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WEATHER ALERT
Severe weather warning for Tas
BoM, 28 Sep 2016
TasmaniaNorthern Tasmania and the East Coast can expect damaging winds on Thursday and Friday.
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Bullet BoM warnings

WEATHER DAMAGE
No power in SA
ABC News, 28 Sep 2016
South AustraliaThe whole of South Australia was without power late this afternoon following lightning strikes and storm damage, with the initial spotlight of blame pointing to "interconnector issues" and South Australia's unique combination of energy sources.
However, as at 10.15pm power has been restored to many areas.
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SA weather map

TASMANIAN LEGENDS
Max Walker dies
ABC News, 28 Sep 2016
Max Walker (Image: ABC News)Australian cricketer and well-known Tasmanian Max Walker has died at the age of 68.
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Bullet Max Walker dies after battle with cancer, The Mercury, 28 Sep 2016

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Building projects brought forward
The Examiner, 27 Sep 2016
Northern TasmaniaPlanned building works at several schools will be undertaken earlier under the state government's Northern Economic Stimulus Package:
- Riverside Primary
- St Marys District
- Queechy High
- East Devonport Primary.
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STUDENT ATTENDANCE
Student attendance data released
Tas Govt media release, 27 Sep 2016
Tas GovtAs a result of a request from a Member of Parliament, the DoE has released student attendance data for Tasmanian high schools...
Bullet Student attendance document (DoE) [pdf] NB Corrected link - we had previously linked to the wrong document.
Bullet DoE Right to Information web page
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School absence levels too high, The Examiner, 27 Sep 2016

TASMANIAN LEGENDS
Bill Mollison dies
ABC News, 26 Sep 2016
Bill Mollison (Image: ABC News)Bill Mollison, the Tasmanian who became world famous as the co-founder of permaculture, in which growers work in a sustainable way with nature instead of continually fighting natural processes, has died at the age of 88.
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SUPERANNUATION
Legislation bungle harming RBF members
The Mercury (opinion by Greg Barnes), 26 Sep 2016
RBFMany retired teachers and other public servants on low defined benefits pensions (the RBF system that closed to new members in 1999) are unfairly losing Commonwealth age pension benefits as a result of all three major parties apparently having misunderstood the full implications of a law they passed in the Federal Parliament to target "fat cat" superannuants, a well-known columnist writes.
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STUDENT MANAGEMENT
All students had to walk with hands behind back
The Telegraph, 23 Sep 2016
UK flagFollowing outrage from parents, a British primary school has quietly abandoned its requirement that all students clasp their hands behind their backs when walking in corridors, a procedure that was introduced "to strengthen pupil safety, further raise the aspirations of pupils and to maximise learning time."   ...

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Parklands start
Tas Govt media release, 26 Sep 2016
NW TasmaniaMajor reconstruction work worth $10.64 million has begun at Parklands High School, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today.
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US ELECTION
Clinton's plan for education
NPR, 25 Sep 2016
Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton has emphasised the link between investing in education and economic growth, and has made a point of outlining her policies for early childhood, K-12 schools and university levels.
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US ELECTION
Trump's plan for education
NPR, 25 Sep 2016
Donald TrumpDonald Trump has so far issued no detailed educational policies but he has made many comments which this analysis groups under local control, Common Core, school choice, higher education and child care.
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EDUCATION AND HEALTH
Education for health
The Mercury (opinion by Graham Bury), 24 Sep 2016
Health and educationThere needs to be greater understanding of the link between better education and improved health outcomes, a retired doctor and administrator writes.
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EDUCATION FUNDING
Funding assurance
Tas Govt media release, 23 Sep 2016
Simon BirminghamFederal education minister Simon Birmingham has assured state minister Jeremy Rockliff that Tasmania will be no worse off under proposed education funding changes. However, negotiations have not yet been completed.
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Bullet Funding confusion, The Mercury (editorial), 24 Sep 2016
Bullet Positive funding discussions at Education Council; online NAPLAN testing also discussed, Press conference transcript issued by Simon Birmingham, 23 Sep 2016

LITERACY
Comics helped early readers
The Mercury (opinion by Ian Cole), 23 Sep 2016
PhantomThe oft-denounced comic book can be a great informal help for youngsters learning to read, a former teacher writes .
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EDUCATION ACT
$2.5m for education and care services
Tas Govt media release, 22 Sep 2016
Tas GovtThe state government will provide more than $2.5 million for early childhood centres and to assist with university education and care qualifications, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today in promoting the proposed new Education Act.
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Dates

World Heart Day:
Thu 29 Sep 2016

Burnie Show: Fri 30 Sep 2016

AFL Grand Final: Sat 1 Oct 2016

Int'l Day of Older Persons: Sat 1 Oct 2016

Be Kind to Animals Week: Sat 1 - Fri 7 Oct

Daylight saving begins: Sun 2 Oct 2016

NRL Grand Final: Sun 2 Oct 2016

Int'l Day of Non-Violence: Sun 2 Oct

World Habitat Day: Mon 3 Oct 2016

World Animal Day: Tue 4 Oct 2016

World Space Week: Tue 4 - Mon 10 Oct

World Teachers Day (other countries): Wed 5 Oct 2016

Launceston Show: Thu 6 Oct 2016

Free Nat. Parks acc. ends: Sun 9 Oct
Term 4 begins: Mon 10 Oct 2016

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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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vKey Tas
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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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Tasmania Online search

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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
New Superannuation reforms (15 Sep 2016)

Service Tasmania

 Teachers & Tax 2015, 2016

Australian Tax Office:

Teachers - claiming work-related expenses (22 Jun 2016)
See also:
- Industries and Occupations
- Decuctions you can claim 2016
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Deduction questions
2015

Tips:
SMH tax page
(2016)

Finance

CREDIT UNIONS:

B&E

myState

BIG FOUR BANKS:

ANZ

Cwlth

National

Westpac

OTHER BANKS:

Adelaide

Macquarie

Bank of Qld

Members Equity

BankWest

St George

Bendigo

Suncorp

Citibank

 

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

 

Anzac Day
 25 April

Anzac Day Websites

Classroom activities
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Craft activities
Colour-in drawings

Ceremonies
Music
Crosswords
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Anzac biscuits
Anzac Day Clash

Anzac Kids (online activities)

Word Puzzles
Quick games
Other games
Videos

Poppy Time

Craft, wreaths
Jigsaw puzzles
Lesson activities

 

 

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New & useful websites


ANTARCTICA
Classroom Antarctica
Classroom AntarcticaOnline Antarctica teaching resources for Years 3-8 provided by the Australian Antarctic Division.

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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

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)


ANTARCTICA
Australian Antarctic Festival
Australian Antarctic Festival
The inaugural Australian Antarctic Festival will be held in Hobart from Thu 8 to Sun 11 Sep 2016. See also Tas Govt media release, 8 Sep 2016.

CYBERSAFETY
eSafety Education Resources
eSafety Commissioner
From the Australian government's Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner:
Dot Classroom resources
Dot Outreach programs
Dot School policies (includes links to Tasmania's Social Media Policy and parent pamphlet)
Dot Voluntary certification


THE CURRENCY
New banknote program
New $5 note
New $5 note security feature (RBA)Release of the new $5 note has begun. The Reserve Bank website displays its new security features.
Bullet The following RBA pages for teachers and students deal with notes and coins generally:
Dot Learning About Banknotes
Dot Activities and interactive games

COMPUTING
Google for Education sessions for teachers
EdTech Team Summits
The EdTech Team Tasmania Summit featuring Google for Education will be held in Hobart on 26 and 27 September 2016.

WI-FI Updated
Free Tas Wi-Fi
Tas wi-fi locationsThe number of free wi-fi access points around Tasmania has increased from 42 to 50 (altogether 150 are planned). Limit 30 minutes per device per day at each location. For more info see Minister's statement (25 Aug 2016).

DATA AND STATISTICS
CensusAtSchool
CensusAtSchool
Practical activities for students using Australian Bureau of Statistics census data, which are still useful even though this 2014 site is no longer updated (presumably due to ABS budget cuts).

SCIENCE
Wildlife Spotter
Spotted quoll (Image: wildlifespotter.net.au)
Save threatened wildlife species by helping to identify animals photographed by automated cameras, as promoted in The Mercury (8 Aug 2016). You might even spot a quoll.

STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY
Coaches and concussion
Concussion (Image: The Conversation)This Conversation contribution from 2 Aug 2016 stresses that sports coaches need to be aware of how young people can be protected from the harmful effects of concussion. Links to useful sources of advice include:
- Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool [pdf]
- Making Headway Concussion E-Learning Series (from Canada)

TASMANIAN GEOGRAPHY
My Way (the Midland Highway) song
Andrew Colrain and John X - The Midland Highway song
Entertaining spoof of My Way, the song made famous by Frank Sinatra, naming places along the Midland Highway. Sung by Andrew Colrain and John X (video on ABC Facebook page).

DIGITAL LITERACY
Pokémon Go in the Classroom
Pokemon Go
Lesson ideas based on the use of Pokémon Go (Discovery Education website).
Bullet For more ways to exploit students' interest in the Pokémon craze see these sites:
- 5 ways to trick students into learning with Pokémon Go
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14 ways to bring Pokémon Go to school
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Pokémon Go - Lesson ideas for the science classroom
- Autistic students: exploring the use of Pokemon Go
- Augmented reality in education


AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
Prime Zone
Prime Zone
New website providing resources for teaching about food and fibre in the Australian Curriculum, from the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia. In particular, see School resources.




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