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Dedicated to the highest ideals of service

Darwin High School principal Trevor Read, and the department’s Infrastructure Operations assistant director Ken Lehmann, are recipients of the Chief Minister’s Medal. The honours were conferred at the Chief Minister’s Awards for Excellence in the Public Sector, held on 4 November 2016.

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Nightcliff twitchers tot-up tourists

Migratory shorebirds making a Darwin stopover are the focus of a scientific study by Nightcliff Primary School students. The long-distance refugees from above the Arctic Circle have paused in their seasonal movement along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway to rest and recuperate locally.

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Nhulunbuy takes out national award

Congratulations to Nhulunbuy High School on receiving the Adolescent Success National Award for the Most Innovative Use of Space in a School Setting.

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New cultural icon at Ramingining

A traditional Aboriginal shelter erected at Ramingining School to reflect Yolngu culture was officially opened on 26 October.

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Croc comp students Doo well

The Special Education Centre at Humpty Doo Primary School has snapped up the inaugural Be Crocwise School Award. The new prize category is part of an ongoing program warning of the dangers of estuarine crocodiles.

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Remote commission to examine change

Ngukurr School has formed a Student Commission to be leaders of learning in the school, and give students a voice. It follows the example of six Katherine schools that convened as the Northern Territory Learning Commission, a group comprising Casuarina Street, Clyde Fenton, Katherine South and MacFarlane primary schools, Katherine High School and Katherine School of the Air.

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A time for men

A teenage boys’ self-development program at Rosebery Middle School is set to be expanded to all male students at the school. The highly successful Young Men’s Time allows participants to discuss age-related issues and challenges, promotes an interchange of ideas, and builds self-esteem

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STEM experience eagerly anticipated

Gunbalanya School students from years 9 and 10 are excitedly preparing for the upcoming ConocoPhillips Science Experience, a three-day workshop addressing science, technology, engineering and mathematics to be held at Charles Darwin University.

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Maningrida mothers shine at school

Maningrida School students and young mothers, Bernice Baker and Alishia Darcy, have completed the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training—an accomplishment celebrated by the community.

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A milestone in community care

The Palmerston Child and Family Centre recently celebrated its first year of operation. The opening of the Indigenous-focused centre in August last year followed the launch of CFCs in Gunbalanya, Ngukurr, Maningrida and Yuendumu.