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TAFE
Drysdale enhancement
Tas Govt media release, 21 Aug 2017
TasTAFEIn response to the state government's Workforce Taskforce's report, Servicing Our Growth, tourism and hospitality training centre Drysdale House will have its own TasTAFE board sub-committee to enable it to become a Centre of Excellence, education minister Jeremy Rockliff has announced ...

SCHOOL STARTING AGE
Lower starting age to 4.5 years
The Mercury (opinion by Terry Polglase), 21 Aug 2017
Early learningTasmania's school starting age needs to be lowered a little before our NAPLAN results can be compared properly with those of other states, writes former state AEU president Terry Polglase...

TEACHING PROFESSION
Teaching myths countered
ABC News, 18 Aug 2017
ABCPromoting The Staffroom, ABC-TV's three-program series on the teaching profession (6.00pm Saturdays), Jane Caro busts five myths about teaching:
Bullet that teachers work only from nine to three
Bullet that teachers have 12 weeks of holidays each year
Bullet that 'those who can do; those who can't, teach'
Bullet that teachers just have to deliver content
Bullet that teachers are glorified child-minders
...

FEDERAL POLITICS
Might Nick Xenophon be a British citizen?
ABC News, 18 Aug 2017
Nick Xenophon (Image: SBS)Senator Nick Xenophon is checking his citizenship status after realising that Cyprus was a British territory at the time of his father's birth there...

TERRORISM
Terrorist attack in Spain kills 13
ABC News, 18 Aug 2017
Spain flagThree Australians have been injured in a terrorist attack in Barcelona in which a van ploughed into crowds. Police have killed four people in Cambrils, south of Barcelona, in preventing a second terrorist attack...

FEDERAL POLITICS
Yet another citizenship uncertainty
ABC News, 17 Aug 2017
Fiona Nash (Image: fionanash.com.au)Deputy Nationals leader Senator Fiona Nash has announced that she might be a British citizen through being Scottish by descent but she says she will not resign...

WEATHER ALERT
Icy roads warning
BoM website, 17 Aug 2017
Skidding car upturnedIcy roads, black ice, hail and snow above 300 metres are forecast for tomorrow (Friday)..

Bullet Road closures: see Tas Police community alerts
Bullet BoM warnings page

SCHOOL STARTING AGE
Starting age plan scrapped
The Examiner, 14 Aug 2017
Early learningThe state government has dropped its plan to lower the school starting age, instead deciding to offer an additional year of pre-school for disadvantaged or vulnerable children, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says...

Bullet Ditching of lower school starting age plan welcomed, ABC News, 14 Aug 2017
Bullet Early learning announcement, Facebook statement by Jeremy Rockliff, 14 Aug 2017
Bullet New approach to early learning, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 15 Aug 2017
Bullet Labor had always opposed the earlier starting age, Michelle O'Byrne, Opposition education spokesperson, 15 Aug 2017
Bullet Reversal welcomed, The Examiner, 15 Aug 2017
Bullet New Working Together for 3 Year Olds plan welcomed, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 16 Aug 2017

TEACHING PROFESSION
Excellence finalists announced
Tas Govt media release, 14 Aug 2017
Finalists in the 2017 DoE Awards for Excellence have been announced by education minister Jeremy Rockliff...

FEDERAL POLITICS
Now Barnaby Joyce questions his citizenship
ABC News, 14 Aug 2017
Barnaby Joyce (Image: ABC)When will it end?
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has announced that he could be a New Zealand citizen by descent even though he was born in Australia. However, he will not resign from his positions
...

SCHOOL STARTING AGE
Three-quarters oppose lower starting age
ABC  News, 12 Aug 2017
Early learningAn EMRS survey for the United Voice Union shows that about 75 per cent of Tasmanians oppose the government's plan to reduce the compulsory school starting age by six months and the related lowering of the voluntary kindergarten age to three and a half years...

Bullet Starting age report to be tabled next week, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 12 Aug 2017
Bullet Labor would build six new Child and Family Centres instead, Michelle O'Byrne, Opposition education spokesperson, 13 Aug 2017

SCIENCE
Science award nominations open
Tas Govt media release, 11 Aug 2017
STEMThe Minister for Information Technology, Michael Ferguson, has called for STEM award nominations, including Tasmanian STEM Teacher of the Year for primary years and for secondary years..

LITERACY
The five reading pillars
The Mercury (opinion by Terese Phillips), 10 Aug 2017
LiteracyEvidence shows that the systematic teaching of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension (the five pillars of reading) has clear benefits for most children, Independent Schools Tasmania's manager of education services says..

LEGAL SYSTEM
Neill-Fraser case bombshell
ABC News, 10 Aug 2017
JusticeA 41-year-old woman has been charged with corrupting a witness and perverting the course of justice in relation to Susan Neill-Fraser's appeal in connection with the murder of her partner Bob Chappell...

FEDERAL POLITICS
Postal vote on same-sex marriage
ABC News, 9 Aug 2017
SenateAn Australia-wide postal poll on same-sex marriage is to be held as early as 12 September following the Senate's rejection, as expected, of the government's plebiscite plan.
However, a group of opponents has announced an intention to lodge an appeal to the High Court over the postal poll plan...

INTERNATIONAL INSECURITY
Guam threat
ABC News, 9 Aug 2017
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump (ABC source)
North Korea says it is "carefully examining" its plan to fire missiles at the US Pacific territory of Guam, a threat made only a few hours after Donald Trump warned of 'fire and fury like the world has never seen' if North Korea continues to threaten the United States...

 

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Dates

Children's Book Week:
Sat 19 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Speech Pathology Week:
Sun 20 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Hearing Awareness Week:
Sun 20 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Keep Australia Beautiful Week:
Mon 21 - Sun 27 Aug 2017

Brain Injury Awareness Week:
Mon 21 - Sun 27 Aug 2017

Enrolment for ABS same-sex marriage survey closes:
Thu 24 Aug 2017

Daffodil Day (Cancer Council):
Fri 25 Aug 2017

MS Readathon reading period ends:
Thu 31 Aug 2017

National Family History Month ends:
Thu 31 Aug 2017

Legacy Week:
Sun 27 Aug - Sat 2 Sep 2017

Last day of Winter:
Thu 31 Aug 2017

First day of Spring:
Fri 1 Sep 2017

National Wattle Day:
Fri 1 Sep 2017

Legacy Badge Day:
Fri 1 Sep 2017

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month:
Fri 1 - Sat 30 Sep 2017

Biodiversity Month:
Fri 1 - Sat 30 Sep 2017


Father's Day: Sun 3 Sep 2017

National Flag Day: Sun 3 Sep 2017

Child Protection Week: Sun 3 - Sat 9 Sep 2017

National eSmart Week: Mon 4 - Fri 8 Sep 2017

Landcare Week: Mon 4 - Sun 10 Sep 2017

Indigenous Literacy Day: Wed 6 Sep 2017

National HPE Day: Wed 6 Sep 2017

Threatened Species Day: Thu 7 Sep 2017

International Literacy Day: Fri 8 Sep 2017

National Bilby Day: Sun 10 Sep 2017

Enviroweek: Sun 10 - Sat 16 Sep 2017

Headache and Migraine Week: Mon 11 - Sat 16 Sep 2017

Roald Dahl Day: Wed 13 Sep 2017

R U OK? Day: Thu 14 Sep 2017

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The new Tasmanian whole-of-government email system.  From home, teachers should precede their username with education\

New email system

http://mail.connect.tas.gov.au

The above whole-of-government email system replaces the old "Microsoft Outlook Web Access" system.

Bullet See also our Email Help page

Bullet You can also find email addresses here:
Tasmanian Government Directory - look up people and departments
Tas. Govt Directory

Intranet of the Education Department, for employees only. From home, precede your username with education\ (or eos\ or schools\ if appropriate).
DoE Staff Intranet (pw required)

vKey Tas
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SARIS Tas - Student Assessment and Reporting Information System
SARIS (pw)

 

 

 

 

 


 
The eCentre has been replaced by the Curriculum Support Centre (pw required)

 


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Tasmania Online search

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INDEX MEDIA RELEASES

 

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TASMANIA

AUSTRALIA

Our Tasmanian state election 2014 page is still useful for obtaining some old policies and news releases

 
 

Subjects and learning

Resources

Subjects and learning areas

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Curriculum Support Centre (formerly eCentre) - pw required

Tasmanian eSchool


 Libraries

LINC Tasmania (formerly State Library of Tasmania)
LINC stands for Learning and Information Network Centre.
TALIS - library catalogues
eMagazines  (Zinio), eBooks, eAudio, eMusic
Information resources roundup
For Kids State Library's web page for young people
Tasmania's Heritage "Historical, archival and contemporary Tasmanian information, images and more"

Media

ABC schools TV schedules
ABC: Behind the News (BTN)

Educational institutions

 Administration

Schools, colleges, further education

See our Educational institutions page.

 

Qualifications
TQA (subsumes TASSAB)
Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (formerly TASSAB). Manages the awarding of post-year 10 education and training qualifications.

Style Guides and Govt (pw)
DoE:Practical Writing Manual (style guide) [pdf] (pw)

Guidelines for Inclusive Language, DoE [pdf]

Tas Treasury Style Guide [pdf]
Style guide and logo policy (Tas Govt logo)

Tas Govt Communications Policy

Employment

Human Resources
Employment in the Dept of Education
Vacancies in Dept of Ed
E-Pool

Teachers Registration Board


Infostream (Dept notices)

Young people

Other education links

Children and Youth Affairs

Linkzone - information and services for young Tasmanians

National Youth Week - national site

Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) - non-government sector peak body

Commissioner for Children (Department of Health, Tasmania) 

Other education links

Department of Education (Australian Government)

Tasmanian Association of State School Organisations Inc (TASSO) - Facebook 1, Facebook 2)

Our Children Our Schools (Vic.)

Independent Schools Tasmania

Tasmanian Catholic Education Office

Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania

 

Personal business

Personal business

AEU: Australian Education Union Tas. Branch
Media releases (State)
Media releases (Federal)
Union Shopper
Teachers Registration Board

ATO: Australian Taxation Office
See box "Teachers and tax" below
myGov login (Aust Govt services)
RBF: Retirement Benefits Fund
TASS: Tas Assoc of State Superannuants
Superannuation reforms (15 Sep 2016)

Service Tasmania

 Teachers & Tax 2015, 2016

Australian Tax Office:

Teachers - claiming work-related expenses (5 Oct 2016)
See also:
- Industries and Occupations
- Decuctions you can claim 2016
-
Deduction questions
2015

Tips:
SMH tax page
(2016)

Finance

CREDIT UNIONS:

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BIG FOUR BANKS:

ANZ

Cwlth

National

Westpac

OTHER BANKS:

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Bank of Qld

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Suncorp

Citibank

 

Consumer information

Choice bank comparisons
Superguide
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MoneySmart: financial calculators
RACT Fuel Watch
ScamWatch
Currency conversion: current exchange rates

 

Anzac Day
 25 April

Anzac Day Websites

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Craft activities
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Crosswords
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Poppy Time

Craft, wreaths
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Lesson activities

 

 

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New & useful websites

 
FOOD AND NUTRITION
How to read food labels
Strawberry yogurt food label (Image: ABC)
Special ABC report on interpreting food labels

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Online news sources

Ed news (Aust): 
SMH   Age   ABC

Ed news (Aust) - search:
Goog

Ed news (Int): 
NZ   US   UK   UK(TN)   Ed Wld   Ed Wk   Gua   Alltop   RCE

Ed news (Int) - search:  
Goog

Ed opinion (Aust):   
Conv
 
 EdHQ

Aust news: 
ABC   SMH   Age   Aust   HS   ND   Gua   Huff    news
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Aust news live: 
ABC24   ABC NewsRadio   ABC Lvstrms (radio)

Aust news search: 
ABC 

Tas news: 
Merc  Ex  Ad  ABC   ABCHob   ABC NTas  TTimes

Tas ed:  
Ex   TTimes   Goog   EdAmbT  

Tas sport:
Merc   Ex   Ad

Tas tweets:
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New sites (cont'd)


PEDAGOGY
Evidence-based teaching
Evidence-based teaching
"Turning research into practical advice." Particularly useful pages on evidence-based teaching and learning are:
- Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies
- Top 10 Behaviour Management Strategies
- 10 Things Every Teacher Should Know Before Starting Their First Day in the Classroom

COMPUTER SECURITY
Cybersecurity glossary
Cybersecurity (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock))
At work and at home we are increasingly being warned about cybersecurity threats, with a consequent need to be familiar with cybersecurity terms.

METEOROLOGY
Tropical Cyclone Data Portal
BoM Tropical Cyclone Data Portal
The Bureau of Meteorology's Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Data Portal allows you to overlay the tracks taken by cyclones in the Australian region for any range of years since 1970.

HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Healthy Kids for Professionals
Healthy Kids
Although aimed primarily at health professionals, this NSW government website will be useful for teachers and parents concerned with children's weight issues and healthy eating requirements. For example, the site provides a guide to correctly measuring a child's height for the BMI calculation.

NEWS MEDIA
Crinkling News
Crinkling News
National newspaper for young Australians.

TASMANIAN HISTORY
The Art of Science: Baudin's Voyagers 1800-1804 (TMAG)TMAG - Baudin artists exhibition
On loan from France and never before seen in Tasmania - original drawings and paintings by artists among the voyagers on board the ships of French explorer Nicholas Baudin.
Bullet
Exhibition open at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery from Fri 7 Apr to Sun 9 Jul 2017 (closed Mondays).


STATISTICS
The seven deadly sins of statistical misinterpretation
Staistics (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock)
Several common mistakes people make when interpreting statistics, probability and risk, and how to avoid them. (The Conversation contribution by Winnifred Louis and Cassandra Chapman, 29 Mar 2017.)

COMPUTER EDUCATION
Digital Technologies Hub
Digital Technologies HubActivity suggestions and other resources to support teachers, students and parents in pursuing the coding and other digital elements of the Australian Curriculum. Financed by the Australian Government.

WOMEN
Women in Tasmania
Tasmanian government website containing links to the Tasmanian Women's Plan 2013-18 and other policies, programs and resources related to women (media release, 18 Mar 2018).
Bullet FacebookSee also the Women in Tasmania Facebook Page.

LITERACY AND NUMERACY
Learning Potential Resources
Learning PotentialThis federal government website augments the Learning Potential app in giving parents ideas on how to improve their children's literacy and numeracy skills at home. (Media release, 20 Feb 2017)

MEDIA LITERACY
5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News
NPR EdResearch shows students need to be taught the critical thinking skills necessary to distinguish between fake and genuine news stories. (NPR, 16 Feb 2017)

THE CURRENCY
New $10 banknote
$10 banknote
A new $10 banknote will be circulated in September 2017.
The following RBA pages for teachers and students deal with notes and coins generally:
Dot Learning About Banknotes
Dot Activities and interactive games

BULLYING
Bullying No way!
Bullying No Way!
National Day of Action
Schools can register to participate in Bullying No Way!'s National Day of Action to be held on Friday 17 March 2017. (Media release.)

ONLINE SECURITY
My Guide
My GuideMy Guide (2MB pdf file) is a short guide from the Australian Government's Stay Smart Online website that encourages people to develop safe online security habits in relation to:
Dot privacy
Dot passphrases
Dot suspicious messaging
Dot surfing safely
Dot online finances and payments
Dot tablets and mobiles
Dot backups and protection
Dot reporting scams





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