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.
Waaia Football Club will host its heritage game on Saturday to celebrate 80 years affiliated with the Picola District Football League.
Yarrawonga’s Bre Elliott played the most “consistent golf of her life” over three days to win the Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills by carding a 2-under 69 on the final day.
Heather Donaldson was re-elected president of Tatura Hospital Ladies Auxiliary at the annual general meeting on Thursday, which was attended by 33 people.
THE wintery weather was a perfect backdrop for Tongala Community Centre’s Christmas-in-July event on Friday.
THE 2015 National Blood Donor Week festivities will make the Rochester region Victoria’s new red light district.
Community workshop to consider issues to help form Campaspe digital strategy
A portable house to highlight youth homelessness in our region.
Berrigan Shire Council have approved a development application for six more independent living units to add to Berrigan’s Amaroo Self Care Unit block.
EIGHTEEN months ago Costerfield’s Shelley, Rob and Jarrad Kirkpatrick lost their home, and just about everything they owned, to fire.
More than $2.3 million in unpaid rates were owing to Moira Shire Council at the end of June, documents show.
A pilot is believed to have been killed in a crash 40km from Deniliquin.
Riverine Plains is set to hold the first in its series of farm walks for the 2015 season as part of its research into stubble retained cropping systems.
The News magazines are online - read the high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
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.