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Education and Training Certificate for completing these certificates. We are expecting a large number of our remaining Year 11 students to graduate later in the year at the Universitys Graduation Ceremony (in Business, Hospitality and Aquaculture). Pictured in this Weekly Bulletin are some of our graduating Senior College students. Also graduating at the same ceremony were two of our teachers: Susie Kidd (Middle School teacher) with a Bachelor of Design; and Jaya Srinivas, Early Childhood Programs Assistant Principal, with a Cert IV in Workplace Assessment. MUSIC RECITAL EVENING LAST FRIDAY Last Friday night our Music students participated in a Musical Recital Evening at the Theatre at Charles Darwin University. It was a great evening of music as we listened to the many students performing, some for the first time, in front of an audience. The evening was well supported by Essington families and friends and the theatre was full. Thank you to Leanne Bakker, our Music Administration Coordinator, for her work planning the evening. Thank you also to our many music teachers who prepared our students for the evening. HOMESTAY PLACES NEEDED (5 NIGHTS) FOR VISITING JAPANESE STUDENTS FROM TAMAGAWA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL, TOKYO In the second week of Term 3 we have twenty visiting Year 6 students from Tamagawa University School for whom we need to provide homestay places. We are asking our Year 5, 6 and 7 parents (or parents who have previously taken a Tamagawa student), to take in a student from Wednesday 1st August to Monday 6th August and involve them in your family activities. They are keen to learn about Australia and Darwin and to practice their English and are great students. BUILDING PROGRAM AND GROUNDS PROJECTS You may have noticed that two new modular classrooms arrived last week beside the Music Centre. These classrooms are being finished off and are about to have electricity connected to them. They will be ready for use by our Middle School students at the beginning of Term 3. These classrooms replace two older, leased classrooms that were previously on this site. The classrooms are large and spacious and will be a great addition to our school. Site work and landscaping will be completed over the July holiday break. In the coming July break we will complete refurbishments of the old Library building to create two classrooms, an educational administration reception area, and three additional offices (facing the new Library). This development will help us overcome our shortage of office and administration space. We will be erecting two shade structures over the Junior School playground area in the coming July holiday break. In the last five years we have sadly lost our large trees in this area from cyclonic weather. (Fortunately all trees fell on to the oval and not on to our playground equipment!). July Holiday Work Program: We will also conduct our quarterly check of trees, and our regular workplace safety audit, and complete related work (including tree removal or pruning) over the July holiday break. With the work associated with our building projects, and preparation for our School Fete in early Term 3, it will be a busy July holiday break for our maintenance, grounds and cleaning staff. HOLIDAY PROGRAMS: Music Workshops With Renowned Music Composer and Educator, Kerin Bailey As part of our expanding music program, we are planning to run student Music extension programs during our July school holiday break. We are also running music professional development programs for our Music teachers (and Music teachers of Darwin). We are very pleased to announce a two day program at the end of the coming July holiday break with Kerin Bailey, a renowned Music Composer and Educator, from Adelaide. You will be able to pick up a brochure on this program from our Music Centre or front office. Alternatively email jill.kuhn@essington.nt.edu.au for more information or see our School website (www.essington.nt.edu.au). Places are limited and early registrations are recommended. Academies of Excellence Programs (Senior College and Year 9) We are releasing next week our exciting program of extension learning activities for our Senior College and Middle School students in the area of Environmental Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computing, Health Sciences and Visual Arts. These programs are offered in the last two weeks of the July holiday program, and one program (on Environmental Science involving fieldwork) is offered in the first week of Term 3. Madelaine Brand, Senior College, is coordinating this program and information will be available from our website on Thursday 14th June. Creative Writing Workshop (Middle School) For several years we have conducted Creative Writing Workshops for our interested Middle School students in the last days of the July holiday break. This year Leonie Norrington, a local author, is one of our authors leading this Creative Writing Workshop program. More information on this The Essington School Darwin 2 Congratulations to Jaya Srinivas, Assistant Principal, who graduated last Friday with a Cert IV Workplace Assessment from Charles Darwin University mailto:jill.kuhn@essington.nt.edu.au http://www.essington.nt.edu.au/

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