On Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 January, 33,000 government school students will be returning to the classroom ready for another successful year of learning. Non-government school term dates and schools with a flexible school year may differ.
Following extensive heavy rain throughout the Territory, access to a number of remote schools in the Alice Springs and Barkly regions has been affected. Due to impassable roads the following remote schools will not be able to open as scheduled to do so from Tuesday 31 January:
In 2016, 1399 Northern Territory Year 12 students received their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET). This is the highest number of students in the history of the NTCET and an increase of 61 students from 2015.
A record number of Territory students have been chosen to participate in the Gondwana National Choral School, to be held at the University of New South Wales next year.
Phoebe Dixon is the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship, one of five Territorians and 106 Australians to be selected this year for the prestigious award.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner announced the winners of the 2017 Chief Minister's Anzac Spirit Study Tour at Larrakeyah Barracks.
Two Darwin High School students eclipsed the competition at the 28th annual NT Youth Business Awards, winning in two of the three contest categories.
Darwin High School principal Trevor Read, and the department’s Infrastructure Operations assistant director Ken Lehmann, are recipients of the Chief Minister’s Medal. The honours were conferred at the Chief Minister’s Awards for Excellence in the Public Sector, held on 4 November 2016.
A traditional Aboriginal shelter erected at Ramingining School to reflect Yolngu culture was officially opened on 26 October.
Migratory shorebirds making a Darwin stopover are the focus of a scientific study by Nightcliff Primary School students. The long-distance refugees from above the Arctic Circle have paused in their seasonal movement along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway to rest and recuperate locally.