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Driver Primary School newsletter


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Northern Territory Government

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Driver Primary School newsletter


Newsletter, 13 September 2018

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Driver Digest

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Driver Primary School Newsletter; Driver News

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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Driver Messenger 13 September 2018 Driver Messenger 13 September 2018.htm[19/09/2018 12:24:32 PM] and Rural schools. Students from Driver Primary School eagerly participated in all categories, entering poetry, short stories & comics. The festival also included writing workshops, competition presentations and concluded with a POW (Palmerston Own Writers) Performance, where competition winners were invited to read their own stories & poems with writers from the Palmerston Own Writers group who were the competition judges. This festival would not have been possible if it wasnt for the organisation of Lesley Colling from Durack Primary School. We have enjoyed working with Lesley again to make this years event a success. A special mention should also go out to Mrs Hansen who once again co-ordinated our Driver Primary entries & supported our writers at the workshops & to read their writing at the evening event. Writing Workshop As part of our recent writing focus, some Year 4/5 students participated in a 2-hour writing workshop at school with published author, Johanna Bell. Johanna Bells picture book, Go Home Cheeky Animals was the winner of the Childrens Book Council Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year (Early Childhood) 2017. Johanna shared how she worked with Dion Beasley, who has muscular dystrophy and profound deafness. Dion uses drawing to expresses observations, ideas, dreams and childhood memories. He loves creating works that feature Canteen Creek (his fathers country) and the antics of Tennant Creeks many camp dogs where he now resides. In the workshop with Johanna, students learnt the 4 secret ingredients of a great story.

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