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Katherine Times Wed 9 Mar 2016



Katherine Times Wed 9 Mar 2016


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EDUCATIONNEWS WednesdayMarch 09, 2016KATHERINETIMES8 katherinetimes.com.au Positive behaviour model helps students STUDENTS from Manyalluluk School are standing up to be counted in the classroom as they try out a new incentive program to help them embrace positive behaviour in school. Now six weeks into the term, the students have been getting into the swing of things with their new frog charts and point systems, and are counting down for the end-of-term winners to be announced. The schools teaching principal, Ben Kleinig, said when he started in the classroom at the beginning of the year, he saw a need for a program such as this to be running to keep students on track. Schools in the Katherine region are developing these systems, its become a big focus, he said. It is a big focus even in the town schools, not just in the community schools. All students are engaged with the program, but it was the students in the preschool section who took to it best. We started off giving them modified charts, but they were blitzing through them weve had to put them on the same system as the older students, Mr Kleinig said. Each student is awarded points for arriving to school on time, or in uniform, but they can lose points for being disrespectful in class. Once a student reaches 10 points, they receive a lolly and a sticker for their frog chart as the students gain more frog charts, they receive rewards for them and for their home, including power cards. At the end of the term and semester, a student from each class will win a larger reward. MANYALLALUK SCHOOL MELISSA BERMINGHAM READY TO LEARN: Rickiesha, Junior, Leelan, Keiko, Ashlee, Jephina and Lennin are eager to see which student will get to select from the end-of-term prize box. KATHERINE students of all ages are encouraged to get behind the camera and make movie magic for the Screen It student film competition. The Australian Centre for the Moving Images national competition is calling for films around the theme of mystery. To find out how your school can enter, visit acmi.net.au/screen-it. NATIONAL FILM COMPETITION CASTING CALL: ALL LOCAL STUDENTS KATHERINE High School students have spent the past few weeks writing songs and learning covers to prepare for the first heats of Northern Territory schools Battle of the Bands. Four times as many groups entered this years Battle of the Bands, each with equal chance to earn a spot in the finals. All they needed was a score of 50 out of a possible 70 points to make it through. Duo Sweet Oasiskicked off the heats and managed to keep calm during technical difficulties, but ultimately it was their songwriting that impressed judges and secured a coveted place in the final. The other band heading to Darwin in April to compete in the finals is Ashes of the Phoenix. NT Music School teacher Zeb Olsen helped the students prepare and said it was really important to show off Katherine talent as not everything great comes out of Darwin or down south. KATHERINE HIGH SCHOOL Musicians go head to head HEADING TO DARWIN: Katherine High School duo Sweet Oasis impressed judges and earned a spot in the finals.