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AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM
Cross over curriculum
ABC News, 24 Jan 2018
Victoria
The basics, Western history and civics should be given greater emphasis in Victoria's version of the Australian Curriculum than the current cross-curriculum priorities of Aboriginal culture, Asian engagement and sustainability, Victoria's Coalition Opposition says in an education plan..

SCHOOL SECURITY
Live CCTV streaming from all classrooms
The Guardian, 20 Jan 2018
India flag
Closed-circuit TV cameras will be installed in every classroom in each of Delhi's 1,000 schools to enable parents to monitor their children's classroom via a mobile phone app...

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Kristie Johnston returned as mayor
ABC News, 16 Jan 2018
Kristie JohnstonAlderman Kristie Johnston has been over­whelmingly returned as Glenorchy's mayor, with more than 15,000 votes out of less than 18,000...

Bullet Glenorchy results, Tas Electoral Commission

TAFE
TasTAFE change manager soon
Tas Govt media release, 12 Jan 2018
TasTAFEA change manager will soon be appointed to oversee the implementation of investigative audits at TasTAFE, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today...

SOCIAL MEDIA
Ban social media use by under-12s
ABC News, 12 Jan 2018
BullyingChildren under 12 years of age should not be on social media at all, youth mental health expert Dr Michael Carr-Gregg said, following the suicide of 14-year-old Amy 'Dolly' Everett who had been bullied online...

SOCIAL MEDIA
Teach children to create a positive digital footprint
The Conversation (opinion by Rachel Buchanan), 12 Jan 2018
InstagramFrom the last two years of primary school onwards, children should be taught how to create a positive online presence, an education academic writes...

SPORT
WIN TV News, 6.10pm 28 Dec 2017
Wild Oats XI stripped of line honours
Wild Oats XI has lost its line honours win in the Sydney-Hobart yacht race following Comanche's appeal being upheld tonight.
Bullet Surprisingly heavy penalty, ABC News, 29 Dec 2017

THINKING ABILITY
Twitter hits teens' intelligence
Daily Mail, 26 Dec 2017
BrainUK Twitter-using teenagers could be losing the ability to think, a New Zealand intelligence expert says..

FEDERAL POLITICS
Cabinet reshuffle
ABC News, 16 Dec 2017
Today's federal government Cabinet reshuffle does not put any Tasmanians into Cabinet..

FEDERAL POLITICS
Libs hold Bennelong seat
ABC News 24, 16 Dec 2017
John AlexanderTonight's counting in the Bennelong by-election indicate that there has been a swing away from the Liberals and to Labor, but not strong enough to unseat sitting member John Alexander. ..

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Church challenge
ABC News, 15 Dec 2017
The lawWith the child sexual abuse Royal Commission announcing its findings, the biggest issue for the Catholic Church appears to be the recommendation that information about instances of abuse gained during confessionals no longer be exempt from mandatory reporting laws..

Bullet Preventing child sexual abuse a national responsibility, The Conversation, 15 Dec 2017
Bullet Sweeping reforms for Catholic Church recommended, The Conversation, 15 Dec 2017

CURRICULUM
Civics understanding decreases
ABC News, 15 Dec 2017
Most Year 10 students lack the kind of civics and citizenship education that will enable them to participate meaningfully in a democratic society, a report shows..

Bullet Schools not adequately preparing students, The Conversation, 13 Dec 2017
Bullet Getting the fundamentals right, Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, 13 Dec 2017

NAPLAN
NAPLAN results flatline
The Conversation (opinion by Glenn C. Savage), 13 Dec 2017
NAPLANAchievement in literacy and numeracy by Australian students has largely plateaued, an analysis of NAPLAN results released today suggests. (Individual school results are not available until March 2018.)..

Bullet ACARA Update 2017
Bullet NAPLAN National Report 2017 [pdf]
Bullet Home LOTE speakers better spellers, TABC News, 13 Dec 2017
Bullet Year 3 Tassie's strongest, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 14 Dec 2017

FEDERAL POLITICS
Sam Dastyari resigns 
ABC News, 12 Dec 2017
Sam Dastyari (Image: ABCNews)Senator Sam Dastyari, under pressure over his association with a Chinese businessman, has announced he will not return to the Senate next year...

TAS EDUCATION SYSTEM
College system questioned
TCCI, 11 Dec 2017
Extending high schoolsEconomist Saul Eslake says in a report [pdf] prepared for the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industries that "Some if not all of the colleges could be converted to comprehensive high schools" (page 71)...

Bullet TCCI Tasmania Report 2017 [pdf]
Bullet Eslake's comments reinforce Labor's emphasis on a smooth 7-12 pathway instead of extensions, Michelle O'Byrne, Deputy Opposition Leader, 11 Dec 2017

TAS ELECTION
AEU calls for more teachers
ABC News, 10 Dec 2017
AEUThe Australian Education Union has produced a research report showing the number of base-grade teachers has been cut by 68 during the term of the present state government but the Premier says 107 more teachers have been employed...

Bullet Teacher cuts, jump in stress claims highlighted in AEU (Federal) report, AEU (Tas), 10 Dec 2017
Bullet AEU and Labor claims are false, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 10 Dec 2017

TAFE
Release TasTAFE audit report
TasLabor website, 10 Dec 2017
TasTAFEConfidence and morale at TasTAFE have been adversely affected by the state government's refusal to release a report into the conduct of certain senior staff and by the cancellation of this year's Awards for Excellence ceremony, Opposition education spokesperson Josh Willie says....

LITERACY
Year 4 literacy up
Tas Govt media release, 6 Dec 2017
LiteracyTasmania's 2016 Year 4 students have shown significant improvements in literacy skills, Progress in International Literacy Study testing shows...

Bullet Many Aussie kids struggling, need early phonics, The Conversation, 7 Dec 2017
Bullet Feds want states to adopt Year 1 phonics test, ABC News, 8 Dec 2017
Bullet Data shows schools under-resourced, AEU (Tas), 6 Dec 2017

  WEATHER ALERT
WindHeavy rainfall for the East Coast and NE Tas
BoM, 6 Dec 2017, 9.44am
Flash flooding is possible.
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Road closures (Tas Police)
Bullet Power outages (Tas Networks)

FEDERAL CITIZENSHIP FARCE
Are these the last in doubt?
ABC News, 6 Dec 2017
The release of citizenship documents shows that four Labor MPs (Member for Braddon Justine Keay, Josh Wilson, David Feeney and Susan Lamb) and Nick Xenophon Team member Rebekha Sharkie may join Labor senator Katy Gallagher as requiring clear confirmation over their right to remain in Parliament...

HEALTH CURRICULUM
Endometriosis education call
ABC News, 5 Dec 2017
MedicalAll teenagers should be taught about menstrual health and in particular the painful and often long-undiagnosed endometriosis condition, women's health groups say...

 

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Dates

Australia Day:
Fri 26 Jan 2018

College teachers commence:
Mon 29 Jan 2018

Festivale (L'ton):
Fri 2 - Sun 4 Feb 2018

World Wetlands Day:
Fri 2 Feb 2018

World Cancer Day:
Sun 4 Feb 2018

K-10 teachers commence:
Mon 5 Feb 2018

Safer Internet Day:
Tue 6 Feb 2018

K-10 and college students return:
Wed 7 Feb 2018

Royal Hobart Regatta:
Sat 10 - Mon 12 Feb 2018
(Regatta holiday S. Tas:
Mon 12 Feb 2017)

Int'l day of Women and Girls in Science:
Sun 11 Feb 2018

Valentine's Day:
Wed 14 Feb 2018

Bushy Park Show:
Sat 17 Feb 2018

Chudleigh Show:
Sat 17 Feb 2018

Exeter Show:
Sat 24 Feb 2018

Business Clean-Up Day:
Tue 27 Feb 2018

Launceston Cup:
Wed 28 Feb 2018

Summer's Day (preventing injuries to children):
Wed 28 Feb 2018

Last day of Summer:
Wed 28 Feb 2018

First day of Autumn:
Thu 1 Mar 2018

Self-injury Awareness Day:
Thu 1 Mar 2018

Schools Clean Up Day:
Fri 2 Mar 2018

World Day of Prayer:
Fri 2 Mar 2018

Earliest Election Day date as tipped by the ABC:
Sat 3 Mar 2018

Hamilton Show:
Sat 3 Mar 2018

World Wildlife Day:
Sat 3 Mar 2018

Clean Up Australia Day (Community):
Sun 4 Mar 2018

Kidney Health Week:
Mon 5 - Sat 11 Mar 2018 

 

King Island Show: Tue 6 Mar 2018

State parlt resumes: Date not available yet

Int'l Women's Day: Thu 8 Mar 2018

World Kidney Day: Thu 8 Mar 2018

World Glaucoma Week: Sun 11 - Sat 17 Mar 2018

Eight Hours Day hol.: Mon 12 Mar 2018

Brain Awareness Week: Mon 12 - Sun 18 Mar 2018

World Salt Awareness Week: Mon 12 - Sun 18 Mar 2018

Int'l Pi Day (Activities): Wed 14 Mar 2018

World's Greatest Shave: Wed 14 - Sun 18 Mar 2018

National Close the Gap Day: Thu 15 Mar 2018

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence: Fri 16 Mar 2018

Bream Creek Show: Sat 17 Mar 2018

Wynyard Show: Sat 17 Mar 2018

St Patricks Day: Sat 17 Mar 2018

Autumn Equinox: Wed 21 Mar 2018

Harmony Day: Wed 21 Mar 2018

World Down Syndrome Day: Wed 21 Mar 2018

International Day of Forests: Wed 21 Mar 20178

World Poetry Day: Wed 21 Mar 2018

World Water Day: Thu 22 Mar 2018

Ride2School Day: Fri 23 Mar 2018

National Eucalypt Day: Fri 23 Mar 2018

Earth Hour: Sat 24 Mar 2018, 8.30-9.30pm

Purple Day (epilepsy): Mon 26 Mar 2018

Good Friday: Fri 30 Mar 2018

Easter break: Fri 30 Mar - Tue 3 Apr 2018

World Backup Day: Sat 31 Mar 2017

April Fool's Day: Sun 1 Apr 2018

Easter Monday: Mon 2 Apr 2018

Easter Tuesday: Tue 3 Apr 2018

Return after Easter break: Wed 4 Apr 2018

 

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AUSTRALIA

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

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

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

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MoneySmart: financial calculators
RACT Fuel Watch
ScamWatch
Currency conversion: current exchange rates

 

 

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New & useful websites

 
STUDENT SUPPORT
Building resilience in children
Beyondblue
Advice to parents and others on how to build resilience in children.

HEALTH AND NUTRITION
LiveLighter
LiveLighter
WA government website promoting healthy weight in adults and children.


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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
  Intcdr

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)


COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
How to use podcasts in the classroom
Podcast listening (Image: edweek.org.au)
Tips and resources for teachers on not only using podcasts with lessons but creating them as well (US-themed).
Bullet A useful list of FREE podcast-making resources is provided

ROAD SAFETY
Top 10 misunderstood road rules
Towards Zero
Tasmania's Road Safety Advisory Council clarifies the most misunderstood road rules.

ANTI-TOBACCO RESOURCES
Quit's Critics' Choice competition
Quit TasmaniaQuit Tasmania's anti-smoking competition for students and schools, The Critics' Choice 2017, is open until Tuesday 31 October 2017.

FOOD AND NUTRITION
How to read food labels
Strawberry yogurt food label (Image: ABC)
Special ABC report on interpreting food labels

PEDAGOGY
Evidence-based teaching
Evidence-based teaching
"Turning research into practical advice." Particularly useful pages on evidence-based teaching and learning are:
- Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies
- Top 10 Behaviour Management Strategies
- 10 Things Every Teacher Should Know Before Starting Their First Day in the Classroom

COMPUTER SECURITY
Cybersecurity glossary
Cybersecurity (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock))
At work and at home we are increasingly being warned about cybersecurity threats, with a consequent need to be familiar with cybersecurity terms.

METEOROLOGY
Tropical Cyclone Data Portal
BoM Tropical Cyclone Data Portal
The Bureau of Meteorology's Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Data Portal allows you to overlay the tracks taken by cyclones in the Australian region for any range of years since 1970.

HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Healthy Kids for Professionals
Healthy Kids
Although aimed primarily at health professionals, this NSW government website will be useful for teachers and parents concerned with children's weight issues and healthy eating requirements. For example, the site provides a guide to correctly measuring a child's height for the BMI calculation.

NEWS MEDIA
Crinkling News
Crinkling News
National newspaper for young Australians.

TASMANIAN HISTORY
The Art of Science: Baudin's Voyagers 1800-1804 (TMAG)TMAG - Baudin artists exhibition
On loan from France and never before seen in Tasmania - original drawings and paintings by artists among the voyagers on board the ships of French explorer Nicholas Baudin.
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Exhibition open at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery from Fri 7 Apr to Sun 9 Jul 2017 (closed Mondays).


STATISTICS
The seven deadly sins of statistical misinterpretation
Staistics (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock)
Several common mistakes people make when interpreting statistics, probability and risk, and how to avoid them. (The Conversation contribution by Winnifred Louis and Cassandra Chapman, 29 Mar 2017.)

COMPUTER EDUCATION
Digital Technologies Hub
Digital Technologies HubActivity suggestions and other resources to support teachers, students and parents in pursuing the coding and other digital elements of the Australian Curriculum. Financed by the Australian Government.

WOMEN
Women in Tasmania
Tasmanian government website containing links to the Tasmanian Women's Plan 2013-18 and other policies, programs and resources related to women (media release, 18 Mar 2018).
Bullet FacebookSee also the Women in Tasmania Facebook Page.

LITERACY AND NUMERACY
Learning Potential Resources
Learning PotentialThis federal government website augments the Learning Potential app in giving parents ideas on how to improve their children's literacy and numeracy skills at home. (Media release, 20 Feb 2017)





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