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Sunday Territorian 6 Oct 2019



Sunday Territorian 6 Oct 2019


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08 NEWS SUNDAY OCTOBER 6 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 School key to females closing gap GIRLS schools could be the key to closing the gender pay gap, with a Queensland study finding female students graduated more confident and more likely to hold leadership roles if they attend single-sex schools. University of Queensland Business School gender equality expert Terrance Fitzsimmons research into how subtle differences in raising boys and girls could set up a lifetime of inequality at work included surveying more than 10,000 boys and girls at 13 single-sex schools across Queensland. With the gender pay gap at 14 per cent and the number of female CEOs at the top ASXlisted companies falling, Dr Fitzsimmons said ensuring girls graduate school with as much self-confidence as boys could be key. Studies in this area always show that overall, men are more confident than women and that starts changing in late childhood up until about the age of eight, its the same, he said. But the research found when at singlesex schools, boys and girls had equal levels of self-esteem in their senior years. Hamishs living dream JUDITH AISTHORPE judith.aisthorpe@news.com.au HAMISH Doyle is living every teenagers dream. Hes moved out of home, and its given the 19-year-old a new lease on life. However, it hasnt come easily. He has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy and needs 24/7 care. He cant control his movements so needs help with the simplest things most people take for granted. So moving out of home wasnt going to be an easy venture. But through the National Disability Insurance Scheme hes been able to secure a home specially fitted out with the things he and his carers need. Its also given his dad Jimmy Doyle and wife Jodie some much-needed respite. Mr Doyle said the change had been great for both he and his wife and his son. Hes like any 18 or 19year-old he was ready to move out, he said. When I go around to see him and theyre just about to get in the car you can see him roll his eyes. Its good for me that Im kind of like an inconvenience for him because he has his independence. He said Hamish was now able to go on more outings with his carers and as well as spend time on his hobbies including tending to his garden. Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day, and while its just another day for the Doyle family, Mr Doyle hopes it can be a day to raise awareness about disabilities and the gap that needs to be closed to make life easier for people with special needs and their carers. Theres been a lot of steps forward within the world of disability, he said. Its always going to be hard. Hamish with his dad Jimmy Doyle tending to his garden Picture: SUPPLIED Phone: 7969 5600 Email: admin.mtcps@nt.catholic.edu.au Website: www.mtcpsnt.catholic.edu.auFind us on Facebook Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School Do small things with great love Mother Teresa Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School is a Christ-Centred, inclusive learning community that embraces the gospel values of Faith, Love, Community, Compassion, Hope and Joy, exemplified through the life and work of Mother Teresa, we strive to make a difference in our world and to all humanity. At Mother Teresa Catholic Primary we aim to: Foster a safe and friendly environment where everyone is valued and accepted. Nurture the whole person, emphasizing faith, love, community, compassion, hope and joy. Promote excellence in all areas of education and a life-long love of learning. Through rich learning experiences students will learn to make a difference in our world and to all humanity. NRL GRAND FINAL TODAY! COME WATCH THE BIG GAME, LIVE & LOUD Come dressed in your team colours and join us to watch the NRL Grand Final this afternoon with air-conditioned seating, private bar with big screen, pre-game live music until 4pm and cocktail specials. Bring it on! Book now on 8935 0888 | bookings@darwinfreespiritresort.com.au darwinfreespiritresort 901 Stuart Hwy, Holtze HAPPY HOUR FROM 2PM Exclusive Territorian Rate $115