11 June 1997The official opening of the Bees Creek School by the Hon Fred Finch MLA Northern Territory Minister for Education & Training and the Hon Dr David Kemp MP Federal Minister for Schools, Vocational Education & Training; a joint NT Federal funding initiative of the Howard & Stone Governments. Also present Chief Minister Stone, Speaker McCarthy, Minister Barry Coulter, Mrs Noel Padgham-Purich MLA, Litchfield Shire President Gerry Woods and Federal Member Hon Nick Dondas MP. Opening coincided with the meeting of the Employment, Education, Training & Youth Affairs Ministerial Council meeting (Committee of COAG) held in Darwin hosted by Minister Finch. School Principal Mr Peter Collins. Minister Kemp cutting the cake to mark the official opening.