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SCHOOL BUS SERVICES

Planned school bus changes deferred
Tas Govt media release, 17 Feb 2019

School bus (Image: kisspng.com)Planned 2019 changes to the Dover and Geeveston school bus services :have been deferred until 2020. This particularly affects the following schools:
Dot Dover District School
Dot Geeveston Primary School
Dot Sacred Heart School
..

 

UPDATE 15 Feb 2019
New bus services for bushfire schools [pdf]
This document replaces the pdf files dated 12 and 13 Feb 2019.)

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

Big kindy boost
Tas Govt media release, 15 Feb 2019

Kindergarten (Image: Microsoft)More than 100 Tasmanian kindergartens are to benefit from a $15 million capital works program. Brand new kindergartens will be built at ten primary schools:
Bagdad PS,
Bowen Road PS,
Cooee PS,
Forth PS,
Franklin PS,
Glen Huon PS,
Glenora District,
Lilydale District,
Moonah PS, and
Rosetta PS
..

 

PRIVACY

Schools facing face recognition technology
The Conversation (opinion by Brian Lovell), 14 Feb 2019

Face recognition (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock)Face recogniton technology can save teachers much of the time they spend taking roll calls, a security and surveillance researcher writes...

 

 

STUDENT INCENTIVES

Pay students to learn?
The Conversation (opinion by Richard Holden), 14 Feb 2019

MoneyMonetary incentives for students to learn and behave can work to a limited extent but they can backfire, an academic writes...

 

TASMANIAN POLITICS

Brooks resigns
ABC News, 11 Feb 2019

Adam BrooksLiberal Member for Braddon Adam Brooks has announced his resignation from the Tasmanian Parliament on the grounds of ill health...

 

POST-BUSHFIRE ARRANGEMENTS

Back to school for real
Tas Govt media release, 9 Feb 2019

Bushfire (Image: ABC News)Students in the Huon will return to their own schools on the following dates, the Premier, Will Hodgman, has announced:

Dot Dover District School, Wed 13 Feb 2019
Dot Geeveston Primary, Thu 14 Feb 2019
Dot Franklin Primary, Mon 18 Feb 2019
Dot Glen Huon Primary, Mon 18 Feb 2019
...

Bullet Latest information: DoE alerts
Bullet UPDATE 15 Feb 2019: New bus services for bushfire schools [pdf]. (This document replaces the pdf files dated 12 and 13 Feb 2019.)

 


Emergency links:

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Power outages
Bullet Road closures (Police)
Bullet SES

Bullet Air quality (DHHS)
Bullet Air quality (AQI)

Bullet DoE alerts incl. school closures
Bullet DoE: Alternative school arrangements [pdf]
Bullet DoE Bushfire Support

 

 

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

New Bowen kindy
Tas Govt media release, 6 Feb 2019

Southern TasmaniaAn architect has been appointed to design the new $1.4 million kindergarten at the Bowen Road Primary School, Member for Clark (previously Denison) Elise Archer has announced...

 

SPORT

Play money
Tas Govt media release, 6 Feb 2019

Sports balls (Image ex clipart-library.com)The state government's Ticket to Play program will fund sporting memberships of up to $100 for qualifying disadvantaged children aged between 5 and 17 years, the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Elise Archer, said today ...

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

62,000 students in government schools
Tas Govt media release, 6 Feb 2019

TasmaniaMore than 62,200 students started the new school year today, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said...

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

AEU sets 12 Feb deadline
AEU (Tas) media release, 5 Feb 2019

AEUThe state government must progress pay negotiations by Tuesday next week, 12 February, the AEU says...
Bullet Teachers deserve respect, not a real wage cut, Rebecca White, Opposition leader, 6 Feb 2019
Bullet New Negotiations update, AEU (Tas), 13 Feb 2019

 

EDUCATION TARGETS

Education targets for 2019
Tas Govt media release, 4 Feb 2019

Jeremy RockliffEducation minister Jeremy Rockliff has outlined the government's targets, priorities and initiatives to raise educational achievement in 2019...

 

TASMANIAN BUSHFIRES

School bushfire arrangements announced
DoE website, 2 Feb 2019

Bushfire (Image: ABC News)Students from four schools will temporarily have their classes in Huonville schools as a result of the bushfires, the DoE says:

Dot Glen Huon Primary, from Thu 7 Feb (Kinder from Tue 12 Feb)
Dot Geeveston Primary, from Fri 8 Feb
Dot Franklin Primary, from Tue 12 Feb
Dot Dover District School, from Tue 12 Feb

The sites of the above schools will remain closed until Mon 18 Feb according to the DoE Alerts page (as at 2 Feb). [DATE UPDATED: See story above, 9 Feb 2019.]
Bullet DoE alerts
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EDUCATION TARGETS

RoGS logs improvements
Tas Govt media release, 1 Feb 2019

Year 12 attainment and retention rate rises are  among a number of educational improvements in Tasmania highlighted by the recently released Report on Government Services, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says...

 

TASMANIAN BUSHFIRES

Bushfires close schools
DoE website, 29 Jan 2019

Bushfire (Image: ABC News)The following schools have been closed due to the current bushfire situation:
Dot Collinsvale Primary
Dot Molesworth Primary
Dot Dover District
Dot Franklin Primary
Dot Geeveston Primary
Dot Glen Huon Primary
Dot Westerway Primary
The Geeveston wayraparattee Child and Family Centre and the Geeveston Libray are also closed.
Expected reopening times are on the DoE website
Bullet UPDATED INFORMATION: DoE alerts
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STUDENT PERFORMANCE

Bushfires impact student performance
ABC News, 26 Jan 2019

Bushfire (Image: ABC News)Students in areas hit hard by bushfires suffer a long-lasting decline in academic performance, a Victorian study shows...

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 

Stop-work on first day
AEU (Tas.) media release, 23 Jan 2019

Industrial actionTeachers will hold half-hour stop-work meetings at their schools on the first day back for Term 1, the AEU says...
Bullet Negotiation meeting postponed until next week, Peter Gutwein, Treasurer, 24 Jan 2019

 

STUDENT SUPPORT 

Teaching the gifted
The Conversation (opinion by John Munro), 22 Jan 2019

Gifted girl (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock)Teachers need to ensure they identify students who are gifted, understand how gifted students learn, and are aware of how students can be twice exceptional, an academic writes ...

 

SCHOOL STRUCTURE 

Split over classrooms
ABC News, 20 Jan 2019

Classroom split (Image: worldartsme.com)
Educators are divided over the merits of primary classes being split across different grades. However, the real issue appears to be the lack of long-term research on split classrooms...

 

TEACHING PROFESSION 

Unclear incentives better
The Conversation (opinion by Richard Holden), 18 Jan 2019
Carrot (incentives) (Image: openclipart)Employee incentives are sometimes better if left unspecified as specific incentives can produce perverse outcomes such as teachers modifying student test results, an economist writes...

 


News continued in the
Jan 2019 news archive

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TASMANIAN FIRES

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Education links for Tasmanian teachers

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Dates

Run the Bridge:
Sun 17 Feb 2019
(Tasman Bridge closed 7am-9am)

Exeter Show:
Sat 23 Feb 2019

Business Clean-Up Day:
Tue 26 Feb 2019

Launceston Cup:
Wed 27 Feb 2019

Summer's Day (preventing injuries to children):
Thu 28 Feb 2019

Last day of Summer:
Thu 28 Feb 2019

First day of Autumn:
Fri 1 Mar 2019

Self-injury Awareness Day:
Fri 1 Mar 2019

Youth and Schools Clean Up Day:
Fri 1 Mar 2019

World Day of Prayer:
Fri 1 Mar 2019

Hamilton Show:
Sat 2 Mar 2019

World Wildlife Day:
Sun 3 Mar 2019

World Hearing Day:
Sun 3 Mar 2019

Clean Up Australia Day (Community):
Sun 3 Mar 2019

World Salt Awareness Week:
Mon 4 - Sun 10 Mar 2019

King Island Show:
Tue 5 Mar 2019

Kidney Health Week:
Mon 8 - Sun 14 Apr 2019

Int'l Women's Day:
Fri 8 Mar 2019

World Glaucoma Week:
Sun 10 - Sat 16 Mar 2019

Eight Hours Day hol.:
Mon 11 Mar 2019

Brain Awareness Week:
Mon 11 - Sun 17 Mar 2019

State parliament resumes:
Tue 12 Mar 2019

World's Greatest Shave:
Wed 13 - Sun 17 Mar 2019

Int'l Pi Day (Activities):
Thu 14 Mar 2019

World Kidney Day:
Thu 14 Mar 2019

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence: Fri 15 Mar 2019

Bream Creek Show:
Sat 16 Mar 2019


Wynyard Show: Sat 16 Mar 2019

St Patricks Day: Sun 17 Mar 2019

Autumn Equinox: Thu 21 Mar 2019

National Close the Gap Day: Thu 21 Mar 2019

Harmony Day: Thu 21 Mar 2019

World Down Syndrome Day: Thu 21 Mar 2019

International Day of Forests: Thu 21 Mar 2019

World Poetry Day: Thu 21 Mar 2019

World Water Day: Thu 21 Mar 2019

Ride2School Day: Fri 22 Mar 2019

National Eucalypt Day: Fri 22 Mar 2019

World Meteorological Day: Fri 22 Mar 2019

Purple Day (epilepsy): Tue 26 Mar 2019

Earth Hour: 8.30-9.30pm, Sat 30 Mar 2019

World Backup Day: Sun 31 Mar 2019

April Fool's Day: Mon 1 Apr 2019

World Autism Awareness Day: Tue 2 Apr 2019

Landmine Awareness Day: Thu 4 Apr 2019

Tas daylight saving ends: Sun 7 Apr 2019

World Health Day: Sun 7 Apr 2019

National Youth Week: Wed 10 - Wed 17 Apr 2019

Last day of Term 1 for K-10 students: Thu 11 Apr 2019

Moderation Day (K-10): Fri 12 Apr 2019

Last day of Term 1: Fri 12 Apr 2019

World Creativity and Innovation Week: Mon 15 - Sun 21 Apr 2019

World Haemophilia Day: Wed 17 Apr 2019

Australian Heritage Festival: Thu 18 Apr - Sun 19 May 2019

Good Friday: Fri 19 Apr 2019

Easter period (falls during term break): Fri 19 Apr- Tue 23 Apr 2019

Easter Monday: Mon 22 Apr 2019

Earth Day: Mon 22 Apr 2019

Easter Tuesday: Tue 23 Apr 2019

Anzac Day: Thu 25 Apr 2019

Girls in ICT Day: Thu 25 Apr 2019

Heart Week: Sun 28 Apr - Sun 5 May 2019

Term 2 begins: Mon 29 Apr 2019

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Tasmania Online search

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

 
 

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Resources

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Curriculum Support Centre (formerly eCentre) - pw required

Tasmanian eSchool


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Libraries Tasmania (Formerly LINC Tasmania. LINC stood for Learning and Information Network Centre.)
SEARCH everything
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

Metro Tas School Bus Timetables - Hobart, Launceston, Burnie

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:

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Cwlth

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OTHER BANKS:

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(Superannuation)
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RACT Fuel Watch
ScamWatch
Currency conversion: current exchange rates

 

 

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New & useful websites

 
STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY
Concussion in Sport Australia
Concussion in Sport Australia
Information and resources on the dangers of concussion in sport, from the Australian Sports Commission. See especially the Parents and Teachers section.

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
  SBS

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)

 

WATER SAFETY
Beachsafe
Beachsafe
The BeachSafe website, run by Surf Life Saving Australia, provides patrolling details and current water and weather conditions for just about every beach in Australia.
Bullet Scroll down for the beaches near your location.
Bullet Click on beach thumbnail or name for patrol, weather and water details.
Bullet For more, including a search box for other beaches, click Explore

WATER SAFETY
Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Surf Life Saving Tasmania services include the provision of water safety advice and lifeguards for school water-related events.
Bullet Beach safety top tips
Bullet Book a lifeguard


DINOSAURS
TMAG dinosaur exhibition
Fri 7 Dec 2018 - Sun 5 May 2019
Dinosaur rEvolution
The Dinosaur rEvolution (not a typo) exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery uses animatronics and 3D models.
Bullet There are entry fees. Bullet See also the school bookings page.

TASMANIAN HISTORY
Hobart's coastal defences
Gun battery, noat now Princes Park (Image: State Archives Office of Tas)
Several gun batteries were built on the shores of Hobart's River Derwent in the nineteenth century.

TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURE
The Orb
The OrbOutstanding quality short videos and other teaching materials to give students of all ages an appreciation of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture.
Bullet See also the DoE's The Orb web page

FAUNA
Pooseum
Pooseum
Learn about animal droppings at Richmond's Pooseum.

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY
Airbag recall
IsMyAirbagSafe
Enter your car number plate to find out whether your car is affected by the Takata airbag recall.

TASMANIAN HISTORY
The Colonisation of Hobart
Risdon colonisation (Painting attributed to Gregson, TMAG)
The eSmart Digital Licence program has been taken up by a number of schools including Lansdowne Crescent Primary.

ONLINE SAFETY
eSmart Digital Licence
eSmart Digital Licence
The eSmart Digital Licence program has been taken up by a number of schools including Lansdowne Crescent Primary.

CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Airbag recalls list
ACCC
Is your car on the ACCC's Takata airbag recalls list? One million cars were recently added. (Note the link to FUTURE recalls.)
Bullet See also Tasmanians urged to check airbag recall list, Tas Govt media release, 28 May 2018

MARINE SCIENCE
Educator on Board program
CSIRO's RV Investigator
The CSIRO's Educator on Board program is enabling teachers to prepare STEM teaching material and conduct lessons from the RV Investigator in Antarctic waters.
Bullet More information for teachers
Bullet See 360-degree views in virtual tour
Bullet ABC news report, 20 May 2018

FINANCE, ECONOMICS
Balancing the Budget
Balancing the Budget (ABC)
Short Behind the News (ABC) segment on the Federal Government's Budget.
Bullet See also Budget fact sheet (Parliamentary Education Office) - click on "Fact Sheet - Budget " [pdf]

ROAD SAFETY
RACT RoadSafe
RACT RoadSafe
Online primary school road safety resource targeted at Tasmanian students in grades 3 and 4.

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

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.







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