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New dual campus opens in Palmerston

Palmerston NT students are set to benefit from the opening of a new dual campus education facility.

Formed by Rosebery Middle School and Palmerston Senior College joining, the new college model will enhance the learning experience for students.

“Investing in our children and young people is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do for all Territorians,” Minister for Education and Palmerston MLA Eva Lawler said. “Territory students deserve the best educational opportunities and the community told us what was needed to achieve this through an extensive consultation process.

Palmerston College Principal Sue Healy is excited for the future of the college and its students.

“Palmerston College will strengthen our connection with the eight feeder primary schools in the area, creating a well-supported school community in Palmerston,” Ms Healy said. “A key advantage of the dual campus is the continuous curriculum pathway from years 7 to 12. This will allow us to provide and strengthen our relationship with our students and their families for six years.”

To coincide with the start of the 2018 school year, the first stage of the action plan for the Territory Labor Government’s School Resourcing Model has been implemented in Territory schools.

“Schools across the Territory, including Palmerston College, have received a share of the one-off $4 million aimed at addressing budget issues and inequities in the previous global school budget model,” Minister Lawler said. 

“This is on top of our election commitment of an additional $20 million in ongoing funding for NT Government schools to reverse the damage done to our education system by the former chaotic CLP government’s cuts. We are ensuring Territory students have access to a high-quality education and are given the opportunity to engage, grow and achieve.”

Thousands of urban school students head back to school across the Territory today, with remote students returning to school tomorrow.

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