Keen collegian back in Alice
St Philip’s College boarder Beyonce Spratt has returned to Alice Springs after a stay in Canteen Creek.
The enforced stopover in her home community — 520 kilometres from Alice Springs — followed the virus-related shutdown of the college.
During her three-month stopover the former Canteen Creek School student was supported in her Year 8 studies.
Principal Scott Whitelaw said Beyonce was supervised in the online completion of her course work.
“In Year 7 Beyonce was keen to pursue her studies at a mainstream school,” he said. “The school and the Transition Support Team in Alice Springs helped her move at the start of 2020.
“She has really missed attending college and the close friends she has made during her short time there.”
Mr Whitelaw said the avid sportswoman and art lover will enjoy more education options at St Philip’s College.
“She will be able to study a wider range of subjects, and choose from a range of career pathways,” he said.
“She would like to study nursing, and perhaps one day return to Canteen Creek to practice her profession.”
Ms Spratt re-entered St Philip’s College after it opened last week.