Encouraging science in NT schools

Tennant Creek High School award winners

More than 60 Indigenous science students in years 7 – 11 across Northern Territory’s Middle and High Schools were awarded this month with Flinders NT Poche Science Achievement Awards.

The awards, consisting of a Certificate of Achievement in Science and a prize, identify Indigenous students who are either high achieving science students and/or who show an interest in Science. The award can also be given to students who may need some encouragement and/or engagement in Science.

The awards were presented by Flinders NT staff from Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs at school end-of-year presentations. See below for a list of the 17 participating schools.

Congratulations to all winners!

Leandro Feller - Nhulunbuy High School
Leandro Feller from Nhulunbuy High School, winner of a Flinders NT Poche Science Achievement Award

Leandro Feller

Year 10 winner from Nhulunbuy High School is Leandro Feller who has already set a range of goals for his scientific future, planning to build a career in the computer industry and undertake a degree in computer science and engineering.

Science will dominate Leandro’s senior years of schooling with a full scientific programme next year and he will be attending the CSIRO STEM Summer Camp during the holidays!


Participating Schools

Alice Springs
Centralian Senior College
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College
St Philips College

Haileybury Rendall School
Sanderson Middle School
Marrara Christian College
Palmerston College
Dripstone Middle School
Casuarina Senior College
St Johns Catholic College
O’loughlin Catholic College
Taminmin College
Darwin High School
Darwin Middle School

St Josephs College

Nhulunbuy High School

Tennant Creek
Tennant Creek High School

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