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Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 23 November 1999



Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 23 November 1999

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Parliamentary Record 20


Debates for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001




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DEBATES - Tuesday 23 November 1999 I commend Mia on that; she also is another outstanding young Territorian and one who Im proud to call my niece. Ive known her since birth obviously, and Im sure that she will also go on to make us all proud of her in the future as well. Id also like to just briefly mention Stephen Holt who won his TIO sports award category on that evening. Stephen Holt is a well-known Territorian sportsperson. His parents live in Coconut Grove in my electorate, and I know that the support and encouragement he receives from his parents and his family in general is second to none. He was a winner on that evening. I saw his father there; he was a very proud man on that night as he was when Stephen was named Sportsperson of the Year. Just getting back on to Mia Christopherson in this other category: She was a student of Ludmilla Primary School. Some members may recall in the last sittings I actually had a few words to say about Ludmilla Primary School. It was with respect to a national award they won, a national environment award. I am very happy to report to the Assembly this evening that Ludmilla Primary School this year again - this is since the other major award that they won since I last spoke on them - has won the 1999 Readers Digest Environment Award in the primary schools category. Thats a national award. Members: Hear, hear! Mr MITCHELL: It was about S3000,1 think, was the first prize. It was Robin MacLean, a teacher at Ludmilla Primary School, whose Year 3 class has been involved in a project for the Readers Digest Environment Awards. The project is Ludmilla Primary Schools integrated environment program. Now, Helen Southam, the principal, really deserves congratulations for her encouragement in this, as does Robin MacLean, who was an inspiration to a school which has been struggling for numbers in the past, but they are slowly building up and built an excellent reputation around, obviously, not only just around Darwin, not just around the Territory but around Australia. Hopefully, that will encourage a lot more local people to partake of the services on offer at the school because they have everything to gain by sending their students there which is obvious from the quality of the teachers, the way that its led, and just generally the way the whole school is run. Its an excellent school and I strongly congratulate them and ask all members of the House also join with me in congratulating the year 3 class of Ludmilla Primary School and in particular, Robin MacLean, and principal, Helen Southam. Motion agreed to; the Assembly adjourned. 4834

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