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WORLD NEWS

BREXIT deal stymied
ABC News, 20 Oct 2019
Boris Johnson (Image: ABC)The British parliament has not accepted PM Boris Johnson's negotiated BREXIT deal, instead triggering confusion by asking the EU for an extension while the PM advises the EU he disagrees with an extension being granted
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STUDENT SUPPORT

Adjusting for disability
ABC News, 18 Oct 2019
DisabilitiesA new nation-leading needs-based disability funding model to commence in Tasmania in 2020 will benefit 2,000 students, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says
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Bullet Educational Adjustments Disability Funding, DoE website

 

WORLD NEWS

BREXIT deal agreed
ABC News, 17 Oct 2019
Boris Johnson (Image: ABC)Umpteenth time lucky? British PM Boris Johnson and the European Union have agreed on a new BREXIT deal. However, the deal has yet to pass the British and EU parliaments
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STUDENT LEARNING

Don't wax lyrical over study songs
The Conversation (opinion by Timothy Byron), 17 Oct 2019
Music listener (Image: clipartmag.com)Listening to music while studying is less likely to be a hindrance if it puts a student in a good mood, is neither too loud nor too fast, and contains few or no lyrics - so long as the student is not too introverted - a psychology lecturer suggests
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STUDENT WELLBEING

Wellbeing surveyed
Tas Govt media release, 16 Oct 2019
Stduents and teacher
A survey of over 28,000 students in Tasmanian government schools shows they have good relationships with their teachers, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says
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TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURE

palawa kani vocabulary widens
ABC News, 12 Oct 2019
Aboriginal flagAn expanded dictionary has been produced for the reconstructed Tasmanian Aboriginal language, palawa kani..

Bullet palawi kana information, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre

 

 

MUSIC

Composing video game music
The Conversation (opinion by Dan Golding), 3 Oct 2019
Video game StarcraftThe composition of music for video games has come a long way, an academic writes..



GOVERNMENT VS PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Abolish private schools?
The Conversation (opinion by Paul Kidson), 2 Oct 2019
Private schoolThe British Labour Party wants private schools to be abolished for the 5 per cent of students who attend them but abolition is virtually out of the question in Australia where non-government schools are considerably more popular, an academic writes..



THE ECONOMY

Interest rates cut by 0.25 per cent
ABC News, 1 Oct 2019
Intrerest ratesThe Reserve Bank of Australia has reduced the official interest rate by 0.25 per cent to a historic low of 0.75 per cent..

 

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Voting looms on agreement
AEU (Tas) media release, 27 Sep 2019
Helen Richardson (Image: The Mercury)Teachers will vote in early Term 4 over a new agreement that will provide them with a pay rise of more than 6 per cent over three years, give primary school teachers the lowest contact hours in Australia and improve conditions for teacher assistants and new teachers, AEU state president Helen Richardson says...

Bullet Teachers achieve major breakthrough, The Examiner, 28 Sep 2019

 

 

TEACHING PROFESSION

More TFA teachers
Tas Govt media release, 27 Sep 2019
Training - boy with dart (Image: rf123.com, charlesmartin
Up to nineteen mature age people are to train to become teachers through the continuing Teach for Australia (TFA) program, education minister Jeremy Rockliff has announced ...

 

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

eSchool positions safe
Tas Govt media release, 26 Sep 2019
Southern TasmaniaFunding and teacher allocation at the eSchool will not be cut next year, education minister Jeremy Rockliff stressed today...

Bullet eSchool funding continuation is a backflip, and there is a looming four-year $120 million education cut, Josh Willie, Opposition education spokesperson, 26 Sep 2019

 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

More early learning places
Tas Govt media release, 25 Sep 2019
Early learningThe success of the Working Together- Supporting Early Learning free early education pilot has resulted in 240 new places being added by 2021 ...

 

 

OVERSEAS CHAOS

Suspension was unlawful
ABC News, 24 Sep 2019
Boris JohnsonBritish PM Boris Johnson's advice to the Queen to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled, prompting calls for the prime minister to resign...

 

 

TASMANIAN NEWS
Escapee caught
ABC News, 12.02pm 24 Sep 2019
The prisoner who escaped from the Risdon Prison yesterday has been recaptured by police...

 

 

SCHOOL INTAKE ZONES

Zone change awareness needed
TasLabor media release, 23 Sep 2019
Josh WillieThe community needs to be made more aware of the government's planned changes to school intake zones, Opposition education spokesperson Josh Willie says...

Bullet Consultation extensive and ongoing, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 22 Sep 2019

 

 

TEACHING PROFESSION

Inspirers named
Tas Govt media release, 20 Sep 2019
DoEThe names of educators who have received Together We Inspire awards have been released by the Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff...

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

Fear over climate change anxiety
The Conversation (opinion by Rachael Sharman and Patrick D. Nunn), 20 Sep 2019
Climate change student protestors (Image: The Connversation, AAP)
The fears for the planet's future exhibited by the students participating in today's global climate change protest could turn into anxiety unless the students are shown how we will be able to adapt to the expected harmful changes, two academics write...

Bullet Australia's school curriculum does not adequately address climate change, The Conversation (opinion), 19 Sep 2019

 

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

Sorell concept plan unveiled
Tas Govt media release, 19 Sep 2019
Southern TasmaniaFeedback on the concept drawings for a redeveloped Sorell School is being sought by Friday 1 November 2019...

 

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

eSchool teacher cuts fears
ABC News, 16 Sep 2019
Southern TasmaniaFour full-time distance education teaching positions are apparently to be axed from the Tasmanian eSchool from the beginning of 2020...

Bullet eSchool to shed four full-time positions, Josh Willie, Opposition education spokesperson, 17 Sep 2019
Bullet eSchool staffing remains above 2016 recommendations
, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 17 Sep 2019

 

 

 

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Dates

National Children's Week:
Sat 19 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Enviroweek:
Mon 21 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Aussie Backyard Bird Count:
Mon 21 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

National Water Week:
Mon 21 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Hobart Show Day:
Thu 24 Oct 2019

United Nations Day:
Thu 24 Oct 2019

Professional learning day (South):
Fri 25 Oct 2019

World Teachers Day Australia:
Fri 25 Oct 2019

National Bandanna Day (CanTeen):
Fri 25 Oct 2019

Int'l Brain Tumour Awareness Week:
Sat 26 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019

Flinders Is Show:
Sat 27 Oct 2018

Halloween:
Thu 31 Oct 2019

Professional learning day (South):
Fri 1 Nov 2019

Movember:
Nov 2019

Professional learning day (South):
Fri 1 Nov 2019

Professional learning day (K-10, North):
Fri 2 Nov 2018

Ulverstone Show:
Sat 2 Nov 2019

Recreation Day (N. Tas):
Mon 4 Nov 2019

Guy Fawkes (Bonfire) Night:
Tue 5 Nov 2019

Melbourne Cup:
Tue 5 Nov 2019

Food Safety Week:
Sat 9 - Sat 16 Nov 2019

 

 


 

 

 

 

SPECIAL WEEKS

National Children's Week:
Sat 19 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Int'l Brain Tumour Awareness Week:
Sat 26 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019

 

MONTH OF OCTOBER
(
Tue 1 - Thu 31 Oct 2019)

Dogtober, Ocsober, Shoctober

Int'l School Library Month

Pink Ribbon Day Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month

 

 

Remembrance Day: Mon 11 Nov 2019

Brighton Show: Sun 10 Nov 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

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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

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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)

 


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Tasmania Online search

Bullet See also our Search help page

 

 

     

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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

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

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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

 

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AEU: Australian Education Union Tas. Branch
Media releases (State)
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ATO: Australian Taxation Office
See box "Teachers and tax" below
myGov login (Aust Govt services)
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TASS: Tas Assoc of State Superannuants
Superannuation reforms (15 Sep 2016)

Service Tasmania

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New & useful websites

 
MEMORY AND LEARNING
Learning tips for revising students
Brain (Image: clipartmag.com)
(From Amina Youssef-Shalala, The Conversation, 7 Oct 2019)

TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL HUISTORY
How early Tasmanian Aboriginals influenced the landscape
Tas Aboriginals (from a painting by Joseph Lycett)
Archaeological research suggests that the nature of land and whether it was close to the coast was more important to Tasmanian Aboriginals than vegetation type.
(From The Conversation, 4 Oct 2019)


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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)

 

CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change action for individuals
Iceberg (Image: The Conversation, Staehli, Shutterstock)
What can people do in their daily lives to help counter climate change?
(From Nick Golledge, The Conversation, 2 Oct 2019)


LITERACY
10 ways to get the most out of silent reading
Silent reading (The Conversation, Shutterstock)
Silent sustained reading for pleasure needs to be encouraged but it is declining in some schools.
(From Margaret Kristin Merga, The Conversation, 23 Sep 2019)


MATHEMATICS
How was maths discovered?
Maths history (Image: The Comversation, Shutterstock)
A simplified response to questions asking how maths was discovered and who made up the rules of mathematics.
(From Linda Galligan, The Conversation, 22 Aug 2019)

INTERNET LITERACY
How to spot a fake review
Fake reviews (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock)
Online reviews of hotel accommodation and other services and products are sometimes rigged. Find out how to identify a genuine review.
Bullet And try the simple five-question online test to see whether you are as good as you think you are at spotting fake reviews.
(From Adrian R. Camilleri, The Conversation, 12 Aug 2019)

TASMANIAN HISTORY
Virtual Hobart Town
Virtual Hobart Town
See computer-generated still and 360-degree panoramic images of Hobart Town in the 1820s.
Bullet Virtual Hobart Town YouTube teaser

WEATHER AND CLIMATE
What is a cold front?
Cold front (Image: ABC)
Find out what a cold front is and how it can adversely affect our weather, particularly here in Tasmania. Bonus: information about warm fronts. From ABC Weather.

SOCCER IN THE CLASSROOM
Everyone's Game
Everyone's Game (SBS)
SBS teaching resource for Years 5-8 prepared to coincide with the Matildas, Australia's women's soccer team, participating in the FIFA Women's World Cup..
Bullet Everyone's Game Classroom Resource Teacher Notes [pdf]
Bullet Quizzes, videos and classroom material

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.

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





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