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 BREAKING NEWS 

Iran shoots down US drone
BBC News, 20 Jun 2019
Drone (Image: US Navy, BBS News)
Iran has shot down a US drone which it says was violating its air space. The US says the drone was over international waters
...

 

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

St Marys upgraded
ABC News, 17 Jun 2019
Northern TasmaniaA $5 million upgrade to the K-12 facilities at St Marys District School was opened by education minister Jeremy Rockliff today...

 

 

MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Adani approved
ABC News, 13 Jun 2019
QueenslandThe Adani Coal Mine's groundwater management plan has been approved.
This means that construction of the controversial Queensland mine can commence within a few days...

 

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

12-month 2.1pc pay rise offered
Tas Govt media release, 12 Jun 2019
NotesThe state government has offered public servants a 2.1 per cent pay rise for 12 months, given the length of time being spent on wage negotiations...

 

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

Brighton, Forth kindie boosts
Tas Govt media release, 8 Jun 2019
Kindergarten (Image: Microsoft)Tenders for a new kindergarten at Forth Primary and a refurbishment of the kindergarten at Brighton Primary have been announced by education minister Jeremy Rockliff...

 

 

LEGAL LIABILITY

Can bullied students sue the school?
The Conversation (comment by Sally Varnham), 31 May 2019
BullyingSchool inaction over bullying can make schools liable for damages if the inaction causes harm, an academic writes.

 

 

THE ECONOMY

RBA cuts interest rates by 0.25 per cent
ABC News, 4 Jun 2019
Intrerest ratesThe Reserve Bank of Australia has reduced the official interest rate from 1.5 to 1.25 per cent, the first change since August 2016..

 

 

AUSTRALIAN POLITICS

New shadow ministry announced
ABC News, 2 Jun 2019
Anthony Albanese (Image: ABC)New Labor leader Anthony Albanese has allocated his frontbench shadow portfolios.
Bullet Former leader Bill Shorten will be responsible for handling NDIS issues.
Bullet The shadow Education and Training portfolio will remain with Tanya Plibersek...

 

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

JRLF farm site seems safe now
Tas Govt media release, 31 May 2019
Jeremy RockliffThe site of the Jordan River Learning Federation school farm at Brighton is not big enough to allow some of its land to be used for the new Brighton High School, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says...

 

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Counteroffer being prepared
AEU (Tas) website, 31 May 2019
AEUThe AEU's drafting of a counteroffer to take account of the widespread opposition to relief teachers' pay loadings being reduced under the current pay offer is now awaiting some information from the government, AEU Tasmania President Helen Richardson says...

 

FEDERAL POLITICS

Albanese confirmed as Labor leader
ABC News, 30 May 2019
Labor leaders (Image: ABC)
The Labor Caucus has endorsed its new leaders:
Bullet Anthony Albanese as leader
Bullet Richard Marles as deputy leader
Bullet Penny Wong as Opposition leader in the Senate, and
Bullet Kristina Keneally as her deputy...

 

SPORT AND RECREATION

Laser tag overkill?
TasLabor media release, 29 May 2019
Laser tag (Image: Tas Laser Skirmish)The Education Department's ban on school excursions to laser tag activities is 'bureaucracy gone mad', Opposition education spokesperson Joshua Willie says. [Tas Laser Skirmish image]...

Bullet Laser tag business 'gobsmacked', ABC Radio, 29 May 2019
Bullet Businesses outraged over laser tag ban, The Advocate, 27 May 2019
Bullet UPDATE 3 Jun 2019: The ban on laser tag excursions has been overturned by the Education Department (TasTV News, 3 Jun 2019)

 

 

STATE BUDGET REPLY

Greens list education priorities
Greens website, 29 May 2019 [pdf]
Cassy O'ConnorGreens leader Cassy O'Connor has delivered the Greens' alternative Budget which emphasises public education and education standards, and includes provision for extra speech pathologists, school psychologists and social workers, a Climate Resilience program and civics education...

Bullet Greens Budget page
Bullet Greens Budget [pdf]
Bullet
Greens Budget media release, 29 May 2019
Bullet Anti-business but honest, Peter Gutwein, Treasurer, 29 May 2019


 

 

 

News continued in the
May 2019 news archive

See also the News archive index

 

TASMANIAN FIRES

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Dates

Winter Solstice:
Sat 22 Jun 2019

FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 - Matildas play Norway
5.00am, Sun 23 Jun 2019

Victims of Torture Day:
Wed 26 Jun 2019

Festival of Voices:
Fri 28 Jun - Sun 14 Jul 2019

Financial year ends:
Sun 30 Jun 2019

International Joke Day:
Mon 1 Jul 2019

Independence Day (USA):
Thu 4 Jul 2019

Term 2 ends:
Fri 5 Jul 2019

North Melbourne vs St Kilda (in Hobart):
Sun 7 Jul 2019

NAIDOC Week:
Sun 7 - Sun 14 Jul 2019

FIFA Women's World Cup FINAL 2019
12.30am, Mon 8 Jul 2019

World Population Day:
Thu 11 Jul 2019

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest:
Fri 12 - Sun 14 Jul 2019

Hawthorn vs Fremantle (in Launceston):
Sat 13 Jul 2019

Bastille Day:
Sun 14 Jul 2019

 


 

 

 

SPECIAL PERIODS:

Dark Mofo:
Thu 6 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

FIFA Women's World Cup 2019
Sat 8 Jun - Mon 8 Jul 2019 (FINAL 12.30am)

Festival of Voices:
Fri 28 Jun - Sun 14 Jul 2019

NAIDOC Week:
Sun 7 - Sun 14 Jul 2019

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest:
Fri 12 - Sun 14 Jul 2019

 

 

 

Diabetes Week: Sun 14 - Sat 20 Jul 2019

Pi Approximation Day: Mon 22 Jul 2019

Term 3 begins (K-10 teachers' PL day): Mon 22 Jul 2019

Term 3 begins (K-10 students): Tue 23 Jul 2019

 

TERM DATES     ON THIS DAY

 

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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

Bullet See also our Search help page

 

 

     

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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

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Curriculum Support Centre (formerly eCentre) - pw required

Tasmanian eSchool


 Libraries

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:

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

 
SOCCER IN THE CLASSROOM
Everyone's Game
Everyone's Game (SBS)
SBS teaching resource for Years 5-8 prepared to coincide with the Matildas, Australia's women's soccer team, participating in the FIFA Women's World Cup..
Bullet Everyone's Game Classroom Resource Teacher Notes [pdf]
Bullet Quizzes, videos and classroom material

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)

 

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.

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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