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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NT boarding facility at Nhulunbuy

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

A NEW boarding centre aimed at improving the education of Indigenous students in the north-east Arnhem Land has been opened. Northern Territory Education Minister Eva Lawler said the $20 million ‘Dawurr’ boarding facility, at Nhulunbuy High School, will provide students and their parents with the choice of schooling closer to home.

“This is an exciting time for Nhulunbuy. Dawurr gives students and their parents a choice closer to home and also creates ongoing jobs through education and operational needs,” she said.

The boarding facility has one-, two- and four-student bedrooms, a commercial kitchen and dining room, tuition rooms, a multi-purpose art and music centre, amphitheatre as well as sporting facilities and open-plan gardens.

“This facility enables boarding students to access a range of subjects and opportunities through the school, such as maritime studies and tourism that would not be available in small remote locations,” Ms Lawler said.
Nhulunbuy High School principal Sabina Smith said a committee was established to provide expert advice and guidance on the centre.

“The consultation process, facilitated by the Yothu Yindi Foundation, has allowed the community and stakeholders to guide all aspects of how the facility will operate,” she said.

Source: The Koori Mail

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