Tryphina Reu (pictured) is in the NT's top 10, and the college was named as one of five schools in the Territory to have the highest number of students complete the NTCET, writes Jill Jansons, St Philip’s College Director of Community Relations.
A tour bus by day turning into a homeless shelter at night; a family-friendly restaurant selling its own non-alcoholic beverages; a classroom on wheels, delivering extra-curricular programs in remote schools, doubling as a tourism venture on weekends and holidays: these were among St Philip's Year 8 students' ideas for businesses creating social impact. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
The proverbial handful of rice became, briefly, a reality for students and staff of St Philip's College.
By far the largest group, 76% of the 600 students taking part, had nothing else for lunch yesterday: eating just boiled rice, they represented the third world populations who mostly go hungry.
A second group had MacDonald's fare – hamburger and icecream: they represented the well-fed first world. It was the smallest group, 7% of the participants.
And the group in the middle, 17%, had fried rice with vegies.
This World at Lunch initiative was organised by Year 12 students Jessica Sullivan and Caroline McClure and members of the Senior Round Square Committee.
It made us aware how lucky we are, and we should all do more to help, said the students the Alice News spoke to.
Some encouraged other schools to hold a World at Lunch as well. PICTURED are Ross Cairns, 13, and Round Square Prefect Caroline McClure, 17, with their handfuls of rice. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
For St Philip's College students the idea isn't all that far-fetched: "We're equal distance to any coast in Australia," they say.
In fact their school is the only one in Australia to offer a Year 12 boat building course.
One boat they built this year is a 5.5m John Dory and the other one a Gaot Island Skiff, seen being launched in the Glen Helen Gorge by students Joshua Blain and Paul Berriman, and Geoff Leedham, Head of Applied Technology.
All techniques of modern timber boat building were applied, using Australian made marine grade Hoop Pine and other associated timbers, including Fiji Mahogany and Huon Pine. With modern epoxy adhesives one boat used only six screws in its construction, while the other had none.