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October 10th 2012 Page 5 Angurugu Assistant Teacher (AT) Roland Nundhirribala has been recognised for his dedication to his own learning. As part of an Adult Learners Week competition, themed digital literacy: connecting and learning through technology, Ro land submitted a short film talking about the importance of educa tion using his own ipad. He won a Coles voucher for his great work. Angurugu Principal, Kristie Lloyd, said that the constant learning and capacity building of Indigenous Support Staff was a key prior ity of the school and crucial in the engagement and education proc ess. A Middle Years Boys Assistant Teacher , Roland is enrolled in a Certificate 111 in Education Support Work through Batchelor In digenous Institute of Tertiary Education. Right: Roland with his students Angurugu Assistant Teacher wins Adult Learning Recognition Nelissa Wurramarra, Sonja Wurramarrba, Irene Mamarika travelled to Melbourne to visit students from Firbank Grammar School, Melbourne in early September with their Angurugu teachers. On arrival the students were given the Firbank uniform as they were considered a part of the school. They were away for seven days provid ing enough time to get a feel of this big city. The students stayed at the Firbank Grammar boarding house with the other students and attended daily classes along with the rest of the students. The students were given this great opportunity to continue with the An gurugu School relationship with Firbank Grammar which includes an annual visit from them earlier in the year. iPads are used to maintain communication between the girls by Skype and also sharing photos and music. A special lunch was held for the Angurugu students provided by the Firbank student wellbeing committee. This committee has been set up by student peers who are available to listen to any student that would like to talk to somebody when they dont feel comfortable talking to an adult. It is made up of students in the same age group as our students, many of whom have been to Angurugu. It was lovely to see Angurugu students socialising and having fun with their new found city friends. During the trip to Melbourne, the Angurugu girls went to the MCG to watch a nail biting AFL game where Richmond drew with Port Ade laide. They visited the Melbourne Aquarium to see giant stingray, dan gerous sharks and real live penguins. The Angurugu students enjoyed the visit to the zoo where they saw lions and tigers as a highlight. Sonja said : We visited a park and played a basketball scratch match with the locals finishing off that particular evening with some fish and chips. And, How about the weather? we have been asked many times since our return. Luckily for us, the weather was unusually warm, and no rain! Definitely not typical of Melbourne. Senior and Middle years students Ngakwurralangwa College are par ticipating in Certificate II in Construction training at Angurugu Schools workshop. As part of this training students complete their Construction White Cards that will allow them to participate in structured work placement and work experience in their local community. The students have had a fabulous week building and routing designs into wooden tool boxes. The training is provided in partnership with CDU has already had a positive impact on attendance and re engagement of senior students. College Director Mark Monaghan said that courses such as these were the first step for students to embark on a pathway into real jobs. Practical training paves the way forward for Angurugu students For a fun end of term, a team of excellent skippers from Alyangula school performed a routine for Angurugu students. The students have been prac ticing some deadly skipping moves all term during after school activities. Students loved the skipping and it was a great way to get fit, said teacher Genevieve Donohue. After the demonstration, Alyangula students showed Angurugu students some of the tricks of the trade. Left: The Rippa Skippas in action Alyangula Rippa Skippas perform at Angurugu Angurugu students visit sister school
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