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Jason Griffiths | Principal, Brooklyn Latin School

‘It is not about regional tests or school report cards, it’s about changing the life trajectory of our students.’
Founding Principal Jason Griffiths outlines the mission of The Brooklyn Latin School, New York City.

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Top End – Day 4

Gunlom Falls to Ubirr to Darwin.

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Marjorie Little | Bulla School Pre-school Teacher

Bulla is a community roughly 600kms drive from Darwin down the Stuart and Victoria Highways. The Bulla School’s Pre-School teacher, Marjorie Little, reflects on her own success and the challenges facing her students.

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Tess Hennessey | Principal, Jabiru Campus West Arnhem College

These are kids’ lives. It’s so important, if the professional integrity is not there then don’t be in our profession. Go and find something else to do.

Tess Hennessey – Principal, Jabiru Campus West Arnhem College

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Top End – Day 3

Today we traveled about 400kms up the road through Katherine to Jabiru. We camped at Gunlom Falls on the edge of the Arnhem Plateau. After a sunrise swim at the top of the falls (no crocodiles) we met up with Tess Hennessey. Tess is principal of the Jabiru Campus of the West Arnhem College. This […]

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Top End – Day 2

Bulla Community sits 50kms east of Timber Creek. Timber Creek is a 500km drive South West of Darwin, almost to the Western Australia border.

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Top End – Day 1

Today is day one of our Top End Chalk Tour. Throughout the next week we will be traveling from Timber Creek to Jabiru in Kakadu. We’ll be visiting many communities along the way and interviewing many inspiring educators and elders. We’ll be updating the diary each day with photos, highlights and videos.

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PK Nglove | Schools for Schools (Oaktree) and GOLD

‘We as young people have the power to make change, to make a real difference’
Phakamani Ndlovu | The Oaktree Foundation

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Andrew Douch | Innovator. Teacher.

‘I never had a computer. I’m not that tech savvy’
Andrew Douch: education innovator and internationally successful presenter.

This admission by Andrew Douch may seem startling. It is not. Do not mistake it for false modesty. It is not. Rather, it is liberating. Andrew believes it is more important for teachers to be lateral thinkers rather than technically inclined.

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Yalmay Yunupingu – Yirrkala Community Education Centre

I am a Yesterday’s Leader
-Yalmay Yunupingu

It is not possible to have a conversation with the future. It is critical that we converse with the past.

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