School

  • Cathy Freeman Foundation- Back to school march

    By Joline Bouwer | July 26, 2018

    This week the teachers and staff of Wurrumiyanga were welcomed back to school with the annual Cathy Freeman Foundation (CFF) back to school march. The morning of the march the school bell rung loudly from 7:30am to 8:00am as the students began

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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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  • TITEB Board Members making an impact

    By Joline Bouwer | December 12, 2017

    Every once in a while our TITEB Board Members and community members get out and about to share their stories and encourage the future generations to be the best they can be. Last week, Leslie Tungatalum gave a speech to the Xavier

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  • Working with TITEB

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    TITEB works closely with Tiwi College through our Group Training Organisation (GTO) and the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy (RSAS). Principle, Stuart Ward appreciates having a friendly voice on the end of the phone, and feels lucky to have the support of so

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  • School-based Apprenticeships

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    With the support of TITEB Group Training Organisation, senior young men at Tiwi College complete two certificates as part of a school-based apprenticeship, in years 10, 11 and 12. The Certificate II in Sport and Recreation and Certificate II in Construction are run over two years,

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  • Missing School Is Hard Work

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    It’s really hard getting kids to school with no support from the parents. They always give us the same answers - dirty clothes, hungry, sick, tired. These parents are not supporting their kids’ future or the future of the community. After the

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  • Cathy Freeman ‘Today is a School Day’

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    At Wurrumiyanga, on the first day of every term we do the Cathy Freeman ‘Today is a School Day’ walk to school, which is a walk through the community on the first day of school, collecting students along the way. The ‘Today is

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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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  • Youth Workers at Red Cross

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    Alan Kerinaiua and Samson Mungatopi work for the Red Cross Youth Program, and they are halfway through their Certificate II in Community Services. The Youth Program provides after school activities for 50-60 kids on the oval from 2:30 to 4:30pm. Alan has

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  • Pularumpi School

    By admin | August 17, 2017

    Pirlangimpi has a population of about 300 people and the local school, Pularumpi School, has children enrolled in school from pre-school to Year 8. Through all programs offered at the school, there is a strong recognition of the inclusion of Tiwi culture and 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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