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School terms to alter in Northern Territory from 2018

By Elliana Lawford

Posted December 10, 2015 22:10:07

The Northern Territory Government has mentioned its changes to the college holiday calendar are being created to stay away from disruptions brought on by the month-lengthy holiday in the middle of the year.

From 2018, the four-week break after term two will be decreased to a three-week break, and students will instead have an further week right after term 3.

Education Minister Peter Chandler mentioned the four-week vacation block impacted students’ education.

“Several educators tell me as a minister that students usually regress slightly by means of that four-week period,” Mr Chandler stated.

“They’re on a higher when they leave term two and by the time they get back to the begin of term three they’ve lost a small bit, so lowering that long break in the middle of the year is the sensible thought.”

Students will also have an added week of schooling in term a single, which will run for 11 weeks instead of ten.

“We’re loading up the front component of the year due to the fact all the educators tell me, most students understand far greater in the very first portion of the year and not so significantly in the second part of the year,” Mr Chandler mentioned.

During Term 4 in the Christmas period, students will now only go to school for nine weeks alternatively of 10.

Education sector has mixed reactions to college terms adjustments

Principal at Bakewell Main School, Paul Nyhuis, welcomed the modify.

“In terms of student outcomes I think this is a genuinely positive way forward, and I think in terms of shortening that mid-year break that is going to be a favourable issue for working parents,” Mr Nyhuis said.

Since of the transit instances in and out of remote communities, a two-week break or a one-week break is not enough time to actually have a break or a vacation.

Jarvis Ryan, Education Union NT

“Operating parents often struggle with obtaining alternate care and becoming capable to accommodate their young men and women for 4 weeks,” he said.

“We usually hear that parents are truly extremely happy to have their students return to school due to the fact of the impact it has on households, specifically functioning households.”

Mr Nyhuis stated the students at Bakewell Principal had been not worried about losing a week of holidays in the course of the dry season.

“Our students are resilient little people and they’ll take pleasure in 3 weeks, it really is nevertheless a bit of time to go camping and then they’re almost certainly prepared to come back to school and see their pals and engage in understanding.”

But the Education Union NT did not agree that the adjustments were optimistic.

Jarvis Ryan from Education Union NT mentioned its members had indicated they did not want the length of college terms changed.

“It’s a opportunity to truly rest and recharge, to have a break, to get back to see household, maybe to travel overseas, and to come back very refreshed for the second half of the year,” Mr Ryan stated.

“Simply because of the transit times in and out of remote communities, a two-week break or a a single-week break is not enough time to really have a break or a vacation.

“The one particular, four, and 1 model was brought up in the Territory especially for our climate, and especially for our life-style in the Best End specifically, and there have been excellent causes for it, and again we do not believe a sturdy case was made as to why that need to be changed,” Mr Ryan stated.

Topics: education, government-and-politics, unions, nt

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Maternity ward roof collapses as storm hits northern NSW

Updated November 29, 2015 20:03:11

Many individuals which includes babies have been rescued from Lismore Base Hospital in northern New South Wales after the roof of the maternity ward collapsed.

A serious hail storm triggered scaffolding to fall onto the roof, causing the internal ceiling to fall in.

Large hail stones fell at in Lismore, NSW. Photo: Large hail stones fell at in Lismore, NSW. (Higgins Storm Chasing: Sonja Nobbs)

It is understood 12 mothers and five babies have been in the maternity ward when plaster from the roof fell onto them.

One witness who was there at the time stated a single mother started screaming “my child, my child”.

Nobody was injured, and all the patients in the ward have been safely moved to yet another component of the hospital, which is getting redeveloped.

The NSW fire brigade sent six trucks to the scene, while ambulance, police and the SES had been also on the scene.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issued a severed thunderstorm warning for big hailstones, heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding and destructive winds in the Northern Rivers.

The warning included Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Tenterfield, Sawtell and Dorrigo.

Hail the size of golf balls was reported at Lismore and Tatham about four:30pm (AEDT) and south of Bellingen about 2:00pm.

Thousands of homes and businesses lost power, with Lismore and Coffs Harbour among the worst-impacted regions.

A lot more than 50 millimetres of rain fell at Belongil Creek in half an hour and 43 millimetres fell in the very same timeframe at Repentance close to Coopers Creek in the Northern Rivers area.

Additional north in Queensland, a really unsafe thunderstorm moved across the south-east, tearing roofs from buildings in Warwick ahead of hitting Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Subjects: storm-disaster, weather, storm-occasion, lismore-2480, nsw, australia

Initial posted November 29, 2015 17:00:09

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‘Hostage situation’ in northern France

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Reports say that a group of armed men may possibly have taken hostages in the northern French town of Roubaix.

There are conflicting initial reports on local media on exactly where specifically in the town the incident is taking spot.

Local media mentioned the incident took location at around 19:00 local time (18:00 GMT).

Witnesses reported gunshots becoming fired. Media reports say the neighbourhood has been closed off by police.

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One of last northern white rhinos dies

Northern white rhino named Nola receives a veterinary exam, Dec 2014Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Nola underwent surgery on 13 November but her well being deteriorated

One particular of the world’s final four remaining northern white rhinos has died in a zoo in the United States.

The condition of Nola, a 41-year-old female, had deteriorated soon after surgery and she was place down on Sunday.

Nola had been a common attraction at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park since 1989.

The remaining three northern white rhinos – all elderly – are kept closely guarded at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

Surrogacy programme

Nola underwent surgery on 13 November to drain a hip abscess. Nonetheless, her wellness deteriorated a week ago and worsened once more over the weekend and it was decided she must be put down.

The northern white rhino population was devastated by poachers searching for their prized horns, and was declared extinct in the wild in 2008.

San Diego zoo has recently brought in six southern white rhinos, hoping to use them as surrogate mothers for northern white rhino embryos.

Media captionThe future of the world’s white rhino population could depend on pricey IVF remedy, according to Richard Vigne from Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy

There are about 20,000 southern white rhinos in the globe, but research are nonetheless taking spot to establish whether or not the subspecies are genetically similar enough for the surrogacy to function.

Zoo researchers say that, if successful, the programme could see a northern white rhino calf born inside ten to 15 years.

Nevertheless, Richard Vigne, who runs the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya where the remaining 3 rhinos live, told the BBC the chances of becoming capable to recover the species have been “quite remote”.

“This species has been on the brink of extinction for an awfully long period of time. Sad though it is, the demise of Lola really tends to make no material difference to the most likely future of the species,” he said.

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