29 September 2023
Thank you to students, staff and families for a productive Term Three.
It was wonderful to finish the term with the NT Learning Commissioner (NTLC) led, ‘Henbury’s Best Last Friday.’
A huge thank you to Amanda Thomas who supports our NTLC students with their initiatives. Everyone had so much fun with activities and the Colour Fun Run. Thank you to the families and staff who supported the fundraising efforts. The NTLC raised almost $3000. All this money will go towards future projects the NTLC lead.
Another activity that takes place on the last day of term is the Students vs Teachers basketball match. It was a close competition with the Student team coming away with the win on this occasion.
It was a massive week for our student leaders the NTLC’s and their teacher commissioner Amanda Thomas. They delivered a finely tuned assembly on Thursday after having presented their NTLC work over the past years to school leaders from across Australia and New Zealand earlier that morning.
Henbury hosted the special event for the school leaders and were joined by Wagaman and Bakewell NTLC’s who also shared their NTLC journeys. The school leaders were super impressed and John Cleary, Senior Director of School Improvement reported back with, “Your commissioners were fabulous and we deeply appreciate the time and extra effort that went into sharing your stories with a national (and international) audience this morning! The NTLC’s work was the focus of conversation all day.”
We had special guest Luke Gosling, Member for Solomon, join our assembly and present a massive (in size) cheque to our NMS class. The $500 winnings were for their art entry in the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival. Congratulations to all the students who won class, values, Aussie of the month and attendance awards at our assembly.
We were certainly given an amazing treat when we got to watch Blue 4’s video, Day Tripped Out. A professional piece created by the staff and students and backed up by some fine acting. Blue 4 had the whole hall in fits of laughter. Well done Shannon, Grace, Kane, Vlad, Mark, Oliver, Jacky, Ayden and Nick. Move over Hollywood!
Along with our Week Ten events, Term Three has been packed full of occasions including RUOK? Day, Fathers’ Day Stall, Casuarina Precinct Writers Festival, Interschool Athletics Carnival, Bullying NO WAY Day, Pride Day, School Camp and Educational Adjustment Plan (EAP) meeting reviews with parents/carers and stakeholders. We value the input of those who care and support our young people so If you didn’t get a chance to meet with our staff in Term Three, there will be catch up EAP review meetings early Term Four.
All school staff will be involved in training on Restorative Practices and Safe and Supportive De-escalation of Behaviour on Monday 9th, October. This is a pupil free day for all students.
Have a wonderful break and we will see all the students back at school on Tuesday, 10th October.
GOOD ON YOU SCHOOL VALUES AWARDS
Congratulations to the following students for winning Good On you Awards:
Year 7, Clinton J for responsibility, resilience, respect, care and compassion.
Year 8, Mark B for respect.
Year 9, Lawrence O for resilience.
Year 10, Narvia S for teamwork and resilience.
Year 11, Heidi GV for teamwork, resilience and respect.
Year 12, Lachlan C for responsibility and respect.
Yellow 3 students have been busy exploring post-school options this term and building skills to support independent living. We attended excursions to the Careers Expo (see a great summary written by Hannah below), the CDU VET Open Day and our year 12's will be exploring YouthworX this week. We enjoyed a morning tea at Harry's Cafe and were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour by the manager. The students also learned about road safety awareness and practised their balancing skills at Parap Bike Safety Centre.
The class has continued developing their work-ready skills in Skill Sets this term, getting fabulous experience at Henbury Precinct and the Henbury on Campus cafes. Some of our year 12's have further extended themselves by exploring work-experience opportunities at Crocodylus Park and Darwin Convention Centre. We will be capping off Term 3 with a chill morning out at De La Plage this Wednesday and a very UNchill Colour Run on Friday!
Wishing everyone a wonderful school break!
EXCURSION TO THE CAREERS EXPO
On Wednesday the 16th of August, Yellow 3 went to The Marrara Stadium to the Careers Expo with Yellow 2 and Yellow 5. We travelled on the school bus to the Stadium and when we arrived, there were lots of stalls of different organizations like health, universities and businesses. We walked around all the stalls and asked questions about what courses are available for students. There was some merchandise at the stalls, and we were delighted to help ourselves to some free stuff.
Article written by Hannah Z
This term Yellow 4 said farewell to Beth Rubira as their classroom teacher and hello Sharon Young. It has been a busy term with lots of events happening across the school. Yellow 4 ate rainbow pancakes for Pride Day and went to the disco in the hall. We dressed in orange for Bullying No Way Day, creating a window display to show our support and wore yellow on Are You Ok? Day.
During Community Access, Yellow 4 have been taking advantage of the good weather before it gets too hot and the wet season begins. We have visited the Jingili Water Gardens a couple of times for chips in the park. The class has enjoyed playing in the accessible playground after eating.
SANDERSON OUTREACH HAVE GONE FISHING
SMS Outreach Student entered their Skate Board Designs and Fabric Art at the 2023 Royal Darwin Show.
Well Done, Trent Nuggett for winning First prize in the Junior category for Art. Trent showcased his Deck Art design on his skate board using acrylic paint. Third Prize in the Junior Craft category was given to Kayden Wheeler for his ‘Turtles’ screen print on fabric.
SMS HAVE GONE FISHING
After a full year of collecting, counting, and sorting, cleaning and recycling cans and bottles SMS saved up and went on an adventure.
Barramundi Adventures to be exact! Please read the class combine reflection –
Our class went to Barramundi fishing at Barramundi Adventures in Berry Springs. We used fishing roads to catch them. Kayden and Roman caught some big barras. Everyone else got nibbles. We had so much fun. Clinton and Camillia got to feed the Barramundi by hand. When the Barra took the fish out of their hands it made a boof sound and we all jumped. When we left the sign said, ‘you are now leaving ‘Barradise’. We ended by having lunch at Berry Springs Reserve. It was a great day.
HENBURY OP SHOP – DONATIONS REQUIRED
Henbury Op shop is currently taking donations. You will find us in our new location at Casuarina Village, 54 Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina. Our Op shop hours are:
Monday – Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm
FATHER’S DAY STALL
The 2023 Henbury Father’s Day Stall saw lots of gift ideas to spoil the special men in our lives.
Students worked hard across Woodwork, Enterprise Education and regular classes, learning skills to make a range of handmade gifts including wooden bottle openers, fish mobiles, driftwood mobiles, tie dye t-shirts, cards, sleep masks, coasters, bookmarks, heat packs, framed artworks, keyrings, mango chutney, bees wax wraps and much more! It was great to see all our students’ hard work for sale at the Father’s Day Stall and at Henbury Precinct Café.
HENBURY SCHOOL CAMP 2023
This year the students travelled to Bachelor Outdoor Education Centre for the Middle years camp. As the senior camp was cancelled this year, we were lucky enough to have senior students attend and assist staff with groups. After a rocky start with the charter bus break down and a school rescue, we set off again for Bachelor to start the adventures. We had the opportunity to bike ride, challenge ourselves on the high ropes, preform daring feats of vertical challenge on the rock wall and shoot arrows at leaning towers and targets. Besides all the action and adventures we had by day, the fun really started a night with an amazing talent show, followed by a groovy disco with glow sticks by the hundred. A big thanks to all the students that showed off their singing, dancing, rapping and spinning skills to a very excited audience. Most students woke up around the 5am morning mark on day two, ready for the new day activities and excited for day trippers to arrive. The more the merrier. After a few hours of fun and excitement we travelled all the way back to school, ready for bed, well the staff were. We can’t wait for next year’s escapades.
NT Athletics Championships
Well done to Briseis who came first in the 100 metre sprint and 3rd in the 400 metre race in the NT Athletics Championships. Briseis has made it in the NT Athletes team to compete in the Australian All Schools Championships in December!
Congratulations Azaria and Hayley who recently completed in the Marie Little Shield in Melbourne. We are very proud of you both.
NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PJ TO SCHOOL DAY
It was great to see so many people in their PJs for our fundraiser, ‘National Wear your pyjamas to school day’. The school raised $63. All funds raised went to children in care.
Students enjoyed a sausage sizzle and a movie in the hall with their peers and teachers.
Year 12 BUNNINGS FUNDRAISER
On Saturday 9th September our Year 12 fundraising team held a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Palmerston. Thank you to all the staff and students who helped by volunteering their time.
A huge shout out to Palmerston Quality Meats for their generous donation of sausages as well as Old Mate’s Bakery who donated 30 loaves of bread.
We made a profit of $1799.59 which will go towards our year 12 graduation.
CDU VET INFORMATION DAY
Twice a year we send home a summary of all the emergency details that we have stored on our Student Administration Management System (SAMS) for each student. These summaries went home in Week 9. Please make sure you go through all the details and make any changes before you return it back to school.
HENBURY CORPORATE LUNCHEON
Early bird ticket sales have been extended until the 29th September.
Call 89977077 or visit our website:
See attached pledge for more information on our luncheon and how to be a part of it.
UPCOMING EVENTS – Term 4 2023
Friday 22nd September
Last day of Term 3
Monday 9th October
Pupil Free day. NO SCHOOL on this day. 3
Tuesday 10th October
First day of Term 4
Friday 20th October - Tuesday 24th October
Henbury School Art Exhibition.
Friday 27th October
World Teacher’s Day
Thursday 23rd November
Year 12 Graduation evening at the Hilton
Friday 1st December
Henbury Corporate Luncheon
Thursday 7th December
End of Term 4 Assembly
Tuesday 12th December
End of year special Awards Assembly
Wednesday 13th December
Whole School Christmas lunch party
Thursday 14th December
Last day of Term 4
Friday 15th December
Pupil Free Day
Happy Birthday to the following students that celebrate their birthdays in September:
Marcus G – 7th
Nick W – 7th
Brodie G – 14th
Ethan N-F – 14th
Billie B – 15th
Alex J – 19th
Flynn B – 21st
Heidi G-V – 21st
Xyalliaih H – 22nd
Trent N – 23rd
Leo J – 25th