Future needs unity

A recent letter to the City of Greater Bendigo regarding increasing concerns at how our nation celebrates a national holiday on January 26 is likely to be the catalyst for much discussion and debate. How, when and why we acknowledge all of our past will always be...


The Bendigo Writers Festival has had its fair share of controversial figures in its time, but perhaps none more than crime author Maryrose Cuskelly. Ms Cuskelly was slated to attend the Bendigo Writers Festival in August until she was canned just days ago. Scheduled...

Friday, July 5, 2019 – Bendigo Weekly

THIS week I had the privilege of sitting in Melbourne’s Parliament House to report on the 120 young people taking part in the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament. Running for the past 33 years, it’s a program which allows teams of individuals aged 16-25 from schools,...

Safety has a cost

THIS week’s announcement of the cancellation of one of Bendigo’s major fundraising events in support of Bendigo Health is sad, but not surprising news. To those who say terrorism wins when we are forced to make changes to the way we conduct such high profile events,...

Pride in the community

I HAD the opportunity to visit our Citizen of the Year Kevin Cail in his home stomping ground of Kamarooka this week. I remember distinctly how when I first met Kev earlier this year, when we’d both found out about our citizen awards, he asked me two questions...

Friday, June 28, 2019 – Bendigo Weekly

LISA Chesters will return to Canberra next week for the start of her third term as the federal member for Bendigo. Ms Chesters should feel boosted by the now sizeable margin by which she holds the seat of Bendigo, which her supporters will see as a fitting reward for...

Welcoming city

THIS week marks a special moment for Bendigo, with the announcement of the inaugural Refugee Week Business and Employee Recognition Awards hosted by the Rural Australians for Refugees Bendigo. It’s a welcome move that acknowledges the remarkable contribution a group...

Footy star’s losing bet

It used to be that you were a bloody idiot if you were caught drink driving, and for the record – you still are, but it turns out bloody idiots don’t just make mistakes when they get behind the wheel after too many beers. Take, for example, the high-profile case of...

Local arts thrive

IT’s been a big week for Bendigo’s thriving arts and cultural precinct and today’s Bendigo Weekly front page encapsulates it well. On the one hand, yesterday’s announcement of curator Jessica Bridgfoot as the Bendigo Art Gallery’s next director is a wonderful story...


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The Bendigo Sports Star Awards are strong advocates for encouraging our youth to succeed, and we know that schools play a significant role in this.

Bendigo Health is providing $3000 to find the school in the Bendigo region that is encouraging its students to achieve their most, this includes being more active, eating better, and providing environments that support mental wellbeing.

Schools throughout the region are invited to nominate themselves and express the reasons why they should be voted the healthiest school for 2019.

General members of the public can also nominate a school that they think deserves the award.

Leni from Saint Monica's Primary School, Kangaroo Flat is pictured below.
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