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WORLD NEWS
Shock Brexit poll: UK votes to leave the EU
PM David Cameron to resign by October

ABC News, 24 Jun 2016

UK flagThe United Kingdom has voted 51.9 per cent to 48.1 per cent to leave the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will resign later this year. The British pound has tumbled 10 per cent.
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Bullet See BBC results figures
Bullet Second Scottish independence vote now likely, BBC, 24 Jun 2016

LITERACY
Dyslexie doubts
The Conversation (opinion by Eva Marinus and Kevin Wheldall), 22 Jun 2016
DyslexiaThe claimed benefits of the Dyslexie font are small and largely due to letter spacing rather than the special shape of the letters themselves, two researchers say.
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STEM
Make maths and science compulsory?
The Examiner, 21 Jun 2016
The range of abilities up to Year 12 level would have to be catered for if the Prime Minister's call for science and maths to be compulsory was put into practice, UTAS professor Kim Beswick says.
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LITERACY
Reading Challenge underway
The Examiner, 21 Jun 2016
Premier's Reading ChallengeThe 10-week Premier's Reading Challenge has begun at Summerdale Primary and many other schools across Tasmania.
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LITERACY AND NUMERACY
Tas, Vic and NSW top three NAPLAN states relatively speaking
The Mercury, 19 Jun 2016
NAPLANTasmania's primary school children are punching above their weight when socio-economic circumstances are taken into account in examining their 2015 Year 3 NAPLAN results, the Australian Local Government Association's 2016-17 State of the Regions Report shows.
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EARLY LEARNING
B4 coalition to aim for A1 outcomes
Tas Govt media release, 18 Jun 2016
Early learningThe Chair of the Early Years Foundation of Tasmania, Elizabeth Daly, and the Commissioner for Children, Mark Morrissey, will co-chair B4, an early years coalition whose aim is to improve early years outcomes in Tasmania, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today.
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Bullet B4 established as school starting age issues loom, ABC News, 18 Jun 2016

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Flood damage problem for Dunalley Primary
ABC News, 18 Jun 2016
Southern TasmaniaDunalley Primary School was ravished by bushfires in 2013, and now the rebuilt school gets flooded by heavy rains.
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SCHOOL STARTING AGE
So what will they learn?
Tas Greens media release, 14 Jun 2016
Early learningAlthough education minister Jeremy Rockliff has said allowances will be made for four-and-a-half year-olds who are not ready to enter the classroom but are required to start school under proposed changes to the Education Act, he has not shed light on just what education they will be part of, Greens education spokesperson Andrea Dawkins says.
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LITERACY AND NUMERACY
LIFT brings in parents
The Examiner, 13 Jun 2016
NW TasmaniaSheffield School is one of 80 Tasmanian schools implementing the Learning in Families Together (LIFT) program to improve student learning opportunities...

GENES AND NURTURE
Genes important
The Conversation (opinion by Brian Byrne, Katrina Grasby and Richard Olson), 13 Jun 2016
GenesAlthough children's genes can have up to an 80 per cent influence on their academic success there are still reasons to spend money on education, three academics write...

BASSLINK
Basslink back
ABC News, 13 Jun 2016
The Basslink cable resumed operation at 11.51am today. The Internet connection has been working since Friday...

Bullet Basslink cable returns to full service, The Mercury, 13 Jun 2016
Bullet Return to service welcomed, Tas Govt media release, 13 Jun 2016

TERRORISM
Over 100 shot in nightclub
ABC News, 13 Jun 2016
US flagThe United States has suffered its worst mass shooting with 50 people being killed and 53 injured by a lone gunman in an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub.
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SCHOOL STARTING AGE
Naptime: NAPLAN and nappies to coalesce?
ABC News, 12 Jun 2016
Early learningThe state government's plan to lower the kindergarten starting age to three-and-a-half years has sparked controversy with some children being still in nappies at that age and the potential for disadvantaged students to be labelled negatively earlier - all at a time when the possibility of introducing NAPLAN-style testing in the early years has been raised.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Body's identity confirmed
ABC News, 11 Jun 2016
Brazil flagThe body found on a beach in Brazil has been identified as that of missing Tasmanian Rye Hunt.
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TASMANIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM
Years 9-12 to be reviewed
Tas Govt media release, 11 Jun 2016
TasmaniaThe state government is to commission a review of the Years 9-12 component of Tasmania's education system, the draft report to be provided to education minister Jeremy Rockliff by November this year.
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MINISTERIAL INTEGRITY
Minister suspended
ABC News, 10 Jun 2016
Adam BrooksMining minister Adam Brooks has been suspended temporarily after having denied using his company email account but later saying he had misunderstood the question about it.
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Bullet Email audit could take several weeks, Will Hodgman, Premier, 10 Jun 2016
Bullet Adam Brooks has resigned from Cabinet, Tas Govt media release, 13 Jun 2016

 

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Dates

Red Nose Day:
Fri 24 Jun 2016

Victims of Torture Day:
Sun 26 Jun 2016

Financial year ends:
Thu 30 Jun 2016

International Joke Day:
Fri 1 Jul 2016

Term 2 ends:
Fri 1 Jul 2016

Federal election day:
Sat 2 Jul 2016

NAIDOC Wk: Sun 3 - Sun 10 Jul 2016

Independence Day (USA): Mon 4 Jul

Diabetes Wk: Sun 10 - Sat 16 Jul 2016

World Pop'n Day: Mon 11 Jul 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
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SARIS Tas - Student Assessment and Reporting Information System
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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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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
(2016)

Finance

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myState

BIG FOUR BANKS:

ANZ

Cwlth

National

Westpac

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Adelaide

Macquarie

Bank of Qld

Members Equity

BankWest

St George

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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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Crosswords
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Anzac biscuits
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Word Puzzles
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Videos

Poppy Time

Craft, wreaths
Jigsaw puzzles
Lesson activities

 

 

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New & useful websites

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.

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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
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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)

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

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 11 - Sat 17 Sep 2016) and presents suggested activities to promote respect for the environment.


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