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The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-02-25

Description

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/238940

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/629104

Page content

28 NT NEWS. Saturday, February 25, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 5 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 2 8 C O L O R : C M Y K SATURDAY EXTRA l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au James Mardday, one of the first of Gunbalanya students to do year 12 at the school Leader at the top of school Students are very physical and energetic you have to find a balance in the bush Students at Gunbalanya school Pictures: FIONA MORRISON S TUDENTS at Gunbalanya once had no choice but to leave if they wanted to complete high school. But the people have their fingers crossed that the cycle will be broken at the end of this year. Hailed a natural leader by elders, James Mardday, 16, wants to join the navy after school. He is one of two students hoping to be the first to graduate at Gunbalanya. By completing year 12 there he will be doing his family proud. Its quiet here I like it, he said. James, who has the benefit of mentors through the Clontarf AFL scheme, is now a role model. Gunbalanya school principal Ms Sue Trimble said middle-school boys, now back at school after up to two terms off, were disengaged but James talks to them in language. James is doing a Certificate III in pastural studies with outdoor work on the communitys station among his strengths. He has a vision for himself which, in some ways, is very simple, Ms Trimble said. Often sitting at a desk all day isnt conducive to learning. Students are very physical and energetic you have to find a balance in the bush. James aunty and school coprincipal Esther Djayhgurrnga said he and fellow year 12 student, Robert Balmana, were helped through their schooling by good family. She said their graduation would prove to be a big celebration for the community. Member for Arafura Marion Scrymgour said it was good to see Gunbalanya leading the way now after a long period of neglect. The schools leaders have a tenacity and resilience that has helped stabilise a lot of teachers, she said. Is your community important to you? If so, NT News, and Sun Newspapers, have the perfect vehicle to showcase your commitment to voters in your area. 70,000* of them in fact. Both publications will carry a comprehensive lift out to communicate your message to over 70,000* readers. Our specifically designed packages also have you covered in print and online. PUBLICATION DATES: Sun Newspapers Wednesday, March 21 NT News Friday, March 24 BOOKING DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 14 8944 9805 clarkh@ntnews.com.au David Wightman wightmand@thesuns.com.au 3 2 \f e a tu re s \C o u n c il E le c ti o n 2 0 1 2 *37,000 NT News readers (Monday-Friday) *33,000 Sun Newspapers readers Roy Morgan October 2010 to April 2011 Do you have what it takes to take your commitment to your community to the next level and nominate for the upcoming council and shire elections? To find out more and to be included in this advertising feature please contact:


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