Independent public schools
Independent public schools are part of the public education system and follow the Australian curriculum, but the principal, teachers and the school community have a greater say in the way the school is run.
The school community also has greater flexibility to introduce additional educational programs and activities to improve student outcomes.
Current independent public schools
There are fourteen independent public schools:
- Bakewell Primary School
- Braitling Primary School
- Casuarina Street Primary School
- Casuarina Senior College
- Darwin High School
- Darwin Middle School
- Driver Primary School
- Durack Primary School
- Gunbalanya School
- Larrakeyah Primary School
- Leanyer Primary School
- Palmerston Senior College
- Taminmin College
- Wulagi Primary School.
Becoming an independent public school
Schools apply and are selected to become independent public schools. The selection is based on the school's vision and innovation, community support, and capacity of school staff and the school representative body to have more autonomy in the running of the school.
Go to the Department of Education website for more information about independent public schools in the Northern Territory.
Go to the Australian Government Department of Education website for more information about independent public schools.
Independent public school boards
Independent public schools operate with a board.
The board has the same legal powers and functions as a school council, but with greater autonomy to carry out those functions.
Last updated: 12 April 2021
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