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Sun newspapers Wed 14 Oct 2009



Sun newspapers Wed 14 Oct 2009


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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D ar w in S un , - P ag e 4 2 9 - C M Y K A DURACK teacher has been awarded as one of the most innovative in the Territory. Simone Timms from Durack School has been awarded as the NT state winner of the 2009 Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award for her use of technology in the classroom. Ms Timms was selected for using aspects of information and communication technology in all different ways of study for the students, including converting 2D drawings into 3D, making their own films and editing a small documentary, and tabling spelling scores in spreadsheets. She is also working with other teachers in the school so they can use different technology in their own classrooms. Ms Timms said the use of technology was a great way for all students to get involved, and she believed it 'leveled the playing field' for students who would normally struggle with the work. "Technology easily lends itself to catering to multiple intelligences, as it has so many facets with which to target the various ways students learn," she said. Ms Timms will travel to Signapore to represent the NT at the Asia Pacific Innovative Teachers forum in March 2010, and if selected as the national winner, will attend the Worldwide Microsoft Innovative Teachers Conference later next year. ROAD sign shooters have been labeled as "stupid" by Litchfield's civic head. Litchfield Council president Mary Walshe said a number of road signs had again been shot-up and damaged recently in the council's rural areas. "There are not many blocks of land around in the rural area that are not inhabited and it is just plain stupid that people with firearms are shooting on a public road reserve," Ms Walshe said. "These signs are there for the safety of all road users and far too often we are seeing the senseless vandalism and destruction of street signs that could in fact be putting people lives at risk," Independent MLA Gerry Wood has offered a $500 reward to anyone who can provide information which will lead to a conviction for damaging road signs. Ms Walshe said recent news that a person who was taking pot shots at road signs in the Lambells Lagoon area was caught and charged is encouraging. The quick thinking local residents that took down the vehicle registration and passed it on to the police, which resulted in the offender being picked up and charged accordingly, should be applauded. The cost of replacing vandalised and damaged road signs run into the thousands of dollars for Local and Territory Governments each year. Ms Walshe urges all residents and visitors to remain vigilant and report any signs of vandalism or damage to street signs. "These signs are there for the safety of all road users and far too often we are seeing the senseless vandalism and destruction of street signs that could in fact be putting people lives at risk," said Ms Walshe. "They also cost tax payers monies to repair or replace the signs," she said. "If people do notice any illegal tampering or destruction of road signs please try to get the vehicle registration number as this will assist the police in bringing the vandals to justice. In the case of people shooting at signs this also will carry charges relating to inappropriate use of fire arms. "There are not many blocks of land around in the rural area that are not inhabited and it is just plain stupid that people with firearms are shooting on a public road reserve." 4 NEWSSun Newspapers WEDNESDAY October 14 2009 FINE ART INVESTMENT AUCTION SUNDAY November 1st. Starts 11am. View from 9am Sale Day. Venue: Art Warehouse, 23 Daly St, Darwin. Under instructions from a local Darwin developer due to relocation. This sale represents a rare opportunity to purchase Australias leading investment artists at auction. Many Archibald, Sulman, Wynne & Portia Geach winners, mostly represented in the nations public galleries. All works guaranteed genuine & certified by Australias long established valuers. The sale will include oils, acrylics, watercolours, works on paper, bronze & silver sculpture, lyrical & other decorative arts. Affordable art ranges from $100 to $100,000. Artists include John Olsen, Charles Blackman, John Perceval, Adam Cullen, The Boyds, Wendy Sharpe, Brett Whiteley, Adrain Feint, Pro Hart & Family, John Firth Smith, Max Mannix, Donald Friend, Francis Lymburner, Norman Lindsay, A H Fullwood. Indigenous work by Minnie Pwerle, Kathleen Petyarre, Lily Kelly, Evelyn Pultara, Janet Golder & others. Also a collection of personal diamond & gold jewellery, time pieces, small antiques, coins & medals, a fine selection of Australian opals, marble, art glass, fine porcelain and much more. This sale is well worth your attendance. FREE VALUATION DAY Come along to our free valuation day, Saturday October 30th 10am to 6pm. Interested to find out the value of that heirloom, old book, painting or jewellery? Have any item appraised free of charge by internationally renowned fine art valuer, Steven Archer. If you cannot bring your item, a photograph will do. Items brought to the valuation can be included in the following days sale. All enquiries to: Art Warehouse, 23 Daly St, Darwin Ph 8981 4778, Email artwarehouse1@bigpond.com 16br13/09 16 dw 05 /0 9 16ts06/09 Sun Newspapers Out Every Wednesday THE Baptist Church will celebrate four decades in the Territory with a birthday celebration in Goyder Square at the Palmerston Markets this Friday. Baptist Union president John Whitbourne said a number of remote community groups would be travelling to Palmerston and dinosaurs would be arriving from Humpty Doo to help the Baptist Church celebrate 40 years in the Northern Territory. Craft displays showing how to make damper and weave baskets will be on display with a jumping castle and free sausage sizzle available from 5pm. Baptist bash Palmerston school goes green PALMERSTON High School's Special Education Centre is going green all this week to raise money for converting the school's established garden into a disabledfriendly harvest hub. Special Education Centre staff and students are taking on a number of green challenges such as going vegetarian for the week, or walking to school instead of catching a lift for which they are seeking sponsors for. Money raised during the Enviroweek Challenge will be used to replace grass in the courtyard and build five raised garden beds beside rubber pathways wide enough for wheelchairs and walkers. The new garden will be used by Special Education and mainstream classes, opening the door to more integration between the entire school's student population. Special education teacher Katie Grimshaw said the centre was hoping to raise $4500 towards the new garden which would provide a practical way to teach counting and measurement skills and provide a sensory experience students restricted to wheelchairs. People wishing to sponsor a child or make a donation can Ms Grimshaw at Palmerston High School on 8935 0229. Durack Primary teacher Simone Timms with Hannah Banks, Sam Matthews, Benjamin Heck, Sara Telfer and Shiloh Dacey A shot-up Ewart Road sign near Lambells Lagoon Stupid label for vandals Simones technical savvy earns her award accolades

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