Nhulunbuy Primary School established a Cultural Centre in 2011 as a way of acknowledging the traditional owners as an integral part of this school. The Cultural Centre is staffed by a full time AIEW (Aboriginal and Islander Education Worker)
Indigenous students, parents, friends and community members have an easily accessible centre at the front of the school which allows for ease of communication, nutritional programs, improved attendance and homework centre. Indigenous community members access the Centre with its relaxed and informal atmosphere, caring and understanding AIEW, proximity to the EAL/D classroom and possibilities for sharing knowledge and stories.
Annual Youth Forum
In 2012, NPS planned and delivered a Youth Forum focusing on ‘Leading by Example’. The Forum was co-ordinated by Mr Matt Watson, Principal of NPS and Naomi Barba, AIEW, NPS.
The Forum was an opportunity for students, community groups, teachers and families to get together and focus on opportunities for leadership either as individuals or as part of a team in the Eastern Arnhem Region.
Key speakers and leaders spoke and recounted aspects of leadership and students had the opportunity to share, role play, interact and demonstrate aspects of leadership that have positive influences on their lives. Over 60 students participated and had the opportunity to reflect on their learning experiences and team building exercises throughout the day.
- The 2013 Youth Forum took place on Friday 29th November. The theme of the forum for 2013 was “2 Way Learning”.
- The 2014 Youth Forum will take place later this year.
School Based Ref. Group
The School Based Reference Group objectives:
- To provide regular and accurate information to school community.
- To help the school leadership team and school council make important decisions relating to management of school operations.
- Provide suggestions and advice to Principal and school council on strategies and actions to help manage the impact on the school community of the closure of the refining operation.
Nhulunbuy Primary School has a very active and supportive School Council. The school council members include parents, teachers, community members, executive school staff and invited members. The partnership aims to advocate for better opportunities and outcomes for our students and improvement to our school.
The school council values collaboration and respectful relationships in order to be effective. The entire school community benefits from the time and commitment our volunteers contribute to the school council.
If you would like to be involved in the school council to support your child’s education, support the school or the community the school council meets twice a term usually in week 3 and week 9.
School Council Members 2018
- Principal: Tracy Hammill
- Chairperson: Julie Little
- Secretary: TBA
- Treasurer: TBA
- Kylie Abood
- Grace Tongatua
- Lynda Doyle
- Lisa Smith
- Bec Muirhead
- Kris Keogh
- Tiffany Wilks
- Haydon Staines
- Lena Larsen
- Vanessa Sofel
- Hani Youssef
Examples of the work of the school council:
- Advocating community needs and engaging the school community
- Participating in setting standards for improvement
- Advising on the school’s physical needs
- Ensuring cleaning and grounds maintenance is done
- Contributing to t he setting of school policies
- general curriculum related matters
- manage school property
Recent achievements by the school council include:
- Celebrating our 40 Year Anniversary in 2012 with a number of events including the school fete.
- New Teacher furniture for classrooms purchased.
- Over $26,000 raised in 2012.
The School Council Committees include:
- Facilities and Grounds
- Community linkages
For more information about school councils: NT Council of Government School Organisations