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starts at home
Parents living in remote communities are
getting involved in their child’s early education
and developing long lasting benefits for future
The Families as First
Teachers (FaFT) aims
to ensure that families
are actively involved in
their child’s education
so children get the best
possible start in life.
The program creates
pathways for early
education to pre-school and
The program develops a
supportive learning journey for
future progression of children
living in remote areas and:
» strengthens parents
knowledge about child
development from birth to
three years old
» teaches numeracy and
literacy activities in a fun
and social environment
» creates a friendly
embraces culture, identity
and everybody’s learning
» is embraced by Indigenous
families and provides
rewards to all community
This is an initiative under the
Territory Government’s vision
for a strong society for all
Jointly funded between the
Territory and Commonwealth
To find out more about this project
and others that are underway, visit
THE Federal Government has blocked a Chi-
nese consortium from buying S.Kidman and
Co properties, including the Barkly’s Helen
Springs and Brunchilly.
Treasurer Scott Morrison said the sale, worth an
estimated $370 million, would have been contrary to
the national interest.
The Kidman properties cover 101,000 square kilo-
metres - almost one per cent of the Australian land
mass - in the Northern Territory, Queensland, South
Australia and Western Australia.
The package of 15 cattle stations includes Anna Creek
in SA, which falls within the Woomera Prohibited Area,
a Defence property that is the largest land testing range
in the world.
The consortium has now formally withdrawn its bid.
In July last year, a Chinese company bought Wol-
logorang, northeast of Tennant Creek, and its neighbour
Wentworth Station from cattleman Paul Zlotkowski
for $47 million.
Kidman sale blocked
BARKLY students will take part in the Na-
tional Assessment Program - Literacy and
Numeracy (NAPLAN) next week.
Students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 at the Primary and High
schools will participate in the annual assessment that
evaluates capabilities in critical literacy and numeracy
skills that provide the foundation for learning.
Minister for Education Peter Chandler said the pro-
gram provides a snapshot of student achievements in
comparison to all students of the same year level across
“Schools and teachers benefit from the assessment
program as it enables them to identify areas within their
teaching and learning programs that may require more
focus or a change in pedagogy for the delivery of that
particular part of the curriculum,” he said.
Tennant Creek students regularly perform ‘substan-
tially below’ the national average in test areas including
reading, persuasive writing, spelling, grammar and
punctuation and numeracy.
Similarly, other Barkly schools including Alekarenge,
Elliott, Ampilatwatja and Canteen Creek are also ‘sub-
stantially below’ the national average although students
at Alekarenge and Ampilatwatja perform ‘substantially
above’ schools serving students from statistically simi-
NAPLAN results are reported as public and individual
student reports and on the My School website.
to be put
to the test
THE Barkly’s weeds have been been identi-
fied and prioritised in a weed management
The community-driven, self-determined document,
released by the NT Government, is the first ever pro-
duced for the Barkly.
Minister for Land Resource Management Gary Hig-
gins said the Barkly Regional Weed Management Plan
was vitally important to preserve pastoral quality and
production as well as environmental and cultural values
in the region.
“It’s noteworthy the community and government are
working together to ensure the region’s priority weeds
are being managed,” he said.
“The plan forms part of a strategic approach to weed-
management in the Northern Territory with the overall
aim being to mitigate the damage caused by weeds in
relation to the natural environment, property, production
Mr Higgins said the plan was a just a small part of
the Country Liberals’ commitment to support environ-
mental projects that would improve the region’s natural
assets for all.
“The weed management plan will reinforce the com-
munity’s requirement to undertake appropriate weed
management to preserve pastoral quality and production
in the region. Stakeholder participation in the eradica-
tion and management of weeds is vital for controlling
the spread of weeds and minimising the impacts on
production and the environment,” he said.
Weeds that require priority management attention in
the Barkly include Bellyache Bush, Mesquite, Prickly
Acacia, Parkinsonia, Rubber Bush and Athel Pine.
The plan aims to protect the Barkly region’s economy,
community and environment from the adverse impacts
of weeds by providing clear regional priorities and
clear, achievable and measurable regional manage-
plan for the Barkly
PESKY TREE: A ranger checks out a prickly acacia tree on the Barkly.
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