Education Today Logo


Education Today Cover Browse Issue

$1 million boost for Northern Territory school administrators

An additional $1 million per year to support business managers in Territory schools has been announced by Minister for Education Eva Lawler to assist in reducing the administrative burden on schools.

Minister Lawler said the additional $1 million in funding is allocated per year for four years and will assist in reducing the administrative burden on schools.

“We want the Northern Territory to be the most improved education system in the country – to do that we need to invest in our kids, our schools and our staff," she said.

This year, as part of the funding, $1500 grants have been provided to every government school enabling business managers to immediately engage in professional development related to their work.

In addition to the grants, an enhanced program of ongoing training has been offered for school administrative staff. Three centrally employed business managers will also be appointed to provide an additional point of contact and mentoring services.

24 Mar 2018 | National
Streaming is bad for slower students News Image

We do it as a matter of course, but streaming students looks more and more like it’s detrimental to slower students. But doing away with streaming isn’t the answer as less accomplished students progress best through structured instruction. Read More

24 Mar 2018 | National
Tests texts too taxing? News Image

We were always taught to answer the question in tests but it looks like understanding the question is often a problem in of itself and inaccessible instructions pose an obstacle to all students’ achievement. Read More

23 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
Construction starts on Wesley’s Glen Waverley campus redevelopment News Image

Following the loss of ten classrooms to a fire in 2016, Wesley College has commenced the construction of a new Glen Waverley Campus redevelopment. The redeveloped site will be world class and open late 2019. Read More

23 Mar 2018 | ANZ and Pacific
ANZ partnership to support education in Pacific News Image

The Australian and New Zealand governments together with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) have formalised a €12.8 million commitment with the Pacific Community (SPC) towards education in the Pacific region. Read More

22 Mar 2018 | Germany
Kids’ invention saving millions of litres of water News Image

It’s World Water Day and we’d all be a lot better off if we gave as much thought to its conservation as German brother and sister Daniel and Lara Krohn (both aged 9). Read More