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BUDGET REPLY
Labor plan: no more urban extensions
The Mercury, 29 May 2016
Bryan GreenA Labor government would suspend the extension of urban high schools to Years 11 and 12, ease the extension in regional areas, and ensure all students are enrolled up to Year 12, under a plan to be revealed in Tuesday's budget reply speech by Opposition leader Bryan Green.
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Bullet Extension success figures speak for themselves, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 29 May 2016
Bullet Extensions evaluation needed; pathway planners would be rehired, ABC News, 29 May 2016

TMAG
Sensible TMAG hours reversal
The Mercury, 29 May 2016
TMAGThe Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will partially reverse its extraordinary decision to close on Mondays, with the museum planning to open on Mondays during the peak tourist season and on Monday public holidays (but no mention of Mondays during school holidays).
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Bullet TMAG opening hours changes, Vanessa Goodwin, Minister for the Arts, 29 May 2016
Bullet TMAG needs to be open seven days a week for the whole year, says Lara Giddings, ABC News, 29 May 2016

TASMANIAN BUDGET
2016-17 Budget delivered
Tas Govt, 26 May 2016
Peter Gutwein
The Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has delivered the State Budget for 2016-17.
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Education fact sheet
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Investment in education and training, Tas Govt media release, 26 May 2016
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Investment in school infrastructure, Tas Govt media release, 26 May 2016
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Funds for literacy, numeracy and anti-bullying programs, The Mercury, 26 May 2016
Bullet Surplus 'built on the back' of frontline workers, ABC News, 26 May 2016
Bullet Still 130 fewer teachers, Cassy O'Connor, Greens Leader, 26 May 2016
Bullet What people are saying about the Budget, Tas Govt media release, 27 May 2016
Bullet Hidden public service job cuts agenda, says Bryan Green, ALP media release, 27 May 2016
Bullet No new job cuts in Budget, says Peter Gutwein, Tas Govt media release, 28 May 2016
Bullet Moody's says public service job cuts are suggested by Budget, Bryan Green, Opposition leader, 28 May 2016

TASMANIAN TEACHERS
Award for Queechy teachers
The Examiner, 26 May 2016
Northern TasmaniaFive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) teachers at Quechy High School have won the inaugural public education award for secondary STEM teaching.
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FEDERAL ELECTION
Coalition's education agenda unclear
The Conversation (opinion by Glenn C. Savage), 24 May 2016
Ballot boxes (Image: ausclassroom.com)On the one hand, the Prime Minister floated the idea of abandoning any federal responsibility for state government school funding, yet on the other hand the Feds have issued policies that would micromanage the work of schools.
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FEDERAL ELECTION
Performance pay's damaging effects
The Conversation (opinion by Deborah M. Netolicky), 23 May 2016
Performance pay for teachers (Image: TasLearn.com)The federal government's reform to link pay to teacher performance has no research evidence to support it, has no reliable measures and will have negative effects on the way teachers teach, a researcher and teacher argues.
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TASMANIAN BUDGET
Record spending on school upgrades
Tas Govt media release, 22 May 2016
Peter GutweinA record $113 million will be spent on school and TAFE upgrades in the State Budget to be brought down on Thursday this week, the Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, says
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EXTENSION TO YEARS 11 AND 12
Year 11-12 questions
The Mercury, 22 May 2016
Extending high schoolsSupport is split for the plan to allow high schools to extend to Years 11 and 12 in urban areas
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STATE BUDGET
Upgrade for Glenorchy Primary
Tas Govt media release, 20 May 2016
Southern TasmaniaThe tender for $4 million worth of capital works at Glenorchy Primary School has been awarded, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Elise Archer, said today
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COMPUTER SECURITY
LinkedIn passwords stolen
Aust Govt DCA website, 19 May 2016
Computer hacker (Image: Microsoft)Following the theft of passwords and other personal data, over 100 million LinkedIn users are advised to change their passwords immediately
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STUDENT HEALTH & FITNESS
Walk Safely to School tomorrow
Tas Govt media release, 19 May 2016
Walk to School dayTomorrow (Friday) is Walk Safely to School Day, acting education minister Vanessa Goodwin reminds us
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Bullet Walk Safely to School Day website

EDUCATION STAFF
Know any excellent colleagues?
Tas Govt media release, 18 May 2016
RBFNominations for the RBF DoE Awards for Excellence are open until Sunday 5 June 2016
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STATE BUDGET
Lenah Valley Primary gains from Budget
Tas Govt media release, 16 May 2016
Southern TasmaniaLenah Valley Primary School is to receive $3 million for capital works in Tasmania's upcoming State Budget, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today
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FEDERAL ELECTION
Gonski money needed for fairness
The Mercury, 16 May 2016
GonskiData showing that funding for Tasmanian government schools has increased at a slower rate than funding for private schools is all the more reason to ensure that Gonski funding continues, the AEU says
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Bullet More funds going into advantaged sector, The Examiner, 16 May 2016

 

TASMANIAN FIRES

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TFS

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News continued in the
May 2016 news archive

See also the News archive index

 

 

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Dates

Revolution School (ABC TV):
8.30pm, Tue 31 May 2016

World No Tobacco Day:
Tue 31 May 2016

Last day of Autumn:
Tue 31 May 2016

Mabo Day:
Fri 3 Jun 2016

National Reconciliation Week ends:
Fri 3 Jun 2016

World Oceans Day: Wed 8 Jun 2016

World Day Ag. Child Labour: Sun 12 Jun

Queen's Birthday hol.: Mon 13 Jun 2016

World Blood Donor Day: Tue 14 Jun

Prem's Rdg Ch.: Tue 14 Jun - Fri 23 Aug

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.

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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
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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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INDEX MEDIA RELEASES

 

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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

Subjects and learning areas

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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
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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

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

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Craft activities
Colour-in drawings

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Word Puzzles
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Other games
Videos

Poppy Time

Craft, wreaths
Jigsaw puzzles
Lesson activities

 

 

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New & useful websites

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

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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)

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

TASMANIAN LANDSCAPE
Bird's-eye view of Hobart by drone
Tasman Bridge (from tasView drone video)
Bedlam Walls Aboriginal Cave (from tasiew drone video)
Stunning video images by drone of the greater Hobart area, including the Bedlam Walls Aboriginal cave from above the water. From YouTube and reported in The Mercury, 19 July 2015.

CHILD STUDIES
Start Them Right
Start Them RightThis attractively illustrated "parent's guide to eating for under 5s" is presented by Lady Gowrie Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government. It is available free in hard copy form or can be downloaded as a pdf file. Media release available.

THE ENVIRONMENT
Enviroweek
EnviroweekEncourages schools to sign up for Enviroweek (Sun 30 Aug - Sat 5 Sep 2015) and presents suggested activities to promote respect for the environment.


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