Let us never forget as our first Director of Education in the Northern Territory told us in 1979 that “schools are for children”.

These were wise words and embraced the key statement what school should be about. They were spoken by our first Director of NT Education Dr Jim Eedle.

“Structure should always serve function“ he said. Organisation should be important in supporting the efforts of schools. It should not take over and supplant the prime purpose of education.

Has Northern Territory Education lived up to that premise and is the premise still indicative of prime function when it comes to education?

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