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Old schools, hearing difficulties concerns for COGSO

 

 

President Tabby Fudge (pictured) calls for schools to be brought up to Australian standards and more assistance for Aboriginal children with hearing problems. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Changing school holidays? It's a hard one.

Peter Chandler

 

 

We've been asking Territorians whether or not school holidays could be reconfigured to achieve better outcomes for students, but although a majority want something other than the status quo, there is no clear alternative at this stage, writes Peter Chandler, Minister for Education.

 

Anderson: confusion in the bush on school staffing

 

 

UPDATED, 2.33pm & 8.08pm: , see FULL STORY: Shadow Minister for Education Natasha Fyles says the government is "lurching from crisis to crisis" while Education Minister Peter Chandler is saying that Ntaria will be receiving an increase in teaching staff allocation.

 

Original story: Member for Namatjira Alison Anderson says her office is being inundated with enquiries about what is happening to the staffing of bush schools. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

Gonski dollars don't add up for NT schools

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

It is obvious the sums do not add up in favour of the Territory signing up to the Gonski education reforms, writes Chief Minister Adam Giles.

A quarter of tiny works Budget goes to expand gaol

 

Central Australia is getting $40m in new capital works spending in the Territory's 2012-13 Budget.
This is not counting re-votes from previous Budgets.

The Centre's slice is just 3% of what Treasurer Delia Lawrie describes as "a huge $1.3 billion infrastructure investment across the emergency services, education, health, roads, corrections and housing sectors".

A quarter – $10m – of Central Australia's new allocations will be spent on the Alice Springs Correctional Centre (at left, Google Earth), $5m on the Alice hospital and $5m on the Mereenie road, the Red Centre Way.

Meanwhile the Opposition says Territorians will pay in excess of $1b in interest repayments "as a result of the Labor Government’s failure to reign in debt".

Peter Solly, General Manager Tourism Central Australia, says the Budget "recognised the importance of providing additional funding to the tourism sector to stimulate demand and support the industry in response to the Global Financial Crisis [but] the real value of base funding to the tourism sector has not kept up with inflation".

After three decades in Territory schools she's the best teacher in the country

What
does it take to be the best primary school teacher in Australia? To
have a warm and vivid presence might be part of it. Add imagination,
keenness, a strong sense of possibilities, interest in the world. Then
let's not forget experience, support from colleagues, and a school
environment where everyone is pulling on the same string to keep kids
happy and learning.

This teacher, Jo Sherrin, and this school, Bradshaw Primary, can be
found in west-side Alice Springs. Last Friday at a ceremony in Melbourne
Mrs Sherrin, one of two teacher-librarians at Bradshaw, was named the
nation's Primary School Teacher of the Year at the inaugural Australian
Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership. Pictured: Kaylana
Hagan (left) and Casey Lally with teacher-librarian Jo Sherrin, who's
been named the Best Primary School Teacher in Australia. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Public meeting delivers report card on the Intervention and suggestions on where to go from here


"I've got 55 positions across MacDonnell Shire – I can't fill all of them because I have to compete with Centrelink."

It was one of the starker statements of the two and half hour public
meeting held in Alice on Tuesday evening, about the second phase of the
Federal Intervention.

The speaker was Tracey McNee, coordinator of Community Safety at the
shire, making a point about the disincentive to work created by ease of
access to the dole. She "took her hat off" to shire residents who had
taken the work, but commented on the remaining vacancies: "[People]
don't necessarily have the same pressure and pushes to apply for those
jobs."

The jobs are with night patrol services: "No-one is saying night patrol is an easy job, but it is a job," said Ms McNee.

Centrelink is potentially "a large part of the solution," responded
veteran community development worker Bob Durnan, suggesting that the
organisation has the motivation and capacity as well as permanent staff
in communities to help people into jobs (presumably with some
forcefulness, if necessary). He said while government has poured a huge
amount of money into job networks, they are not based in communities and
don't have local knowledge. Centrelink is in a good position to take
over job network functions, he said. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Photo: Youth worker George Peckham on the microphone at Tuesday night's public meeting.

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