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ISSUE # 7 | AUGUST 2008 STUDENT PROFILE: PENELOPE PHILIPS Skin name: Nappangarti Course: Certifi cate I in Business and Certifi cate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) Where are you I was born at Alekerange from? (Warrabri) and I grew up at Tennant Creek. I completed primary schooling at Tennant Creek Area School and in 1979 I went up to Darwin and boarded at Kormilda College and that is when I went to school at Darwin High. Why study at CDU? I enjoy studying and meeting new people. I also believe that having qualifi cations holds the key to my life success. Likes: I like my family and extended family and enjoying life as whole. I love my work, studying, and meeting interesting people from all walks of life. Dislikes: I dislike people who are not tolerant and who do not enjoy life. Favourite bush tucker: Eating all kinds of bush tucker in season. Favourite movies or I like watching Westerns, Crimes and Danielle Steele movies and listening to Country and music: Western and 1980s music. Ambition/Aspirations: My inspiration was my grandmother who was not able to read or write in English but spoke many Aboriginal languages. She encouraged me to keep on with my education and as a result, I was able to teach her to read and write later in life. My boss, Karan Haywood, where I work at Papulu Apparr- Kari Aboriginal Corporation (PAK) in Tennant Creek and also Mr Chris Rothery, my lecturer, have both encouraged me to keep on learning so that I can improve my career prospects as a Media Liaison Offi cer with PAK. Advice for fellow You might have the knowledge in your head but you also need that Certifi cate to be qualifi ed students: to fulfi l your dreams and work ambitions. 2 Penelope Philips
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