First Graduates from vocational centre 13 Dec 2013
82 students from Darwin, Dripstone, Nightcliff, Rosebery and Sanderson middle years’ schools have graduated with a Certificate I in Resources and Infrastructure from the newly established Darwin Area Middle Years Training Centre at Nightcliff. They received their certificates at a ceremony at the Nightcliff Middle School on 5 December 2013. The students are the first graduates from the centre – based at Nightcliff Middle School - which commenced operations this year.
The certificates will assist the recipients to develop careers in the booming construction, mining, energy and engineering industries, which can provide them with lifelong, rewarding professions. The certificate - a nationally recognised qualification – recognises students’ competency in basic skills, such as OH&S, small plant and equipment, measurements and calculations, the use of hand and power tools, and workplace communications. The training was provided by the Department of Education and Charles Darwin University.
Larapinta's little big shots 13 Dec 2013
Twenty-five year five and six students from Larapinta Primary School in Central Australia have submitted a film to Australia’s major international children’s film festival, Little Big Shots. The film, Close the Gap…Larapinta Style, was made by the students using footage and pictures gathered during Close the Gap activities and addresses inequalities in Indigenous health and education outcomes.
Inspiration for the film came in February this year when the Little Big Shots Film Festival visited Alice Springs. The students have entered the Best Australian Child-Made Film category. A jury of 10 kids will judge the films throughout January and February next year in these categories:
- Best Australian adult-made film
- Best Australian child-made film
- Best International film
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.
Events and awards
- Chief Minister's Literacy Achievement Awards
- Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards
- Exit Art
- Battle of the School Bands