Milikapiti

  • Yellow Shirts Day

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Yellow Shirts Day is a whole community event. Community members can show their support by wearing yellow and demonstrating the importance of school attendance. RSAS team members are known as 'Yellow Shirts' and they work in each community to help families and

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  • Every child, every day & every school

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    The law says that all children in Australia must go to school every day, Monday to Friday. This is because going to school every day and getting a good  education leads to a better future for the child and the whole community.

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  • CDP Employer Engagement

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    2019 was an exciting year for the Community Development Program on the Tiwi Islands. Over 100 of our job seekers gained employment and everyone had the opportunity to gain relevant skills and experience so that, as jobs become available, they could confidently

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  • School-based Traineeships

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Since 2015, we have been working with Tiwi College and the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) to help Tiwi College students undertake school-based traineeships. The program allows the young men and women to develop work skills to help them in their

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  • 20th Anniversary Celebration

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    TITEB’s 20th Anniversary was held at Wurrumiyanga Community, Bathurst Island on 10th October 2019. We hosted VIPs from TITEB past and present including Norm Buchan, Liz Crosby, Bill Knights and Board Members, as well as Lawrence Costa, Marion Scrymgour and CEOs from

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  • Tiwi Men Making a Difference

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Men at all sites have been busy cleaning and mowing yards, doing community cleanups, assisting community prepare for ceremonies and using their new skills gained from the large variety of training provided. Milikapiti has rebuilt its Hydroponics after a fire caused significant

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  • Success for Tiwi Women

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    The Women's Centre at Wurrumiyanga has been transformed and now has a well-equipped kitchen. The women have been learning to prepare healthy and delicious food on a budget whilst gaining skills and confidence to prepare for employment. Other highlights have included tie

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  • End of Year Hampers

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Tiwi families did well last year with ensuring that their children achieved 100% school attendance. Every student with 85% to 100% attendance went into the draw to win the Yellow Shirts hamper. The hampers were big hit with all the schools and

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  • School attendance advice for parents

    By Kaye Hall | February 05, 2018

    Trevor Wilson is a ‘Yellow Shirt’ (School Attendance Officer) for the Remote School Attendance Strategy at Milikapiti. He is also a father. Getting kids to school is a 24-hour job for Trevor. He is passionate about motivating kids to go to school

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  • Day in the life of a Yellow Shirt

    By Kaye Hall | February 05, 2018

    Trevor Wilson is a ‘Yellow Shirt’ (School Attendance Officer) for the Remote School Attendance Strategy at Milikapiti. Trevor starts his day ringing the school bell from one end of the community to the other. He encourages kids to come to school early

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  • Tiwis working hard for their community

    By Kaye Hall | February 05, 2018

    Chris Brogan, CDP Engagement Officer talks about the important work being done by CDP participants at Milikapiti. Women work in screen printing, creating printed textiles from original artworks by Tiwi ladies. Artwork is hand silkscreen printed onto fabric and made up into

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  • Milikapiti Farm positions vacant

    By Kaye Hall | February 05, 2018

    Would you like to work at Milikapiti Farm? Farm manager, Donald Wilson, says he currently employs four people, and a further 2-3 positions will be filled in the future. Working conditions at the farm take into account cultural and gender issues, and

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  • Donald’s dream come true

    By Kaye Hall | February 02, 2018

    Donald Wilson spent 12 months with TITEB’s ‘work for the dole’ program. He is now Milikapiti Farm Manager. For Donald who grew up in the Riverland of South Australia (citrus and grape growing country) working at Milikapiti Farm is a dream come

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  • Come Back to School

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    Our Yellow Shirts will do whatever they can to help kids get to school. A big incentive is our End of Term $500 Hamper Draw with one lucky winner per school, per term. Kids who come to school every day for a

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  • School Nutrition Program

    By Kaye Hall | September 18, 2017

    In 2017, TITEB took over management of the School Nutrition Program at Milikapiti School. It was originally managed by a Queensland accounting firm and so a lot of the day-to-day running of the program fell to the Principal, Katherine Leo, which was not

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  • Kids Eating Well at School

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    School meals have made a big difference to attendance at Milikapiti School. Children used to wait around in the morning for the shop to open and then get to school late, missing quite a lot of their literacy time. So, Milikapati School

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  • Working at Milikapiti School

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    Milikapiti School Principal, Katherine Leo, would like to see more local people working at the school, providing strong links with the community, students and their families. She is looking for positive role models, who are willing to work with the students and

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  • No Possum-hunting on School Nights

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    Katherine Leo, Principal at Milikapiti School has a message for parents: save possum-hunting for the weekends. One of the hardest things for kids is staying up late, which means they wake up late, come to school late and miss quite a lot

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  • CDP Leads to Employment

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    Michelle Woody Minnapinni desperately wanted to work, so she started with TITEB. Her goal was to learn about technology and administration. Through TITEB she did computer training, cooking, and learnt about banking. She was doing artwork at Jilamara (where her partner, Nicholas

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  • Overcoming Barriers

    By admin | September 01, 2017

    TITEB has some real success stories on staff in Milikapiti. Michael Page runs the hydroponics and is working towards his dream. Our Men’s Activities Supervisor, Claver Warlamerapui, is 61 and still going strong. Kylie Puruntatameri was a CDP participant who trained up

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  • Claver is still going strong

    By admin | September 01, 2017

    When most men would have retired from manual labour, Claver Warlamerapui is still still firing on all cylinders and holding down a full time job. He’s 61 and fitter than people half his age, still working, still making money. Claver is our

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  • Developing Job-skills

    By admin | September 01, 2017

    Chris Brogan works for TITEB in Milikapiti delivering the message that CDP activities are not all bad. After they’ve signed a job plan, Chris encourages people to fulfil their obligations so they don’t get penalised. We all know it’s ‘work for the

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  • Milikapiti School

    By admin | August 17, 2017

    Milikapiti Community has a population of about 450. Milikapiti School has an enrolment of around 80 students from pre-school to Year 8. There are six teaching staff and a number of teaching assistants working together in classrooms. Preschool has three undercover learning

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  • Why go to school?

    By admin | August 17, 2017

    The law says that all children in Australia must go to school every day, Monday to Friday. This is because going to school every day and getting a good education leads to a better future for the child and the whole community.

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