 years.“Securing the Seniors Christmas Concert is a win for our local seniors who will enjoy the benefits of a full-scale pro...  Read More...

  • Funding Increase To Meet The Needs Of Local Schools

    Government schools in the Port Macquarie electorate will be able to improve education resources and support for students with $7.947 million in needs-based funding for 2018.The funding will be available to address the specific needs of schools. Schools may choose to implement initiatives such as targeted literacy and numeracy support, teacher training and speech pathologists.Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams welcomed the funding for local schools.“This funding will give schools th...  Read More...

  • PCYC Project On Track For Port Macquarie

    A PCYC could go ahead on land at the Hastings Secondary College, Port Macquarie under a plan revealed yesterday by Education Minister Rob Stokes.Mr Stokes and Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed to examine the feasibility of building a new PCYC in Port Macquarie.The proposed PCYC will be built on land at the Hastings Secondary College, Port Macquarie Campus in Owen Street and will form part of an elite sports training acad...  Read More...

  • More Classrooms For Lake Cathie Public School

    Education Minister Rob Stokes today announced Lake Cathie Public School would receive 17 permanent, future-focused learning spaces to accommodate its growing student numbers.Mr Stokes visited the school today with Member for Port Macquarie Lesley Williams to give details of the upgrade expected to be complete in 2020.“This school opened at the start of 2015 to cater for a vibrant, growing local community,” Mr Stokes said.“Continued growth means we are now able to plan to remove...  Read More...

  • Leslie Williams Outlines Proposal For Adult Learning Centre

    Education Minister Rob Stokes welcomed a proposal for vacant Department of Education land in Port Macquarie to be set aside for a future community education centre and a men’s shed.Mr Stokes today heard details of the plan from Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams during a visit to the site, a triangle of land to the east of the Douglas Vale Historic Homestead.Mr Stokes said Leslie Williams had been asking him for some time for any suitable land to house the Port Macquarie Arts & ...  Read More...

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