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112 January 2013 | DarwinLife Magazine

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Schools are continually challenged in the Middle Years to provide relevant and engaging educational programs for students. One school that is exploring various ways to maintain positive self esteem and motivation in learning is The Essington School Darwin through its youth radio broadcasting program. The School’s Middle School and new Senior College at Charles Darwin University are well known for its excellent and innovative programs: Performing Arts (music, singing and dance), Learn to Fly Program, interstate and overseas tours, Marine Science and Aquaculture Science Centre, and links with Charles Darwin University programs for extending and challenging students. In 2005 the School established a Radio Station for students as part of its focus on Media Studies and Communication Skills. A radio studio was set up at the school and trials conducted where prerecorded programs were broadcast on the internet. Later, through a partnership with Radio Larrakia, a nearby community radio station, students were introducted to community radio and live broad casting. For six years they had a two hour Radio Larrakia (94.5FM) radio program. With the move of Radio Larrakia to new digital radio studios in the city, and their forthcoming move into community television, the School has established a new partnership with DARWIN FM to conduct a daily youth radio show from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. David Cannon, Principal of The Essington School Darwin, said: “The focus on developing high levels of personal communication skills using radio is based on a program developed in leading US schools. The link with Radio Larrakia and DARWIN FM has provide our students with the opportunity to broadcast a youth radio program live each week. The radio broadcasting program is designed to enhance the personal communication skills of individual students and to increase their understanding of mass communication, the media”. The School plans to expand the current radio program in 2013 into a ‘radio magazine’ focus on youth activities and events in Darwin and the NT. It is also planning to provide students with a similar ‘hands on’ experience in the future in television broadcasting through partnerships with broadcasters in this medium. David Cannon, Principal of The Essington School Darwin said, “These programs along with the various other programs students do in school are designed to build the confidence of students, to increase their self esteem and provide a high level of engagement at the difficult early secondary years of education. We are very pleased with the positive response from students and their obvious personal growth”. The Essington Show can be heard on DARWIN FM from Monday to Friday from 4-6 pm. For more information on the The Essington School Darwin and its programs, please phone the School on Phone: 8985 0100, or see the website:


NT Christian Schools has been delivering high quality Christian education, training and care to young Territorians for over 30 years and is committed to continuing to develop its outstanding schools and other training and educational entities into the future. We are committed to supporting parents in the nurturing of their children and to the promotion of strong partnerships between home and school in each of our school communities.

NT Christian Schools have the following campuses in Darwin MARRARA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE | Ph 8920 2000 PALMERSTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL | Ph 8932 3377 SATTLER CHRISTIAN COLLEGE | Ph 8983 1268 NT CHRISTIAN COLLEGE with Campuses at Marrara and Palmerston

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KidsLife Magazine January 2013  

KidsLife Magazine January 2013