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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
Reverse the TAFE decline
ABC News, 22 Oct 2017
VETThe Australian TAFE system is on the brink of collapse, an overseas expert says...

EDUCATION EMPLOYEES
Excellence awards announced
Tas Govt media release, 20 Oct 2017
Department of EducationThe Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff, has announced the sixteen winners of the 2017 Department of Education Awards for Excellence...

Bullet North and North East award winners, The Examiner, 20 Oct 2017
Bullet Coastal winners, The Advocate, 20 Oct 2017

 

TASMANIAN FIRES
Bullet
Advice - Terryvale Rd, Goshen
(St Helens Area, downgraded from Watch and Act)

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NEW ZEALAND POLITICS

NZ First leader forms coalition with Labour
ABC News, 19 Oct 2017
Jacinda Ardern (Image: Wikipedia)New Zealand First leader and "kingmaker" Winston Peters has announced he will form a coalition government with the Labour Party, making 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern the next prime minister...

PUBLIC SERVICE
No reduction in public service numbers
Tas Govt media release, 19 Oct 2017
Tas GovernmentPremier Will Hodgman says he expects there to be no reduction in the size of the Tasmanian public service in the foreseeable furure...

STUDENT SUPPORT
ECIS lives
Tas Govt media release, 18 Oct 2017
DisabilitiesTasmania's Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS), which supports the involvement in education of children with a disability, will continue alongside the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) until 2020, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today...

Bullet Decision took too long, Michelle O'Byrne, Opposition education spokesperson, 18 Oct 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA
Poet attacked
ABC News, 17 Oct 2017
FacebookA number of NSW students who were unhappy about having to analyse a poem by Indigenous author Ellen van Neerven in an HSC exam have abused the poet on social media...

EXTENDING HIGH SCHOOLS
Fresh round of high school extensions opens
Tas Govt media release, 17 Oct 2017
Extending high schoolHigh and district high schools interested in extending their classes to Years 11 and 12 from 2019 are invited to lodge an Expression of Interest between Wednesday 18 October and Friday 17 November 2017, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today...

COMPUTER SECURITY
Alert for wi-fi users
ABC News, 17 Oct 2017
HackerPatches to fix a wi-fi weakness whose exploitation is termed a "KRACK attack" will shortly be made available by Windows and Apple but security experts are concerned not all small businesses such as coffee shops will install the update straight away to protect their customers...

SCHOOL SAFETY
Wounding charge
ABC News, 17 Oct 2017  UPDATED
Southern TasmaniaAn 18-year-old has appeared in court after being charged over the stabbing of a 15-year-old student at New Town High School on Monday...

CHILD AND FAMILY CENTRES
Pembroke promise
TasLabor website, 16 Oct 2017
Early learningA majority Labor government would build a Child and Family Centre in the Mornington/Warrane area, Labor leader Rebecca White said in supporting Pembroke Legislative Council candidate Jo Siejka...

Bullet Only the Liberal candidate can deliver, Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Human Services, 15 Oct 2017

FINANCIAL LITERACY
Choice attacks CBA school banking domination
ABC News, 15 Oct 2017
Commonwealth BankConsumer magazine Choice has criticised the Commonwealth Bank's school banking marketing techniques...

SOCIAL MEDIA AND SEX EDUCATION
Image-based abuse lessons needed
The Examiner, 13 Oct 2017
IssuesRelationships and sexuality lessons need to be expanded to address the rise of revenge porn and other types of image-based abuse, experienced sex education providers say...

NAPLAN
NAPLAN robo-marking attacked
ABC News, 12 Oct 2017
NAPLANA retired US professor has criticised NAPLAN's plan to use computers to mark essays...

Bullet Algorithms reward nonsense in essays, The Conversation (opinion by Kai Riemer), 20 Oct 2017

TASMANIAN EDUCATORS
Professor Eleanor Ramsay dies
Tas Govt media release, 11 Oct 2017
UTASEducation minister Jeremy Rockliff has acknowledged the passing of Professor Eleanor Ramsay who was a co-founder of Education Ambassadors Tasmania...

PARENTS
Parents' views differ
ABC News, 10 Oct 2017
ASGThe latest annual ASG (Australian Scholarships Group) Parents Report Card on education in Australia shows a strong difference between the views of Asian and Australian-born parents on the importance of academic success and where sex education and social skills should be taught...

INCLUSION
Focus on inclusion efforts
ABC News, 9 Oct 2017
DisabilitiesA NSW student with autism who had been strapped to chairs and moved by means of other people holding boxing pads against him no longer wishes to be at school..

STUDENT SUPPORT
Autism research partnerhsip
Tas Govt media release, 6 Oct 2017
DisabilitiesThe state government is contributing more than $800,000 over four and a half years towards a Tasmanian autism research base in conjunction with the Autism Cooperative Research Centre, Minister for Human Services Jacquie Petrusma has announced..

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Solar underway at Huonville High
ABC News, 6 Oct 2017
Southern TasmaniaHuonville High School has begun installing solar panels purchased with the $133,000 it won competing for the world-wide Global High Schools Zayed Future Energy Prize..

FEDERAL POLITICS
Nick Xenophon to quit
ABC News, 6 Oct 2017
Nick Xenophon (Image: ABC)Senator Nick Xenophon says he will leave federal politics and stand for the South Australian parliament..

 

News continued in the
October 2017 news archive

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TASMANIAN FIRES

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Education links for Tasmanian teachers

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Dates

National Children's Week:
Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Int'l Brain Tumour Awareness Week:
Sat 21 - Sat 28 Oct 2017

National Bird Week:
Mon 23 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

United Nations Day:
Tue 24 Oct 2017

National Kidsafe Day:
Tue 24 Oct 2017

Hobart Show Day:
Thu 26 Oct 2017

Professional learning day (K-10, South): Fri 27 Oct 2017

Marriage Law Postal Survey suggested mailing due date:
Fri 27 Oct 2017

World Teachers Day Australia:
Fri 27 Oct 2017

Halloween:
Tue 31 Oct 2017

NOVEMBER:

Movember:
Wed 1 - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Professional learning day (K-10, North): Fri 3 Nov 2017

Ulverstone Show:
Sat 4 Nov 2017

Guy Fawkes (Bonfire) Night:
Sun 5 Nov 2017

Recreation Day (N. Tas):
Mon 6 Nov 2017

Melbourne Cup:
Tue 7 Nov 2017

Marriage Law Postal Survey receiving deadline: 6.00pm, Tue 7 Nov 2017

Remembrance Day:
Sat 11 Nov 2017

Food Safety Week:
Sat 11 - Sat 18 Nov 2017

Australian Pollinator Week:
Sun 12 - Sun 19 Nov 2017

Geography Awareness Week:
Sun 12 - Sat 18 Nov 2017


 

OCTOBER (Sun 1 - Tue 31):

Zootober, Walktober, Dogtober, Ocsober, Shoctober (Defribrillator Awareness), Int'l School Library Month, The month for Pink Ribbon Day

NOVEMBER continued:

World Kindness Day: Mon 13 Nov 2017

National Recycling Week: Mon 13 - Sun 19 Nov 2017

World Diabetes Day Tue 14 Nov 2017

International Day for Tolerance: Thu 16 Nov 2017

Scottsdale Show: Fri 17 - Sat 18 Nov 2017

Huon Show: Sat 18 Nov 2017

Point to Pinnacle half marathon: Sun 19 Nov 2017

International Men's Day: Sun 19 Nov 2017

World Toilet Day: Sun 19 Nov 2017

National Skin Cancer Action Week: Sun 19 - Sat 25 Nov 2017

World Fisheries Day: Tue 21 Nov 2017

Deloraine Show: Sat 25 Nov 2017

White Ribbon Day (violence against women): Sat 25 Nov 2017

Computer Security Day: Thu 30 Nov 2017

Last day of Spring: Thu 30 Nov 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).
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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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Administration

Banks and personal business

Computing help

Curriculum 1

Curriculum 2

Educational institutions

Email help

Emergency information

Employment

Find an email address

Help

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Logging on help

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Password/username help

Past special topics

Personal business

Resources

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School closures

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Style guide

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Term dates

Young people

 

Help

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Computing help
Curriculum information
Email help
Logon and password help
Search tips

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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

DoE employment page
DoE employment application guidelines [pdf]
DoE employment register

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

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

 

 

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New & useful websites

 
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
How to use podcasts in the classroom
Podcast listening (Image: edweek.org.au)
Tips and resources for teachers on not only using podcasts with lessons but also creating them as well (US-themed).
Bullet A useful list of FREE podcast-making resources is provided.


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   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  TTimes

Tas ed:  
Ex   TTimes   Goog   EdAmbT  

Tas sport:
Merc   Ex   Ad

Tas tweets:
Merc   Ex   Ad    ABC   SXNews   WIN

 

 

New sites (cont'd)


ROAD SAFETY
Top 10 misunderstood road rules
Towards Zero
Tasmania's Road Safety Advisory Council clarifies the most misunderstood road rules.

ANTI-TOBACCO RESOURCES
Quit's Critics' Choice competition
Quit TasmaniaQuit Tasmania's anti-smoking competition for students and schools, The Critics' Choice 2017, is open until Tuesday 31 October 2017.

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

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)





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