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WEATHER ALERT
Strong winds tonight and Monday
BoM website, 24 Mar 2019
WindDamaging winds gusting to about 90-100km/h are expected from around midnight tonight (Sunday) and into the early hours of Monday, and possibly agin on Monday evening...
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Power outages
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MAINLAND POLITICS

Berejiklian government re-elected
ABC News, 24 Mar 2019
NSWThe Liberal government of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has won a third term, albeit possibly in minority, making her the first female NSW Premier to win an election...

Bullet Latest election results (ABC)

 

JUSTICE
Sue Neill-Fraser granted appeal
ABC News, 21 Mar 2019

Legal systemSue Neill-Fraser, who was sentenced to 24 years for murdering her partner, has been allowed to appeal her murder conviction...

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Blue-ringed octopus in Tas
ABC News, 21 Mar 2019

Blue-ringed octopus (Image: Eric Smith/ABC)
Deadly blue-ringed octopus have been recently sighted at beaches in Devonport, Wynyard, Bellerive Bluff and Margate...

 

STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Teens watching violent footage
The Conversation (opinion by Rachael Sharman), 19 Mar 2019

No violenceThere are some appropriate things teachers and parents can do if they find teenagers watching internet videos of violent events, a psychology lecturer says...

 

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Metro bus disruption on Thursday
Metro website, 19 Mar 2019

Metro busSevere disruption to Metro bus services in the Greater Hobart area this Thursday, 21 March, will occur to enable a stop-work meeting to be held...
Bullet Details of bus services affected (Metro Tas)

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

Kingston High open
Kingston High Facebook page, 19 Mar 2019

Southern TasmaniaKingston High School wil be open as usual today, following a fire last night in a separate community-use building on the school site...

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Teachers lodge counter offer
AEU (Tas) website, 18 Mar 2019

AEUThe AEU has given the Premier, Will Hodgman, one week to respond to its wage negotiation counter offer which includes a 3 per cent wage rise and improved conditions such as caps on class sizes...

 

TERRORISM
One shooter
BBC News, 17 Mar 2019

New ZelandPolice say there was only one shooter at the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, where 50 people were killed...



TERRORISM

NZ mosque shootings
ABC News, 15 Mar 2019

New ZelandPolice have apprehended three men and one woman after murderous shooting rampages at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 49 people were killed.
An offender livestreamed the incident on Facebook, using a mounted camera.
One of the offenders is an Australian
...

 

 

HEALTH

Mozzie alert
ABC News, 14 Mar 2019

Mosquito (Image: ABC News)
Five cases of the mosquito-borne disease Barmah Forest virus, which is carried by the same mosquitoes that spread the Ross River virus, have been detected on Tasmania's east coast...

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook outage
BBC News, 14 Mar 2019

FacebookSocial media giant Facebook today underwent its most severe outage Instagramever.
Instagram and WhatsApp were also affected.
All three websites appeared to be working again at 2.05pm today
...


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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Show respect for Tas teachers
TasLabor website, 14 Mar 2019

Industrial actionEducation minister Jeremy Rockliff needs to depart from the hardline wage negotiation approach being pursued by Treasurer Peter Gutwein and not ask teachers to take a pay cut in real terms, Opposition education spokesperson Josh Willie says...

 

SCHOOL FINANCES

Public shaming claim
SMH, 13 Mar 2019

NSWA Sydney primary school gave bags of popcorn to those students whose parents were not in debt to the school, leading to claims of 'public shaming of children'...

 

STAFFING

More teachers
Tas Govt media release, 13 Mar 2019

Teachers (Image: Lifelong Learning)An additional 69 teachers commenced in government schools this year as part of the state government's program to add 250 new teachers and 80 teacher aides over the next six years...

 

SEXUAL ABUSE

Pell gets 6 years
ABC News, 13 Mar 2019

George Pell (Image: ABC)Cardinal George Pell has received a six-year jail sentence for historic sex abuse, with a non-parole period of 3 years 8 months...

 

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Modified Brexit deal agreed
ABC News, 12 Mar 2019

Theresa MayUK Prime Minister Theresa May has secured an improved deal with the EU that addresses the Irish border issue...
Bullet UK Parliament rejects the modified deal, ABC News, 13 May 2019
Bullet UPDATE:  MPs vote to reject the idea of leaving the EU without a deal, 14 Mar 2019L

 

 

EDUCATION ONLINE

Google Classroom concerns
ABC News, 8 Mar 2019

GoogleSome parents are concerned that doing homework on the online Google Classroom platform was too early for younger students and could lead to a decline in handwriting skills...
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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Unions reject revised pay offer
ABC News, 8 Mar 2019

AEUPublic sector unions have rejected the government's pay offer rising to 2.5 per cent and accompanying loss of conditions.
Teachers will be consulted during the next week over the next step in the dispute, AEU state president Helen Richardson says...

 

 


 

News continued in the
Mar 2019 news archive

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Dates

Purple Day (epilepsy):
Tue 26 Mar 2019

Earth Hour:
8.30-9.30pm, Sat 30 Mar 2019

World Backup Day:
Sun 31 Mar 2019

April Fool's Day:
Mon 1 Apr 2019

World Autism Awareness Day:
Tue 2 Apr 2019

Landmine Awareness Day:
Thu 4 Apr 2019

Tas daylight saving ends: Sun 7 Apr 2019

World Health Day:
Sun 7 Apr 2019

Last day of Term 1 for K-10 students:
Thu 11 Apr 2019

Moderation Day (K-10):
Fri 12 Apr 2019

Last day of Term 1:
Fri 12 Apr 2019

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

 


 

 

 

SPECIAL WEEKS:

Kidney Health Week:
Mon 8 - Sun 14 Apr 2019

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

 

 

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

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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)

 


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

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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:

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myState

BIG FOUR BANKS:

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Westpac

OTHER BANKS:

Adelaide

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Bank of Qld

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BankWest

St George

Bendigo

Suncorp

Citibank

 

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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.

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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
  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.
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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.
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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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