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Plant & Equipment Hire
Graders - Trucks - Loaders
Full contingent of Plant and Equipment for:
• Sealing of Roads
• Bulk Earthworks • Dam Building
• Pastoral Land Clearing
For enquiries please call:
Jim Phillips - 0417 834 574
Allan Hull - (08) 8962 2056
Ofce - (08) 8962 1039
THE Beat exhibits premier per-
forming arts education in Northern
Alice Beat showcases performing arts
education in schools from Central Austra-
lia and Barkly at the Araluen Art Centre
auditorium each November.
Student participation represents com-
bined school ensembles, choirs, soloists,
bands and dance troupes.
Alice Beat 2015 saw students from 18
urban, regional and remote schools many
participating for the first time under lights,
in a professional theatre for a big audience.
The showcase performance recognises
and celebrates the dedicated effort of stu-
dents, teachers, support staff and parents
striving for excellence in their art form
The Beat Festival realises increasing
numbers of students and schools each year
reflecting enhanced understanding of the
value and importance of arts education in
Amplified parent engagement and partici-
pation in education is evidenced through
Beat sell-out performances in Darwin and
Alice Springs with Katherine planned for
the 2016 school year.
NT School of Music and Beat Foundation
proudly present the annual performing
arts spectacular of popular and original
material featuring body percussion, sound-
scapes, soloists and ensemble, choir and
dance troupes providing students a multi-
platform arts experience.
The festival upholds excellence in per-
formance however literacy, numeracy,
health, social and cultural education
remain embedded in school curriculum
programs underpinning student learnings
and outcomes through the arts.
Arts education thoroughly researched,
assessed and documented for improv-
ing learning outcomes recognises aged
and honoured teaching practice through
rhythm, rhyme, movement, song and
dance with Beat applying the ‘X-factor’ for
engagement, attendance and participation.
As an Infants/Primary trained teacher of
30 years I testify arts education successes
for improving student cognitive devel-
opment especially English as a second
language contexts in addition to enhanced
behaviour management and increased
enrolment and attendance.
I reflect on an era of teaching and learning
where curriculum underpinned by arts edu-
cation made classrooms an exciting part of
community life with students beating the
teacher to the school gate.
Schools now face complex social and cul-
tural challenges driven by competing agen-
das and social media detracting from the
importance of school education signifying
falling parent and student engagement.
Public education faces further complexi-
ties as families experiencing improving
socio-economic circumstances desert
government schools for private education
opportunities offering enhanced curricu-
lum including arts education.
Good health underpins academic achieve-
ment with education the catalyst providing
critical understanding and awareness and
you cannot have one without the other.
Families and students disengaged from
education suffer poor health outcomes
risking repeating inter-generational lateral
violence and poverty requiring fundamen-
tal personal and systemic changes.
Parental and individual responsibilities
represent cornerstones for change with
meaningful school education and public
health representing the vehicle for improv-
Arts embedded in public health and edu-
cation policy presents acknowledged best
past practice for improving outcomes and
making the difference!
Member for Barkly
Arts in health and education
Last Tuesday 27 October was the very last meeting to be held at the
Language Centre at 17 Windley Street.
The Annual General Meeting was held at the old premises as a final
After 21 years, it is time for the old buildings to be demolished to make
way for the new language Center to be built.
The AGM was attended by a large number of members and people
observing the last meeting to be held in the old buildings.
The AGM will hopefully be held in the newly built Centre in October 2016.
The occasion was a happy one and in some ways a sad one for those
that had worked at the Language Centre over the years.
With a newly elected committee and the building of the new Language
Centre, Papulu Apparr-Kari is looking forward to a new beginning ensuring
that we remember the past to enable the future generations have better
opportunities and expectations to succeed.
The new Language Centre Building will be a great legacy to all Language
speakers and non-language speakers of the region and will be a great
resource for all.
PAPULU APPARR–KARI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION
Goodbye to the old, in with the new
Phone 8962 1040
Fax 8962 1369
GARDENING & HOME
Ph 0429 995 088
Fax 8962 3787
Qualified Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic
Service and Repairs
Supplies & Installation
Fridges, Freezers and Cool Rooms
No obligation free quote’s
Ph: 89622502 Mobile: 0419718039
Lot 1022 Brown Street, Tennant Creek
• Self-certifying Plumbers, Drainers & Gasfitters
• Domestic, Commercial and Remote Work
• Concrete Cutting & Coring
• Mini Excavator, Backhoe & Crane Truck
• Steel Fabrication & Welding including
Stainless Steel & Aluminium
• CAL Accredited
• On-call 7 days a Week
• Passenger Vehicles
• 4 Wheel Drives • Light Trucks
• Services • Repairs
• Window Tinting
• Rego inspections
Call Adam Carroll
Phone: 08 8962 1881 A/H: 0418 865 206
Fax: 08 8962 1882 Lot 1030 Brown Street
Phone 8962 1040 or email
Phone 8962 1040 or email
Phone 8962 1040 or email
Phone: 8962 3073 Fax: 8962 3122 |
We specialise in airconditioning preventative
maintenance & fast breakdown service.
ELECTRICAL contractor Dexter
Barnes has ventured into solar en-
Known locally for 30-plus years as a
reliable and affordable electrical busi-
ness, the company began supplying and
installing solar panels and solar power
inverters for Tennant Creek earlier this
“We’ve already completed several
premises in town with some bigger pro-
jects in the pipeline,” said owner Russell
Russell said he was pleased with the
support from the local community for
their new venture into solar power.
“Using outside companies can be a
problem later on when something goes
wrong,” he said.
“They either don’t come back or it could
be months before they address an issue,
so it’s much better to stick with local
businesses which aremore accountable.”
The company’s long-term plans include
installing stand alone solar systems,
which are not connected to the grid,
especially for remote communities.
“This is very expensive initially but
cost recovery can be expected after
Home owners and businesses running
off solar grid-connected systems will be
able to reduce their power bills by 75
per cent, with cost recovery within three
to five years.
Dexter Barnes also offers air condition-
ing repairs and services, domestic and
industrial installation and repairs, and
crane and genset hire.
For a quote either email dexterbarnes@
bigpond.com or call 8962 2674.
Dexter Barnes Electrical
Locals serving locals
with a great service
Russell & Kerry O’Donnell
P: 8962 2674
F: 8962 2457
M: 0407 623 083
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Ph/fax 8962 2468 186 Paterson St
EDITOR: Jasmin Afianos
Phone: (08) 8962 1040
EDITORIAL MANAGER: Barry Nattrass
Phone: (08) 8962 1040
ADVERTISING MANAGER: Tash Hennig
Phone: (08) 9842 2970
4pm each Tuesday prior
to that Friday’s edition.
NEWS & ADVERTISING
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HIRE AND SALES
1370 STUART HIGHWAY
• Heat Reduction
Paint for tin roofs.
0477 888 723
• INTERIOR • EXTERIOR
- Commercial or Domestic -
Reasonable hourly rates or free
quotes within town area.
Call Steve on
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