Through the delivery of high quality early learning and school education programs, Northern Territory government schools are giving children and students the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Vicki Baylis, Chief Executive of the NT Department of Education speaks of the shared commitment of schools and education system to give every student the opportunity to engage, grow and achieve.

“Our goal is to be the most improving education system in Australia,”Ms Baylis says.

“Over the past year, we have been working hard to understand what it is that makes the biggest difference to student outcomes and how we use that to better support our students and schools.

“We have a shared focus on ensuring that children are engaged in their education, that they are learning in school and that, as they progress through school, they achieve the best possible outcomes.

“Already we have seen incredible growth and learning across the Northern Territory in our schools as they go on their school improvement journey.”

With a continued investment in quality programs and initiatives that make a difference, students attending Northern Territory government schools are in learning environments enriched with culture and opportunity.

The focus on education in the Northern Territory starts in the first years of a child’s life, as they are vital to creating a love of lifelong learning. The Families as First Teachers program which provides support to young children and their families has been expanded to 43 sites across the Northern Territory.

A range of pathways are offered to students in Territory schools; including extensive Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs such as Maritime, Aviation, Agriculture and Learning on Country.

With the Northern Territory spanning thousands of kilometres, the Department of Education provides high quality education services for over 43,000 students across 152 schools.



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