Parents need to enrol Year 6 kids now

Year 7 will students will be studying at high schools from next year.

The Deputy Director General of Schools said this means parents of Year 6 kids have just a fortnight to enrol them for high school.

You can read his statement here:

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Friday, July 11th, 2014 Government Comments Off

Kimberley dancers head for California

Fitzroy Crossing’s Lyndi Bradshaw and Jadaja Torres from Broome are heading for America.

The girls are part of the Presbyterian Ladies College Gorna Liyarn Indigenous program.

Seven of them will be dancing at events in Utah and California.

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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 Aboriginal Comments Off

Broome: Federal police discuss cyber-crime with schoolkids

A Federal Police Commander is visiting Broome today to talk to schoolkids.

According to a statement, topics were to include cyber bullying, sexting, online grooming and social media reputation management.

“Students engaged in open and honest discussion about respecting culture in the digital world and were encouraged to ‘think before you post’,” the statement says.

You can read a media release here:

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Monday, June 30th, 2014 Broome, Police and courts Comments Off

Broome: Student wins training prize

St Mary’s College student Lillian Banks was one of 500 students to win a Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP).

Local member Melissa Price says the award recognises the skill, commitment and achievements of school students who take on vocational education in their final year.

You can read her media release here:

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 Broome, Government Comments Off

Melissa Price on HIPPY funding

Local member Melissa Price says four Durack communities MIGHT receive funding to help parents assist their kids’ schooling.

Ms Price said Broome, Derby (Mowanjum), Fitzroy Crossing (St George Ranges), and Port Hedland (South Hedland) were among 31 sites shortlisted for the next round of funding, which will be reduced to 25 after consultation with each of the shortlisted communities.

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Royal Commission to hold private sessions

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse reminds readers it is conducting private interview sessions.

“It invites abuse victims to meet with Royal Commission staff in Kununurra or Broome in the week beginning Monday 19 May.”

You can read a media release here:

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 Broome, Kununurra, Police and courts Comments Off

Yiyili: Sculpture festival this Wednesday

Yiyili school teacher Tili Baxter extends this invitation on behalf of the school:

“Yiyili Aboriginal Community School is hosting an Earth Sculpture Festival to be held at the Yiyili River on Wednesday NEXT WEEK (April 9th). 12pm – 2:30pm. more »

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014 People Comments Off

Yiyili: School kids to butchers and baristas

Yiyili community school kids have been given special food and beverage lessons.

In one series of lessons they selected a beast, slaughtered and butchered it and then learned how the various cuts could be cooked.

In another lesson they learned to be baristas,  using a commercial coffee machine which they now used to provide expresso to cyclists on the Gibb River challenge.

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Sunday, March 30th, 2014 Aboriginal Comments Off
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