School Achievements

  "Thanks for giving me a fantastic inside perspective on just what an excellent school Ross Park is." 
A parent who worked in the school in 2012

Some of the recent achievements include:

220 entries in 2013 Eisteddfod

Second place in decorating a Guide Dog for the Blind 2012

Six staff were nominated for Excellence Awards in 2012

Fourteen staff nominated for Excellence Awards 2011; Karen Blanchfield awarded NT Principal of the Year

Parliamentary Art Award 2011 Runner Up - Year 6 students

Eight staff nominated for the Teaching in the Territory Awards 2010; Carol Thomas won Teacher of the Year, Central Australia

Winner of the Best Youth Film at 2010 Lens Flair competition

Best Preschool Float in the Bangtail Muster

Parade 2010

Winner of Best Dressed Clocks at the Alice Springs Desert Festival

2010

Won an  Interactive Whiteboard on the Today Show 2010

Wearable Arts - 2010: 2 Highly Commended entries; 2009:13 entries and many prize winners

Eisteddfod 2010 - won several trophies including highest level participation

Winner of the 2009 NT Parliamentary Art Award, Year 5/6 Llamas, $3000 prize

Year 3/4 Students won a Science Award for their "Bugs"

Six students attended the CSIRO Awards presentation in Darwin 2009

Two students represented the NT at the International River Health Conference in Canberra, 2009

Student attendance averages 92% annually

Highly qualified teachers (1 holds Master degree, 19 hold Bachelor degrees and 4 hold a Diploma or equivalent)

Teachers Jackie Mullins and Ali Hood were awarded the NT Teaching Team prize in 2008; eleven nominations were made for our teachers in 2009

Excellent results in National Assessment Program (NAPLAN) 2008, 2009, 2010

NT Film Award winner of best short film

Tournament of Minds: Honourable Mention, 2007; participated 2008 and 2009

Wakakirri Competition: Storytelling Gold Award; Story-Dance Bronze Award, 2007

2nd prize - NT Legislative Assembly Primary School Art Competition 2007

Early Childhood class for children with learning needs (ECDC) in its 5th year in 2010

Fundraising by students e.g. Fred Hollows Foundation, RSPCA, Cancer Foundation

Spring Fairs - very successful community event and fundraiser, September each year

Investing in our Schools Grant - $150 000, 2007, spent on ICT

Community Water Grant $42 000, 2007

Eisteddfod Success: highest level participation 2007 - 2011; winners of debating section 2007

Battle of the Cans 2007 - Graffiti Art Competition 2nd prize

Interschool Athletics Winner 2005; Runner-up 2006

Interschool Sports for senior students