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The Centralian advocate Fri 27 Oct 2006



The Centralian advocate Fri 27 Oct 2006


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Community newspapers; Northern Territory; Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.); Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.); Australia, Central

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 60 no. 45

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+ ' i Bradshaw pupils Our Lady ofthe Sacred Heart College Congratulations to our hard working, caring staff. Your dedication to the education and pastoral care of our students makes the difference and produces success. show polish BRADSHAW Primary School students from Years Five and Six have been busy rehearsing for the Wakakkiri performance. Together with Mrs Sharon Winther and teacher Mel Hoban, students have devised, practised and perfected the choreography and props that add up to a polished and professional performance. At the other end of the school preschoolers are preparing for their orientation visits to the big school. These will be held on Thursday, November 9 and November 23. A parent information session and morning tea will also be held on November 23 at 10.15am. June 30 may start Transition on Wednesday, January 31. Children turning four before June 30 may also start Preschool at the beginning of the school year. Bradshaw Primary School has a focus on values and integrity within the school for the entire school community. Recently, families and staff were entertained at the annual concert and barbecue with children performing songs, poems and delivering messages on the nine Values for Australian Schooling. A Positive Leaming Environment fivm Transition to Year J 2 www.olshalice.nt.edu.au Bradshaw students Josh Fidler, Madi Muirhead and Gillian Sibue are proud to show their artwork. Bradshaw is part of the Age of Entry Trial, meaning that students turning five before Assistant Principal Brenda Jolley said: "It was a new time this year, we usually have it at the end of the year but it has worked well and it was very successful." "Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time~ " The Dalai Lama A quote that fits .. the vocation of teaching. The Association of Northem Territory School Educational Leaders would like to thank all teachers across the Territory, for their outstanding contribution to our community. a place where students feel a sense student is encouraged to elevate their skills and talents. 'iilB -~~~ S1 ~nif1.ii.-; cil,-~i-(il PO Box. 33 Schwan: Crescent Alice Spring' NT 087l Pb: (08) 8950 4511 Fu: (08) 8952 2822 This is achieved with the support and trust of caring and enthusiastic teachers who guide them every day in the classroom, in sport, in the arts and in outdoor education. The College is proud of the talented, hard working and generous spirit of its teaching and thank ! St Philip's offers so much ST Philip's College is re nowned for its sense of community - where the powerful relationship between seniors and juniors is encouraged by staff. As a comprehensive school, juniors can gain so much from the fine role models which senior students provide and the senior students gain lifechanging opportunities through comprehensive leadership training. Teachers are also constantly magnifying students' learning experiences with additional re sources like guest speakers, field trips, workshops, interstate and overseas experiences. With the college continually investing in the latest computer technology and software, students are guaranteed access to modern programs and systems. Through the many and varied activities presented to the students - whether it be a problem-solving task on camp, an in-class activity, participating in a stage production, competing in a sporting event, playing an instrument or creating something wonderful in TheBradsha~ Primaiy School Commun~y wish to acknowledge and thank their< fabulous teacher~. and .. :support staff . wni:i :are ever-prepared. to go the ; 'extra-mile' and who a]ways do it with a smile .. Bradsh~W s_tudents are in good. art - a dedicated teacher is there to guide them. In the small, personal college boarding houses students have the benefit of friendly, supportive staff who are skilled at recognising and assisting boarders with the challenges . that face young people living a long way from home. St Philip's College teachers are privileged to walk part of the student's life journey with them, and they do it with a sense of dedication and a generosity of spirit. St Philip's College would like . to thank and congratulate it's community and teachers. . hands. O~rsta:ff is ~xtrerfi.~ly'Vali.j~cft(:)r . their Commitment and pro.fe'ssionalism:: ;Jhankyou; ' :'~ :. :' 'T , i < ",,, ':.J:~~--'.~ ~ :- < " ' '< AEU-NT congratulates Teachers & Educators and Support Staff f~:;:(j ~ . ~! :~f:t: .:.-.'''."'_" t_</:. on World Teachers' Day 2006 Public & Proud Australian Education Union - NT Unit 3, 8 Totem Rd, Coconut Grove NT Ph: 8948 5399 Fax: 8948 2577 + 18 - Centralian Advocate, Friday, October 27, 2006 A big than-ks from the top A MESSAGE from Braitling Primary School Principal Sue Crowe: On behalf of the Braitling School community students, school council and parents - thank you to all staff, especially our teachers, for their dedication and commitment to practising the craft of teaching to such a diverse range of learners. This year Braitling Primary School and Teppa Hill Pre-school staff have completed 12 hours of intensive literacy training - known as First Steps Reading. Gillen Primary School's bridging team with some of their pupils. Key to learning: enjoying school IN a time when constant change is affecting all aspects of life, teachers are at the forefront of technological and social change, It takes a great deal of staff commitment and energy to accept and continually address the need to keep pace with what is happening in the world and local community. Larapinta Primary has, over many years, successfully addressed change through the development and implementation of special projects that .have provided the school with energised and motivated staff. The school has refined the art of learning and working together, challenging the teachers and students, promoting leadership at all levels and acknowledging the ideas of the school community. Above all, the staff enjoy both the students and their work. On this, World Teachers Day, Larapinta Primary acknowledges and thanks its wonderful teaching staff and look forward to a great future for all staff and students. We congratulate the five teachers who were nominated by parents for National Excellence in Teaching Awards and Mrs Lucy Winwood-Smith on receiving the NT Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach Award. Success due to Some 'Eureka Mo ments' this year: After a Healthy Food unit of work, a Transition/Year 1 Teacher reflected that it was great to hear her students say: "We'll only have a little bit of ice cream." dedicated team raitling Primary School Council, lomirents & students would like to offer For one of our maths specialists, it was the moment when the kids finally saw the patterns in the number board and demonstrated a better understanding of place value. For a Year 2 teacher, it was the moment the class began to understand that: "A letter or letters can make more than one sound and applied this in their reading and writing." THE Indigenous Bridging Unit at Gillen Primary School has been an outstanding success since it was established in 2003, Its purpose is to help indigenous students make a smooth transition to mainstream urban schooling and to help them maximise their social and educational outcomes. Gillen Primary size, structure and pace of urban primary school life when they first arrive. However the unit has provided an ideal setting to allow them to ease into urban primary school education." Mr Glyde attributed the unit's outstanding success to the dedicated teaching team. He said: "Unit teacher Minnie Sultan and assistant teacher Johnny Khan have been tireless workers since the unit opened three years ago. "A third member of iiteracy skills and asstaff, Robert Clair, has sisted in developing also played a major study skills to enable role in the unit's sue- students to make the cess. "It's an excellent program that provides students with an excellent foundation for future study." Mr Glyde said programs concentrated on social skills necessary for participation in mainstream classes, establishment and maintenance of classroom routines, establishment of base-line data in numeracy and transition to stream classes. main ratulations & thanks teach our kids CENTRALIAN SENIOR SECONDARY COLLEGE For one of our Senior School teachers it was seeing an older student make enormous strides in reading and writing. School Principal David Glyde said the unit could accommodate up to 15 students who have had little or nor--------------------l It is these and many other moments which teachers remember and celebrate on World Teachers' Day. formal schooling. Mr Glyde said: "Many of the students feel intimidated by the e.Ar Child a Silcc. E." T . ess Larapinta Primary School The Larapinta PrimarySchool Council would like to thank all our teachers on behalf of the Lara pinta School Community. We acknowledge your unstinting commitment to work with us in providing a safe and vibrant learning environment for our children. The guidance you provide makes a difference to every child; every day! ratulations to a great doing a mighty job! ppy World Teachers. Day ZAC HILL HIGH SCHOOL ST :congratulate you because you.. e time to understand our studen for the;; and work hard to ll'<n;ro"-ruo 'thef!l for a lifetime cif /e~r~in . Thanks! Re~ponsibility The Centralian Senior Secondary College Council congratulates all the teachers at Centralian Senior Secondary College for their continued effort . in proyiding our students with , the best learning environment and support needed for them to 'achieve their best. Celebrating :. World Teacl:'e.rs .D~y.20~6 at Centra/ian Senior Secondary College Grevillea Drive, Alice Springs Phone: 8959 5500 + Centralian Advocate, Friday, October 27, 2006 - 19 +

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