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BULLYING

Minister shirtfronts bullying
Tas Govt media release, 19 Jul 2019
BullyingA meeting of community leaders will be hosted by education minister Jeremy Rockliff next Thursday, 25 July 2019 with the aim of developing a whole-of-community response to bullying...

 

 

WORLD EVENTS

US shoots down Iranian drone
ABC News, 19 Jul 2019
Iranian drone (Image: Reuters, Tasnin)
A United States warship has shot down an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf which it says came within 900 metres of the ship
...

 

SCHOOL INTAKE ZONES

No change to out-of-area policy
Tas Govt media release, 17 Jul 2019
Prevent gridlock (Image created using via atomsmasher)The government's policy of school choice for out-of-area students is continuing, even though small changes are being made to school intake maps, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says...

 

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Govt rejects AEU offer
The Examiner, 16 Jul 2019
AEUThe state government has rejected the AEU's modified wages offer, saying that the pay rise issue still needs to be referred to the Tasmanian Industrial Commission...

Bullet Teachers now face months of uncertainty, Josh Willie, Opposition education spokesperson, 16 Jul 2019

 

 

CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE

Punish the whole class?
The Conversation (opinion by Jeffrey Thomas), 12 Jul 2019
Group (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock)

Group or collective punishment of students simply makes them hate school, an academic writes..

 

 

OUTAGES

Now the myGov portal goes down
ABC News, 12 Jul 2019
myGovAustralians have been unable to log on to the ATO, Centrelink and Medicare as a result of the federal government's myGov portal suffering technical issues today..

Bullet UPDATE: The services were largely available again by around 4.00pm.

 

 

TASMANIAN UNIONS

AEU lodges updated wages claim
AEU (Tas), 11 Jul 2019
AEUAEU president Helen Richardson says a newly lodged wages claim is affordable and addresses deficiencies in the state government's latest offer...

Bullet Union's offer reneges on previous deal, Jeremy Rockliff, Acting Premier, 11 Jul 2019

 

OUTAGES

Telstra outage affects ATMs and EFTPOS
ABC News, 11 Jul 2019
TelstraA Telstra outage is preventing payments being made at retailers such as Woolworths, Caltex, Dan Murphys and Australia Post, and banking at the Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, NAB and Westpac..

Bullet UPDATE: Many services were back working normally from about 5.30pm.

 

WEATHER ALERT
Warning of strong winds
BoM website, 11 Jul 2019
WindDamaging winds gusting to in excess of 100kmh are expected in all areas of Tasmania except the central and mid-east coast areas...
Bullet BoM warnings
Bullet
Power outages
Bullet Road closures (Police)
Bullet SES

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

Parklands upgrades
Tas Govt media release, 5 Jul 2019
NW TasmaniaA redevelopment costing $11 million has been completed at Parklands High School, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says..

 

 

HEALTH

Fourth case of meningococcal disease
The Examiner, 4 Jul 2019
Meningococcal diseaseA woman from Devonport has been admitted to the Launceston General Hospital with the W strain of meningococcal disease, the fourth case of the disease in Tasmania this year..

 

 

THE ECONOMY

Interest rates cut by 0.25 per cent again
ABC News, 2 Jul 2019
Intrerest ratesThe Reserve Bank of Australia has reduced the official interest rate by 0.25 per cent for the second month in a row..

 

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

School closed over dirty conditions
ABC News, 2 Jul 2019
NW TasmaniaThe Ulverstone Secondary College is closed today because the principal cannot guarantee students and staff will be safe after industrial action by cleaners has left areas uncleaned...

Bullet Rose Bay High School in Hobart has canceled its parent-teacher meetings over cleaning issues, ABC News, 9.00am 2 Jul 2019
Bullet Union bans at Ulverstone Secondary College unacceptable, Peter Gutwein, Treasurer, 2 Jul 2019
Bullet Wynyard High School
will close tomorrow (Wednesday 3 July) due to dirty conditions, DoE Alerts page, 2 Jul 2019

 

 

 

 

 

News continued in the
June 2019 news archive

See also the News archive index

 

TASMANIAN FIRES

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TFS

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Education links for Tasmanian teachers

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Dates

Pi Approximation Day:
Mon 22 Jul 2019

Term 3 begins
(K-10 teachers' PL day):
Mon 22 Jul 2019

Term 3 begins
(K-10 students):
Tue 23 Jul 2019

System Administrator Appreciation Day:
Fri 26 Jul 2019

Schools Tree Day:
Fri 26 Jul 2019

AFL in Tas - Hawthorn vs Brisbane Lions (in Launceston):
Sat 27 Jul 2019

National Tree Day:
Sun 28 Jul 2019

Australian National Chemistry Quiz:
Tue 30 Jul 2019

Australian Mathematics Competition:
Thu 1 Aug 2019

MS Readathon reading period:
Thu 1 - Sat 31 Aug 2018

 World Breastfeeding Week:
Thu 1 - Wed 7 Aug 2019

Jeans for Genes Day:
Fri 2 Aug 2019

Uni of Tasmania Hobart Open Day:
Sun 4 Aug 2019

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day:
Sun 4 Aug 2019

Dental Health Week:
Mon 5 - Sun 11 Aug 2019

Red Nose Day:
Fri 9 Aug 2019

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples:
Fri 9 Aug 2019

Festival of Bright Ideas Schools Day (Hobart):
Fri 9 Aug 2019

 


 

 

 

SPECIAL PERIODS:


Term 2 break:
Sat 6 - Sun 21 Jul 2019


Diabetes Week:
Sun 14 - Sat 20 Jul 2019

 

 

 

Festival of Bright Ideas (Hobart): Sat 10 Aug 2019

Uni of Tasmania Launceston Open Day: Sat 10 Aug 2019

National Science Week: Sat 10 - Sun 18 Aug 2019

Uni of Tasmania North West Open Day: Sun 11 Aug 2019

World Elephant Day: Mon 12 Aug 2019

Children's Book Week: Sat 17 - Fri 23 Aug 2019

Vietnam Veterans Day: Sun 18 Aug 2019

RSPCA Cupcake Day: Mon 19 Aug 2019

Keep Australia Beautiful Week: Mon 19 - Sun 25 Aug 2019

AFL in Tas - North Melbourne vs Melbourne (in Hobart): Fri 23 Aug 2019

Daffodil Day (Cancer Council): Fri 23 Aug 2019

Speech Pathology Week: Sun 25 - Sat 31 Aug 2019

National Skills Week: Mon 26 Aug - Sun 1 Sep 2019

MS Readathon reading period ends: Sat 31 Aug 2019

Last day of Winter: Sat 31 Aug 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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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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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:

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

 

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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

 
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.

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)

 

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

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]




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