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PATRICK MILLS visits Tagai

4/09/2013
 Indigenous Australian professional basketball player, Patrick Mills who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (the NBA) visited Waybeni Koey Ngurpay Mudh on Wednesday 4th September. Not only is he one of the first Indigenous Australians to play basketball in the NBA, he is also one of the youngest players ever to suit up for the Australian national basketball team, the Boomers.
Patrick generously offered his time to address a special parade as the key note speaker and inspired our students to think, dream and to aim towards the challenges and commitment of working hard and to strive to be the best you can be.
He took a small tour of school grounds with Cultural Ambassadors, Gwen Garnier and Ian Gaidan, visited Mrs Belyea and Year 11 BOM for a class interview, and Mrs Loban’s Year 8N English for a literacy lesson. Patrick also spoke on an Eluminate (Webconference) with some very excited outer island students facilitated by Dave Bell (Sports Coordinator) and Dan Tonon. The students from Badhulgaw, Narupay and Waybeni Buway enjoyed asking Patty lots of questions and seeing him on the web cam! Thanks for a great day Patrick!