Shannon sets her sights on Olympic gold 01 Nov 2013
A science student from Casuarina Senior College is the first Northern Territory student to be selected for the elite Australian Science Olympiad Summer School in January next year. Year 11 student Shannon Kieran scored a High Distinction in the biology qualifying exam – in which 3000 students participated - to be chosen to join 70 of Australia’s most talented science students at a residential summer school, and possibly win a spot representing Australia at the 2014 International Science Olympiads. In the intensive program, to be held at Monash University’s Clayton campus, the secondary school students will participate in the equivalent of a first-year university course in biology, chemistry and physics. Based on their performance, 13 students will be selected to represent Australia in these sciences at the international Olympiads.
Pride of place at Darwin school 07 Oct 2013
Senior teacher at Sanderson Middle School, Iolanthe Sutton has been honoured with an Inspirational Medal in this year’s Pride of Australia Medal commendations. Iolanthe was recognised for inspiring her students to love learning, and for helping them bridge the gap from study to their chosen careers. Iolanthe has sought ways to improve the school, including redesigning the school library to make an educational hub for both students and teachers, and establishing a school garden project that has been successful in engaging community organisations. Since 2005 the Pride of Australia Medal program has awarded more than 550 medals across Australia.
Extra special present for Darwin High School 23 Aug 2013
As part of Darwin High School's 50th Anniversary celebrations, Dow Chemical Company Chairman and CEO, Andrew Liveris, visited the school this week and gave them a very special birthday present. On behalf of his colleagues at Dow, he committed AUS$0.5million in cash, equipment and services to upgrade the school’s computer technology and equipment. Liveris spent more than three hours touring the school meeting students and teachers. Speaking at a special assembly he made the case for changing the world through science and technology. He stressed that regardless of their career paths, students should be passionate about science, technology, engineering and maths subjects. He encouraged students to dream big and told them that with passion and perseverance they can achieve their goals. Liveris told students that he had sat where they were sitting today. He went on to gain a first class honours degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland. He now leads one of the biggest companies in the world. His path to success started at Darwin High School.
Events and awards
- Chief Minister's Literacy Achievement Awards
- Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards
- Exit Art
- Battle of the School Bands