Edition 735, 11 December 2017
Darwin's Henbury School Celebrates
Monday, December 11 2017
Darwin is unique in so many ways when contrasted to other capital cities – where this is most notable is the Darwinian spirit of giving and community participation. Darwin is a truly multinational city and it is inspiring how all these diverse communities – Greek, Indonesian, Timorese, Thai and ‘Áussies’, join together with the business community for a good cause.
This was demonstrated magnificently on Friday at the Darwin Convention Centre as the Henbury School teachers and students greeted over 400 people at their annual fundraising luncheon. Last year’s function raised enough to acquire a customised bus for the students and again corporate generosity was on display – with numerous dignitaries leading the charge included four Territorian Ministers, the Lord Mayor and a number of number of local councillors and a smattering of ACPET members.
The day was a true celebration of not only generosity, but some very inspirational performances by the students with some very heart-warming moments shared.
Henbury School is a contemporary and responsive special purpose school for students with disabilities with a campus in Wanguri and classrooms in many other middle and senior school campuses, including Darwin High and Casuarina Senior College as well as Sanderson, Dripstone and Nightcliff Middle Schools.
Congratulations to the team at Henbury, well done to the students (and thanks for the hand printed tea towels) and much gratitude to all who contributed on the day.