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Term date confusion
The education lift-out feature in today's Mercury (17 Jan 2017) gives:
Dot "Friday, April 13" as the last day of Term 1 2017 (it should read "Thursday, April 13", but note that that day is a Moderation Day for K-10 schools), and
Dot "Tuesday, May 1" as the first day of Term 2 (it should be "Monday, May 1")

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Huonville High wins international energy prize
Tas Govt media release, 17 Jan 2017
Southern TasmaniaHuonville High School will receive up to $134,000 on winning gold as the Oceania region winner of the Zayed Future Energy Prize  ..

RELATIONSHIPS EDUCATION
Respectful relationships promoted via schools
The Examiner, 16 Jan 2017
IssuesTeaching about respectful relationships, including sexuality education, has lifelong benefits and helps reduce sexual assaults, Family Planning Tasmania chief executive Cedric Manen says..

LITERACY
Phonics explained
The Conversation (opinion by Hua-Chen wang), 17 Jan 2017
LiteracyPhonics is important because it helps students decode words that are new and improves their reading skills, a research fellow says..

MUSIC EDUCATION
No proof music makes kids smarter
The Conversation (opinion by Giovanni Sala and Fernand Gobet), 16 Jan 2017
Music learningA review of the literature suggests that while there might be a correlation between music learning and smarter kids, the music learning itself does not lead to better performance in other subjects, two academics write..

WEATHER ADVICE:

Damaging winds been and gone
BoM, 14 Jan 2017, 2.22pm
WindThe severe weather warning for winds gusting to 100km/h today (Saturday) no longer applies
.

High tides been and gone
BoM, 14 Jan 2017
High tide (Image: Luis Prado)The severe weather warning for abnormally high tides in southern Tasmania is over.

FEDERAL POLITICS
Sussan Ley resigns
ABC News, 13 Jan 2017
Sussan Ley (Image: ABC News)Health minister Sussan Ley has announced her resignation from the frontbench over the travel claims controversy...

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Hilliard approval
Tas Govt media release, 13 Jan 2017
Southern TasmaniaHilliard Christian School will re-open for 2017, with a new principal, after eventually being granted registration by the Schools Registration Board, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today..

Bullet Last-minute approval for Hilliard Christian School, ABC News, 13 Jan 2017

HEALTH AND WELLBEING
More benefits than you thought possible
The Conversation (opinion by Shelby Gull Laird and Laura McFarland), 10 Jan 2017
Outside playResearch shows that playing outside provides children with a wide range of health, cognitive, psychological and general wellbeing benefits...

SCHOOL UNIFORM
Redressing gender inequality
The Conversation (opinion by Amanda Mergler), 9 Jan 2017
Girl in dressAllowing schoolgirls to wear shorts and trousers instead of dresses and skirts is looming as an issue for schools to face but such a change could be a simple and effective way to foster increased physical activity by girls...

Bullet No uniform problem, The Conversation (opinion by Lauren Rosewarne), 11 Jan 2017

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Hilliard rebirth?
The Mercury (subscription access), 7 Jan 2017
Southern TasmaniaWest Moonah's Hilliard Christian School, advised by the Schools Registration Board last year that its re-registration beyond 31 December would not be approved, has told parents that it aims to re-open as a new school
in 2017.

EDUCATIONAL BOOKSHOPS
Birchalls story ends
The Examiner, 6 Jan 2017
BooksThe Birchalls main bookstore in Brisbane Street, Launceston, is set to close in 2017 but it is hoped buyers can be found for the education stores in Hobart and Devonport
...

CURRICULUM
Add swimming to curriculum
SMH, 3 Jan 2017
Swimming (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Compulsory swimming and water safety lessons should be part of the school curriculum, the CEO of YMCA NSW said following a spate of drownings these Christmas holidays. [Note that legendary swimming coach Laurie Lawrence said on the ABC's 7.30 Report, 3 Jan 2016, that Tasmania leads the country by providing free swimming lessons to kids until they can swim 50 metres.]...

Bullet Laurie Lawrence praises Tasmania, The Advocate, 4 Jan 2017

CELEBRATIONS
2017 delayed
ABC News, 1 Jan 2017
New Year 2017
The new year commenced as expected this morning, but only after having been delayed by one second to allow clocks to adjust to the slowing speed of the Earth's rotation...

SPORT
Giacomo is overall winner
ABC News, 29 Dec 2016
Sydney-HobartNew Zealand yacht Giacomo which was second to cross the line has been declared the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race handicap winner...

THE ARTS
Debbie Reynolds dies one day after daughter's death
ABC News, 29 Dec 2016
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie FisherActress Debbie Reynolds, mother of Star Wars star Carrie Fisher who died yesterday, suffered a stroke and died today aged 84
...

TASMANIAN COLLEGE SYSTEM
Reflections on college transition
The Examiner, 29 Dec 2016
Northern TasmaniaA former student looks back at the transition from Launceston State High School to Launceston Matriculation College more than fifty years ago
...

2016 IN REVIEW
Looking back: the year in education
The Conversation (opinion by Claire Shaw), 28 Dec 2016
The Conversation
The Conversation's education editor reviews the educational issues and developments of 2016
...

SPORT
Perpetual LOYAL smashes record
ABC News, 28 Dec 2016
Sydney-HobartSupermaxi Perpetual LOYAL took out line honours in the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race at 2.31 this morning, breaking the previous record by almost five hours...

 

TASMANIAN FIRES

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Education links for Tasmanian teachers

Vkey New Tasmanian whole-of-government email system  Email help  SARIS  Term dates  PersMORE Google Australia

Dates

Mofo:
Wed 18 - Sun 22 Jan 201
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Tamar Valley Folk Festival:
Fri 20 - Sun 22 Jan 2017

Australia Day:
Thu 26 Jan 2017

College teachers return:
Mon 30 Jan 2017

World Wetlands Day:
Thu 2 Feb 2017

World Cancer Day:
Sat 4 Feb 2017

K-10 teachers return:
Mon 6 Feb 2017

1967 Bushfires 50th Anniversary:
Tue 7 Feb 2017

Safer Internet Day:
Tue 7 Feb 2017

K-10 and college students return:
Wed 8 Feb 2017

Aust Wooden Boat Festival:
Fri 10 - Mon 13 Feb 2017

Festivale (L'ton):
Fri 10 - Sun 12 Feb 2017

Int'l Day of Women and Girls in Science:
Sat 11 Feb 2017

 

Royal Hobart Regatta: Sat 11 - Mon 13 Feb 2017
(Regatta holiday S. Tas: Mon 13 Feb 2017)

Healthy Weight Week: Mon 13 - Sun 19 Feb 2017

Valentine's Day: Tue 14 Feb 2017

Launceston Cup: Wed 22 Feb 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

TERM DATES     ON THIS DAY

 

 

 

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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
vKey (pw)
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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Computing help

Curriculum 1

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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

See our learning areas page

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 (22 Jun 2016)
See also:
- Industries and Occupations
- Decuctions you can claim 2016
-
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

 

Consumer information

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
Units, downloads
Craft activities
Colour-in drawings

Ceremonies
Music
Crosswords
Word searches
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

 
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

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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
  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)

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)

MELBOURNE CUP
Melbourne Cup Number Quiz
Melbourne Cup (Image: AusClassroom.com)A new Melbourne Cup Quiz to print out in which the answers to the 20 questions are all numbers. The "easy" version includes the list of number answers to choose from. An answer sheet for teachers is provided.

CYBERSAFETY
iParent
iParent
Guidance, strategies and information about online safety for parents in supporting their children's online activities. The site also includes the results of a survey on children's online activities. (From the Children's eSafety Commissioner.)

WEATHER
BoM Weather app
(ABC News, 7 Oct 2016)
BoM weather appA free weather app for Android and Apple users to download.
- BoM mobile page
- How to get the app

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

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.




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