Staff

Remote School Attendance Strategy

The Remote School Attendace Program assists in getting children to school and finding out the reasons why children are not attending.

Joe Mayers 

I come from Tennant Creek, but I briefly lived in Queensland over the years. I work for the RSAS team also known as the Yellow shirts. I’ve worked for PAK since 2015/2016. Working at PAK is good, and I like it. One of the main things I like most is interacting with the families and children while getting to know them.   

Anthony Lake

I come from Tennant Creek and I have lived here all my life. I am a proud Kaytetye man with many Arrernte lines. At Papulu Apparr-kari I am currently working as a SAO (Student Attendance Officer, and I have been working here for 4 weeks. The things I like is trying to better the community by getting kids to school, and also the opportunities and pathways that are offered.  

Daniel Fraser 

I come from Tennant Creek NT. My role at PAK is a bus driver but I work with the RSAS team. I started at PAK as a RSAS worker 3 weeks ago. I think the job is great. One of the things I enjoy most is getting the kids to school to get them educated.

Gary Marshall

I am from Mount Isa Kalkadoon mob, but I’ve lived in Tennant Creek all my life. At Papulu Apparr-kari I am a SAO (Student Attendance Officer) which is also known as yellow shirts and I have been working here for 6 and a half years. I like working with children, listening to what they like and the goals they have. One of the main things I like about my job is what we do for our community and young ones, we are the stepping stones for our future generation. 

Connor Dawson 

I come from the Kimberley’s located in Western Australia. At Papulu Apparr-kari I am a SAO (Student Attendance Officer) worker and I have been working here for 3 weeks. One of the main things I like about working for PAK is I like helping the community and helping people to get an education.   

Leonie Williams 

I come from Rockhampton Queensland, Darumbal country. But I’ve been back and forth between Rockhampton and Tennant Creek throughout the years. I work in the RSAS team based at the local High School and my role there is a support worker. I’ve worked with PAK since 2010, but I’ve only worked in the RSAS team for a little over a year. The things I like most is seeing all the students coming to school and are ready to learn. But one the main things I like is I like to help students with their school work to get it done, and it also teaches me to have patience.     

Susan Jones

I come from Karlinjaringi community. I work as a SAO (Student Attendance Officer) at the Tennant Creek Primary School. I’ve been working at PAK for 15 years. The things I enjoy about working at PAK is working with children and also working with the media area with translations and recordings.

Latisha Farrell

I come from Tennant Creek. I work as a SAO (Student Attendance Officer) and I’ve worked for PAK for 13 years. I like working with children and other people. What I like most about working at PAK is helping with the language work.