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The Centralian advocate Tue 17 Jul 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 17 Jul 2012


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 66 no. 15

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, July 17, 2012. NT NEWS. 27 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:17-JGE:27 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Celebrating 15 Years of Middle Schooling Phone 8948 1255 The ESSINGTON SCHOOL DARWIN Years 6 to 9 in 2013 Experience The Difference For Further Information * GREAT PROGRAMS * EXELLENT LEARNING OUTCOMES * INDIVIDUAL CARE * 1 0 0 5 4 7 7 ADVERTISING FEATURE VACATION EXCELLENCE PROGRAMS WHILE students across the Northern Territory have been enjoying their last week of the midyear holiday break, groups of students at The Essington School Darwin and its senior college at Charles Darwin University have been enjoying a special program of extension learning activities. Students this week have been involved in programs in maths, engineering, environmental science, computer technology, creative writing (with published authors), dance and visual art. For some students their program will run into next week and throughout Semester 2. The program of vacation schools is part of the Academies of Excellence Programs offered at the senior College and at upper middle school levels. Beyond the academic extension and hands on, university-style learning provided, is the personal growth provided by similar minded students from overseas and interstate working and learning together. These vacation schools have been very popular in the US, Canada and Europe. Principal David Cannon said. The vacation school is based on similar programs in leading international schools in the US, Canada and Europe. The programs allow talented students to immerse themselves in specialist areas of learning at a university level. The Academies of Excellence Programs provides a variety of experiences for students in science, maths, technology, engineering, medical sciences, visual arts and languages (Chinese and Japanese). Many of the programs are based at Charles Darwin University, but others in the languages area are offered at universities in Japan and China, and education institutions in Singapore. The international-style vacation school program, offered in the July school holiday break, will include fi eld work with researchers gathering data for various research projects. In 2013 we plan to expand the Academies of Excellence Vacation Schools to include students in international schools in Asia and interstate, Mr. Cannon said. The vacation schools during the week are limited to allow for a quality individual learning experience with lecturers, scientists and researchers. The Essington School Darwin opened its new senior college, The Essington International Senior College, at the Casuarina campus of Charles Darwin University in January, 2011. The senior college offers a senior secondary extension program within the university environment. The extended academic program offered to all students at the senior college this year includes studying Charles Darwin University subjects in Years 11 and 12. The Essington International Senior College, Charles Darwin University, offers many unique programs including its senior secondary extension programs, its work experience program in Singapore, and its unique Learn to Fly program. Enrolments at The Essington International Senior College, Charles Darwin University, are limited and early enrolments are encouraged by phoning 8985 0100. In 2013 a plan to expand the Academies of Excellence Vacation Schools to include students in international schools in Asia and interstate Students study nesting Flat Back Turtles Engineering challenges are provided by Charles Darwin University lecturers

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