Sun racer arrives at solar savvy school 28 Sep 2015
The sleek Nuna 8, the sun-powered car and Netherlands entrant in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, has arrived at Nightcliff Primary School.
The hope of the 15-member Nuon Solar team, the Challenger class vehicle arrived at the school on 21 September for assembly and testing ahead of trials at Hidden Valley in early October.
The school, whose students have a strong interest in solar technology, has garaged Netherlands’ cars from previous competitions.
Assistant Principal Jill Finch said reconstruction and testing of the vehicle at the school offered students many insights into “ongoing developments in solar technology and engineering”.
“The presence of the car reinforces a culture of interest in cutting edge solar science,” she said. “The students will help with general construction activities, and observe the Nuon team as they assess technical data collected during the car building and testing phases.”
“The overseas engineers will talk to classes about their areas of engineering expertise, and work with students to build model solar car kits.”
The Nuon Solar team comprises students from the Delft University of Technology. Forty-six teams will line up for this year's 3000 km Darwin to Adelaide contest along the Stuart Highway to be held from 18 to 25 October 2015.
(Picture: Assistant Principal Jill Finch said reconstruction and testing of the vehicle at the school offered students many insights into “ongoing developments in solar technology and engineering”.)
A new dimension in Beat artistry 18 Sep 2015
Students from China delighted attendees of this year’s Beat Festival, performing traditional dances as part of their two-week stay in the Territory.
The visitors from Tongling Number 4 Middle School in Anhui Province, were invited to participate in the festival during a Department of Education stopover at the school last year.
Principal of the NT Music School, Andy Mison, said the Chinese students are very proud of their heritage and love to express this through traditional dances.
“Everyone involved in the Beat Festival has been blown away by the beauty of their performances, and are very interested in learning more about Chinese culture and the meaning behind the dances,” he said.
An exploration of culture 07 Sep 2015
Ross Park Primary School students marked this year’s NAIDOC Week with the August launch of their photobook Through Our Eyes.
Northern Territorian of the Year and this year’s NAIDOC Person of the Year Rosalie Kunoth-Monks introduced the book, which includes writing and illustrations by Ross Park students depicting the sacred sites, landforms and dreamtime stories of Alice Springs.
Intended as a valuable resource for future generations of students, Mrs Kunoth-Monks said she was impressed with the book, and the students’ understanding of Indigenous culture and language.
Events and awards
- World Teachers’ Day
- Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards
- Chief Minister's Literacy Achievement Awards
- Exit Art
- Battle of the School Bands