The Northern Territory Open Education Centre’s first Residential School for the year attracted 45 senior students from remote locations.
The students came from Timor Leste, Maningrida, Milingimbi, Elcho and Bathurst islands, Alekarenge, Dundee Beach, Yulara, Ambalindum, and Suplejack Downs, Nutwood Downs and Lakefield cattle stations.
In addition to the one-week Residential School there were Biology, Physics and Scientific Studies workshops held at Darwin High School on the weekends immediately before and after the Residential Week. Residential School provides students with important opportunities for face-to-face interactions with their teachers and peers. The students enjoyed using the Nightcliff Middle School facilities including the science laboratories and gym. After school hours, they were given opportunity to participate in ten pin bowling, the Sports Extravaganza, movies and a performance at Brown’s Mart Theatre.
Friday’s Principal's Morning Tea was attended by staff, students and parents. Acknowledgement was given to the hard work of the students and teachers throughout the week and some awards for individual achievement were presented.
The Spirit of Learning Awards for students who demonstrate outstanding commitment to their studies during Residential were awarded to Mirjam Adonyi and Max Lowe. The Principal's Sportsperson award for ‘team spirit’ was presented to Travis Kennell.
The team ‘Students’ won the Challenge Cup on Sports Day. The team members, Connor Parsons, Gilbert Paxton, Ken Balanay, Henry Douglas, Morgan Andrews and Christina Abdoo, were presented with chocolate packs. The Bowling Awards were presented to Cale Mitchell (1st), Morgan Andrews (2nd) and Ben Sutherland (3rd). The next residential will be held in semester 2. Students are invited, through the SRC, to provide ideas and comments to the semester 2 Residential committee.
See you all at the next Residential!