Well done but the figures are misleading as they are …

Comment on NT’s top Aboriginal Year 12 student from OLSH in Alice by Jack.

Well done but the figures are misleading as they are skewed by the rapid growth of students claiming to be Aboriginal.
It would be interesting to hear how schools that have English as a Second Language Aboriginal students from remote communities have fared this year.
There is Yirara College here in Alice Springs and Nyantjantjarra College based at Ayers Rock.
We shouldn’t expect high numbers of graduates but these two schools provide a measure of how education is progressing for Aboriginal students who have not been raised in mainstream environments.

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Police dogs assist arrests of alleged youth offenders
As annoying as it must be for our police force to work mainly at night, this is when we are seeing the most criminal activity.
Intensifying night patrolling with K9s might just make a big difference to safety in our town.
Worth noting that dogs have much better night time vision than humans.


Old schools, hearing difficulties concerns for COGSO
Excellent that Aboriginal parents and families are concerned about this as we all are.
They can already assist by making their hearing damaged kids wear the hearing aids that have been provided free for the past 20 year in Aboriginal schools.


The elusive goal of deep shade in Alice
The council is replacing trees but not adequately watering the new ones.
If I had not stepped in and watered the 7 new trees in my street they would all be dead by now.
Also, they should be removing all the dead and now dangerous trees in our town.


65 years of history now a pile of rubble
Evelyne perhaps it should be relocated to Darwin?
But you do make the point that the Territory suffers from standard Darwin suited buildings.
The Commission houses here are also cyclone proof Darwin clones with rods tying the roofs to the foundations.
Buildings with heritage values in Central Australia need to be more than clones.
When I think of heritage values here wide shady verandahs and local sandstone come to mind.
A pity so much of our true heritage is gone but surely we are not so desperate that Darwin buildings take its place.


65 years of history now a pile of rubble
I taught there for many years. It was hardly fit for purpose as a school and I can’t imagine it being used for any other purpose.
Long corridors with classrooms on both sides.
What would you do with it?
As for preserving it as a heritage building.
Ridiculous!
I am glad to see it demolished.


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