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TASMANIAN FIRES

Bullet Tahune area - ADVICE
19 Jan 2019

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Lake Fergus and Great Pine Tier area - back to WATCH AND ACT
19 Jan 2019

Bullet Maydena area - ADVICE
19 Jan 2019

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Miena area - now WATCH AND ACT
19 Jan 2019

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TFS

 

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Brexit deal rejected
ABC News, 16 Jan 2019

Theresa MayThe UK parliament has rejected PM Theresa May's Brexit deal, 432 votes to 202...

 

CURRICULUM 

More curriculum autonomy needed
The Conversation (opinion by Alison Willis), 10 Jan 2019

Australian CurriculumThe one-size-fits-all nature of national curriculums operates against the needs of rural and regional students, an academic says...

 

FOOD POLITICS 

Consistent food messages needed
The Conversation (opinion by Jane Martin), 9 Jan 2019

Supermarket drinks (Image: taslearn.com)Children and parents continue to come under pressure to consume manufactured products that have a high sugar content yet many students receive mixed health messages from their schools, an obesity expert writes...

 

FOOD EDUCATION 

More food in schools
The Conversation (opinion), 7 Jan 2019

VegiesThere needs to be a greater focus on food education across all levels in schools, three academics write. But at least they acknowledge that schools are being asked to take on many other responsibilities on behalf of society too..

 

EDUCATION ELECTION POLICIES 

No low-score ATAR teachers
ABC News, 6 Jan 2019

Tanya PilbersekA federal Labor government would place restrictions on students with low ATAR scores entering teacher training courses, federal Opposition education spokesperson Tanya Pilbersek says...

 

TEACHING PROFESSION 

Supporting new teachers
The Conversation (opinion), 3 Jan 2019

TeachersThree academics outline six ways new teachers can be encouraged to stay in the profession...

 

TAFE 

TasTAFE fees hike criticised
TasLabor website, 31 Dec 2018

TasTAFETasTAFE are raising fees by up to 3 pe cent at the same time that course offerings are being cut, Opposition skills and training spokesperson Anita Dow says...

Bullet TasTAFE fees have not increased for three years, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 31 Dec 2018

 

Bullet All Sydney-Hobart yachts have arrived
(Official website, 31 Dec 2018)

 

Bullet Tasmanian yacht Alive wins overall Sydney-Hobart on handicap
(ABC News, 30 Dec 2018)

 

Bullet Protest against Wild Oats XI deemed invalid
(ABC News, 29 Dec 2018)

 

Bullet Sydney-Hobart News
Bullet Sydney-Hobart Yacht Tracker

 

UNIFORM AND ATTENDANCE 

Smart uniform monitors students
ABC News, 28 Dec 2018

Chinese smart uniform (Image: Guanyun Technology)
Students in eleven Chinese schools have begun wearing a chip-embedded school uniform that monitors their movements, identifying when they arrive and leave school, skip classes without permission and even where they go out of school hours...

 

EDUCATION POLICY 

Education roundup
The Conversation (opinion by Bronwyn Hinz), 21 Dec 2018

StudentsA researcher presents a state-by-state summary of this year's major changes in education, along with known features of national government and Opposition education policies ...

 

STUDENT CERTIFICATION 

ATAR results reissued
Tas Govt media release, 19 Dec 2018

TASCHuman error was responsible for incorrect ATAR scores being issued yesterday ...
Bullet Error causes drop in exam scores, ABC News, 19 Dec 2018

 

ENVIRONMENT 

Incredible refusal
ABC News, 18 Dec 2018

Ocean Monarch (Image: ABC News)
The owners of the Ocean Monarch oil rig which is currently parked in the Derwent estuary have refused to let the government's Environmental Protection Authority undertake a biosecurity inspection...

 

STUDENT CERTIFICATION 

Top students named
Tas Govt media release, 18 Dec 2018

TASCA list of Tasmania's top students based on their tertiary entrance scores has been released by education minister Jeremy Rockliff who says that a higher percentage of students overall received their TCE compared with last year...

 

SPORT 

World record for Tassie's Titmus
ABC News, 15 Dec 2018

Ariarne TitmusEighteen-year-old Tasmanian swimmer Ariarne Titmus has broken the 400 metres women's freestyle world record in a competition in China...

 

STUDENT ASSESSMENT 

Students taught the wrong material
ABC News, 14 Dec 2018

VictoriaYear 12 Visual Communications and Design students at a Melbourne school were not taught the complete curriculum this year...

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS 

Theresa May survives
BBC News, 13 Dec 2018, 8.00am AEST
Theresa May

Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, has retained leadership of the Conservative Party after successfully surviving a parliamentary party no-confidence vote, 200 votes to 117...
Bullet Brexit deal still in deep trouble, The Conversation (opinion), 13 Dec 2018

 

MOBILE PHONE POLICY
Mobile phone ban looms
ABC News, 13 Dec 2018
NSW
Mobile phones will be banned in NSW primary schools from next year in an attempt to reduce cyberbullying and classroom distraction...

 

CYBERBULLYING
Removing web bullying content
Tas Govt media release, 12 Dec 2018
Bullying
The planned national 'Right to be forgotten" laws will help to protect children from cyberbullying by making it easier to remove content from social media and websites, premier Will Hodgman said today...

 

STUDENT HEALTH AND FITNESS
Worse at long jumps than their parents
ABC News, 12 Dec 2018
Tree climber (Image: Daily Mail, Shutterstock)
Today's children have poorer muscular fitness as a result of doing fewer outside activities such as climbing trees and playing hopscotch, research by Active Healthy Kids Australia shows...

Bullet More physical activity to reduce depression, The Conversation (opinion), 11 Dec 2018
Bullet How much physical activity do teenagers need?, The Conversation (opinion), 11 Dec 2018

 


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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

Mofo - Launceston:
Sun 13 - Sun 20 Jan 2019

Tamar Valley Folk Festival:
Fri 18 - Sun 20 Jan 2019

JANUARY is:

Glaucoma Awareness Month


Australia Day:
Sat 26 Jan 2019

Australia Day holiday:
Mon 28 Jan 2019

College teachers commence:
Tue 29 Jan 2019

Festivale (L'ton):
Fri 1 - Sun 3 Feb 2019

World Wetlands Day:
Sat 2 Feb 2019

World Cancer Day:
Mon 4 Feb 2019

K-10 teachers commence:
Mon 4 Feb 2019


Safer Internet Day: Tue 5 Feb 2019

K-10 and college students: Wed 6 Feb 2019

Australian Wooden Boat Festival: Fri 8 - Mon 11 Feb 2019

Royal Hobart Regatta: Sat 9 - Mon 11 Feb 2019
(Regatta holiday S. Tas: Mon 11 Feb 2019)

Int'l day of Women and Girls in Science:
Mon 11 Feb 2019

Valentine's Day: Thu 14 Feb 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).
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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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

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

 
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

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)

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.

HEALTH AND NUTRITION
LiveLighter
LiveLighter
WA government website promoting healthy weight in adults and children.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
How to use podcasts in the classroom
Podcast listening (Image: edweek.org.au)
Tips and resources for teachers on not only using podcasts with lessons but creating them as well (US-themed).
Bullet A useful list of FREE podcast-making resources is provided

ROAD SAFETY
Top 10 misunderstood road rules
Towards Zero
Tasmania's Road Safety Advisory Council clarifies the most misunderstood road rules.




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