NT Minister for Education Selena Uibo welcomed 38 new teachers who will be taking their places in Territory classrooms when school resumes.
“Being a teacher comes with great responsibility and is one of the most rewarding careers you can possibly have,” Ms Uibo, a former teacher, told the new Territory recruits.
“The Territory Government knows teachers are key to achieving generational change and creating brighter futures for all Territorians, which is why we will always invest in education.”
The teachers commencing their roles in Territory schools range from recent graduates – including four from Charles Darwin University – to those with more than 25 years’ experience.
They come from near and far, with more than half the new cohort from interstate, and there are 12 men among the group.
Ms Uibo said the Territory Government was delivering on its election commitments to re-invest in education, as evidenced by 2018’s record $1.14 billion education budget.
“Every Territory child deserves access to a quality education, regardless of their location or circumstances, so they can engage, learn, grow and achieve their full potential,” she said.
“Having a secure and stable education workforce is a key priority for our government and we are delivering on our election commitments to provide support for our teachers as they perform their vital role of shaping the futures of our Territorian children.”
The new teachers take up positions in the following regions:
- Alice Region – 7
- Katherine Region – 5
- Palmerston and Rural Region – 11
- Arnhem Region – 6
- Darwin Region – 6
- Barkly Region – 3
Children in Northern Territory government schools commence Term 3 next Tuesday, July 24 2018.
Source: NT Government