In primary school Casimira Tipiloura never dreamed of finishing year 12. No one in her family had completed their schooling and until recently there wasn’t even a high school on the Tiwi Islands where you could study the Northern Territory’s equivalent of the HSC.
Now Casimira is the first Tiwi student to graduate with an ATAR, attending her local high school in Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island, 80 kilometres north of Darwin.
While students on the Tiwi Islands have successfully gained the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training in the past, Casimira is the first to succeed in the compulsory units required to receive an ATAR. This makes her the first student to graduate, with the possibility of going on to university.
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