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FEDERAL ELECTION
McKim wins, Colbeck misses out
ABC News, 27 Jul 2016
Nick McKimGreens senator Nick McKim has won the final Senate seat in Tasmania. Fellow senator and tourism minister Richard Colbeck has missed out on being re-elected. Senator Lisa Singh was re-elected in 10th place, and Senator Catryna Bilyk was 11th.
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STUDENT ATTENDANCE
47 schools below average
The Mercury, 26 Jul 2016
Absentee checkAnalysis of attendance data provided by the DoE's edi software shows that many schools have below average attendance levels (of course!). However, edi appears to be very successfully providing principals with useful real-time information linking attendance and performance for individual students.
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WEATHER ALERT
Damaging winds for Tas
The Examiner, 25 Jul 2016
Wind gusts up to 110km/h are forecast for tonight (Monday), and early Tuesday, along with heavy rain in some areas
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FEDERAL POLITICS
Plibersek changes to education
ABC News, 23 Jul 2016
Bill ShortenOpposition leader Bill Shorten has named his new shadow ministry which includes:
-  deputy leader Tanya Plibersek changing from Foreign Affairs to Education
- Kate Ellis with Early Childhood Education and Development, and TAFE and Vocational Education
- Andrew Giles as Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools
- Terri Butler with Universities
- Doug Cameron with Skills and Apprenticeships
- Jacinta Collins as Shadow Assistant Minister for Early Childhood.
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 - Labor Shadow Ministry - full list

WEATHER ALERT
Floods and snow ahead
BoM, 22 Jul 2016
A forecast of snow settling as low as 200 metres and moderate and minor flood warnings have been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for Tasmania on Saturday.
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Bullet BoM Forecasts

STUDENT HEALTH
More school nurses
Tas Govt media release, 22 Jul 2016
MedicalFive more school nurses commenced working with students in 21 Tasmanian schools on 1 July.
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SLEEP AND BEHAVIOUR
Sleep training has benefits
The Conversation (opinion by Kate E. Williams), 21 Jul 2016
Sleeping child (Image: Microsoft)Parental modifications to children's bedtime routines can improve daytime behaviour, particularly in children with potential ADHF problems, an early childhood lecturer writes.
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SCHOOL STARTING AGE
Early starting age questioned
The Mercury (opinion by Jannette Armstrong), 21 Jul 2016
Early learningThe government's plan to lower the school starting age from 5 years to 4 years 6 months raises many questions, a mother, union leader and former early childhood educator says.
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Bullet Earlier start supported by principals, The Examiner, 26 Jul 2016
Bullet New Early formal schooling is a mistake, The Mercury (opinion by Samantha Page), 27 Jul 2016
Bullet New Lower starting age is about equity, says Minister, The Examiner, 27 Jul 2016

ENTERPRISE EDUCATION
For enterprising NW primary kids
Club Kidpreneur, 20 Jul 2016
Kidpreneur Challenge 2016Free information sessions for teachers and others on the Kidpreneur Challenge, a Term 3 enterprise skills competition for students in Years 4, 5 and 6, will be held from 4pm to 5pm at:
-  UTAS, Burnie on Tue 26 July, and
- Spreyton Primary on Wed 27 July.
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HOMEWORK
Girls do more homework
Roy Morgan Research, 18 Jul 2016
Girl workingA survey of young Australians aged 10 to 13 years shows that more homework is done by girls, Asian students, only children, and children from wealthier backgrounds.
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TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Mould hits Dunalley Primary
ABC News, 18 Jul 2016
Southern TasmaniaMould has delayed Dunalley Primary students' return to school to Thursday this week.
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Bullet Mould meeting, The Mercury, 19 Jul 2016
Bullet Meeting hears concern over student safety, The Mercury, 20 Jul 2016

NATIONAL POLITICS
PM announces new ministry
ABC News, 18 Jul 2016
Malcolm TurnbuillThe Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced his new ministry. Education ministers:
- Simon Birmingham continues as Minister for Education and Training
- Karen Andrews becomes Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills.
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Bullet Full ministry
Bullet Minister for Tourism and International Education Richard Colbeck dumped as vote counting continues, ABC News, 18 Jul 2016

SCHOOL CLOSURES
Enrolments jump in 'closure' schools
The Mercury, 17 Jul 2016
TasmaniaEnrolments have increased in 10 of the 17 schools earmarked for closure last year, jumping by 70 per cent at Edith Creek Primary and 30 per cent at Sprent Primary.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Turkish coup attempt fails
ABC News, 16 Jul 2016
Turkey flagA group within the Turkish military has attempted to take over the country, but over 2800 soldiers have been arrested and the Prime Minister says he is now back in control...

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COMPUTERS AND EDUCATION
Non-computer skills still key
The Mercury (opinion by Peter Wilson), 15 Jul 2016
ClassroomElectronic devices present a challenge and potential but good teaching will continue to win the day, a teacher writes.
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TASMANIAN FIRES

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Education links for Tasmanian teachers

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Dates

Australian Mathematics Competition:
Thu 28 Jul 2016

World Hepatitis Day:
Thu 28 Jul 2016

System Administrator Appreciation Day: Fri 29 Jul 2016

Schools Tree Day:
Fri 29 Jul 2016

National Tree Day: Sun 31 Jul 2016

World Breastfdg Wk: Mon 1 - Sun 7 Aug

Healthy Bones Wk: Mon 1 - Sun 7 Aug

Family History Mth: Mon 1 - Wed 31 Aug

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day: Thu 4 Aug 2016

Jeans for Genes Day: Fri 5 Aug 2016

Olympic Games begin: Fri 5 Aug 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

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)

 


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

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 NATIONAL

   

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

 

INDEX MEDIA RELEASES

 

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Computing help

Curriculum 1

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Educational institutions

Email help

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Find an email address

Help

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Logging on help

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School closures

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Young people

 

Help

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Computing help
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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
Service Tasmania

 Teachers & Tax 2014, 2015

Australian Tax Office:

Teachers - claiming work-related expenses (29 Jun 2015)
See also:
- Industries and Occupations
-
Deduction questions 2015

- Tax Office publications 2015 (note the error-fixing tip)

Tips:
Etax tax tips
(2015)
End of Fin'l Yr Tips for Tchrs (2014)
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

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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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 

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)

ENTERPRISE EDUCATION
Club Kidpreneur
Kidpreneur Challenge 2016
A group associated with Tasmania's Cradle Coast which in Term 3 2016 is running the Kidpreneur Challenge (flyer available), a competition for students in Years 4, 5 and 6.

ANTI-TOBACCO RESOURCES
Quit's Critics' Choice competition
Quit TasmaniaQuit Tasmania's anti-smoking competition for students, the Critics' Choice 2016, is open until Friday 30 September 2016.

TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL HISTORY
Aboriginal Tasmania Story Map
Aboriginal Tasmania Story MapInteractive map-based database of significant Aboriginal Tasmanian locations, with images.

EARLY CHILDHOOD
Early Childhood Resource Hub
ECRHCollection point for early childhood professional resources, opened by Minister Simon Birmingham on 28 Mar 2016. Unfortunately, registration is required for access to even the non-forum material.

INTERNET ACCESS
Is Basslink fixed?
Is Basslink fixed?
Compares the iiNet download speed from Melbourne with the download speed within Tasmania throughout the day.

WI-FI
Free Tas Wi-Fi
Tas wi-fi locationsLocals and tourists can now use the first 42 of over 150 planned free wi-fi access points around Tasmania. Limit 30 minutes per device per day at each location. For more info see Minister's statement.

NBN
NBN Infographic
NBN Infographic
This infographic compares the speeds and benefits of ADSL+, NBN Fibre to the Node and NBN Fibre to the Premises, showing that Fibre to the Node will soon prove to be inadequate.

LEGAL AWARENESS
Guys Gotta Know
Guys Gotta KnowLegal information for young men, with emphasis on relationships. Follows Girls Gotta Know which was produced a couple of years ago.

STUDENT NUTRITION
Choosing school lunch foods
School lunches (Image: The Conversation)
This article in The Conversation discusses which foods to include in student lunch boxes and provides links to useful lunch box tips at the following websites:
- Kidspot
- Better Health Channel
- Raising Children Network

TASMANIAN ENVIRONMENT
Burnt wilderness photos
Burnt cushion plants
See the first photos to emerge of the recent fire damage to Tasmania's wilderness, including images of burnt 1,000-year-old cushion plants (ABC News website).

EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES
Free Australian government school resources
australia.gov.au
A roundup of 34 Australian government websites that provide educational material for teachers and students to use.

LITERACY
10 great books that all children should read
The Conversation
A selection of books for children to read and have read to them.

TASMANIAN HISTORY
The Voyage
The Voyage
A free online game about hiring, provisioning and navigating sailing ships to transport convicts from England to Van Diemen's Land.

TASMANIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM
Education Ambassadors Tasmania
Education Ambassadors Tasmania
An organisation which aims to improve the education system in Tasmania by engaging community leaders in evidence-based non-partisan discussion.

WEATHER
High-definition satellite images
BoM satellite image
Zoom in on the BoM's detailed and moving images from the new Himawari-8 satellite..

STUDENT HEALTH AND SUPPORT
Children's Cancer
Children's CancerAustralian Government website dedicated to information about children's cancer and helping children with cancer

THE LAW AND YOU
Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
Legal Aid Commission of TasmaniaUpdated website informing Tasmanians about the law. See especially:
- Videos (The Law and You topics)
- Fact sheets


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