4 August 2023
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Can you believe we are in Term 3? Time flies when you’re having fun! It has been wonderful to see classes engaged in their learning in and outside of the classroom.
A reminder that if you would like to have a say in how our school operates, we encourage any new or existing parents to join our School Council. We would also like to encourage an indigenous voice for our school council as we have 56% indigenous students. You don’t need any experience to join, just a passion to provide the best for your child. Next meeting is scheduled for 2nd August at 4.30pm.
The new Henbury Precinct café is open! The Op Shop is ready for donations and sales. Check out our Facebook page for more details!
HENBURY PRIDE DAY
Henbury Pride Day Wednesday 9th August – students are encouraged to wear their fanciest and brightest casual clothes. Activities will run on the day, including a disco! Thank you to teacher Lucy Shiels and the NTLC for coordinating.
Transition to CSC has commenced for our Year 9 Outreach students and Year 6 students from Nemarluk. Each week students are engaging in sports activities and getting to know new staff and peers.
HENBURY CORPORATE LUNCHEON
Henbury Corporate Luncheon is back bigger and better than ever! There are only six weeks left before early bird ticket sales end. Snap yours up by calling our front office on 8997 7077 or order through sticky tickets: Henbury Corporate Luncheon 2023 - Sticky Tickets
Below is information on our HCL with donation and ticketing information. Please feel free to pass on amongst your networks.
DARWIN REGIONAL ATHLETICS DAY
Henbury students attended the Darwin Regional Athletics day at Marrara on 25th July. Congratulations to all our winners and participants and to Lucy Shiels for coordinating.
Junior Batchelor camp permission forms are due in by Wednesday 9th August. If you would like your child to attend camp please make sure that they are handed in by this date. There are two options, day trip or overnight. Attached below are the electronic version of the permission notes. If you would like a hard copy please contact the front office on 89977077.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
Professional Development (PD) for all staff involved half participating in the Safe and Supportive De-escalation of Behaviours and the other half participating in Restorative Practices. Both PDs will allow staff to better support students during periods of dysregulation and to repair relationships when things go wrong.
The annual school survey will open on Tuesday 8 August to Friday 25 August. A link will be sent via text message an email to parents and carers closer to the date. Alternatively, iPads will be available at the front office to complete the survey. This is an important opportunity for your voice to be heard and to help us improve the service we offer students and families.
SCHOOL BANK ACCOUNT
Our NAB bank accounts have officially been closed as of 30th June 2023. Please make all future payments to the following new account:
GREETINGS FROM CASUARINA SENIOR COLLEGE OUTREACH 1, 2 & 3
Students and staff at CSC have enjoyed getting out and exploring in the local community. Students completed a walk from Rapid Creek to Dripstone cliffs and enjoyed the beautiful weather and views.
Students attended the V8s as a part of the Students on Track program. CSC also went to view Street Smart High where they learned about the importance of road safety from those with lived experiences.
Students are continuing to complete work experience at various locations around Darwin including, Bunnings, Darwin Entertainment Centre, Free Spirit Resort, and Henbury Precinct.
PURPLE 2 ARE OFF TO HORSE RIDING
Howdy from Purple 2, we’re all well on our way to being station hands now!
P2 have been lucky enough to be part of the weekly Term 3 classes at Riding for the Disabled in the Top End, funded with thanks to the Inclusive Education Grant from the Northern Territory Government.
Lessons have been focussed on the basics of horse-riding, practicing wearing a helmet, mounting and dismounting and learning the related vocabulary: saddle, stirrups, reins.
This week after having a trail ride we got to paint the horses!!
Dekkie loved riding his horse ‘Charm’ with his friend Natasha helping, he got to ride through the bush. Then he painted a happy birthday message to celebrate his 14th birthday!
Lashyah loved her chance to paint her horse, Kinder and was very gentle and calm in the arena.
Chantelle painted a beautiful traditional dot painting on her horse.
Duane met us out there and had an amazing time doing a treasure hunt then went for a trail ride. He was very gentle and quiet with his horse. It’s quickly become his favourite time of the week!
GREEN 2 WORK TRAINING!
Wow what a busy year it has been so far! Every week, students from Green 2 attend work training at the Henbury Precinct Training Initiative Café. The skills we are learning and refining are key skills to help us prepare for life after school. We help with all elements of food preparation, cooking and presentation safely and with extra care paid to good hygiene practices. As well as food related tasks, we help with maintaining the high standard of cleanliness and presentation of the café. That includes everything from washing and folding laundry, cleaning and storing utensils to changing and arranging the floral decorations found instore.
Corinna has been an exceptionally patient work trainer, who kindly shares her skills and time with us each week. Thanks Corinna!
We carefully measure and blend all ingredients to make our food taste just right!
We always do an amazing job working together as a team to get the job done!
There is plenty to do apart from prepare and cook food. We make sure the Café is spotless before we leave and looks fabulous ready for our customers.
Be sure to say you would like to taste something prepared or made by Green 2 next time you pop into the Café to sample the delicious treats available Thursday, Friday and Saturdays!
YOUNG WRITERS COMPETITION
Henbury school was excited to be part of the first Young Radical Writers Competition. This competition was designed to encourage and promote young writers in the northern suburbs by providing an opportunity to showcase their achievements. Students had the opportunity to submit their best and brightest stories, with many categories to choose from and participate in author, songwriter and illustrator workshops at Dripstone Middle School. Many students submitted some wonderful stories, and a special shout out to Sanderson Middle class, as each student submitted a creative piece for the completion. Three inspired writers won their category and where presented their award at the grand presentations.
Congratulations to Heidi, Camillia and Shianne, taking home cash prizes.
On Sunday 16th July our Senior Skill Set Science students participated in the Can Regatta.
This boat was designed by our student Sophie. It is a coffin boat made from plastic. The plastic used was PVC, milk crates and soft drink bottles. The boats name was called Ironic.
Clink on the link below to see a video of the race.
DARWIN REGIONAL ATHLETICS
Henbury School had a terrific day at the Darwin Regional Athletics, completing against all mainstream schools in the Darwin region. We had 38 students competing in a huge variety of events. All students showed up on the day representing Henbury School with pride.
Huge thank you to all attending staff and a well done to Leah and Natalie who worked hard all day on the BBQ, feeding the hungry athletes.
See attached flu facts and information sheet.
The Northern Territory Government has also launched a vaping information campaign with resources for young people, families/carers and schools. Click on the link below:
Health Promoting School Nurse
UPCOMING EVENTS – Term 3 2023
Monday 7th August
Picnic Day Public Holiday
Wednesday 9th August
Junior Camp forms due
Wednesday 9th August
Henbury Pride Day
Thursday 17th August
Meningococcal B study - immunisation
Wednesday 23rd August
School Council Meeting @ 4:30pm
Friday 1st September
Father’s Day stall (more information closer to date)
Wednesday 13th September
School Council Meeting @ 4:30pm
Thursday 14th September
R U OK? Day
Whole school assembly @ 11am
Friday 1st September
Father’s Day stall
Friday 22nd September
Show Your True Colours day
Happy Birthday to the following students that celebrate their birthdays in August:
Joaquim C – 2nd
Wreece C – 2nd
Dekkie C – 2nd
Simaki KN – 3rd
Zacharias A - 3rd
Tatiana N – 5th
Miley L – 6th
Jacinta & Latoya G – 6th
Leeam T – 8th
Trivett LB – 8th
Killian P – 10th
Sierra S – 12th
Paddy C – 12th
Shantae H – 16th
Chantelle E – 17th
Riley G – 19th
Reecee P – 26th
Jacob G – 27th
Azaria B – 28th
Hayley M – 28th
Ronnie W – 30th