Getting things right in Senior Secondary education is highly complex. Working with young adults, balancing competing demands, fostering individual wellbeing as well as a sense of teamwork amongst peers, maximising academic outcomes while also being mindful of each student’s future pathway – the nuances and complications are endless. Despite the difficulties involved, it is clear that the Senior Secondary years are very important, and it is imperative that schools do their best to help make this stage of schooling a success for all students.
What does 'success' look like in Senior Secondary education in the Northern Territory? This Education Topics paper looks at the nuances of what educational success means in our context, and examines the way Senior Secondary education is approached in two very different NT schools, Tiwi College and The Essington International School Darwin.