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HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Teens and teachers would benefit from later start times
The Conversation (opinion by James Williams), 24 Feb 2017
Asleep at deskTeenagers are a different kind of human being when it comes to their sleep needs, a science education lecturer argues
...

WAGES POLICY
$5.6 million dollar man resigns
ABC News, 23 Feb 2017
Australia PostAustralia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour, who was recently in the limelight over his $5.6 million dollar pay packet, has resigned
...

WAGES POLICY
Sunday penalty rates cut
ABC News, 23 Feb 2017

MoneyThe Fair Work Commission has reduced Sunday penalty rates for much of the hospitality, retail and fast food industries...

TOILET POLICY
Trump reverses school transgender toilet policy
ABC News, 23 Feb 2017
US flagPresident Trump's officials have advised schools that they will reverse President Obama's instruction that  transgender students should be allowed to use whichever toilet matches their gender identity
...

ASTRONOMY
Is there life on these other planets?
The Conversation (report by Jonti Horner), 23 Feb 2017
New planets (Image: The Conversation)
Seven Earth-sized planets with possible water and therefore life have been discovered less than 40 light years away...

Bullet New But there could be closer life on moons of Jupiter and Saturn, The Conversation (opinion by Andrew Martin and Andrew McMinn), 24 Feb 2017

BULLYING
Register now for anti-bullying day
Tas Govt media release, 22 Feb 2017
BullyingTasmanian schools can register now to participate in the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence to be held on Friday 17 March 2017, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says...

Bullet Bullying No Way! website

RISK
The risk of death in things you do
The Conversation (opinion by Hassan Vally) , 22 Feb 2017
Shark (Image: adelaidenow.com.au)We often do not realise how small or how large the risks are in the various activities we undertake, or avoid undertaking, an epidemiology lecturer writes...

NSW CURRICULUM
Year 12 syllabus overhaul
ABC News, 21 Feb 2017
NSWAn overhaul of the NSW Year 12 syllabus features, in very general terms, a deeper understanding of a narrower range of topics...

Bullet NSW syllabus will focus on complex topics, ABC News, 21 Feb 2017
Bullet Year 12 spelling and grammar emphasis, news.com.au, 21 Feb 2017
Bullet Physics syllabus changes, The Conversation, 22 Feb 2017

 

ABC

My Year 12 Life - ABC

Mon 20 Feb 2017 7.30pm
ABC 3 (Ch. 23)

Sun 26 Feb 2017
6.30pm
ABC (Ch. 2)

Also available on iview

My Year 12 Life
A group of Australian students self-document their Year 12 journey

 

EXTENSION TO YEARS 11 AND 12
Campbell Town an extension showcase
Tas Govt media release, 20 Feb 2017
Extending high schoolsThe federal and Tasmanian education ministers reviewed progress in the extension to Years 11 and 12 at Campbell Town High School today, prior to the National Education Council meeting in April where education funding will be discussed in detail...

Bullet Doorstop interview, Campbell Town, Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for Education and Training, 20 Feb 2017

STUDENT SUPPORT
ADHD genuine after all
The Conversation (opinion by Alison Poulton), 20 Feb 2017
ADHD childAs brain scans show that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a real brain disorder, we need a more sophisticated definition, a paediatrics lecturer writes...

STUDENT SUPPORT
Dyslexia school
stuff.co.nz, 19 Feb 2017
Whiteboard desk (Image: stuff.co.nz, Fairfax)
New Zealand's unique Summit Point School specialises in students with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, and uses supporting tools such as whiteboard desks...

SCHOOL STARTING AGE
KPMG wins starting age impact tender
Tas Govt media release, 17 Feb 2017
Early learningAccounting firm KPMG has been awarded the state government tender to investigate the impact on the early childhood and childcare sector of changing the school starting age to a voluntary lower level...

Bullet KPMG to investigate lower starting age, The Examiner, 17 Feb 2017

STAFF HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Action needed for bullied principals
The Examiner, 17 Feb 2017
PrincipalTasmania's principals are being subjected to high bullying and burnout rates, the Tasmanian Principals Association says...

SPORT
Dan Marsh sacked
cricket.com, 16 Feb 2017
CricketCoach of the Tasmanian Tigers cricket team Dan Marsh has been sacked following disappointing performances by the team...

LITERACY
Hawks support Premier's Reading Challenge
Tas Govt media release, 16 Feb 2017

The Premier's Reading Challenge runs for ten weeks from Tuesday 13 June and Hawthorn Football Clubthis year will have the support of the Hawthorn Football Club...

Bullet Premier's Reading Challenge website

HEALTH AND FITNESS
Sitting not that harmful after all
The Conversation (opinion by Emmanuel Stamatakis), 16 Feb 2017
Teacher sitting (Image: Microsoft)Sitting at work is itself not as harmful as previously believed, so long as a person undertakes adequate exercise, research shows...


EARLY CHILDHOOD
Probe into CFCs
The Examiner, 15 Feb 2017
Early learningThe Legislative Council will conduct an investigation into the funding and future of Tasmania's 12 Child and Family Centres...

 

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Dates

Summer's Day (preventing injuries to children): Tue 28 Feb 2017

Last day of Summer:
Tue 28 Feb 2017

First day of Autumn:
Wed 1 Mar 2017

World Day of Prayer:
Fri 3 Mar 2017

World Wildlife Day:
Fri 3 Mar 2017

Schools Clean Up Day:
Fri 3 Mar 2017

Clean Up Australia Day:
Sun 5 Mar 2017

 King Island Show:
Tue 7 Mar 2017

State parlt resumes: Tue 7 Mar 2017

Int'l Women's Day: Wed 8 Mar 2017

World Kidney Day: Thu 9 Mar 2017

World Glaucoma Wk: Sun 12 - Sat 18 Mar

Eight Hours Day: Mon 13 Mar 2017

Brain Aw. Week: Mon 13 - Sun 19 Mar 2017

Moderation Day (colleges): Tue 14 Mar

Int'l Pi Day (Activities): Tue 14 Mar 2017

Nat. Close the Gap Day: Thu 16 Mar 2017

World's Grtst Shave: Thu 16 - Sun 19 Mar

Ride2School Day: Fri 17 Mar 2017

NDAA Bullying and Violence: Fri 17 Mar 2017

World Sleep Day: Fri 17 Mar 2017 

 St Patricks Day: Fri 17 Mar 2017

Autumn Equinox: Mon 20 Mar 2017

Harmony Day: Tue 21 Mar 2017

Int'l Day of Forests: Tue 21 Mar 2017

World Poetry Day: Tue 21 Mar 2017

World Water Day: Wed 22 Mar 2017

World Meteorological Day: Thu 23 Mar 2017

Earth Hour: Sat 25 Mar 2017, 8.30pm

Purple Day (epilepsy): Sun 26 Mar 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

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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).
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SARIS Tas - Student Assessment and Reporting Information System
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The eCentre has been replaced by the Curriculum Support Centre (pw required)

 


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

 
 

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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:
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- Decuctions you can claim 2016
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Deduction questions
2015

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(2016)

Finance

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MoneySmart: financial calculators
RACT Fuel Watch
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Currency conversion: current exchange rates

 

Anzac Day
 25 April

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Poppy Time

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New & useful websites

 
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)

Bullet New sites continued below

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
  Intcdr

Aust news live: 
ABC24   ABC NewsRadio   ABC Lvstrms (radio)

Aust news search: 
ABC 

Tas news: 
Merc  Ex  Ad  ABC   ABCHob   ABC NTas  Y7  TTimes

Tas ed:  
Ex   TTimes   Goog  

Tas sport:
Merc   Ex   Ad    ABC

 

 

New sites (cont'd)

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

EDUCATION POLICY
5 Big Ideas in Education that Don't Work
NPR EdThe University of Melbourne's Professor John Hattie examined over 1,000 analyses of interventions to improve learning, finding five common ideas that should be examined very critically:
Dot judging schools by minimum achievement standards
Dot using achievement tests to measure schools and countries
Dot believing that school choice improves outcomes
Dot believing that small classes improve outcomes
Dot believing that more money improves outcomes

2016 IN REVIEW
Education Research Highlights from 2016
Edutopia
Edutopia has highlighted fourteen 2016 education research findings (for the USA). For example:
Dot science students' motivation is boosted by learning about the struggles faced by famous scientists
Dot distinguishing between fake news and genuine news is difficult for students
Dot teachers and students feel stressed but there are ways to counter stress
Dot the competitiveness of game-based learning yields better student results

SPORT
Yacht Tracker
Sydney-HobartSee where the yachts in the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race are right now (well, about ten minutes ago).

TASMANIAN HISTORY
One Hell of an Inferno
Bushfires exhibition, TMAGThe Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery's commemoration of the Tasmanian bushfires of 1967, One Hell of an Inferno, is on display until Sunday 19 March 2017. (See Tas Govt media release, 15 Dec 2016.)

TASMANIAN HISTORY
Stories of the '67 Bushfires
'67 Bushfires
Story map using the spoken or written words of southern Tasmanians who experienced Black Tuesday, 7 February 1967.
To zoom in, double-click on any area away from the location icons.

LITERACY
The Big 6 of Reading Articles
APPAThese succinctly written information and advice articles on key elements of literacy, commissioned by the Australian Primary Principals Association, should be required reading for all teachers:
- Vocabulary [pdf]
- Comprehension [pdf]
- Phonological Awareness [pdf]
- Phonics [pdf]
- Fluency [pdf]
- Oral language [pdf]

US ELECTION
Election 2016: Lesson Plans and Digital Resources for Educators
Vote (Image: Edutopia)Links to educational resources on the US election. Examples:
- Election Glossary [pdf]
- News for Students
- Great Free Resources

US ELECTION
How does voting in America compare to Australia?
US election (ABC News)
The vital differences between the US and Australian electoral systems are outlined. (ABC News)




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