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ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
The Northern Territory Government is providing a $69 million
and maintenance primarily to urban public housing.
in Tennant Creek on Monday 19 March, 11am-1pm,
NT Government Centre, Peko Road.
call 8999 8208.
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A NEW early childhood centre will
offer children the best start in life,
according to Education Minister
Eva Lawler who was in town this
week to announce construction
tenders for the facility.
The $6.5 million integrated learning
centre will cater for up to 110 children.
It will incorporate preschool and a child
and family centre including a Families
as First Teachers (FaFT) program, early
intervention support, meeting rooms,
visiting specialist rooms, staff areas and
amenities for food preparation.
Minister Lawler said investing in the
earliest years of a child’s life was vital
and the centre would be a place for Ten-
nant Creek children and their families to
grow and thrive.
“There has been extensive conversa-
tions with the community over the past
18 months about what they need to grow
their kids up strong and how we can
best support the early learning of their
children so they are ready for school,”
Member for Barkly Gerry McCarthy
said the new facility would be a healthy
learning and development space for the
“This is about getting kids and their
families to engage early with education
to set them on a great path for the future,”
“The project will also support 36 Ter-
ritory jobs during construction and even
more teaching and education support
“That’s great news for the region.”
The tender, now open, is expected to
be awarded in May with works to com-
mence in June.
Tender opens for early
STUDENTS throughout the Barkly are performing
‘substantially below’ their peers in schools through-
NAPLAN results, released this week, indicate that overall,
students throughout the Northern Territory are lagging behind
in literacy and numeracy.
The national tests measure whether students in grades 3, 5, 7 and
9 across Australia are meeting educational outcomes in reading,
writing, language conventions and numeracy.
Compared to all Australian students, Barkly schools were in the
‘red zone’ for each year level and each area tested, indicating the
lowest levels of literacy and numeracy in the country.
While the report card shows there is a lot of work to be done,
Elliott and Canteen Creek schools performed well in relation to
schools with similar students.
Elliott’s Year 5 students were ‘substantially above’ schools with
similar students in reading and grammar, ‘above’ in writing and
‘close to’ in spelling and numeracy.
And Canteen Creek, which only had results for Year 5, showed
they were ‘substantially above’ schools with similar students in
writing, ‘above’ for reading, ‘close to’ for spelling and grammar
but below for numeracy.
Alekarenge School, which only had results for Year 3, proved to
be ‘substantially below’ schools with similar students in all areas.
Tennant Creek Primary School was ‘substantially below’ and
‘below’ schools with similar students except for the Year 3 read-
ing results which were listed as ‘close to’.
Year 7 students at Tennant Creek High School were ‘close to’
schools with similar students in writing but all students were
‘below’ in other literacy tests.
The numeracy standard for students in both Year 7 and Year 9
were ‘close to’ schools with similar students.
There was an overall increase in numeracy results at the Tennant
Creek High School from 2015 - 2017 and in the same period,
students at the Tennant Creek Primary School showed improve-
ments in reading.
NAPLAN results reveal remote school fail
GOOD NEWS: Tennant Creek Primary School Assistant Principal Antho-
ny Stephens and Principal Katrina Georgiou with Education Minister Eva
Lawler and Barkly MLA Gerry McCarthy.
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