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ANZAC COMMEMORATIONS

Prized trip under way
Tas Govt media release, 14 Apr 2019
Frank MacDonaldSix Tasmanian high school students who entered essays in the Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize competition are about to make an overseas pilgrimage to visit sites of World War 1 significance
 ...

Bullet This year's Grade 9 students can now enter the competition for the 2020 prize. See Awards and scholarships for students (DoE) and Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize (dpac.tas.govau)

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

Sassafras tender
Tas Govt media release, 13 Apr 2019
North-west TasmaniaEarly years students will benefit from a tender advertised today for upgrades at the Sassafras Primary School...

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

Brooks tender
Tas Govt media release, 13 Apr 2019
Northern TasmaniaA $2.06 million tender for support staff accommodation at Brooks High School was advertised today...

 

HEALTH

Meningococcal B in Launceston
The Examiner, 12 Apr 2019
Meningococcal diseaseA 10-month-old child is in the Launceston General Hospital with the meningococcal B strain of the disease...

 

 

PEDAGOGY

Explicit instruction still needed
The Conversation (opinion by Lorraine Hammond), 12 Apr 2019
Hands upExplicit instruction certainly has its place and does not deny the need to cater for individual differences, an academic writes...

FEDERAL ELECTION

Preschool funding finally features
The Conversation (opinion by Jen Jackson and Kate Noble), 11 Apr 2019
KinderUnlike the campaign for the previous federal election this year's campaign policies give long-awaited attention to preschool funding ...

 

 

STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Mental wellbeing plan launched
Tas Govt media release, 11 Apr 2019
StudentThe Mental Wellbeing Action Plan for students was launched today by education minister Jeremy Rockliff...

 

 

FEDERAL POLITICS

Election date 18 May
ABC News, 11 Apr 2019
Scott MorrisonThe Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has announced that the federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May (not the later option of 25 May which would have caused extra pressure for the Australian Electoral Commission)...

 

ASTRONOMY

Black hole image released
BBC News, 10 Apr 2019
Black hole
The first image of a black hole, 500 million trillion kilometres away, has been released...

 

UTAS

UTAS to move to city
ABC News, 5 Apr 2019
UTASThe University of Tasmania is to adopt a city-centric policy involving a gradual move from the Sandy Bay campus to the Hobart CBD. They will retain the sporting and student accommodation facilities at Sandy Bay...

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Stop-work meetings go ahead
ABC News, 3 Apr 2019

Union meeting, City Hall (Image: ABC News)
Teachers and other public sector workers have rallied in Hobart's City Hall today in a dispute centred on the state government's wage offer of 7 per cent over three years. Rallies were also held in Burnie and Launceston...

 

 

FEDERAL BUDGET
More money but not much change
The Conversation (opinion), 2 Apr 2019
Money
Federal education funding may be at an "all-time high" but there is little that's new for schools in the federal Budget, education commentators write...

Bullet Billions for schools aren't new, The Conversation (opinion), 3 Apr 2019

 

FEDERAL BUDGET
Budget delivered
ABC News, 2 Apr 2019
Money
The Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, is delivering the 2019-20 Budget. ...

Bullet Budget Papers website main page
Bullet Winners and losers, ABC
Bullet Education and Training Budget statements

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Stop-work action to go ahead
ABC Radio, 1 Apr 2019

AEUToday's 4.00pm AEU meeting unanimously rejected the government's wage negotiation counter offer and confirmed that the stop-work meetings for school staff will go ahead on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, AEU President Helen Richardson said
Bullet Lists of school closing times (DoE Alerts page)
Bullet Offer would make Tas teachers the lowest paid, AEU (Tas), 1 Apr 2019

 

 

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Metro disruption in Launceston on Wednesday
Metro website, 1 Apr 2019

Metro busSevere disruption to Metro bus services in the Launceston area this Wednesday, 3 April, will occur to enable a stop-work meeting to be held...
Bullet Details of bus services affected (Metro Tas)
Bullet Metro bus services and teacher stop-work meetings (Metro Tas)
Bullet Burnie services to be affected by stop-work on Tuesday 2 April (Metro Tas)

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Stop-work action likely
The Mercury, 1 Apr 2019

AEUDespite an April Fool's Day Twitter message to the contrary, the 4.00pm AEU meeting today is likely to reject the State Government's counter offer...

 

 

April Fools Day

 


 

News continued in the
Mar 2019 news archive

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TASMANIAN FIRES

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Education links for Tasmanian teachers

Vkey New Tasmanian whole-of-government email system  Email help  SARIS  Term dates  PersMORE Google Australia

Dates

World Haemophilia Day:
Wed 17 Apr 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

Agfest:
Thu 2 - Sat 4 May 2019

Agfest holiday (Circular Head):
Fri 3 May 2019

World Fair Trade Day:
Sat 11 May 2019

World Migratory Bird Day:
Sat 11 May 2019

Mother's Day:
Sun 12 May 2019

NAPLAN paper test period:
|Tue 14 - Thu 16 May 2019

NAPLAN online test window
Tue 14 - Fri 24 May 2019

Eurovision Song Contest finals:
Tue 14 - Sat 18 May 2018 (European time)

Walk Safely to School Day:
Fri 17 May 2019

City to Casino Fun Run & Walk:
Sun 19 May 2019

RSPCA Million Paws Walk:
Sun 19 May 2019

Int'l Day for Biological Diversity:
Tue 21 May 2019

Biggest Morning Tea (Cancer Council):
Thu 23 May 2019

Cracker Night:
Sat 25 May 2019

National Sorry Day:
Sun 26 May 2019

 


 

 

 

SPECIAL WEEKS:

National Youth Week:
Wed 10 - Wed 17 Apr 2019

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

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

Int'l Composting Awareness Week:
Sun 5 - Sat 11 May 2019

Road Safety Week:
Mon 6 - Sun 12 May 2019

National Families Week:
Wed 15 - Tue 21 May 2019

National Volunteer Week:
Mon 20 - Sun 26 May 2019

Library and Information Week:
Mon 20 - Sun 26 May 2019

 

 

Food Allergy Week: Sun 26 May - Sat 1 Jun 2019

Nat Reconciliation Week: Mon 27 May - Mon 3 Jun 2019

World No Tobacco Day: Fri 31 May 2019

Last day of Autumn: Fri 31 May 2019

First day of Winter: Sat 1 Jun 2019

Mabo Day: Mon 3 Jun 2019

World Environment Day: Wed 5 Jun 2019

Dark Mofo: Thu 6 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

World Oceans Day: Sat 8 Jun 2019

Queen's Birthday holiday: Mon 10 Jun 2019

World Day Against Child Labour: Wed 12 Jun 2019

World Blood Donor Day: Fri 14 Jun 2019

 

TERM DATES     ON THIS DAY

 

 TASMANIA

   

Dept of Education
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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)
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Alternative link)

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)

 


Tasmania Online - "Your comprehensive guide to Tasmania on the web"
Tasmania Online search

Bullet See also our Search help page

 

 

     

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The links formerly listed here are now on a separate page as National education links

 

INDEX MEDIA RELEASES

 

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Administration

Banks and personal business

Computing help

Curriculum 1

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Educational institutions

Email help

Emergency information

Employment

Find an email address

Help

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Libraries

Logging on help

Other education links

Password/username help

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Personal business

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Young people

 

Help

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Computing help
Curriculum information
Email help
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TASMANIA

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

See our learning areas page

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

 
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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