Ten new Apple iPads and 15 Apple laptops were stolen from St Mary's Primary School during the holidays.TRENT HORNEMAN April 23, 2014 12:15am
St Mary’s Primary School students were disappointed yesterday when they returned to a classroom without iPads.
Thieves stole 10 new Apple iPads and 15 Apple laptops, worth $20,000, from the school during the holidays.
The iPads were new, bought for the school’s prep students.
Principal Brendan Atley said it was hard for teachers to explain to young students why their iPads were missing.
Two-year-old Apple laptops, used for grades 2 and 3, were also taken.
Mr Atley said the items were taken from a locked room.
‘‘The most disappointing thing about this is that it is a disruption to children’s learning,’’ he said.
‘‘The laptops were taken without chargers, they were password protected and were two years old, so basically they were worthless to them.’’
Mr Atley said it was the first time thieves had targeted the school, which is in its sixth year.
‘‘I suppose we will have to be more vigilant when it comes to security during the school holidays,’’ he said.
Mr Atley said two windows were broken at the school, without activating the security system.
Echuca police are investigating.
Rich River's Ben Docking capitalised on local knowledge to take out the Goulburn Valley District Golf champion of champions event at his home course.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Timbercutter Doug Rosenow is hoping people will listen before it is too late.
Goulburn-Murray Water has been filling in the decommissioned irrigation channel by the Northern Hwy, just out of Rochester.
Fraser sure has aces in spades
It was a triumphant homecoming for God's Own gelding.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
Fiona Bradshaw and the Planet X team have raised more than $5000.
2013/14 Annual Report received this week finds overall finances are ‘‘fair and improving’’ at Moira Shire Council.
Deniliquin McDonald's raised more than $1300 for McHappy Day on Saturday.
Up to14 new full-time jobs will be created at Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton, with the company set to embark on an $18million expansion at its factory.
Member for Benalla Bill Sykes delivers his valedictory speech to the State parliament: I love youse all.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.