School

  • Wurrumiyanga RSAS services

    By Kaye Hall | May 27, 2020

    School bus The RSAS Team provides a bus service for all Tiwi students. Please let the RSAS Team know if a child in your care requires collection. Children catching the bus must be ready and waiting at the front of the house

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  • Yellow Shirts

    By Kaye Hall | May 07, 2020

    Remote Schools Attendance Scheme (RSAS) staff are known as ‘Yellow Shirts’. Yellow Shirts work with parents, families, schools and other organisations to ensure that all Tiwi children go to school regularly. Yellow Shirts are local Tiwi parents and family members of school-aged

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  • 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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  • Back to School Walk

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Our RSAS team & the Cathy Freeman Foundation hosted the 2020 Back to School Walk and breakfast BBQ. Along with staff from MCPS and Xavier College, we provided breakfast for the children who joined in the walk and attended school on the

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  • Working with Tiwi College

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    In February 2020, TITEB and Tiwi College met for the first of many meetings to increase our support for strong education outcomes for young Tiwi. TITEB CEO Maria Harvey and senior managers flew out to Pickertaramoor to meet with the new Principal, Jill

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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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  • 2019 Year in Review

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    2019 was a huge year for TITEB. We helped 130 participants get jobs, delivered training to over 200 people, improved school attendance and served around 7000 school meals. We also supported 18 Tiwi apprentices to become qualified, six in Sports and Recreation

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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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  • 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 eat 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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