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TEACHING PROFESSION
Tassie's future teachers ranked highest in literacy test
The Examiner, 22 Apr 2018
ACER
Tasmania's future teachers have topped the nation in a test of literacy skills and have scored above the average in numeracy...

NAPLAN
NAPLAN taking toll on students and teachers
ABC News, 21 Apr 2018
NAPLAN
It is time to take a timeout on NAPLAN to assess its impact on teaching and learning, a former principal says...

EQUITY
Aussie schools far too socially divergent
The Conversation (opinion by Laura Perry), 20 Apr 2018
Ladders
Needs-based funding is not enough to make up for the educational inequalities caused by Australia's socially-divergent school system, an academic writes...

TEACHING PROFESSION
Trinity deputy returns
ABC News, 17 Apr 2018
Victoria
The deputy principal of Melbourne's Trinity Grammar, who had lost his job over cutting a student's hair, has returned to his old position...

TEACHING PROFESSION
Teaching unattractive
The Conversation (opinion by Nan Bahr and Jo-Anne Ferreira), 16 Apr 2018
Teacher with heavy workload
Two academics outline seven reasons why people no longer wish to enter the teaching profession (sparking a large number of comments from readers)...

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Games fury
ABC News, 15 Apr 2018
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Channel 7's Commonwealth Games commentators have expressed their anger over not being allowed to televise the entry of Australia's athletes into the arena tonight...

WEATHER ALERT
Wind warning
BoWindM website, 15 Apr 2018
Damaging winds gusting to 120km/h in the south and on the Central Plateau and 100-110km/h in most other places are expected from early Monday morning...

Bullet BoM warnings
Bullet Power outages (TasNetworks)
Bullet Road closures (Tas Police)

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
US bombs Syria
ABC News, 14 Apr 2018
Syria (Image: dreamstime.com)

The United States, Britain and France have bombed targets in Syria associated with chemical weapons
...

TEACHING PROFESSION
Haircut deputy offered job back
ABC News, 11 Apr 2018
Victoria
The deputy headmaster of Melbourne's Trinity Grammar, who had been sacked for cutting a student's hair on school photo day, has been offered his job back following a review...

TASMANIAN PRINCIPALS
Wenn knows when to go
The Examiner, 11 Apr 2018
Keith Wenn (Image: The Examiner)
Launceston College principal Keith Wenn has announced he will step down on Friday this week, saying the college's current quality of staff and quality of programs make it a good time to go...

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Third gold for Titmus
The Examiner, 10 Apr 2018
Ariarne Titmus (Image: The Examiner)
Tasmanian swimmer Ariarne Titmus won the 400 metres freestyle race tonight, her final Commonwealth Games tally being three gold medals and one silver....

LITERACY
Phonics check needed
The Conversation (opinion by Jennifer Buckingham and Kevin Wheldall), 10 Apr 2018
Phonics test
A UK-style phonics check conducted on very young South Australian children shows that such a one-to-one teacher administered test of phonics ability is needed, two academics write....

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Titmus wins her gold
The Examiner, 9 Apr 2018
Ariarne Titmus (Image: The Examiner)
Tasmanian swimmer Ariarne Titmus has finally won an individual gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, finishing seven seconds ahead of her second-place rival in the 800 metres freestyle....

NAPLAN
NAPLAN condemnation
ABC News, 9 Apr 2018
NAPLAN
A world expert says the NAPLAN writing test marking scheme is "bizarre" and students could get top marks by adopting approaches that if maintained would lead to poor writing habits...

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Cosgrove consultation
Tas Govt media release, 8 Apr 2018
Southern Tasmania
Community consultation over Cosgrove High School's $20 million Years 11 and 12 redevelopment has been launched, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today...

HEALTH
Free flu jabs
Tas Govt media release, 7 Apr 2018
Medical
Tasmanian children under five years but aged six months or older will be able to receive free flu vaccinations, health minister Michael Ferguson has announced. Certain other groups are also eligible for free flu injections...

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Sorell revamp
Tas Govt media release, 7 Apr 2018
Southern Tasmania
A $22 million K-12 redevelopment of Sorell School, which will be accompanied by the establishment of Tasmania's first Early Learning Hub, will commence before the end of 2018-19, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today...

TEACHER NUMBERS
Planning for 250 teachers under way
Tas Govt media release, 6 Apr 2018
Teachers (Image: Next Generation of Lifelong Learning Teachers 2012)
A round table of stakeholders has been formed in preparation for adding 250 new teachers over the next six years to areas in need of teachers with special expertise, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today...

Bullet STEM teacher recruitment a focus, The Examiner, 8 Apr 2018

MOBILE PHONE POLICY

Ban mobile phones?
ABC News, 4 Apr 2018
Mobile phone ban (Image: guthrie.net)
Australia should consider following France's lead and ban student mobile phone use in schools, federal education minister Simon Birmingham says...

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
YouTube shooting
ABC News, 4 Apr 2018
USA flag
A woman fatally shot herself after shooting three other people at YouTube headquarters in California...

 

News continued in the
April 2018 news archive

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Dates

Anzac Day:
Wed 25 Apr 2018

Girls in ICT Day (Facebook):
Thu 26 Apr 2018

Heart Week:
Sun 29 Apr - Sat 5 May 2018

Term 2 begins:
Mon 30 Apr 2018

State parliament resumes:
Tue 1 May 2018
(Sitting schedule [pdf])

Agfest:
Thu 3 - Sat 5 May 2018

Agfest holiday (Circular Head):
Fri 4 May 2018

Int'l Composting Awareness Week:
Sun 6 - Sat 12 May 2018

Road Safety Week:
2018 dates not confirmed yet

Federal Budget:
Tue 8 May 2018

Eurovision Song Contest:
Tue 8 - Sat 12 May 2018 (European time)

World Fair Trade Day:
Sat 12 May 2018

 

 

World Migratory Bird Day: Sat 12 May 2018

Mother's Day: Sun 13 May 2018

Food Allergy Week: Sun 13 - Sat 19 May 2018

NAPLAN paper test period: Tue 15 - Thu 17 May 2018

NAPLAN online test window: Tue 15 - Fri 25 May 2018

National Families Week: Tue 15 - Mon 21 May 2018

National Consumer Fraud Week: 2018 dates not yet available

Walk Safely to School Day: Fri 18 May 2018

RSPCA Million Paws Walk: Sun 20 May 2018

National Volunteer Week: Mon 21 - Sun 27 May 2018

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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)
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Alternative link)

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)

 


Tasmania Online - "Your comprehensive guide to Tasmania on the web"
Tasmania Online search

Bullet See also our Search help page

 

 

     

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The links formerly listed here are now on a separate page as National education links

 

INDEX MEDIA RELEASES

 

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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

Learning areas links

Libraries

Logging on help

Other education links

Password/username help

Past special topics

Personal business

Resources

Schools, colleges, further ed

School closures

Search advice

Style guide

Subject areas and learning

Term dates

Young people

 

Help

Calendars, dates
Computing help
Curriculum information
Email help
Logon and password help
Search tips

 Media releases and statements: 

 

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

 
SPORT
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018
Gold Coast 2018
The official site.

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)


TASMANIAN ELECTION
Tasmanian Election 2018
ABC News
ABC site with all the background and news you want to know about the State election.

STUDENT SUPPORT
Building resilience in children
Beyondblue
Advice to parents and others on how to build resilience in children.

HEALTH AND NUTRITION
LiveLighter
LiveLighter
WA government website promoting healthy weight in adults and children.

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 creating them as well (US-themed).
Bullet A useful list of FREE podcast-making resources is provided

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.


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.






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