Additional IPS Funding 28 Jan 2015

Territory's Independent Public Schools given funding boost.

Six of our Territory schools opened their doors to students this week as independent public schools, exercising greater functional autonomy in a model designed to improve the education outcomes of students.

To support the move the Northern Territory Government has allocated $1 million this year, with an ongoing annual assignment of $2 million. 

The six schools are keen to introduce a number of innovative learning programs under their independent public school status to improve student outcomes.  The funding will be utilised by the schools to bring these programs to reality both within and outside the classroom.

Independent public schools will, through greater autonomy, be able to exercise greater operational control and adopt strategies best suited to their priorities, including more innovative teaching and learning practices.

Money Boost for schools 28 Jan 2015

The implementation of global school budgets will be supported by an extra $23 million over four years from the Territory government.

The funding is part of a financial package earmarked to assist schools making the transition to the new student needs-based funding model, and is additional to $17 million already allocated, providing $40 million over four years. 

This will boost this year’s transition budget by $8 million, bringing the total to $13 million.

The new money will target schools with larger budgets, with a particular focus on middle, senior and special schools because of their size, complexity and specific needs.

NTCET Completers Celebrate across the Territory 18 Dec 2014

Senior secondary students across the Territory received their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) results today. In 2014, 1315 students completed the NTCET, an increase of 60 students compared to 2013, the greatest number of certificate completions since its inception.

Events were held concurrently today at Casuarina Senior College and Alice Springs Town Council to celebrate the students who achieved results in the NTCET Top 20 (link to Top 20 students). The students were congratulated and recognition was given to the support and guidance provided by student’s families, teachers and friends during the demanding senior secondary years.

The Territory’s top scoring NTCET student, Anna Miers from Centralian Senior College, obtained an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 99.9. The top performing Indigenous student, Asha Tonkin-Reeves from Katherine High School, one of the 171 Indigenous students who have completed the certificate.

The Top 20 results were determined from the university aggregate scores of 20 students from five schools - Casuarina Senior College (7), Darwin High School (6), St Philip’s College (4), Centralian Senior College (2), and The Essington School (1). This year, 21 students achieved the top two per cent in Stage 2 subjects and were awarded 30 A+ merit awards.

NTCET Top Students 2014