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Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory


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Page 2 Schools Newsletter New contact details After 12 months maternity leave, Karen Parker has recently returned to her position of Community Engagement Coordinator. Leanne Barnes, who has been acting in the position, has returned to her position of Education Promotions Officer still within the Parliamentary Education Services unit. All enquiries regarding school bookings can now be directed to Karen on 8946 1414 or by email at karen.parker@nt.gov.au. Remote Schools Program Parliamentary Education Services has an Outreach program specifically targeting the learning styles of remote Indigenous students. The Remote Schools Program is less focussed on literacy skills to facilitate the learning of parliament. The program uses a series of hands-on activities and visual resources leading up to a modified version of our parliamentary role play. The activities include matching pictures with words, jigsaws and placing people in their position in the Chamber. During our visits students have been highly engaged throughout, clearly understanding the new concepts and using correct language during the final role plays. The feedback from teachers has been excellent. We would love to visit more remote schools, or can conduct the program at Parliament House if you are planning a visit to Darwin with your class. For more information please contact Karen Parker on 8946 1430 or by email at karen.parker@nt.gov.au. NT Library Upcoming Events and Exhibitions at the Northern Territory Library free entry Architecture Awards Exhibition During October the 2013 Northern Territory Architecture Awards will be showcased in the library. A sample of entries from the Clutching at Straws competition will be featured. The third week of the exhibition will display entries from the Architecture Photo competition and in the final week entries from the Street Art competition can be viewed. Footage will also be shown of the CAPITheticAL 2013 winner; a competition for designing a hypothetical capital city. Public Lecture Series: Four Books that Changed the World24 & 31 Oct and 21 & 28 Nov at 5:15pm. Professor of politics at Charles Darwin University Wayne Cristaudo will discuss four world shaping books. Two ancient and two modern: the Bible; Platos Republic; Rene Descartes Discourse on Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason and Seeking the Truth in the Sciences, and Jean Jacques Rousseaus Discourse on the Origin of Inequality. The NT Library located in Parliament House offers information sessions targeted to the needs of your class. For further information call 8999 7177 or email hayley.bawden@nt.gov.au. For further information about Library events, please visit: www.ntl.nt.gov.au OUR WEBSITE DETAILS As well as providing information about us and our programs, we have a lot of resources for students and teachers available from our website. Go to: www.nt.gov.au/lant/ then click on Education. All our Publications are able to be downloaded and printed for your use. NEW Online Resources