21 Jul 2014

Propose esteemed educators for rewards

Teachers Excellence Award Winners 2013Each year there comes a special day on which we honour the dedication of school principals, teachers, teacher leaders and school support staff members. The tireless efforts of these professionals, who have profound influences on the lives of young people, often go unheralded. But the annual Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards is an opportunity to nominate those who have provided high calibre education services.

The categories for this year’s awards are:

  • Northern Territory Early Childhood Teacher of the Year.
  • Northern Territory Primary Teacher of the Year.
  • Northern Territory Secondary Teacher of the Year.
  • Northern Territory Principal of the Year.
  • Northern Territory Award for Excellence in Teaching or Leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.
  • Northern Territory Support Staff Member of the Year.

The public and members of school communities can nominate candidates of distinction from Monday 21 July until 4pm Friday 22 August 2014. The winners will be announced on 31 October 2014 at World Teachers‘ Day functions across the Territory.

 16 Jul 2014

Sport vouchers increased and expanded to cover recreation and cultural activities

Sport and recreation activities are a fantastic part of the Territory lifestyle.

Encouraging children to participate in sport, recreation and cultural pursuits can help foster teamwork and build personal endeavor and skills, as well as being good fun and keeping active.

The Sports Voucher Scheme aims to help Territory families cover the cost of their child’s participation in sport, recreation and cultural activities.

The Government announced in April this year that the scheme has been expanded to two $100 sport vouchers issued twice a year for every school-aged student in the Territory

Parents will receive the first voucher after July 1, sent home with their child through the school. The second voucher will be distributed in January next year.

In a change to the previous scheme, the vouchers can now be used for recreation and cultural activities such as swimming and music lessons, girl guides and scouts, as well as sporting activities.

Each voucher is redeemable at sport, recreation and cultural organisations registered with the Department of Sport, Recreation and Racing. Vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash or transferred to another child. Only one voucher can be used for each registered organisation

Sports Voucher $100

 15 Jul 2014


A Product Safety Recall has been issued for the promotional bracelets contained in the Territory Day merchandise packs, recently distributed to students through schools.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission advises that the battery component of the bracelet is easily accessible by young children and, if ingested, may cause serious illness and even death.

Parents are being urged to dispose of the bracelets in the rubbish bin as soon as possible.

Product Safety Recall Advice