Menu

Education Today Logo


newsletter

Education Today Cover Browse Issue

School based policing starts again in NT

News Image

The Territory Government’s school-based policing program has recommenced, developed in collaboration with NT Police, Department of Education and Council of Government School Organisations (COGSO) the program focuses on positive youth engagement and the delivery of safety education.

Working alongside the afterhours Youth and Community Engagement Constables, School Based Police will be able to identify and proactively work with at risk youth to ensure they are getting all the support they need to stay on the right track. 

A report on the progress and effectiveness of the new model will be undertaken in Term 1, 2019.

Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister, Nicole Manison said: “School-based policing adds to the range of health, education, and child and family services this government is delivering to ensure our children have the best start in life.

“We want to ensure that a child’s first encounter with a police officer is a positive one.”

Education Minister, Selena Uibo added: “We have overwhelmingly heard that Territorians want police returned to our schools. This refreshed and reinvigorated model of school-based policing will help our kids build positive relationships with police and will enhance existing measures to identify children at risk of disengagement.

Ten central locations were selected as hubs for the program. They include:

  • Sanderson Middle School 
  • Dripstone Middle School
  • Darwin Middle and High Schools
  • Nightcliff Middle School
  • Palmerston College
  • Taminmin College
  • Casuarina Senior College
  • Katherine High School
  • Tennant Creek High School
  • Centralian Middle School

12 Dec 2018
Year 12 exam results aren't everything News Image

Year 12 is both a start and an ending and this period of change can be stressful. But there is help available if kids seem to be struggling with their mental health.
Read More

12 Dec 2018 | National
Bypass ATAR News Image

There are a few anxious school leavers right now, maybe they didn't get the ATAR they needed for the course they wanted or maybe they didn’t pass at all, but fear not there is more than one way to skin a cat. Read More

11 Dec 2018 | NSW
Rural school’s learning platform make for easy access learning News Image

Located on the Victoria-New South Wales (NSW) border, Wodonga Middle Years College (WMYC) has leveraged technology so every student can access education from anywhere at any time. Read More

11 Dec 2018 | National
Queenslanders best Young ICT Explorers News Image

The 2018 national winners of the Young ICT Explorers competition have been announced with teams from Queensland and Australian Capital Territory taking home the top prizes. Read More

10 Dec 2018 | International
Finland to use Aus education toolkit News Image

We’re often told to look to Finland for direction on education but the tables have been turned with the Nordic nation adopting National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative’s (NESLI) Staff Wellbeing Toolkit. Read More