Residential School 2 for Year 10 and Stage 1 students was held in Term 3 Week 5. Over 35 participants came from throughout the Territory, including Bathurst Island, Jabiru, Mataranka, South Goulburn Island, Tennant Creek, Yuendumu, Yulara, stations in the Katherine and West Arnhem regions, as well as locally-enrolled students from Darwin.
It was a successful residential with students working together in a structured study environment that provided plenty of opportunity for teaching and learning across all subjects. The students valued this time to engage in their subjects, with the results of the student surveys collated at the end of the week confirming this.
A number of subjects also included excursions throughout the week. These included trips to Flight Path Berrimah, The Lifestyle Studio, the Magistrates Court and Nightcliff beach and foreshore. A highlight for chemistry students was the excursion to CDU to compete in the Australian National Titration Competition organised by RACI.
Stage 2 Science Workshops were also held during Residential week. This provided a unique opportunity for Stage 2 science students to complete their science practicals within the structure of the Residential School.
Student engagement continued after hours, with students participating in a range of fun afterschool activities. The Mindil Beach Sports Extravaganza on Monday proved to be a popular addition to the timetable, with ice skating on Tuesday, Casuarina Square and The Quarter on Wednesday and King Pin on Thursday also keeping students active during the week
On Friday morning, students attended a lively science performance by the Shell Questacon Science Circus. Following this, staff and students enjoyed the Principal’s awards and morning tea. Spirit of Learning Awards were presented to students for their exemplary approach towards their studies, while several Merit Awards were presented to students in recognition of their efforts throughout the week. Well done to all students!
The final activity for the week was an excursion to the NT Skills and Employment Expo. A highlight was seeing our very own NTSDE exhibit, showcasing the study opportunities available through our school.
Congratulations to all students and teachers who have helped to make this Residential a successful and enjoyable experience for everyone. We wish students all the best for their studies for the remainder of the year, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2020!
The Student Services Team