Last week, NTOEC held their Community Residential School with eighteen Year 10-12 students from Ngukurr School and Xavier Catholic College in attendance with their teachers. Students gave a dedicated and focused effort and completed assessment tasks with their NTOEC teachers during a week of timetabled lessons at NTOEC. Excursions were organised to places such as the Menzies (School of Health Research) for Health, rock climbing and ten pin bowling for PE, the Nightcliff foreshore for Geography and visiting the environs of Darwin taking photos for Art: Photography.
Students also enjoyed many after-school activities including a tour of the Michael Long Centre with a footy skills session, a movie at the Darwin Cinema, an artist talk by Winsome Jobling about her Paper Exhibition at MAGNT (Winsome teaches Art to some of these students), a visit to Kingpin, shopping at Casuarina Shopping Square and experienced the culinary delights of a buffet dinner at The Jetty Restaurant.
The annual Community Residential School was once again a very productive week, with students completing an enormous amount of work and enjoying the opportunities provided to explore and experience Darwin!