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Week 10
Term 1 2O17

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Dates to Remember

  • Term Break
    Monday 10 April - Monday 17 April
  • Term 2 Begins
    Tuesday 18 April
  • ANZAC Day Public Holiday
    Tuesday 25 April
  • May Day Public Holiday
    Monday 1 May

eNewsletter Contents


Principal's Message

Marcia Harvey


Ms Marcia Harvey

2017 Student Representative Council

During the first Residential this year, the students selected their SRC Representatives for 2017. Those chosen are from a wide range of locations that reflects NTSDE’s working environment. The SRC Representatives for 2017 are:

  • Hunter Torr from Yulara

  • Misha Ruutz from Darwin

  • Rachel Leicht from Yulara

  • Corben Nabanardi from Jabiru

  • Sandra Jestin from Maningrida

  • Connor Parsons from Alekarenge

Our first formal meeting will be held by IDL on Friday 7th April. We have a range of items for discussion already on our Agenda including, selecting the new NTSDE School Student Shirt, working out how to represent our student body in NTSDE and other items. We look forward to a positive year for the NTSDE SRC.

Special Visitors from Afar

On 30th March, NTSDE hosted a visit from three by three Australian Heads of Mission (HOMs) visiting Darwin as part of their travels, whilst attending the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (DFAT) Global Heads of Mission Meeting (GHOMM) held from 27-30 March. This meeting brought together for the first time ambassadors, high commissioners and consuls-general to discuss Australia's foreign, trade and development policy objectives and the global environment in which we are seeking to achieve them. In Canberra, the HOMs participated in interactive discussions on challenges in foreign policy; trade, investment and economic diplomacy; global development challenges; and DFAT's corporate modernisation agenda. After the Canberra component, the delegates travelled to state capitals, regional or rural Australia to meet with domestic stakeholders. They met with business and community groups to tell the story of how the work DFAT does overseas delivers benefits Australians, and to listen and respond to the perspectives they hear from members of local communities.

The HOMs who visited NTSDE were Ms Harinder Sidhu, High Commissioner for India, Mr John Donnelly, High Commissioner for Nauru and Mr John Langtry Ambassador of Australia to Mongolia. Mr Lorenzo Strano, Director, DFAT Northern Territory and Ms Hillary Halim, DFAT Canberra also accompanied the ambassadors. All of the delegates were exceptionally complimentary of what they observed during their visit and very excited to be able to talk to the students and the teachers they met on their tour of the school.

This Book Changed My Life

Because books can be life-changing, the Copyright Agency has launched a campaign, This Book Changed My Life. You and your students are invited to take part by posting about a book – or other creative work – that has had a major impact on you and to make a pledge via social media to respect creators by paying for books and songs, asking permission before using others' works and giving credit to creators.

Great opportunities for Health students

In 2017, NTSDE Health students will once again have the chance to benefit from our growing professional relationship with the Menzies School of Health.

Students will be supported in their studies through the Community Contact and Student Mentor Scheme, with Menzies providing increased access to their resources through:

  • An increase in Community Contact (student mentor) professionals to work directly with Stage 2 Community Studies students.
  • Increased HealthLAB visits to remote schools where NTSDE students live and study. HealthLAB is an interactive mobile laboratory that promotes healthy lifestyle behaviors, with the potential to empower students to take ownership of their health decisions. Menzies staff will be presenting HealthLAB on site at NTSDE during Residential Schools – enabling all students to be part of this process – and also as part of their programs in communities.
  • Onsite visits by NTSDE Students and Staff to Menzies School of Health Research
  • Participation in the Menzies Student Ambassador Program, which aims to provide capacity building opportunities for senior school students interested in a career in health.

These are exciting programs to be involved in and we are looking forward to seeing our students grow and develop as they get involved in their Health projects and build relationships with the Menzies HealthLAB team.

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COGSO Newsletter

The latest edition of the NT Council of Government School Organisation (COGSO) is now available.

Click here to access Issue 1 - COGSO Newsletter 2017.

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