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EARLY CHILDHOOD

Working Together locations revealed
Tas Govt media release, 6 Dec 2019
Early learningThe Minister for education, Jeremy Rockloff, has named the 20 early childhood locations that will receive Working Together funding in 2020...

 

 

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

PISA fall concerning
The Conversation (opinion by Sue Thompson), 4 Dec 2019
PISA fall (Image: The Conversation, Shutteerstock - modified)The performance of Australian students in reading, maths and science is in steady decline, PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) results show...

Bullet What is PISA?, The Conversation (opinion), 3 Dec 2019
Bullet How Australia can teach well, too, The Conversation (opinion), 4 Dec 2019
Bullet New Why are Tasmanian students falling behiond?, ABC News, 6 Dec 2019
Bullet New Despite topping PISA, Chinese want Australia-type education, The Conversation (opinion), 6 Dec 2019

 

 

WEATHER ALERT
Damaging winds on Tuesday afternoon
BoM website, 2 Dec 2019
WindWinds are expected to gust to 100 km/h across western, central, southern and parts of eastern Tasmania after midday on Tuesday...
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Power outages
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HEALTH

Sixth case of meningococcal disease
ABC News, 2 Dec 2019
Meningococcal diseaseA 22-year-old man from rural north-west Tasmania is the state's sixth case of meningococcal disease this year. He has the B strain.

 

 

MOBILE PHONES IN SCHOOL

Mobile phone ban starts Term 2 2020
Tas Govt media release, 27 Nov 2019
Mobile phone banA ban on students using mobile phones in government schools commences at the start of Term 2 2020, education Minister Jeremy Rockliff has announced...

 

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

New kindy for Bowen Road
Tas Govt media release, 23 Nov 2019
Southern TasmaniaA tender for a new kindergarten facility at Bowen Road Primary School was advertised today, education Minister Jeremy Rockliff says...

 

 

RISK

Risky kids
The Conversation (opinion by Linda Newman and Nicole Leggett), 22 Nov 2019

BBQ boy (Image: The Conversation, Shuterstock)
Young children should be encouraged to engage in safe risky play, two academics say...

 

 

STUDENT ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING

Reports report out today
The Conversation (opinion), 19 Nov 2019
ACERThe report of an ACER three-year investigation into school reports shows that both parents and teachers are dissatisfied with the current methods of reporting...

 

 

PLAY-BASED LEARNING

Play pays off
The Conversation (opinion by Kate Noble), 18 Nov 2019

Children at play (Image: clipartmag.com)When young children engage in play activities they are benefiting their future formal learning and possibly mental health, an academic says...

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Is social media damaging?
The Conversation (opinion), 15 Nov 2019
Computer boyFour of five experts say that social media is damaging to children and teens. The fifth says that education about social media is essential...

 

 

STUDENT SUPPORT

Coping with bushfire anxiety
The Conversation (opinion by Toni Noble), 14 Nov 2019
BushfireFive simple steps can help a child cope when the community is impacted by bushfires, a psychologist suggests...

 

 

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Pell appeal bid upheld
ABC News, 13 Nov 2019
Justice systemThe High Court has announced it will allow Cardinal George Pell to appeal his conviction for child sexual abuse...

 

 

LITERACY

The Years 5 to 7 reading progress puzzle
The Conversation (opinion by Peter Goss), 11 Nov 2019
Reading student (Image: clipartwiki.com)Between Years 5 and 7 the reading progress of Australian students falls whereas numeracy progress improves...

Bullet Why students need specific phonics instruction, The Conversation (opinion), 12 Nov 2019
Bullet Why we should use the whole language approach, The Conversation (opinion), 12 Nov 2019

 

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

Exams commence
Tas Govt media release, 10 Nov 2019
TASCYear 11 and 12 TCE written examinations run from tomorrow (Monday) until Thursday 21 November...

 

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

Cygnet, Taroona tenders
Tas Govt media release, 9 Nov 2019
Southern TasmaniaTenders for building projects at Cygnet Primary and Taroona High have been advertised...

 

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

Riverside redeveloped
Tas Govt media release, 8 Nov 2019
Northern TasmaniaRedevelopment at Riverside Primary School costing $2.84 million was opened today by education minister Jeremy Rockliff...

 

 

TASMANIAN TEACHERS

Hardie teachers named
Tas Govt media release, 4 Nov 2019
TasmaniaEight Tasmanian teachers will be able to undertake research or study in the USA under the Hardie Fellowship they have been awarded...

 

 

TASMANIAN STUDENTS

Aspiring students honoured
Tas Govt media release, 4 Nov 2019
TasmaniaCeremonies have been held to present Values Awards for aspiration and growth to 324 Tasmanian students, education minister Jeremy Rockliff has announced...

 

 

THE ENVIRONMENT

Practical sustainability offered
The Conversation (opinion), 3 Nov 2019
SustainabilityExamples of how different schools were offering students practical ways to contribute to sustainability and protection of the environment have been provided by three NSW principals...

 

 

STUDENT SUPPORT

Schools should hire wellbeing counsellors
ABC News, 31 Oct 2019
Productivity CommissionSchools should employ mental health and wellbeing counsellors to help overcome Australia's annual $180 billion mental health bill, the Productivity Commission says...

 

 

TASMANIAN FIRES
at 3.40pm, Sun 3 Nov 2019

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MOBILE PHONES

Mobile phone ban for WA students
ABC News, 30 Oct 2019
Mobile phone banGovernment school students in Western Australia will face a mobile phone ban along with restrictions on smart watches and tablets next year...

 

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Boris gets his election
ABC News, 29 Oct 2019
Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson (Image: ABC, AP)
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has gained the support of Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to have a general election in December...

 

 

STUDENT SUPPORT

Illegal disability refusals common
The Conversation (opinion by Kathy Cologon), 29 Oct 2019
DisabilitiesOver 12 per cent of students with a disability are refused school enrolment, a survey published by CYDA (Children and Young People with a Disability) shows.
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LITERACY

LIFT for 29 schools
Tas Govt media release, 28 Oct 2019
LiteracyThe state government's Learning in Families Together (LIFT) program will be extended to a further 29 schools to encourage more parents to participate in the improvement of their children's literacy skills.
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News continued in the
Oct 2019 news archive

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TASMANIAN FIRES

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Dates

Hour of Code events: Mon 9 - Sun 15 Dec 2019

Human Rights Day:
Tue 10 Dec 2019

International Mountain Day:
Wed 11 Dec 2019

Term 4 ends (College teachers):
Fri 13 Dec 2019

Monkey Day:
Sat 14 Dec 2019

Int'l Migrants Day:
Wed 18 Dec 2019

Term 4 ends (K-10 students:
Thu 19 Dec 2019

Int'l Human Solidarity Day:
Fri 20 Dec 2019

Term 4 ends (K-10 teachers):
Fri 20 Dec 2019

TasWater Greater Hobart Stage 1 water restrictions commence (until end of Feb 2020):
Fri 20 Dec 2019

Summer Solstice:
Sun 22 Dec 2019

Christmas Day:
Wed 25 Dec 2019

Boxing Day:
Thu 26 Dec 2019

Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race commences:
Thu 26 Dec 2019

Taste of Tasmania (Hobart):
Sat 28 Dec 2019 - Fri 3 Jan 2020

Falls Festival:
Sat 29 Dec - to 31 Jan 2019

New Year's Eve:
Tue 31 Dec 2019

 

2020

New Year's Day:
Wed 1 Jan 2020

King of the Derwent:
Thu 2 Jan 2020

Devonport Cup:
Wed 8 Jan 2020

Cygnet Folk Festival:
Fri 10 - Sun 12 Jan 2020

Mofo - Launceston:
Sat 11 - Sun 20 Jan 2020

Tamar Valley Folk Festival:
Fri 17 - Sun 19 Jan 2020

Australia Day:
Sun 26 Jan 2020


 

 

 

 

SPECIAL WEEKS

Hour of Code events:
Mon 9 - Sun 15 Dec 2019

 

MONTH OF DECEMBER
(Sun 1 - Tue 31 Dec 2019)

Decembeard - Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

 

 

 

Australia Day holiday: Mon 27 Jan 2020

College teachers commence: Tue 28 Jan 2020

Festivale (L'ton): Fri 31 Jan - Sun 2 Feb 2020

World Wetlands Day: Sun 2 Feb 2020

K-10 teachers commence: Mon 3 Feb 2020

World Cancer Day: Tue 4 Feb 2020

K-10 and college students return: Wed 5 Feb 2020

Australian Wooden Boat Festival: Two-yearly event - not held in 2020

Royal Hobart Regatta: Sat 8 - Mon 10 Feb 2020
Regatta holiday S. Tas: Mon 10 Feb 2020

Safer Internet Day: Tue 11 Feb 2020

Int'l Day of Women and Girls in Science:
Tue 11 Feb 2020

Valentine's Day: Fri 14 Feb 2020

Bushy Park Show:
Sat 15 Feb 2020

Chudleigh Show:
Sat 15 Feb 2020

Run the Bridge: Sun 23 Feb 2020
(Tasman Bridge closed 7am-9am)

Launceston Cup:
Wed 26 Feb 2020

Exeter Show:
Sat 29 Feb 2020

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The above whole-of-government email system replaces the old "Microsoft Outlook Web Access" system.

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New & useful websites

 
ANIMAL WELFARE
Horse racing animal welfare puzzles

Melbourne Cup logo - ausclassroom.com

Melbourne Cup activities?
New crossword and word find puzzles with a horse racing animal welfare theme are available on ausclassroom.com.


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Online news sources

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SMH   Age   ABC

Ed news (Aust) - search:
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NZ   US   UK   Ed Wld   Ed Wk   Gua   Alltop   RCE

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 EdHQ

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ABC   SMH   Age   Aust   HS   ND   Gua   Huff    news
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ABC24   ABC NewsRadio   ABC Lvstrms (radio)

Aust news search: 
ABC 

Tas news: 
Merc  Ex  Ad  ABC   ABCHob   ABC NTas  TTimes

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Ex   TTimes   Goog   EdAmbT  

Tas sport:
Merc   Ex   Ad

Tas tweets:
Merc   Ex   Ad    ABC   SXNews   WIN

 

 

New sites (cont'd)

 

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

TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL HISTORY
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)



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.
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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





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