EDUCATIONAL POINTS TO PONDER

The health and education department food police will be over the moon at the nutritious food options on offer at the Nightcliff Primary School canteen. (Bushranger, Sunday Territorian, 21/11). Queue controllers will need to be on hand to manage the enthusiasm of students hastening to purchase at the canteen during every break period.

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The CDU has been blessed by the appointment of Professor Scott Bowman as Vice Chancellor. He is a leader whose enlightened vision for the future of TAFE/ VET and tertiary education in the NT is being translated into outcomes blessing key sectors of business and industry through training being offered. In appointing Prof. Bowman as VC, CDU’s selection board appointed the right man at the right time to progress our university.

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Essington School with an almost 30% fee increase spread over two years (1920 to 21 and 1921 to 22) is benefiting from the Federal Government’s funding formula for private schools, calculated on parent income rather than socioeconomic factors governing the region from where students are drawn. It is no wonder that massive building programs can be planned. Do parents and staff realise that Essington started decades ago when the NT Government gifted the established Rapid Creek Primary School to Essington for peppercorn rent. Back then it was an independent community focussed school. Now it is an elite educational establishment

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