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YEAR 11 AND 12 ASSESSMENTS
TCE exam adjustments made
Tas Govt media release, 2 Jun 2020
TASCA range of adjustments to external assessments are being made by TASC (the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification) in light of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Maveric kindy for Bowen Road
Tas Govt media release, 2  Jun 2020
Southern TasmaniaA new kindergarten at Bowen Road Primary School is to be built by Maveric Builders, education minister Jeremy Rockliff has announced.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Eighteen days
UPDATED
The Examiner, 2 Jun 2020

TasmaniaTasmania has now reached 18 consecutive days without a new coronavirus case.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Tas easing brought forward
ABC News, 1 Jun 2020
Coronavirus (Image: Wikipedia)The Stage 2 easing of coronavirus restrictions in Tasmania has been brought forward from 15 June to commence at 3.00pm this Friday, 5 June.

 

SCHOOL BUSES
Free school buses for longer
Tas Govt media release, 26 May 2020
BusThe bus fare  amnesty period for public school buses has been extended to Sunday 5 July 2020.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Full ten days on the island
UPDATED
The Mercury, 25 May 2020

TasmaniaTasmania has completed ten days without a new coronavirus case.

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Back to school for most
Tas Govt media release, 24 May 2020
Jeremy RockliffPrimary school and Years 11 and 12 students will return to learning on school premises from tomorrow (Monday) but it is important for Years 7-10 students to continue learning from home, education minister Jeremy Rockliff stressed today.
Bullet But attendance not compulsory yet, The Mercury, 25 May 2020

 

CORONAVIRUS
A record eighth day
The Mercury, 23 May 2020
TasmaniaFor the first time since the coronavirus hit Tasmania the state has gone a full eight days without a new case.

 

ROAD SAFETY
Driver alert for return to school
Tas Govt media release, 22 May 2020
Speed zone signPolice will pay special attention to school zones when K-6 and Years 11-12 students return to learning on school premises next week.

 

CORONAVIRUS
No cases for four days
The Mercury, 19 May 2020
TasmaniaThere have been no new Tasmanian coronavirus cases for the four days to Tuesday (19 May).
Bullet UPDATE Thu 21 May 2020: Sixth clear day reached

 

CORONAVIRUS
Social distancing game for kids
sencom.com.au, 18 May 2020
Social Distance Dash game

A free online game for kids, Social Distance Dash, which promotes safe behaviour in an age of coronavirus has been produced by Western Australian computing firm Sentinent Computing.

 

CORONAVIRUS
No cases
The Mercury, 17 May 2020
TasmaniaNo new Tasmanian coronavirus cases were reported for the 24 hours to 6.00pm Saturday, making two full days since the last case.
Bullet UPDATE Mon 18 May 2020: There were no new cases for the 24 hours to 6.00pm on Sunday and today (Monday)

 

EXTENDING TO YEARS 11, 12
More students extended
Tas Govt media release, 16 May 2020
Extending high schoolThe number of Year 11 and 12 students enrolled at extension high schools has increased by 7 per cent over the previous year, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says.

 

CORONAVIRUS
First case in a week
The Mercury, 15 May 2020
Northern TasmaniaA man in his 70s from northern Tasmania is the first new coronavirus case for seven days.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Students strike from home
ABC News, 15 May 2020
Student climate action (Image: ABC)
The climate action student strike that had been planned for today is to be undertaken by many students from their bedrooms.

 

CORONAVIRUS
No cases for full week
The Mercury, 14 May 2020
TasmaniaTasmania completed a full seven days on Thursday without any new coronavirus cases.

 

CORONAVIRUS
How teachers feel about coronavirus impact
The Conversation (opinion by Rachel Wilson and William Mude, 14 May 2020
NSWA survey showed most NSW government school teachers were anxious about being in the classroom during the coronavirus epidemic.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Sixth day reached
The Mercury, 13 May 2020
TasmaniaWednesday was the sixth consecutive day without a new coronavirus case in Tasmania.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Five clear days longest streak
The Mercury, 12 May 2020
TasmaniaFor the first time since the coronavirus virus hit Tasmania there have been five consecutive days without a positive test being recorded.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Four days now
The Mercury, 11 May 2020
TasmaniaThere have been no new coronavirus cases in Tasmania for the four days to 6.00pm today (Monday).

 

CORONAVIRUS
Another hat trick
The Mercury, 10 May 2020
TasmaniaFor the third day in a row, no new coronavirus cases have been reported in Tasmania.
Only three new cases were reported between last Monday and tonight (Sunday).

 

CORONAVIRUS
Two days with no new cases
The Mercury, 9 May 2020
UPDATED

TasmaniaNo new Tasmanian coronavirus cases were reported for the 24 hours to 6.00pm on Friday and today (Saturday).

 

CORONAVIRUS
Roadmap revealed
ABC News, 8 May 2020
Peter Gutwein
The premier, Peter Gutwein, has announced Tasmania's roadmap out of current coronavirus restrictions.

Bullet From Monday 25 May, K-6 and Years 11 and 12 students return to learning on school sites.
Bullet On Tuesday 9 June Years 7-10 students return to learning on school sites.
Bullet Plan to return Tasmanian students to the classroom, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 8 May 2020
Bullet COVID-19 information for parents, Tas Education Department website
Bullet Roadmap to Recovery, Peter Gutwein, Premier, 8 May 2020
Bullet Tasmania's Roadmap to Recovery, Tasmanian Times, 8 May 2020

 

CORONAVIRUS
Coronavirus case in south
ABC News, 7 May 2020
Southern Tasmania
The long drought of coronavirus cases in southern Tasmania was broken on Thursday night with the announcement that a man in his 60s from the south was the only Tasmanian to test positive for the disease during the 24 hours to 6.00pm.
Bullet UPDATE 8 May 2020: The man had been in quarantine after coming from another state.

 

CORONAVIRUS
One new case, not zero
The Mercury, 6 May 2020
Coronavirus (Image: Wikipedia)UPDATED
One Tasmanian, a north west man, tested positive for the coronavirus during the 24 hours to 6.00pm. The man's result came through after an earlier announcement that there had been zero cases.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Two new coronavirus cases
The Mercury, 5 May 2020
Coronavirus (Image: Wikipedia)Tasmania's run of days free of new coronavirus cases has ended with a case from the north west and a case from the north being reported on Tuesday night.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Yes! Fourth clear day
The Mercury, 4 May 2020
Coronavirus (Image: Wikipedia)Tasmania has recorded no new coronavirus cases for four days straight.

 

LITERACY
Reading Challenge under way
Tas Govt media release, 3 May 2020
Girl reading book (Image: all-free-download.com)The Premier's Reading Challenge for Prep to Grade 6 students has commened. It concludes on Friday 3 July 2020.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Corona hat trick
The Mercury, 3 May 2020
Coronavirus (Image: Wikipedia)For the third day in a row, Tasmania has recorded no new coronavirus cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020

Nat Reconciliation Week:
Wed 27 May - Wed 3 Jun 2020

Mabo Day:
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World Environment Day:
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World Oceans Day:
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Queen's Birthday holiday:
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Years 7-10 students return:
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World Day Against Child Labour:
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World Blood Donor Day:
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Men's Health Week:
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World Day to Combat Desertification:
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CORONAVIRUS

ONLINE GAME
Social Distance Dash
Social Distance Dash
In this free online coronavirus safety game for kids, the aim is to deliver a roll of toilet paper to your grandmother while keeping 1.5 metres away from others and collecting as much hand sanitiser as you can. Page shows a video demo at the top. Scroll down for computer or mobile version.

 

Roadmap to Recovery (Tas)

COVIDSafe app
Read about the COVIDSafe app and download it free from the Apple or Google app store.

North west outbreak report [pdf]
(Tas Govt website, 30 Apr 2020)

 

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CORONAVIRUS
Dramatic handwashing demo
Soap experiment (metro.co.uk)
A simple experiment using black pepper and water hammers home to students the powerful effect soap has when they use it to wash their hands. (From metro.co.uk)

Bullet ABC Education: Online learning resources

Bullet ABC Coronavirus news stories pages

Bullet COVID-19 Cyber security tips for when working from home

Bullet The Conversation's COVID-19 articles

Bullet Google's COVID-19 resource

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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.



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.
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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