As a celebration of high attendance rates and academic success in 2011, Dubbo Academy students were treated to a week long camp in Sydney. The camp was designed to support fun celebrations, as well as provide guidance and avenues into careers and tertiary education.

With a fortunate break in the weather, the students teamed up with Tribal Warrior for a Harbour cruise. They also enjoyed a successful fishing stop a Shark Island, and caught waves in Maroubra with Surfing NSW! The trip to Taronga Zoo was fantastic, with the seal show being an outright favourite.

Back on dry land the students had a blast during a rollerblading disco at Alexandria Park Community School. They also visited the University of NSW, where the Nura Gili Mob took students on a tour to show the breadth of the campus and discussed pathways into higher learning.

With Koori Radio only a short walk away from NASCA’s home base at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, students were invited to visit and learn about how broadcasting works. A select group of students were even interviewed live on air! With great luck and timing, famous Aboriginal comedian Sean Choolburra dropped in to say ‘hello’.

We wish them well for 2012 as they continue to embrace and finish school.