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STUDENT AND TEACHER HEALTH
Rash of measles cases in Tasmania
DHHS public health alerts, 22 Jul 2014
Health alertThe number of measles and possible measles cases in Tasmania has risen from two to seven...

Bullet Measles Fact Sheet [pdf], DHHS website

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Albuera Street completes first 100 years
Tas Govt media release, 23 Jul 2014
Southern TasmaniaAlbuera Street Primary School today celebrated the centenary of its opening...

LITERACY AND NUMERACY
Specialist teachers begin
Tas Govt media release, 23 Jul 2014
Literacy and numeracyThe state government's promised 25 specialist literacy and numeracy teachers commenced working today...

INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Catholic strike looms
ABC News, 23 Jul 2014
Industrial actionStaff at Tasmanian Catholic schools plan to hold a one-day strike on Thursday 7 August...

TEACHER SALARIES
Pay freeze looms
The Mercury, 23 Jul 2014
MoneyThe state government plans to legislate to limit annual public sector pay rises to 2 per cent per annum following a one-year pay freeze from October...

Bullet Limits on wage rises to fix budget problem, Tas Govt media release, 22 Jul 2014

EARLY CHILDHOOD AND CHILD CARE
Early childhood report released
Productivity Commission media release, 22 Jul 2014
Early learningThe Productivity Commission's draft inquiry report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning includes the recommendation that school principals be responsible for ensuring that before and after school care is provided...

Bullet Download the Childcare and Early Childhood Learning report, Productivity Commission website
Bullet Quality key in early learning, Michelle O'Byrne, Opposition education spokesperson, TasLabor website, 22 Jul 204
Bullet Tasmania snubbed, The Mercury, 23 Jul 2014

School zoneROAD SAFETY
Blitz on road safety around schools
The Examiner, 20 Jul 2014
Police are running a road safety campaign this week, with particular focus on traffic moving to and from schools...

BULLYING
Bullying video competition announced
Tas Govt media release, 20 Jul 2014
BullyingA student competition requiring the production of a short video on the role of bystanders in the prevention of bullying, especially cyberbullying, has been announced by the Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff...

TERM DATES
Term dates for 2016 to 2018 released
Tas Govt media release, 19 Jul 2014
School termsThe school and college term dates for 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been announced by the Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff...

Bullet Term dates set years ahead, The Mercury, 20 Jul 2014

TEACHERS REGISTRATION BOARD
New TRB registrar
Tas Govt media release, 19 Jul 2014
Teachers Registration BoardEducation minister Jeremy Rockliff has announced the appointment of Lee Anne Raynor to the Teachers Registration Board, joining the recently appointed chair of the Board, Stephen Mannering...

VISUAL ARTS
Burnie hosts students' art
The Advocate, 18 Jul 2014
North-West TasmaniaArtworks by Tasmanian Year 11 and 12 students is on display at the Burnie Regional Arts Gallery as part of the QVMAG ArtRage2013 exhibition...

HEALTH ALERT
Measles rears its ugly head
DHHS website, 17 Jul 2014
Health alertMeasles has spread to Tasmania, with two cases being confirmed this week. [The last case of measles in Tasmania was in 2009.]...

Bullet Measles alert issued, The Mercury, 17 Jul 2014

AlcoholSTUDENT HEALTH
Teens drinking and smoking less
The Guardian, 17 Jul 2014
Australian teenagers are drinking and smoking less than they were three years ago, research shows...

DRUGS IN SCHOOL
Concern over drug use in northern Tas
The Examiner, 17 Jul 2014
Northern TasmaniaReports have pointed to the use of the drug ice by students as young as 13 from some schools in northern and north-west Tasmania...

SCHOOL DISCIPLINE
Suspensions deny students their rights
The Examiner, 15 Jul 2014
FightAcademics say that suspending students for misbehaviour is ineffective and could break their right to an education...

Bullet Suspensions usually occur again, The Examiner, 17 Jul 2014

SCHOOL DISCIPLINE
Corporal punishment backed
SMH, 15 Jul 2014
Austrlian CurriculumThe head of the federal government's review of the national curriculum, Kevin Donnelly, says he has no problem with corporal punishment if the school community supports it and it is done properly...
Bullet Pyne rules out corporal punishment, ABC News, 16 Jul 2014
Bullet No caning for Tassie kids, The Examiner, 17 Jul 2014

SCHOOL FARMS
FARM SAVED
Tas Govt media release, 15 Jul 2014
Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm
The outcome of today's meeting between education minister Jeremy Rockliff and the Brighton Council is that the land where the Jordan River Jeremy RockliffSchool Farm is located is to be rezoned, thus ensuring the farm's long-term future ..
Bullet Rockliff moves to dispel doubts about farm's future, The Mercury, 15 Jul 2014
Bullet Farm school site to have special zoning, Tony Foster, Brighton Council, 16 July 2014

SCHOOL FARMS
Farm to stay ...for now
ABC News, 14 Jul 2014
Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm
Brighton Mayor Tony Foster says the notification to remove the animals from the Jordan River School Farm has been withdrawn ..
 
Bullet
Farm school notification withdrawn [pdf], Brighton Council media release, 14 Jul 2014
Bullet School farm at Brighton to stay, says Mayor, The Mercury, 14 Jul 2014
Bullet A win for farm school and commonsense, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 14 Jul 2014
Bullet Decision welcome but more to be done, Nick McKim, Greens education spokesperson, 14 Jul 2014
Bullet Withdrawal of notification welcomed, Rebecca White, TasLabor website, 14 Jul 2014

SCHOOL SAFETY
Fear over school's asbestos
The Examiner, 13 Jul 2014
North-West TasmaniaA construction worker recalls asbestos dust being created when the bottoms of doors were cut off at Burnie High School during the 1970s..

SCHOOL FARMS
Farm fight employs Facebook
The Mercury, 12 Jul 2014
Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm
Supporters of the threatened Jordan River School Farm have created a Facebook page (using the farm's former name) ..
 
FacebookBullet Save Bridgewater High School Farm (Facebook page)

STUDENT SUPPORT
Repeating a year can do harm
SMH, 10 Jul 2014
StationeryStationeryRepeating a year at school is like playing Russian roulette as it can sometimes do more harm than good, an education and psychology expert says...

SCHOOL FARMS
Jordan River School Farm shock
ABC News, 10 Jul 2014
Jordan River Learning Federation School FarmThe Jordan River School Farm at Brighton has been told by the Brighton Council that because having animals in a residential zone is in breach of council by-laws the farm has 28 days to provide an animal removal plan..
 
Bullet School farm animals face eviction, The Mercury, 10 Jul 2014
Bullet Brighton Council must explain, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 10 Jul 2014
Bullet Part of Council's strategy to develop the land?, Nick McKim, Greens education spokesperson, 10 Jul 2014
Bullet
Minister must stand up for the farm and sit down with the Council, Nick McKim, Greens education spokesperson, 10 Jul 2014
Bullet Farm school breaching local government by-laws [pdf], Brighton Council media release, 10 Jul 2014
Bullet
Removal of farm animals a 'fiasco', ABC Rural, 10 Jul 2014
Bullet Education Minister digs in over Council move, ABC News, 11 Jul 2014
Bullet Council's announcement a serious concern, Guy Barnett, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, 11 Jul 2014
Bullet Politicians sit on their hands [pdf], Brighton Council media release, 11 Jul 2014

  


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

Term 3 begins:
Mon 21 Jul 2014

Farm Safety Week:
Mon 21 - Fri 25 Jul 2014

Schools Tree Day:
Fri 25 Jul 2014

Stress Down Day:
Fri 25 Jul 2014

System Administrator Appreciation Day:
Fri 25 Jul 2014

National Tree Day:
Sun 27 Jul 2014

World Hepatitis Day: Mon 28 Jul 2014

JUST RELEASED: Term dates for 2016-18

TERM DATES     ON THIS DAY

 

Online news sources
Ed news (Aust): 
ABC  SMH  Age  Aust  Intcdr  G
Ed news (Int):
NZ  US  UK  UK(TN)  Ed Wld  Ed Wk  G  All
Ed opinion:
SMH  Tele  AusT  Conv  Blogs
Aust news: ABC  SMH  Age  Aust  ABC24  HS  ND  news.com.au
Tas news: Merc Ex Ad ABC Y7 TT   Ed:  Ex G TT  Sport: M E A ABC

   

 TASMANIA

   

Education Department, Tasmania
Department of Education, Tasmania

DoE YouTube  DoE Facebook  DoE Twitter  DoE Responses 

 

http://mail.connect.tas.gov.au

The above whole-of-government email system replaces the following old system which NO LONGER WORKS:
Old email
OLD Education Email is no longer used

 

Bullet See also our Email Help page

Gmail

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)
  Tasmanian Government Directory - look up people and departments
Tas. Govt Directory

The eCentre has been replaced by the Curriculum Support Centre (pw required)
 


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

Bullet See also our Search help page


     

 NATIONAL

   

 

Australian Policy Online: Education
Australian Policy Online: Education

Curriculum Schools  |  VET Early Childhood SciTech

 

myfuture - career information and exploration

 

EdNA - Education Network Australia (now closed)
EdNA is closed   

Gonski Review

AITSL: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
AITSL

Students First
Students First

Education Services Australia - producer of the national education websites listed below
Education Services Australia

Curriculum Leadership - called "an electronic journal for leaders in education" but is of benefit to all teachers who wish to keep abreast of curriculum and other educational developments

Scootle - present digital curriculum resources in lesson units using Learning Federation material (see next item, NDLRN)

National Digital Learning Resources Network (The Learning Federation)
(The Learning Federation)

Safe Schools Hub

Values Education for Australian schooling

Mind Matters - a national mental health initiative for secondary schools

Asia Education Foundation - helping schools with Asia cross-curriculum content

Global Education

Civics and Citizenship Education - resources promoting students' participation in Australia's democracy


 

ACARA - Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Australian Curriculum (Australia's national curriculum)

Australian Curriculum
(Previously called the "National Curriculum")
Mobile edition: iphone app.
See also our docs for indiv. learning areas.
Tas Department of Education's Curriculum Support Centre (pw)

My School. Sjows literacy and numeracy test results for individual schools. Funded by the Australian government.

My School (by ACARA, using NAPLAN data)
NAPLAN Summary reports

National Assessment Program

National Assessment Program
Measures whether or not young people are meeting various educational outcomes.
NAPLAN: National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy NAPLAN focuses on literacy and numeracy outcomes.

 

 

 

 

INDEX   MEDIA RELEASES

Topics in this website:

    Media releases and statements: 

TASMANIA

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

AUSTRALIA

In the news

Future provision of Years 11 and 12 education: action PlanBullet DoE Strategic Plan 2014/17

Bullet Future - Yrs 11 and 12: Action Plan

Bullet Future - Yrs 11 and 12: Discussion

Bullet Relationships and sexuality... / Brochure

Bullet 2013 NAPLAN National Report

Bullet 2013 NAPLAN Summary

Bullet Off Campus Activities (excursions)

 

Subjects and learning

Resources

Subjects and learning areas

 Libraries

LINC Tasmania (formerly State Library of Tasmania)
LINC stands for Learning and Information Network Centre. (See What does LINC mean?)
TALIS - library catalogues
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)
WebsterWorld (public site) - not fully accessible.

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)

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)

Help

Computing (ICT)

Calendar information sources
Computing help
Curriculum information
Email help
Logon/password help
Search tips

This section has moved to its own page:

Computing help

 

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, Employment and Workplace Relations (Australian Government)

Other Australian Education Departments and non-government bodies (DEEWR)

Tasmanian  State School Parents & Friends Inc ("trading as" Tasmanian Association of State School Organisations - Facebook 1, Facebook 2)

Public Education Alliance

Independent Schools Tasmania

Tasmanian Catholic Education Office

Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania

Education links (Service 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
RBF: Retirement Benefits Fund
TASS: Tas Assoc of State Superannuants
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

 

 

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

GEOGRAPHY
Tasmanian Geographic
Tasmanian GeographicFree online magazine featuring contributors' photographs and articles about Tasmania's natural environment and geography.

SEARCH ENGINES
Quixey
Quixey
"The search engine for apps." Easily find apps for a special purpose by selection of platform (Android/iPhone/iPad etc) and by cost (free/paid).

TASMANIAN HISTORY
Historical Tasmanian Films
Historical Tasmanian Films  Tasmanian tigerOver 50 short films about Tasmania dating from the 1930s to the 1980s, now on YouTube. Presented by LINC Tasmania.

EDUCATIONAL TOOLS
The Epic BYOD Toolchest
The Epic BYOD Toolchest"51 tools you can use now." A list of apps suitable for a wide range of uses in school, Of special value for schools with a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy.

WORLD HISTORY
British Pathé
British PathéOver 80,000 videos of 20th century history on film, presented on YouTube.

SOCCER
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 TEACHING RESOURCES
Classroom resources whose theme is the 2014 FIFA World Cup being held in Brazil:
Bullet
Football Teaching Ideas (teachingideas.co.uk)
A list of printable resources
Bullet
World Cup for Kids (activityvillage.co.uk)
Printable resources
Bullet
IPC World Cup 2014 Resources (greatlearning.com)
Many units to download and print.

STUDENT SUPPORT
Tasmanian Bushfire Recovery
Tasmanian Bushfire RecoveryThe Tasmanian Bushfire Recovery download page includes these documents which contain advice on assisting young people:
Bullet Trauma and young children [pdf]
Bullet Trauma and teenagers [pdf]

LITERACY
Tips for reading teachers
The Conversation
Titled 'The seven messages of highly effective reading teachers' this article from The Conversation, dated 1 May 2014, identifies the key practices of successful teachers of reading.

ACTIVITY WEBSITES
Connect Primary Students
Connect Primary Students
Activities and games for primary school students, from Victoria's education department.

GLOBAL WARMING
State of the Climate
State of the Climate
The 2014 State of the Climate report from the Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO discusses long-term trends in Australia's climate.

TASMANIAN ANIMALS
Field Guide to Tasmanian Fauna
TMAG Field Guide to Tasmanian FaunaA free app from TMAG providing images and information on Tasmanian animals of all kinds is now available for download. See further information.

STATISTICS
The People of Tasmania
TasmaniaWho are they? Where did they come from? How many of them are there? See the 2011 Census results as they apply nationally and to Tasmania. You can download the 298-page report [pdf] free from this Tas DPAC web page.

CURRICULUM
Curriculum & Leadership 20 Jun 2014
Curriculum & Leadership Journal
The latest curriculum and teaching information for Australian educators. For news updates follow CL on Twitter.

STUDENT HEALTH
Pain Bytes
Pain Mangement Network
Information about pain management for young people, including students attending school while suffering from chronic pain.
Bullet ABC News report, 15 Apr 2014

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Shade for Secondary Schools - Grants
Playgorund shade
The Cancer Council's Shade for Secondary Schools Grants Program is now open. Cancer Council - Shade for Secondary Schools Grant ProgramSchools may apply for grants of up to $25,000. Applications close 13 June 2014, at 5.00pm.
Bullet Enquire with CancerTas

TASMANIAN HISTORY
Port Arthur app
Port Arthur Historic SiteAn iPhone and iPad Touch app costing $1.99 provides visitors with an audio-visual tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site. See media release (25 Mar 2014).

DRUG EDUCATION
Cannabis and Consequences II
Cannabis and Consequences II
Whole-of-school cannabis prevention education package provided by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre which is funded by the Australian Government. See special note for curriculum coordinators.
Bullet FREE WORSHOP: High school staff should note that a free one-day workshop on this package will be held at Rokeby on Tuesday 8 April 2014. For more information and to register an interest see the Turning Point Cannabis and Consequences II page.

WINTER OLYMPICS
Olympic Games Websites: Sochi 2014
Olympic Games WebsitesInformation and activities for teachers and students on the 2014 Winter Olympic Games at Sochi:
- Sochi classroom activities
- Winter Olympics online activities
- Sochi Winter Olympics color-in activities
- Winter Olympics word searches

TASMANIA
Tasmania Top 10
Tasmania Top Ten
Provides 16 annotated top ten Tasmanian lists. For example:
- Top 10 dates in Tasmanian history
- Top 10 famous Tasmanians
- Top 10 experiences in Tasmania

TASMANIAN HISTORY
Sharland Map
Launceston Sharland MapInteractive website based on the 1826 map  of early Launceston streets by surveyor William Sharland. See also ABC Drive report.

TEACHER RESOURCES
SparkleBox
SparkleBoxBrighten up your classroom, teaching aids and handouts with these free printables. (Primary school focus.)

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