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The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 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. 65 no. 69

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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 25 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 5 C O L O R : C M Y K 56 Milner Rd, Alice Springs w w w. c m s . n t .e d u . a u % 8950 2500 We are respectful. We are responsible. We are fair.e arere fairre fair Centralian Middle School Enrol now for 2012 2 7 3 0 0 2 /1 2 BACK TO SCHOOL A Centralian Advocate Advertising Feature Stimulating youth to achieve goals THE hub for the Accelerated Literacy program in Central Australia is Gillen Primary School. The school believes that the program will stimulate intellectual development by setting high, but realistic, expectations for its students. It also recognises that the development of a students personal and social skills is a fundamental part of the education process. School should be a place in which students learn to think well of themselves, a place where they can develop a sense of personal value and confidence in themselves and acquire the social skills necessary to get on with others while at school and in adult life. For the school to achieve its goals, it seeks to develop strong relationships between school and home. Gillen PS recognises the importance of these relationships in maximising academic and social outcomes for its students. There are a number of programs in place at Gillen that assist in maximising learning outcomes for all of its students. These include the English as a Second Language Program, Literacy and Numeracy Tutoring Program, Ready for School Playgroup, Preparation for School Program, Nutrition Program, Indigenous Unit, Speech and Occupational Therapy Program, Homework Centre and Gateways to Literacy Program. It has an extensive Special Education Program to cater for students with special needs. The school is also the base for the Deaf and Hearing Support Unit for students in the Alice Springs region. Gillen Primary School is a large primary school located in the western urban area of Alice Springs. It provides educational programs from preschool through to Year 6. Gillen Preschool, is on the main school campus. Contact principal David Glyde on 8952 2355 for more information about Gillen School. The Gillen School office is open for enrolments and uniform sales. Ready for a new year Centralian Middle School students (back row) Tiffanie Hughes, Manui Ford, Emma Austin and Chloe Skoss, (front) Willis Lee, Kylie Monkerud and Adam Newland enjoy what the school has to offer THE beginning of a new school year always brings some level of apprehension to students and parents. Books, pens, pencils, uniforms, enclosed shoes; the list of requirements can seem almost endless. This year Centralian Middle School (CMS) has taken some of the worry and hassle out of returning to school with its new Back to School packs. The affordable packs are available from Student Access. They come with all basic stationary requirements such as red and blue pens, pencils and an eraser, exercise books, a student diary, a USB for data storage, a water bottle and a handy back-pack to carry it all in. A range of uniforms are available for purchase from Student Access, which is open from 8am to 4pm. The CMS Uniform Shop is also available online at www.cms.nt.edu.au/Parents/Uniforms CMS staff members are thrilled the school is part of the Australian Curriculum Teacher Engagement Pilot Program in 2012. English and Studies of Society & Environment teacher Cassandra Connelly was selected to research, develop and field-test school-based resources that focus on teaching, learning and assessing with the Australian curriculum in the learning area of history. Ms Connellys selection in this program means CMS students will be treated to groundbreaking programs and the latest resources. Centralian Middle School is still accepting enrolments for students in Years 7, 8 and 9. The new school year will begin on Tuesday, January 31.