Staff and students gathered in the common room to celebrate the Director of Studies (DOS), MS Sylvia Wheeler's birthday..... age cannot be revealed. Staff and students sang the birthday tune and wish her many happy returns.
Last week DITC hosted the Foosball World Cup competition which attracted a total of 13 'national' teams. Six teams made into the final round of the competition after some hard fought matches. In the grand final held on 4 July 2014, the Vietnamese team convincingly beat the Aussies to earn the bragging rights. Congratulation to the winners and their supporters.
Students graduated from the PT PREP 1/14 course yesterday showing a great respect for DITC teachers and support staff, as well as a great grasp of English and a wonderful team spirit. They are in tip-top shape, ready to take on the rigours of Royal Military College General Service Officer First Appointment Course and the Navy New Entry Officers Course. We wish them well in their endeavours at Duntroon and HMAS CRESWELL.
The cheering was loud and sustained for ten students and staff who celebrated their birthdays with a pancake stack specially prepared by a team of hard-working staff members. The pancake stack depicited a Christmas tree in anticipation of Christmas in July.
The whole of DITC came out in force today to congratulate the lone AUSTFAMIL 25/14 graduate, ENS Michael John Encina from the Philippines. He will be on his way to attend the Small Ships Navigation Course at HMAS Watson, Sydney. We wish all the best in his target course.
Three Midshipmen from Papua New Guinea graduated this week from AUSTFAMIL 24/14. They will proceed to HMAS Watson to attend the Junior Warfare Application Course (JWAC) which will extend their stay in Australia till November 2015. We wish them all the best in their 18-month course.
DITC BBQ Area
The Islamic month of fasting, Ramadan, ends with the festival of Eid al Fitr. A celebratory meal breaks the fast and at this time charity and good deeds have special significance. Eid is also a time of forgiveness and making amends.