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TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Legana construction in sight
Tas Govt media release, 1 Oct 202
2

Northern TasmaniaWith early works nearing completion, tenders to construct the new Legana Primary School building have been called.
Teaching of students is expected from the start of 2025.

 

EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
Super department commences
Tas Govt media release, 1 Oct 202
2

Roger JaenschEducation minister Roger Jaensch has announced that a new Department for Education, Children and Young People commenced on 1 October 2022., bringing together:
- public education
- child safety
- youth justice
- out of home care
- Libraries Tasmania, and
- child and family learning centres

 

 

 

DAYLIGHT SAVING
commenced yesterday (Sunday)
Daylight saving begins
Did you turn your clocks FORWARD one hour?

 

CORONAVIRUS
Isolation to be dropped
ABC News, 30 Sep 202
2

Coronavirus (Image: Wikipedia)Mandatory five-day COVID isolation will end on Friday 14 October in a controversial move that has split the medical experts.
Bullet Dropping isolation is harmful, The Conversation (opinion), 30 Sep 2022

 

 

NAPLAN
NAPLAN moves to March
NAPLAN website [pdf], 29 Sep 202
2

NAPLANThe NAPLAN website has published a list of new dates for 2023, the most significant of which concern the change of NAPLAN testing from May to March.

 

EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
Auditor-General reports on education reforms
Tas Audit Office media release [pdf], 29 Sep 202
2

Tas Audit OfficeThe Auditor-General, Rod Whitehead, says the current government's reforms since 2014 lacked detailed planning but he acknowledged there had been improvements in access, retention and attainment.
Bullet Improving outcomes, Tas Govt media release, 29 Sep 2022

 

INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Call for reduced workloads
ABC News, 28 Sep 202
2
Teacher stop-work meeting (Image: ABC)

Stop-work meetings of teachers around Tasmania this morning called for reduced workloads, more resources and a better pay offer from the state government.
Bullet Greens stand in solidarity, Cassy O'Connor, Greens leader, 28 Sep 2022

 

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM
Make truth-telling part of curriculum
SBS, 27 Sep 202
2
Anthony AlbaneseAwareness of the suffering of Australia's Indigenous people, facilitated by truth-telling, should be part of Australia's national curriculum, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says.

 

CYBERSECURITY
Is apology from Optus hacker?
ABC News, 27 Sep 202
2
OptusA person claiming to be the Optus hacker has apologised to Optus, and has claimed that the downloaded data has now been deleted. However, 10,000 data sets had already been released.

Bullet What you should know, The Conversation (opinion), 28 Sep 2022

 

WORLD NEWS
Xi coup rumours questioned
techarp.com, 25 Sep 202
2
Xi Jingping (Image: techarp.com)Rumours that China's President Xi has been arrested in a coup are puzzling analysts who note there is a lack of the kind of corroborating evidence one would normally expect during a coup.
Bullet The truth behind the false Xi coup rumours, firstpost.com, 26 Sep 2022

 

SPORT
Geelong win Grand Final
ABC News, 24 Sep 202
2
Geelong Cats
The Geelong Cats easily defeated the Sydney Swans to take out this year's AFL Grand Final at the MCG.

 

CYBERSECURITY
Personal data hacked at Optus
ABC News, 22 Sep 202
2
OptusThe personal data of about nine million current and former Optus customers has been hacked. The potentially stolen data includes dates of birth, email addresses, driver licence numbers and passport numbers.
Bullet ACSC (Australian Cyber Security Centre) advice on Optus incident

 

CORONAVIRUS
No need to book for COVID clinics
Tas Govt media release, 21 Sep 202
2
COVID maskPCR testing at COVID clinics at Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Devonport will not require people to book first from this Saturday, 24 September.

 

INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Schools closed till after 10.30, parents told
DoE website, 21 Sep 202
2
Industrial action signTasmanian government schools will be closed on Wednesday 28 September "until after 10.30am", the DoE says.
Parents are asked to have students arrive at 10.30am, although there will be no change to bus timetables.

 

WHALE STRANDINGS
Massive west coast whale stranding
ABC News, 21 Sep 202
2
Whale stranding (Image: DNRET, ABC)

About 230 whales have been stranded near Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's west coast. About half of them are still believed to be alive.

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
AEU stop-work next Wednesday
AEU (Tas) website, 19 Sep 202
2
Industrial action signGovernment teachers in Tasmania will hold two-hour stop-work meetings on Wednesday next week.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE
Addressing climate change is so easy
The Conversation (opinion by Wesley Morgan), 13 Sep 202
2
Electricity pylon (Image: Kelly Barnes/AAP, The Conversation)Just ten policies to promote renewable energy and reduce emissions will enable Australia to achieve climate change prevention glory, a researcher says.
The policies focus on:
1. New electricity transmission infrastructure.
2. Boosting storage.

3. Upskilling workers.
4. A National Energy Transition Authority.
5. Stringent fuel efficiency standards.

6. Ditching diesel.
7. Tightening construction codes.
8. Action by big polluters.
9. Withdrawing fossil fuel subsidies.
10. A national climate and energy investment plan.

 

DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH
Mourning holiday announced
ABC News, 11 Sep 202
2
Queen Elizabeth (Image: BBC)The Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, has announced that Thursday 22 September 2022 will be a one-off public holiday as Australia's official day of mourning for the late Queen.

Bullet Charles III now King of Australia, ABC News, 11 Sep 2022

 

THE MONARCHY
What will Charles III be like?
The Conversation (opinion by Jess Carniel), 9 Sep 202
2
Prince Charles (Image: The Conversation, Kirsty Wigglesworth/AAP)As King Charles lacks the strong popular support his mother had, his accession may prompt more republican debates, an academic suggests.

 

WORLD NEWS
Queen Elizabeth dies
ABC News, 9 Sep 202
2
Queen Elizabeth (Image: BBC)Queen Elizabeth the Second, Britain's longest-serving monarch, has died at the age of 96.
Prince Charles has become King.
Bullet The Queen's long relationship with Australia, The Conversation (opinion by Giselle Bastin), 9 Sep 2022
Bullet What are the consequences for Australia?, The Conversation (opinion by Anne Twomey), 9 Sep 2022

 

 

 

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OCTOBER

 

Daylight saving begins:
Sun 2 Oct 2022

Int'l Day of Non-Violence:
Sun 2 Oct 2022

NRLW Grand Final:
Sun 2 Oct 2022

NRL Grand Final:
Sun 2 Oct 2022

World Habitat Day:
Mon 3 Oct 2022

World Animal Day:
Tue 4 Oct 2022

World Space Week:
Tue 4 - Mon 10 Oct 2022

World Teachers Day (other countries):
Wed 5 Oct 2022

Launceston Show:
Thu 6 Oct 2022

Odd Socks Day (mental health):
Fri 7 Oct 2022

Mental Health Week:
Sat 8 - Sun 16 Oct 2022

Earth Science Week:
Sun 9 - Sat 15 Oct 2022

Mental Health Day:
Mon 10 Oct 2022

Int'l Day of the Girl Child:
Tue 11 Oct 2022

Ada Lovelace Day:
Tue 11 Oct 2022

World Sight Day (Vision 2020):
Thu 13 Oct 2022

Mandatory 5-day COVID isolation ends:
Fri 14 Oct 2022

Flinders Is Show:
Fri 14 Oct 2022

Global Handwashing Day:
Sat 15 Oct 2022

Longford Show:
Sat 15 Oct 2022

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER SPECIAL PERIODS

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Int'l School Library Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

 

 

 

National Nutrition Week: Sun 16 - Sun 23 Oct 2022

National Carers Week: Sun 16 - Sat 22 Oct 2022

World Food Day: Sun 16 Oct 2022

Anti-Poverty Week: Sun 16 - Sat 22 Oct 2022

Term 4 begins:
Mon 17 Oct 2022

National Water Week: Mon 17 - Sun 23 Oct 2022

Aussie Backyard Bird Count:
Mon 17 - Sun 23 Oct 2022

Hobart Show Day:
Thu 20 Oct 2022
(Check website for the unusual range of Hobart Show dates and locations in 2022)

Professional learning day (South): Fri 21 Oct 2022

Loud Shirt Day (deaf children fundraiser): Fri 21 Oct 2022

National Children's Week: Sat 22 Oct - Sun 30 Oct 2022

United Nations Day: Mon 24 Oct 2022 

World Teachers Day Australia: Fri 28 Oct 2022

National Bandanna Day (CanTeen): Fri 28 Oct 2022

Int'l Brain Tumour Awareness Week: Sat 29 Oct - Sat 5 Nov 2022

National Grandparents Day: Sun 30 Oct 2022

Halloween: Mon 31 Oct 2022

 

NOVEMBER

 

Professional learning day (North): Fri 4 Nov 2022

 

 

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TASMANIA

AUSTRALIA

Our old Tasmanian state election page is still useful for obtaining some old policies and news releases

 
 

Subjects and learning

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

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
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

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Members Equity

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MoneySmart: financial calculators
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New & useful websites

 

INTERNET SAFETY
YouTube Kids
YouTube Kids
YouTube Kids is a new app designed for children and their parents to use.

 

Online news sources

Ed news (Aust): 
SMH   Age   ABC

Ed news (Aust) - search:
Goog

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NZ   US   UK   Ed Wld   Ed Wk   Gua   Alltop   RCE

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 EdHQ

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

Aust news YouTube: 
ABC News   9 News  10 News  10 News   news.com.au
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Aust news search: 
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Tas news: 
Merc  Ex  Ad  ABC
ABC Tas Election  ABCHob   ABC NTas  TTimes
TasInquirer

Tas ed:  
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Tas sport:
Merc   Ex   Ad

Tas tweets:
Merc   Ex   Ad    ABC   SXNews   WIN

Tas Facebook:  
ABC-Hob   ABC-NTas   Adv   Ex   Merc

 

 

WATER RESOURCES
Sharing Water
Sharing Water
Resources and information from TasWater for Tasmanian students and teachers.


ELECTIONS
AEC election resources for teachers
AEC
Student activity sheets, fact sheets and more from the Australian Electoral Commission.

 

DRIVINGDRIVING
Free TrafficTAS app
TrafficTAS app
A free app that will advise Tasmanian drivers and other road users of traffic flow problems has been released.

UKRAINE WAR & KIDS

Bullet Classroom discussion on the invasion of Ukraine
(From The Conversation, 7 Mar 2022)

Bullet How to talk to children about the invasion of Ukraine
(From The Conversation, 1 Mar 2022)

Bullet Helping kids interpret news on the Ukraine war
The impact of the war on children and how to talk to them about it.
(
From The Conversation, 25 Feb 2022)

Bullet How teachers can answer kids' questions on the war
Includes a list of resources. US site.
(From weareteachers.com)

Bullet Resources for discussing the Ukraine war with students
US site.
(From sdcoe.net)

Bullet Spotting fake viral Ukraine war footage
(From The Conversation, 26 Feb 2022)

CORONAVIRUS
How to RAT your kids
https://theconversation.com/go-low-go-slow-how-to-rapid-antigen-test-your-kid-for-covid-as-school-returns-175615
Guide for parents on how to perform a Rapid Antigen Test on their children.
(From The Conversation, 28 Jan 2022.)
Bullet How accurate is your RAT?
(From The Conversation, 27 Jan 2022)
Bullet 15 things not to do when using a RAT
(From The Conversation, 10 Feb 2022)

CORONAVIRUS
DoE's COVID info for Tas parents
Tas Govt logo

 

CORONAVIRUS
Protecting children from COVID-19
OzSAGE
Ensuring safe indoor air in schools is one of a number of recommendations in this detailed report [pdf] from OzSAGE on how schools can be made COVID-safe for students.

CORONAVIRUS
Have COVID? When to see your doctor
(From The Conversation, 9 Mar 2022) 

CORONAVIRUS
How to keep school students safe from COVID
Masked girl (Image: Shutterstock, The Conversation)
Tips on maintaining a school environment that keeps students as safe as possible from the coronavirus (from The Conversation, 2 Sep 2021).

CORONAVIRUS
Getting kids to wear a mask: tips
Masks and kids (Image: Shutterstiock, The Conversation)
Advice on how to encourage children to wear a face mask (from The Conversation, 25 Aug 2021).

 

TASMANIAN HISTORY
Beatties Studio photos
GPO Hobart (Image:beattiesstudio.com)
Thousands of Beatties Studio photos of early Tasmania are being placed online.

 

 

CORONAVIRUS

Schools, children and COVID-19
What we know about children and COVID, outbreaks in schools and what to do.
 

Events Framework
"A Framework for COVID-19 Safe Activities and Events in Tasmania"

FACE MASKS
Which mask should I wear?
Surgical mask, cloth mask or bandana? (The Conversation, 10 Jul 2020).

FACE MASKS
Which way round?
Don't wear your face mask inside out. (smartairfilters.com ).

FACE MASKS
How to make a cloth face mask
Face mask (Image: The Conversation,Shovon Bhattacharjee)
Instructions on how to make a face mask, and related issues (The Conversation,  7 Jul 2020)

CORONAVIRUS
ABCABC Coronavirus Story Streams

 

Bullet Tas Govt Coronavirus site
- Media releases
- Dept of Health Facebook page
Bullet Coronavirus information (Tas DHHS)
Bullet Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Aust Govt Dept of Health)

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)

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.

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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