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Posted on 30 November, 2018 in Teachers, Students, Partnerships

2018 Youth Business Awards

2018 Youth Business Awards

On Thursday 22 November fourteen Darwin High School students received recognition at The NT Youth Business Awards at Parliament House Darwin for their efforts and achievements in business and enterprise. Darwin High School was awarded the Overall Winner for 2018 for Consistently High Performing Entries.

By teacher Jayant Prackash

The NT Youth Business Awards took place earlier this month at Parliament House Darwin. Several senior secondary students were recognised for their efforts and achievements in learning about business and enterprise.

Guests attending the function were:

The Honourable Selena Uibo MLA, he NT Youth Business Awards took place earlier this month at Parliament House Darwin. Several senior secondary students were recognised for their efforts and achievements in learning about business and enterprise.

Guests attending the function were:

  • The Honorable Selena Uibo MLA, Minister for Education
  • The Honorable Nicole Manison MLA, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Business and Innovation
  • Vicky Baylis- Chief Executive, Department of Education
  • Marion Guppy- Deputy Chief Executive, Department of Education

Also present were representatives from the Departments of Education and Business and Innovation, teachers and principals of participating schools and parents of students and of course the students.

All students studied a business and enterprise unit as part of their Northern Territory Certificate of Education. Darwin High School had a strong representation in three categories: for planning and operating a small business; for an operational plan where students have not had an opportunity to trade and a third new category, for entries featuring an innovative product or service delivery. For their submission students had to reflect on insights into the world of business they had learned from doing this course. To support this, the students also submitted business reports or operational plans and analysed markets, assessed opportunities for potential and growth, considered business structures and created financial models and records. Some students ran their own businesses for a number of weeks. While food businesses were still popular and very successful, some students ventured out into less well established markets.

Minister Uibo acknowledged and thanked DHS for the continued support and participation since the inception of the Awards in 1988. Darwin High School has been entering students continuously for 30 years and was presented with a certificate in recognition.

Our students entered in both individual and group categories. We won five awards and the perpetual trophy.

Congratulations to the following students who were recognised in the Planning and Operating a Small Business Category:

Students Business name
Runner Up Cindy Jongue and Nathan Lee Thirs Tea A school market stall selling Bubble tea and Pandan Cake
Encouragement Award Jennifer Massoud, Alanah Hardy and Mamta Rai A Spoonful of Sugar A school market stall selling nostalgic spoonful of chocolate

Congratulations to the following students who were recognised in the Operational Business Plan Category (where students have not had the opportunity to trade):

Winner Alisa Mai Kaya Marlu Adventure Tours Adventure tourism supporting and promoting indigenous culture and language.

Congratulations to the following students who were recognised for entries featuring an innovative product or service delivery:

Winner Daniella Mallari and Hannah Ellaga Pin Protect, Interact and Navigate, an app which helps the user to locate the nearest Safe House
Encouragement Award Xylck Malimban, Theofanis Kokkinomagoulas, Amol Matthew and Alanah Hardy IOCA Tap Bags A clean 100% organic alternative to plastic bags

Congratulations to the all the students and staff involved!

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