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College in the media


In 2010 the Northern Peninsula Area State College commenced an Explicit Instruction Curriculum in all year levels from pre-prep to year nine. In the following years the student performance data on a range of measures demonstrated significant improvment on that which had previously been achieved.

This marked improvement has brought considerable interest from a range of media organisations interested in the processes that had brought about the improvement in student performance and wanting to tell the story of how the changes in the educational culture of the college had been made.

The college partners with the following media organisations:

QRAM/Black Star Radio

Since December 2013 the College has been having regular live radio hook-ups with the breakfast show announcers on Black Star radio in order to announce college events and provide good news stories about the college community.

In early 2014 the Black Star network provided regular announcements of the college enrolment fete on day four of term one and this public support was crucial for supporting the quick return to school by the students. 

Torres News

An independent newspaper, the Torres News has supported the college since Term one 2009, publishing a full page of colourful news and announcements from the college. There have now been over 110 pages published in this paper with a circulation of 4500 copies throught the Cape York and Torres Straits region.

Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council

The college enjoys a close relationship with the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC). The council publishes news and events from the college on a regular basis in its monthly newsletter magazine. Please view all newsletters.

The Cairns Post

The Cairns Post publishes feature stories about the college success from time to time. In 2013 this has included  stories about NAPLAN success and the Year11 and 12 Students painting a 40m long mural on the side fence of the Bamaga Tavern.