Welcome new principals and teachers

NT Government

Today the Northern Territory Government welcomes its newest teachers and principals.

The Department of Education is hosting orientations for all regions before the teachers and school leaders start at their new schools across the Territory.

We welcome 150 new teachers and 11 new principals into their new roles.

Many are home-grown talent, and as of 20 January 2023, 102 recruits are from interstate at a time when the country is experiencing a national teacher shortage.

Teachers who serve four years teaching in very remote parts of the country, including 71 per cent of Northern Territory schools, may become eligible to have their university fees reduced or waived.

Late last year the Territory’s educators approved a new pay offer, which further increased the appeal of teaching in the Northern Territory.

Quotes from Minister for Education, Eva Lawler

“The Territory is a great place to build your teaching career.

“Teaching in the Territory is an experience like no other. It’s an incredible opportunity, not only to experience our rich and diverse culture, but to make connections that will last your lifetime, both professionally and personally.

“Our schools are strongest when teachers, families and communities work together and support our kids through their learning journey.

“It is our responsibility to ensure Territory kids are supported, motivated, and inspired to engage with their learning every day.

“Despite our huge geography, we are a small jurisdiction where hard work and talent is noticed and supported.

“We have more than 98% of our teaching positions filled and no principal vacancies. That’s an indicator of how sought-after our opportunities are.”

Northern Territory Government

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