Case Study - Experience as a Principal Interstate - David McInnes

Oct 20 2017
33 of our current 455 Catholic Secondary Pri...

Instructional leadership the way forward

Oct 19 2017
Principals who are instructional leaders hav...

School wrong for banning turban

Oct 18 2017
By not allowing five-year-old Sidhak to attend ...

Girls crack the code for success with STEM

Oct 17 2017
When Sarah Moran and her Geek Girl Academy coll...

Assistance for your school to partner schools in Asia

Oct 16 2017
2018 Australia-Asia BRIDGE applications closing...

Ombudsman rules against school who suspended Yr 12 student from Graduation Formal

Oct 15 2017
A Year 12 student missed her high school formal...

Principals' Salary Conditions - Comparison across Australia

Oct 15 2017
Over recent years, CaSPA has undertaken to summ...

Funding available for your school to visit Parliament House in Canberra

Oct 14 2017
We know a visit to Parliament House is a potent...

Civility costs nothing - Ignoring it in the workplace can pay a hefty price

Oct 13 2017
Nasty people don't just make others feel...

Our best on a par with Singapore's struggling students

Oct 12 2017
"We are condemning our children to a se...

Stephen Elder speaks out against wealthy private schools 'gaming the system' to double disability funding

Oct 10 2017

Victorian independent schools have been accus...

Case Study - From Greenfields site to Flourishing College - Lauretta Graham

Oct 09 2017
Above: Early days of construction...Lauretta...

St Virgils Students head to the chilly south..

Oct 08 2017
Above: Australian Antarctic Division di...

Cairns 2018 - Conference Program now available

Oct 08 2017
...

Cairns 2018 - Expressions of Interest Now Open

Oct 07 2017
...
Home >  Blog >  St Virgils Students head to the chilly south..

St Virgils Students head to the chilly south..

Posted on 8 October 2017
St Virgils Students head to the chilly south..

Above: Australian Antarctic Division director Nick Gales, far right, with St Virgil's College students at the naming announcement for the New Australian icebreaker the RSV Nuyina (noy-yee-nah), meaning southern lights in palawa kani. Picture: ALEX LUTTRELL

SIX St Virgil's College, Austin's Ferry, students are set to embark on the school trip of a lifetime after one of the school's students won a competition to name Australia's new Antarctic icebreaker.

Haidar Alnasser was named as the winner of the Australian Antarctic Division's "Name our Icebreaker" competition.

Haidar's suggested name for the new $1.9 billion ship was the RSV Nuyina (noy-yee-nah), meaning Southern Lights in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.

The name was also suggested by a student from Secret Harbour Primary in Perth, WA.

Haidar's prize is a trip to Antarctica with five other students and two teachers from the College.

The group along with six students from Secret Harbour Primary will journey to Antarctica in November.

The keel of the Nuyina was laid last month, with the vessel scheduled to arrive in Hobart in 2020 and embark on its maiden voyage at the end of that year.

There were 800 entries in the national competition.

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre has formally approved use of the name.

 

From: ALEX LUTTRELL, Mercury

September 29, 2017 10:18pm 

Tags: Catholic Secondary Principals Australia

Post comment
Tell a FriendPrint This PageBookmark SitePrincipals LoginEnquiry