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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.

Meet James

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.

Meet Jess

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.

Meet Matthew

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.



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