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Date:September 29, 2015

Dinner under the Stars


Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education recently celebrated the launch of its new logo with a unique Dinner under the Stars event in Central Australia.

Set amongst the grounds of the Desert Peoples Centre (DPC) the dinner was an opportunity for Batchelor Institute to thank its many partner organisations for their on-going support and contribution to Australia’s First Nations Tertiary Institute of choice.

Over 50 guests including the Northern Territory Minister for Education, The Honourable Peter Chandler, MLA, the Consul General of Viet Nam Mr Le Viet Duyen, Alice Springs Mayor Damien Ryan, Batchelor Chair Professor Mark Rose, DPC Chair, Mr Harold Furber and Batchelor Institute original logo artist, Ms Isobel Windy dined alongside a range of Institute staff, partner organisations and representative from Central Australian businesses.

It was a great opportunity to outline Batchelor’s re-invigorated approach to providing high quality teaching and learning opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Batchelor Institute CEO, Robert Somerville AM, said the Institute is going through a highly exciting period of renewal with significant positive change taking place right across the organisation.

“We are moving quickly to position ourselves as a provider of choice for First Nations people and look forward to the journey ahead as we diversify the delivery of our education and training programs across the Northern Territory and wider”, Robert Somerville AM, Batchelor Institute CEO

“There are exciting times ahead for Northern Australia and we need to make sure that we are delivering the education outcomes that will allow our students to take maximum benefit for themselves and their communities.

“For over 40 years we have been delivering high quality education and training programs and we believe that Batchelor Institute is well placed to provide these services for the next 40 years”, Mr Somerville said.