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Page 4 learn earn legend aflnt indigenous Careers expo Ms Motlop and I took 22 students to the Careers Expo at TIO Stadium in May. The Careers Expo was organised by Nova Peris. We were split up into three groups. Group 1 heard Paul Vandenburg give a talk about mentoring, Group 2 was NT Health Jason Bonson spoke about the different jobs you can do if you want to work for NT Health and Group 3 Group Training NT (GTNT) spoke about what they can do to help students get a job. After that, students had to answer a questionnaire. When they handed their questionnaire in they got tickets to go to the Port Adelaide vs Richmond game. Their names went into a draw to win a Richmond jersey. The students enjoyed themselves. A huge hit with the students was ABC Radio & TV and tasting the lovely food from Karen Sheldon Training & Development. Gloria Craigie AIEW mentoring program We were invited to go to Nakara Primary School to mentor four Year 5/6 girls. I chose four Year 8 students who I thought would be good role models for the girls; they were Faith PangQuee, Katrina Marranbya, Dom Cook and Shania Rosas. When we arrived at Nakara Primary School the girls were introduced to the AIEW Karen Newman. Then we went to the Library and meet the Year 5/6 girls. This visit is only an introduction. Our girls were really excited about mentoring the younger girls and look forward to going to Nakara again. Gloria Craigie A/AIEW CooKing Capers Year 7 students are nearing the end of this unit, ready to take on the new subject in Term 3. Students worked together to halve a recipe for a breakfast muesli muffin. Students worked together to problem solve this perplexing issue. The muffins were superb. We have just completed a design component where students had to design a tofu breakfast. Students certainly found this to be a pressure test, but did a great job. Year 8 students have completed their magnificent muffin design project. The only thing left to do is to get the judges in for the winning low fat and low sugar muffin. Year 9 students have completed their design project. Students had to research the humble fatty and sugary cake to transform this into a healthy, but yummy cake that would appeal to a teenager. After many hours of experimentation, students have come up with great recipes. There were challenges such as, making it light and fluffy without the butter; making it edible without all that sugar; making it look good without the icing. But you know what? They finally did it, and without the copied recipes. I say a fond farewell to all my classes and wish you the best in your new workshop. Remember Chemistry, Maths and English are just cooking really. Mrs Girdham, Cooking Teacher Ryan Slade, Jimmy McMurtrie, Hagen Wigney and Luke Johnson from tHe drama department On Thursday the 2nd of June my year 7 and Year 9 dance classes danced at Sanderson Middle School at a dance competition called Sanderson Under the Stars. There were 3 middle schools represented including: Sanderson, Dripstone and Darwin with 11 groups dancing. I would like to congratulate my classes on their excellent dancing and would like to share their marks with you. Each group were marked out of 20. My Year 7s scored a mark of 16 and my Year 9 Rock and Rollers scored a mark of 17. The Dynamics, a crew made up of 6 of my year 9 dance students including: Jake Kunde, Haylen Ducan, Mitchell Green, Ariki Murray, Nicole Taborada and Roshen Santos, scored 18 out of 20 and came third in the competition. Well done everyone! On Thursday and Friday the 9th and 10th of June Dripstone Middle School held a performance to show off our talent in the performing arts learning areas. It was a cross curriculum celebration of talents with students from the Dance, Drama and Music faculties taking part. I would personally like to thank Miss Boardman and her art students who painted the scenes, Mr O Gallagher who made a DVD of the nights performance and his IT students who made posters, along with the drama students, and Mr Cantrill and his tech crew students who worked so hard behind the scenes. A huge thankyou to Miss Carnegie who was a pleasure to work with. I would like to thank the teachers for their support in allowing students to practise in class time. We would also like to thank Ms Smith our principal, Miss Pikoulos and Mr Trouw our Assistant Principals and all the senior teachers for being so supportive. Last but not least; well done every student, who took part, for your hard work. Im so proud of you all. YOU ROCK! Janelle Cantrill, Drama Teacher