Home' Tennant and District Times : 2018 0511 TDT Contents 8 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 11 MAY 2018
Phone (08) 89632424
Tennant Creek Primary School will be
CLOSED 28TH AND 29TH OF MAY
For a Read Write Inc. Professional Development
and has been approved by School Council
Did you know?
Whole School Focus
I will use my Strong Heart and Strong Spirit and
use kind words when playing with others.
Mungkarta would like to thank Mr. Graham for
delivering and installing there new equipment.
Yr. 3 and Yr. 5 NAPLAN testing
15th to the 18th of May
Students from Mungkarta enjoying a
math lesson on the mat supported by our
TCPS would like to wish all our
Mums, Aunties, Grandmothers and Carers
a Happy Mothers Day.
Now showing at the
Civic Hall until 7 July
Monday- Sunday, 9am-5pm.
Tickets: $10 for Adults and
$5 for Children (17 and below).
For more details visit:
145 Paterson Street, Tennant Creek NT Phone 0400 898 965
3 Fresh house made meals, sandwiches and Turkish melts, salads, fruit salad & quiche
3 New Organic Barista coffee 3 Smoothies, shakes & cakes
3 Extensive range of Tommo’s pies, sausage rolls, vegetarian pasties and a variety of hot dogs.
3 Extensive menu of delicious breakfasts & meals
Weekdays 7am-2pm | ⎜Sat 8am - 1pm | CLOSED SUNDAYS
Café BUZZ BEAN
DON’T FORGET OUR
LOYALTY CARD -
10 stamps = 1 free regular coffee!
CATERING AVAILABLE FOR LARGE & SMALL GROUPS
FRESH FOOD DAILY
CHILDREN throughout the Barkly
seem to be the biggest winners out
of the Northern Territory Government
Budget 2018-19 and education tops
More than $43 million will be spent on
school education and a further $7.33 million to
implement the second stage of the Indigenous
Education Strategy including the Families as
First Teachers program, support for students
attending boarding schools and implementing
the community-led schools initiative.
Further, $480,000 has been budgeted for
isolated student education through distance
There has been $2.72 million set aside for
out-of-home care and $1.86 million over four
years to implement a new school resourcing
model for more equitable and transparent
funding and increased support.
Preschool education will be funded to the
tune of $2.67 million and $2.02 million will
go to early childhood education and care
including early childhood services subsidies.
Child protection services will have a budget
of $1.65 million, including an additional
$570,000 to provide enhanced local child
protection services for Tennant Creek.
The Healthy Life, Creative Life program to
enable middle and senior years students to
return to mainstream schooling or progress
to a job or training through re-engagement
activities such as sport, creative arts, social
and emotional learning and learning on
country. $1.03 million will be provided to
fund the program.
Other education initiatives that will be fund-
ed include network cabling upgrades across
schools in the region, Vocational Education
and Training and support for employment
pathways in schools, the Back to School
Payment scheme, early intervention and
support to tackle challenging behaviours and
assist students with additional needs and the
development of interactive data and analytics
dashboards for schools.
A million dollars towards the Legacy Mines
project will be used to make abandoned mines
safer and $600,000 will go to the Regional
Network as part of the Government’s Local
Decision Making policy.
The Government’s bid to make communi-
ties safer will see nearly $26 million spent
on hospital services including patient travel
and a further $6.14 million to provide primary
health care services in urban and remote areas.
Police, fire and emergency services will
spend $14.3 million on police stations at Ten-
nant Creek, Elliott, Ali Curung, Alpurrurulam,
Arlparra and Willowra, the fire station at
Tennant Creek and three volunteer groups to
manage fire and emergencies in remote areas.
The Barkly Work Camp will receive $5.06
million for the 50-bed low security prisoner
work camp and $1.73 million will be used
to continue the Alcohol Harm Minimisation
Strategy, addressing alcohol-related violence
and point of sale interventions.
Other funded initiatives include youth justice
services, NT Concession and Seniors Rec-
ognition schemes, family support services,
domestic and family violence services, public
housing safety officers, remote community
court services and gender equity and social
Infrastructure throughout the Barkly will
be boosted to the tune of $76 million, with
• $24.3 million in Northern Territory and
Commonwealth funding to strengthen and
widen sections of the Tablelands Highway
under the Beef Roads Program.
• $11.8 million for selected upgrades to
improve the cattle supply chain on the Barkly
Stock Route under the Beef Roads Program.
• $10 million for the Tennant Creek Art Gal-
lery extension as part of the National Iconic
• $9.92 million to upgrade the Tablelands
• $6 million to continue the construction of a
new preschool at Tennant Creek catering for
up to 88 enrolments, integrated with facili-
ties for the onsite Families as First Teachers
• $5.5 million for Turbocharging Tourism,
including new mining interpretive displays
in Tennant Creek.
• $3.2 million to continue stage 1 of the
Sandover Highway upgrades to extend the
seal to the Utopia health clinic.
• $2.2 million to strengthen six bridges along
the Tablelands Highway.
• $1.57 million to upgrade government
schools, including round 2 of Building Better
Schools projects, the rooftop solar in schools
program, and to support small infrastructure
• $1.51 million for repairs and maintenance
of government schools, including homeland
Regional kids the big
winner in Budget 2018
A WOMAN who grew up in Tennant Creek and went on to
become a notable filmmaker is returning to town to run a
story writing workshop for Aboriginal women.
Dena Curtis, who has traditional links to the Barkly, has teamed up
with Penelope McDonald from Alice Springs for Drawing Out Story.
The five-day practical story writing workshop, to be held at Karguru
next week, will arm Aboriginal women with the skills to write stories
The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is offer-
ing the workshop to reach out to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander communities to unearth potential new storytellers.
Participants will be introduced to writing dramatic stories for the
screen and will have the opportunity to explore, document, present
and write narratives for a five to seven minute screenplay. They will
also have the opportunity to view and discuss short fiction stories.
There are 15 places available so any Aboriginal women who’d like
to participate should book a spot by calling Barkly Arts on 89622799
or Penny McDonald on 0410695272.
Story workshop for Indigenous women
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