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Debates Day 3 - Thursday 24 November 2016



Debates Day 3 - Thursday 24 November 2016

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Parliamentary Record 2


Debates for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2018; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020




pp 503 to 561


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DEBATES Thursday 24 November 2016 555 roles as co- and deputy chair of the programming and organising committee at key international conferences. He also continues to give back to the next generation through his work with Charles Darwin University, where he has been the chair of the industry advisory committee for the School of Engineering and Information Technology since 2006, which advises the school and industry standards. His work in this area has led him to be a key contributor to the Australian and World Health Organizations Drinking Water Guidelines. Darryl Day is a Territorian we should all be proud of. He has dedicated his life to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Territorians and some of our most disadvantaged community members. He has given 35 years of his life to this cause. I wish him the best of luck in his new role as the Managing Director of the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, and I look forward to Darryl returning to the Territory with the new knowledge and experience he will gain from this opportunity. It is a hell of a CV. I do not how he found time for a personal life amongst it all. Along the way he has attracted many admirers and colleagues who wish him well. They helped contribute to my remarks and I thank them for that. I wish Yuni and Darryl all the best. Mrs WORDEN (Sanderson): Mr Deputy Speaker. I wish to place on the record some of the wonderful work that is taking place in our schools in Sanderson as the year comes to a close. I have had the great fortune of getting to know them slowly over the last 12 months, but in depth over the last three months. I use the word impressive. I am fortunate to have three very good primary schools and some very good school leaders in Sanderson, as well as one middle school. I am lucky to share Sanderson Middle School with the Member for Karama; she allows me to do that. Wagaman Primary School is ably led by Ms Michele Cody. Wulagi Primary School is an independent school, ably led by Ms Susan Kilgour. Anula Primary is ably led by one of my old netball sparring partners, Kerry Hudsonit has been a good opportunity to reconnect. Sanderson Middle School has the very capable and energetic Liz Veel at the helm, whom I had a meeting with today. The schools are all in very capable hands. There are some exciting things going on at Wagaman Primary School. Big congratulations to the students in Ms Vavlas class, Years 2 and 3, who performed a re-enactment of the Wave Hill walk-off at CDU in midNovember. It is a very neat way to teach and build respect for our shared history. I was excited to attend the final school council meeting for the school last Monday, where the whole-of-school improvement plan was presented for 2017. It was great to see all the passionate parents and council members having a say on areas like early years enrolment and school sustainability, which fits nicely into our governments early childhood development agenda. I also congratulate the school on its establishment of an edible garden this year under the Stephanie Alexander program, and I look forward to that growing over the coming years. At Wulagi Primary School there are some great female students who have been busy competing this year in the T20 Blast cricket club, and they head to Melbourne next month to play in the T20 Blast School Cup at the MCG. That is very exciting for everyone involved, having been there myself. I wish them all the best of luck. I am pleased to see the school supporting its students to play Wet Season netball. With the assistance of Ms Courtney and another of my netball friends of many years, Ms Sarah Bartlett, I understand this year they are undefeated. Big congratulations to those involved. In late October I was lucky enough to attend what they call a board walk, which is literally a walk around the suburb with the board of the independent school at Wulagi. We were joined by some of the teachers and board members. It was a 7 am walk, just before our previous parliament. It was organised by a group called Bluearth, which is doing some great work at our primary schools, encouraging children to get more active, and fundraising in the schools. It was a refreshing opportunity, a neat way to meet some of our key leaders while we were trotting in our sneakers around the suburbs. Wulagi is not only in good academic hands but good hands physically. It is good to see.

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