DITC was honoured last week with a visit by the VCDF,Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, who enjoyed meeting staff and students and finding out first hand about DITC's role and how we go about fulfilling it. He said after his visit that he was impressed by what he saw and heard. That's a credit to all the staff and students at DITC.
August 31 - Sept 6 was Legacy Week. One member of staff at DITC made a special effort to dress up in traditional Australian Army uniform to remind us all of the important work of this charity in supporting the families of service men and women who have been incapacitated or have died during or after their defence force service.
Pancake Morning Tea took on a different shape this month when the September team morphed pancakes into beautifully decorated and presented butterfly shapes, raising everybody's interest level to new heights.
Vietnamese Independence Day was celebrated today at DITC with a speech invoking the wise words of 'Uncle Ho', that 'nothing is more valuable than freedom and independence'. Vietnamese students sang the national anthem and received the good wishes of both the CO and GPCAPT Dennis Tan for Vietnam's continuing prosperity and friendship with Australia and the nations of our region.
Despite the considerably cooler weather the CO and XO both took up the Ice Bucket Challenge for the sake of those suffering from Motor Neuron Disease. Students showed their appreciation for their brave efforts by giving generously to the appeal. Let's hope that researchers eventually find a cure for this debilitating disease. $200 was raised by DITC today and donated to the MND Research Institute of Australia. Don't forget to read the book 'Silent Body, Vibrant Mind', written by the CO's high school teacher about his experience of MND with which he was diagnosed at the age of 36.
Staff gathered for a fond farewell to instructor Guido Gautsch as he headed off to a new job in private industry, where he will use his considerable knowledge of Learning Management Systems within an educational context. He will work as an 'Education Expert' to set up, and train teachers in, a new LMS product.
DITC BBQ Area