The Department of Education has a diverse range of teachers that come from a variety of settings and educational specialisations that help deliver quality learning across the Northern Territory (NT).
Learn more about teaching in the Territory as some of our teachers share their stories.
Kaija was placed at Tennant Creek High School through the Teach for Australia program. Now in her fourth year at the school, she loves teaching at Tennant Creek and has stayed beyond her initial two-year contract with no intention to move anywhere else any time soon.
Meg is a Families as First Teachers Leader at Shepherdson College in Galiwin’ku. She says what makes teaching in the Territory so special are the relationships – especially while living remote, the community and friends she made have become family.
Ruby is a Year 3/4 Teacher at Jilkminggan School who moved up from Melbourne. She says working in the Territory is “pretty awesome” and feels like she is having an adventure every day.
When James arrived in the Territory the first word that came to mind was “hot!” Growing up in Melbourne James felt a strong connection to work with Aboriginal people as his parents had a large Aboriginal influence in their teaching careers. James is living in the remote community of Maningrida and has submerged himself in the community and culture, even challenging himself to learn two new languages! It’s hard to not share James’ passion throughout the video as he details the complexities, resilience and rewards when working in a remote context.
From Launceston to Ramingining, there is no doubt that Jess was embracing an adventure for her first time away from home. Jess felt immediately welcomed and was adopted into the assistant teacher's family within the community. Jess’ story is inspiring and her passion is contagious.
Matthew relocated from Melbourne to the NT and has worked in schools in remote communities in the Top End for 11 years. Matthew talks about the amazing opportunities he has had working in the Maningrida community.