Term 1 has seen high numbers in the Strong Girls room. It is encouraging to know that possibly more than 27 girls will receive a Strong Girls Shirt or Shorts for their excellent attendance and behavior this Term.
This Term saw the Strong Girls start a running club. It was a great effort by all the girls who managed do the 2km walk or run down Nightcliff and Casuarina beach. We had a high number of participants and are hoping to take even more students on a bigger bus in Term 2 when we continue.
Thursdays are always a treat in Strong Girls with our Cooking Club serving up Pizzas, Sundaes, Baritos, Tacos, Nachos and experimenting to make our own ice cream.
International Women’s Day earlier this month saw senior students take part in hosting a breakfast with guest speaker MaryAnn Bin Salik AO. With great company and food, the morning was a success and inspiring to all students.
During Week 8 Strong Girls took eight girls to enjoy a day out as part of our Rewards and Engagement Day to acknowledge and encourage student attendance, behavior, and school achievement throughout the Term. We spent the morning at Crocosaurus Cove, had lunch at the Botanical Gardens and walked the oil tunnels at the Waterfront. We finished off the day with an ice cream from McDonalds for the bus ride home.
By using tools of upport, engage, encourage and empower, we strive to bring out the best in our Strong Girls and look for leaders. One such student who is currently showing great leadership is quiet Year 12 student Leticia Vincent. Leticia was selected out of over 100 applicants to take part in the Work Experience with Government (WEX) Program 2017. The week included visits to Parliament House, the War Memorial, AIATSIS, the National Museum, Australia's Defence Force Academy and Australian Federal Police, and lots more. The Program aims to give Indigenous Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to explore employment options in the public sector after completion of Year 12 – well done Leticia!