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The Essington School Darwin 15 General Notices either phone 8985 0121 or email spencer.harvey@essington.nt.edu.au Spencer Harvey House Coordinator Duke of Edinburgh Notices The Duke of Edinburgh Award is terrific opportunity for students to gain and develop new skills, develop leadership and to challenge themselves. This week we had three more students sign up: Stephen Van Den Broek, Keera Sklenars and Jordin Siebert. I strongly encourage all Year 9 students to enrol, although they must be 13 years and 9 months old. The award involves completing four sections; fitness, skill, volunteering and adventurous journeys. Our Year 9 students who started in 2013 should be aiming to have their award completed by middle of the year so that they qualify for the November award ceremony. At this stage we have sixty seven students signed up to the award however a large number have not begun to log their hours. To reward the students who have kept their Online Record Book up to date there will be a pizza lunch on Tuesday 11 th March. They following students have already qualified: Jordan Eldridge (100%), Alessandro Spadaccini (87%), Jessica McCarthy (73%), Ellie Price (69%), Ciara Marah (66%), Ben Scott (65%), Jane Humphreys (64%), Olivia Rodeghiero (63%), Madison La Pira (54%) and Morgan Hill (54%). If students started their Dukes in 2013, they need 50% to qualify. If they started in 2014, they need 30% to qualify. If you are having difficulties logging in or need some support with how to complete the Online Record Book please come and see me in my office. If you are interested in joining the award please visit Mr. Harvey in Outdoor Education Office which is located near the Wood Tech room. Spencer Harvey Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator Outdoor Education Notices Permission notes have been handed out and they need to be completed and returned to their class teacher. Year 4 and 5 Camps are held at Batchelor Outdoor Education Unit, Batchelor, where the students will participate in a variety of activities including rock climbing, high ropes course, orienteering, archery, snorkelling and a low ropes course. Next term, the Middle School have their turn of camps, including Year 6 to Litchfield in Week 5. Year 7 go to Lake Bennett in Week 6 and 7, and Year 8 Outdoor Education go to Camp Wallaroo in Week 9. This week I spoke to all Year 9 classes about three excellent school tours that you son/daughter has the opportunity to be involved in 2014. We have a new tour which is a Sarawak Malaysian Adventure Tour this is a tour that has been in the planning for a number of years. I can confirm that it will be running in 2014. It is ten day trip to Sarawak in Borneo. Students will experience and explore this ethnically diverse, rich cultural traditions and a stunning natural environment. The tour will finish off with a couple of days sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur. This tour will be held between 21 st June and 30 th June. Twenty students will attend: ten from Senior College and ten from the Middle School. Our annual Year 9 Ski Tour will be to Falls Creek in Melbourne. Students will have four and a half days on the snow at Falls Creek. They will stay on the mountain and ski from the accommodation. We also stay in Melbourne for a night and go to an AFL game. We have some time go shopping in the city. This is very popular tour and a number of places are already reserved due to missing out last year. This tour will be running from 11 th August to 17 th August (Term 2 Week 4). The cost will be $2100 and there are twenty four places (sixteen places have already been reserved). The Cairns/Great Barrier Reef Tour explores three different reef ecosystems (Green Island, Fitzroy Island and Moore Reef). These are full day trips out onto the reef. Students will also go to Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge, and the Kuranda Ski Rail. This tour will run from 19 th October to 24 th October (Term 4 Week 3). The cost of this trip is $1450, with fourteen places available. Finally, there is a Year 8 Ski Tour to Perisher from 30 th August to 5 th September. There are thirty places available and the cost is $2100. All students who wish to participate in any of these tours need to return their signed expression of interest form and pay the $250 deposit. Spencer Harvey Outdoor Education Coordinator mailto:spencer.harvey@essington.nt.edu.au

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