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The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 65 no. 69

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24 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 4 -J A N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 2 4 C O L O R : C M Y K 2012 term dates for government schools Term 1, semester 1 Monday 30 January - Thursday 5 April Students resume Tuesday 31 January Mid semester break Includes Easter break Friday 6 April - Friday 13 April Term 2, semester 1 Monday 16 April - Friday 22 June Semester break Monday 25 June - Friday 20 July Term 3, semester 2 Monday 23 July - Friday 28 September Students resume Tuesday 24 July Mid semester break Monday 1 October - Friday 5 October Term 4, semester 2 Monday 8 October - Thursday 13 December Check with your childs school to confirm dates. $75 Back to School Payment The Territory Government provides every school student in the NT with a $75 Back to School payment. Visit your school to access this payment. www.smartterritory.nt.gov.au 2 4 3 0 0 5 /1 2 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College A vibrant T-12 Catholic College with caring staff, excellent facilities and programmes to enhance student learning. We welcome all students and their families as we commence the 2012 Academic Year. Campus Offi ces open 8.00am Friday 27th January Students commence Wednesday 1 February 2012 Sadadeen and Traeger fi rst bell 8.10am for 8.15am Bath Street students commence 9am on 1 February all other days - fi rst bell 8.15am for 8.20am. Uniform Shop Located behind Marist Brothers House, 10 Hartley Street (no vehicle access). Wednesday 25 January 8.00 1.00pm & 2.00 4.00pm Friday 27 January 8.00 1.00pm & 2.00 4.00pm Monday 30 January 8.00 1.00pm & 2.00 4.00pm Tuesday 31 January 8.00 1.00pm & 2.00 4.00pm Vacancies exist in some year levels, for further information contact: College Administration Centre Phone 8950 6400 E: admin.olshalice@nt.catholic.edu.au www.olshalice.catholic.edu.au CRICOS Provider: 025988D Bath St Campus Trans Yr 4 Ph. 8950 8666 Traeger Campu Year 5 Year 8 Ph. 8950 8555 Sadadeen Campus Year 9 Year 12 Ph. 89507399 3 0 3 0 0 2 /1 2 Have your children had their teeth checked lately? Parents need to attend all oral health appointments with their children. Being present during your childs appointment helps you to understand what treatment is required and how to keep your childs mouth and teeth healthy. It also allows you to ask questions about oral health and how to maintain good oral health. Remember that children in the Northern Territory can get their teeth checked by an Oral Health Professional for FREE. To make an appointment phone your local Community Dental Clinic on: Alice Springs 8951 6713 Darwin 8922 6466 Gove 8987 0425 Katherine 8973 8577 Palmerston 8999 3314 Tennant Creek 8962 2438 www.healthynt.nt.gov.au 3 4 3 0 0 5 /1 2 BACK TO SCHOOL A Centralian Advocate Advertising Feature Public school terms TERM 1: Tuesday, January 31 to Thursday, April 5 TERM 2: Monday, April 16 to Friday, June 22 TERM 3: Tuesday, July 24 to Friday, September 28 TERM 4: Monday, October 8 to Thursday, December 13 NT Govt gives help to parents AS children continue to enjoy their school holidays, its time for NT parents to start thinking about the new school year. Are the childrens school enrolments in order? Do their school uniforms still fit? What fees will have to be paid? What stationery has to be bought? Do children need new school bags? To meet some of these expenses, the NT Government offers families the Back to S c h o o l P a y m e n t Scheme. Families can redeem $75 worth of educational items during Term 1 for each student enrolled in a preschool, primary, middle or secondary school, governm e n t a n d n o n government, in the Territory. The government set up the scheme to help families offset the beginning-of-year expenses that come with providing the best education for children. These include the cost of textbooks, stationery, school uniforms, excursions and the travel costs associated with school such as student ID cards. Parents will receive a letter advising them of the entitlement before school starts. There are no vouchers. Parents can also activate their entitlement at the school where their child is enrolled, without the letter. Schools and school councils can suggest ways of using the entitlement, but parents make the final decision, within specified guidelines. Parents can make multiple purchases at different times to the total value of $75. The school will keep and update a childs School Record of Payment form. Parents can request a copy of the form if they want it for their own records. Parents can only use the entitlement to make eligible purchases through the childs school. Purchases cannot be made at shopping centres, supermarkets or takeaway food outlets. The 2012 scheme ends at the end of Term 1 on Thursday April 5. The exception is for parents of students who enrol for preschool during Term 2 or 3. The entitlement is not transferable to another school, another year or another child. It cannot be redeemed for cash, canteen expenses or voluntary parent payments. For further information, contact the childs school, ring the Department of Education and Training on 8901 4943 or visit www.supporting territorians.nt.gov.au Top NT student Jarrad Dickson, from OLSH, receiving his NTCET certificate from Minister for Central Australia Karl Hampton Long history in education OUR Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College has been providing Centralians with primary education for the past 73 years and secondary education for 28 years. The college caters for children from transition through to year 12 across three separate campuses. Each campus focuses on the needs of the different age groups, providing a systematic approach to their learning needs and development. The junior primary school is in Bath Street, the middle school is on Traeger Avenue and the senior school is on Sadadeen Road. Based in the Catholic tradition, the college community fosters a safe and friendly environment where everyone is valued and accepted, educates students to act responsibly and courageously, develops leadership and initiative and nurtures the values of honesty, mutual respect, compassion and tolerance. The college promotes excellence in all areas of education and encourages a life-long love for learning. It is timely to congratulate the members of the Year 12 class of 2011 on their outstanding results, led by dux of the college, and top NT student, Jarrad Dickson. The school community wishes them every success and happiness for the future. The college staff members are important in the operation of the school. Along with the parents they are essential in the formation of the family spirit and educational partnerships that are the hallmark of the college. The college exists for the students and they are known for their goodwill, their cooperation and their living of the colleges motto Justice, Love and Peace. Enrolments are still available at the three campuses, phone 8950 6400 for more information.