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Australia: Nungalinya update

February 2017

Nungalinya teaching staff 2017
Nungalinya College Deans and teaching staff. © Nungalinya College, 2017. Used with permission.

Nungalinya College is preparing for the start of another exciting year, with the Teaching Team and College Deans meeting together earlier this month. The staff learnt from one another as they planned their classes, sharing knowledge of kinship and culture, and took time to pray and fellowship together over meals.

The latest newsletter was posted on their Facebook account, along with photos from this special time. Below is a snapshot of this newsletter, with the full version available at the college website.

Nungalinya teachers share their culture together
Nungalinya teachers share their culture together. 
© Nungalinya College, 2017. Used with permission.

“Due to our large number of students last year we received more government funding than expected and  were able to use it to do some much needed upgrades to our accommodation. The funding had to be used up or returned, so we had a very busy time at the end of the year completing the upgrade to the hostel bathrooms, getting paths to our units so the cleaners can more easily access them, ordering furniture for rooms, updating equipment in the kitchen etc.

Sadly however, we have been notified that our application for funding for a new hostel was unsuccessful. This continues to be an issue for the College as we struggle to fit all the students into our current accommodation facilities. However, we will continue to seek ways to further develop the accommodation.

Thank you to those who contributed financially to the College in 2016. We achieved our donations budget and actually finished the year with a small surplus. This was due to increased student numbers and the reduction in the employment budget as we did not have a Development Officer for the year.

The year ahead is looking good so far although we are anticipating less students than 2016. One reason for this is that so many are completing and graduating meaning they have finished the offerings available to them. This is great!

Please pray for a new generation of Christian leaders in communities to grow in faith and come to study at Nungalinya.

Teachers prepare for Term 1
Teachers prepare for Term 1. © Nungalinya College, 2017.
Used with permission.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Mandy and Justine in their new roles as trainee teachers and for Justine’s children as they settle into school in Darwin.
  • Pray for the right students to come and study at Nungalinya in 2017 and that we will have sufficient numbers for all our courses.
  • Pray for Karen and Steve Fletcher as they commence their roles as Development Officer and Residential Services Manager.



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