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The Essington School Darwin 8 Please read the Exchange information for dates and times. The Essington Football Team I would like to thank all the parents of players who supported the team and helped with football jumpers every week. The parent support for the team was absolutely fantastic. I would also like to thank Trevor Sonntag who helped coach on a couple of occasions. I would also like to thank Mr. OConnor, Mr. Theiber and Steve Malseed who helped with training and coached some games. The team played extremely well over the entire competition only dropping one game out of ten games. Congratulations to all the students who were involved and showed that they can perform really well when they play as a team. Well done team! Student Achievements in Sport Ayrton Innes and Liam Rogers have been selected in the team that will represent Football Federation NT at the 2010 Football Federation Australia National Youth Championships in Canberra ACT in April. This is the first time that FFNT have sent an under 13 team to the Nationals and all of the team have worked hard in the FFNT Football Academy since September last year in preparation for this event. We wish Ayrton, Liam and the rest of the team success in the competition. Rhygan Wherrett, and his brother Curtis, are about to embark on a journey of a lifetime. They fly to Ecuador to meet up with their grandfather and will be touring the Galapagos Islands for one week. They will be snorkelling amongst sea lions and visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station, and then hopefully, get to the Equator to test the Coriolis effect of water down the drain. Then they go to Peru to walk the Inca Trail for 4 days and visit Machu Picchu. Rhygan will hopefully come back with some amazing pictures and stories to tell. Good luck boys. Congratulations to Aiden Reisinger who recently competed in the NT Open and Age Swimming Championships. Aidan achieved three silvers and two bronzes. I am going to give myself a good luck cheer this week as I will be competing on Thursday night (tonight) in my Tennis Grand Final. Lets hope our team has some good news for next week. Karly Denmead Assistant Principal/Sports Coordinator Duke of Edinburgh Award Notices As the end of term approaches it is great to see so many students making great inroads into their awards. Half of our participants are now a third of the way through their awards. It is great to see so many of the students out in the community completing their service and fostering real change. Students can now start to look at their year level camps next term as their qualifying journey and will then only have to complete one more camp. Next week we will be featuring the Participant of the Term. This award will go out to the most consistent student over the term whose approach embodies not only the values of the award but also the values of the school. Both of the Year 10 Homerooms will be receiving their pizza lunch next Tuesday. As there is only one more week of term, we encourage all students to keep working hard as the holidays are just around the corner. Permission forms for the year level camps will be going out this week with program outlines attached for parents viewing. In next weeks Bulletin a short overview of all the camps will be provided including dates, times and venues. Shaun Theiber Head of Outdoor Education Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator THANK YOU A special thank you to Shelly Forrester at United Discount Pharmacy for First Aid donations every week. UNIFORM SHOP Thank you to our volunteers; Cindy Kilburn, Simmone Atkinson, Judy Maujean and Sue Ross. CANTEEN Thank you to our volunteers: Denise Jenkins, Veronique Paterson and Maria Deimos. VOLUNTEER WITH CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS AUSTRALIA THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Have you been to Mandorah? Ever explored Cox Peninsula? Well now you can! We are seeking volunteers to join us in managing Caltrop, a declared weed in the NT. Registration is essential. For more information, please contact the Darwin Office on Phone: (08) 8981 3206 Email: Darwin@cva.org.au Or Register online at: www.conservationvolunteers.com.au Note: Volunteers under 15 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. THE OUTSPOKEN SWAN Academy for Drama & Communication Is enrolling for Term 2, 2010 Join Fun, Creative and Excellent courses which grow confidence, self-esteem & poise. Discover the power of voice and selfexpression through drama games, impros, and theatre sports. Try comedy, debates or public speaking. Students in three groups are devising plays to earn AMEB awards. They may perform for an Adelaide adjudicator & local audience. Special SPEECH needs or desires can be met with individual tutoring. Ring Gillian Rose, Principal on 0421115538 now or email gmarose@optusnet.com.au Places are limited.