2016 Lajamanu School term dates change 05 Oct 2015

Beginning in January 2016, Lajamanu School term dates will change. The change will see Terms 1 and 2 extended and Terms 3 and 4 shortened at the school. 

The grassroots decision of the local community has been to introduce a flexible school year in which cultural events will coincide with the school’s holiday periods, such as Northern Territory show dates and the Yuendumu Sports Day.

These are times when the school may experience a drop in attendance. The alteration meets the specific cultural needs of the community.
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StudyNT: Focus unaltered 05 Oct 2015

In a recent name change the International Education and Training Hub became StudyNT. The role of StudyNT has not varied, and it remains committed to establishing the Northern Territory as an international study destination, connecting business and the community to international education, and training and creating an international network of former students.

More information is available from the General Manager of StudyNT Mark Darby on 8999 6387, or the Director of StudyNT Rachael Shanahan on 8999 6399.

Rosebery stages style coup 05 Oct 2015

 NT Young Designer of the Year Award RMS student Georgia UttingRosebery Middle School students have won accolades and scooped major prizes at this year’s NTeen Fashion Festival. The inaugural competition, open to garment designers from middle and senior schools, assessed submissions in the categories of formal wear, society and environment, casual wear, and wearable art.

In the stellar contest the school’s Ayleisha Barnes captured first place in the formal wear category for her sleek Darwin Sunsets cocktail dress, and Ashley Keygan secured the top honour in the wearable art division for the Jellyfish Dress – a comment on the dangers of plastic bags to sea turtles. The school was also awarded second prizes in these outfit classes.

The chic creations of the Year 9 students outmatched challengers from Marrara Christian School, Darwin Middle School, Kormilda College and Casuarina Senior College. And in a crowning tribute 14-year-old Rosebery student Georgia Utting was named from the rival schools and colleges as the NT Young Designer of the Year.

Principal Lorraine Evans said crafting the outfits involved studies in art, mastery of production techniques, and research into designs and designers.

 “The students learned how to thread and use the school’s sewing machines, chose themes, dyed and screen printed fabrics, before advancing to pattern making and garment construction,” she said.

“Each dress was part of an interpretation of style that included shoes, makeup and accessories.”

“We are immensely proud of the submissions of our Year 9 design class, and one of our vocational pathways students.

“They are testaments to the remarkable imaginations of these students, and a maturity of expression we applaud.” 

The impressive victories follow the inception this year of the school’s first design course. A small contingent of students will accompany the competition winners to Melbourne for the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards on October 24.