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Sherryn Groch is a reporter for The Canberra Times, with a special interest in education and social affairs

Life before air con: Surviving the great heatwaves of Canberra's past

Life before air con: Surviving the great heatwaves of Canberra's past

Scientists banded together to fight bushfires; bicycle tyres melted; spilt petrol caught fire in the sun - heatwaves in Canberra's past sounded wild.

  • by Sherryn Groch

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How much Catholic, private school fees will rise this year in Canberra

How much Catholic, private school fees will rise this year in Canberra

As uncertainty over government funding continues, private and Catholic schools are raising fees.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Canberra Now: Verdict in for Home Affairs; brickworks project close

Canberra Now: Verdict in for Home Affairs; brickworks project close

Plus our guide to eating your way through the city this Good Food Month.

  • by Sherryn Groch
'Gentle soul': School groundskeeper drowned while swimming with family

'Gentle soul': School groundskeeper drowned while swimming with family

More than 20 strangers banded together to try to save the 35-year-old on Thursday.

  • by Sherryn Groch
'Desperate': Canberra wildlife carers inundated as drought drags on

'Desperate': Canberra wildlife carers inundated as drought drags on

The volunteers who care for Canberra's wildlife are reporting soaring demand for their services as a punishing drought drives more animals into the capital.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Axe throwing is apparently a sport and it's just landed in Canberra

Axe throwing is apparently a sport and it's just landed in Canberra

Move aside, mini golf. See you in hell, bowling. There's a new past-time in town.

  • by Sherryn Groch
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Top of the class: How your school fared in ACT ATAR rankings

Top of the class: How your school fared in ACT ATAR rankings

Two students tied for the top ranking of 99.95 in the territory this year - and they both go to the same public school.

  • by Sherryn Groch
'It's started to hit me': Long wait over as ACT students get ATARs

'It's started to hit me': Long wait over as ACT students get ATARs

Each December, two former teachers bunker down to calculate the ATAR rankings of thousands of Canberra students.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Staffroom secrets, free lunch: What it's like being your teacher's kid

Staffroom secrets, free lunch: What it's like being your teacher's kid

Five Canberra kids who went to the school where their parents are teachers are all set to graduate this month.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Bomb threat forces school evacuations across Canberra

Bomb threat forces school evacuations across Canberra

The emailed threat forced the evacuation of schools across Canberra, including Lyneham High.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy & Sherryn Groch
Canberra Now: Gas prices soar and A-League snub puts stadium in doubt

Canberra Now: Gas prices soar and A-League snub puts stadium in doubt

Plus what will a new Integrity Commission mean for public servants?

  • by Sherryn Groch