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- Construction of fencing around the girl’s football pitch complete. Fencing around the pitch was constructed to encourage girls to be active and play soccer. Years on this area is now earmarked for a possible large solar project, with girl’s activities now geared towards AFL and basketball.
- Bubblers installed across campus to provide students with fresh water 24/7.
- Garden plans approved: Plan includes crop planting, open air classroom design and possible dam installation.
- Initial sponsorship with Skinny Fish Music, securing Tiwi Band B2M to perform at the Tiwi Ashes. This sponsorship still exists now in 2015.
- Total donations for year: $145,500
- Construction of open air kitchen classroom complete: Includes seating for 30 students, state of the art kitchen facilities. New classroom situated with a view over the proposed future dam and garden.
- Construction of chicken and duck enclosures providing 60-80 eggs per day for students.
- Construction of robust double fence around perimeter of far to protect crops and poultry from buffalos, dingoes and wild brumbies.
- To manage early attrition rates due to termites and birds, 1000 trees and seedlings were planted in experimental blocks. Additional varied stocks were also used to stock the greenhouse.
- Discovery and delivery of 1000 tonnes of river soil for the garden’s topsoil build.
- Total donations for year $339,300
- Purchase of bobcat, a tipper truck, three gators and industrial mowers to move soil around the property, prior to this all soil was moved in utes or shoveled by hand.
- Donation of a laptop and headphones for each student to assist with students computing education.
- Purchase of trimmers, chainsaws, edgers and various farming tools to help with the sustainability of college maintenance. This allowed the beautification of the garden, earning the name by the students of “Peaceful Pika”.
- Total donations made for year: $677,000
- Renovation and restocking of existing greenhouse to further develop horticulture practices for students.
- To provide corporate volunteers independence on the property a gator was purchased. With 60% of donations coming from our generous corporate volunteers, accommodation and transport have been modified for the growing number of visiting volunteers.
- Construction of 50 x 25 metre dam complete: Includes installation of environmentally friendly solar pumps in local rivers to decrease the garden’s reliance on diesel.
- 10 solar panels erected close to river to significantly reduce the property’s reliance on diesel.
- Two-year sponsorship with Books in Homes providing library stock, as well as nine books donated to each student to take home.
- 1000 books donated to the library by Gary Dawson and Matthew Reilly.
- Uniform and sports apparel donated, providing all students with clothing supplies.
- Two permanent staff employed full time, supported by two to four casual season staff ensuring safety of property and stock during the wet season.
- Twin cab vehicle purchased for Darwin transport needs when corporate and visiting sports ambassadors stay in Darwin.
- Regular fly in fly out IT visits from Macquarie Bank staff.
- Inaugural Tiwi College Sydney excursion for nine female students, in partnership with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Students completed the writing of the College’s first book, “Bangs” during their six-day visit.
- Total donations for the year: $479,000
- Irrigation equipment installed in the garden, providing water to the garden which has positively impacted yields and turf growth for garden aesthetics.
- $10,000 of cooking equipment purchased for the outdoor kitchen to help with the student’s cooking education.
- Creation of the KPMG apprenticeship program: One apprentice to be sponsored each year, who works regularly on all aspects of garden and safety with Head Foreman Jason Ryan.
- Creation of the Liz Ellis Scholar’s program: One student selected each year is financially supported to purchase equipment, extra curricular study and uniforms.
- 10 female students flown to Sydney to see the musical the Lion King at the State Theatre in Sydney. This was the second Senior girls excursion.
- Total Macquarie staff volunteer visits for the year: 20
- Donation Milestone: Total donations reach $2,000,000 in October
- 75 laptops donated to the College IT program to improve students computing abilities.
- Adoption of abandoned baby buffalo TUYU.
- Total donations for the year: $363,000
- $200,000 was raised in August for the sixth Tiwi Ashes. Since 2010 special guests at the Tiwi Ashes have included Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist, Kurtley Beale, Liz Ellis, Andy Symonds, Allan Border, Andy Bichel, Michael Kasprowicz, Justin Langer, Dean Mumm, Kyle Vander Kuyp, Paddy Ryan and Phil Waugh.
- Tiwi College Sydney excursion occurs in November for the third year in a row. This year nine female students head to Sydney to see Matilda the musical, go surfing with Layne Beachley and work with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Students receive a uniform from the Liz Elliz Foundation, including College branded t-shirts, jackets, hoodies, backpacks and caps.
- Macquarie Bank to donate $100,000 to the college, plus developing a staff matching program for up to 30 Macquarie staff for 2016. The program will see each staff member raise $2500, and The Macquarie Group Foundation will then match each donation. This donation will qualify Macquarie Bank volunteers for a four-day visit to the College.
- Total donations for the year: $453,838
Left: Jessica Stassi’s first run from the Printing Press
Right: Outdoor Cinema for Thursday movie nights
This year is going to be a very exciting year for the students with the following events planned:
- Installation of a fabric printing press for the Art department to help develop the students artistic skills.
- Enlisting various artistic groups to broaden the students education base.
- Full installation of solar panelling to make the College garden less reliant on diesel fuel
- Installation of outdoor cinema for the college children and community film night.
- Enhanced media exposure of the junior guide program via Channel 7,9 and other angling mediums.
- The introduction of bush tucker plots amongst our 32 crop rotation.
- Launch of the “Centurion Program” which is passionately driven by KPMG’s David Howie. The program will see regular financial donations of 100 people to support the College’s apprenticeship program expansion to five students.
- The College is also engaging in discussions about implementing a tertiary scholarship program.
- Jessica Stassi becomes our first full time permanent employee. She will visit Macquarie Bank, AMP Bank, KPMG Darwin and Shimano as part of her working program.
- We will also be hosting around 30 individuals from corporate groups to the project.
- We will be hosting our 8th annual fishing challenge, and 8th annual Ashes/multiple Sports carnival.
- The real emphasis for Year 8 is employment, employment, employment!
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