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Generational Change: 33,000 Students and Additional Teacher Recruits Return to School

More than 33,000 Northern Territory Government school students, along with 38 new teacher recruits, resume classes today as the second semester of the school year gets underway.

Minister for Education Selena Uibo attended Wagaman Primary School to welcome its 300 students to the start of term three.

This financial year marks a record, $1.14 billion education spend from the Territory Labor Government, after years of education budget cuts and teacher sackings under the previous CLP government.

Ms Uibo last week welcomed 38 new teachers who have been recruited to Territory schools for the new school term. More than half of these recruits have relocated from interstate. 

In the Gunner Government’s first year, 125 extra teachers were employed in Northern Territory schools.


Quotes attributable to Education Minister, Selena Uibo:

“We came to government with a key priority of investing in our children and creating generational change.

“We are reinvesting in our kids, our schools and our educational workforce after the CLP slashed $135 million from the education budget.

“This financial year marks a record, $1.14 billion education spend from the Territory Labor Government, which will provide critical support and infrastructure that will enable our children to engage, grow and achieve their full potential, no matter where they live.

“I’d like to wish all of our Territory students, teachers and support staff all the very best for a happy and successful new school term.”


Quote attributable to Wagaman Primary School Principal, Jackie Roberts:

“Our staff and students are excited to be back and ready for learning in term three. As always it promises to be a busy term with interesting learning opportunities for our school community.”


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