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PUBLIC HEALTH

Student exemption
Aust Govt media release, 22 Feb 2020
Coronavirus (Image: Wikipedia)Years 11 and 12 students in areas of mainland China other than Hubei province, currently held back under coronavirus safeguards, will now be allowed to apply to enter Australia...

 

 

STUDENT PROTECTION

Snapchat takes on mental health role
The Conversation (opinion), 19 Feb 2020
SnapchatSnapchat plans to monitor searches related to mental health and refer its typically youthful users to appropriate help websites...

 

 

STUDENT PROTECTION

Acting on suspected grooming
The Conversation (opinion), 19 Feb 2020
JusticeTeachers and parents should report concerns about possible grooming of students to the school leadership no matter how trivial their concerns may seem, three criminology and justice academics urge...

 

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

Call for Legana PS views
Tas Govt media release, 19 Feb 2020
Northern TasmaniaThe state government's Get Involved campaign invites people to provide feedback on plans for the new $20 million Legana Primary School...

 

 

STUDENT NUTRITION

Should schools ban junk food?
The Conversation (opinion), 19 Feb 2020
Junk food (Image: kindpng.com)Five experts give their views on whether junk food should be banned in schools. Four say yes, one no...

 

 

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ABORIGINAL CULTURE

Aboriginal language in schools
The Advocate (editorial), 14 Feb 2020
Aboriginal flagTeaching Tasmanian students to say a few sentences in an Aboriginal language would facilitate improved understanding of Indigenous culture...

Bullet Curriculum has neglected Aboriginal culture, Governor says, The Examiner, 15 Feb 2020
Bullet Discussion needed over choice of Aboriginal language for Tasmanian schools, ABC News, 16 Feb 2020

 

 

TEACHING PROFESSION

Improving teacher skills
The Conversation (opinion by Peter Goss), 10 Feb 2020
TrainingA researcher puts forward a systematic approach that would enable the best teachers to pass on their skills to others...

 

 

SPORT

Sport participation boost
Tas Govt media release, 6 Feb 2020
Sport ballsTasmanian children aged 5 to 17 years who are financially disadvantaged will be eligible to receive vouchers to participate in club sporting activities under the government's Ticket to Play program, sport and recreation minister Jane Howlett says...

 

 

WORLD NEWS

Trump wins
ABC News, 6 Feb 2020
Donald TrumpAs expected, US President Donald Trump has been acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial...

 

 

TASMANIAN POLITICS

Nic Street elected
ABC News, 5 Feb 2020
Tas ParliamentLiberal Nic Street has been elected on recount to replace former premier Will Hodgman in the House of Assembly seat of Franklin...

 

 

TASMANIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

Students return
Tas Govt media release, 5 Feb 2020
TasmaniaMore than 62,000 students returned to 195 government schools today...

 

 

 

STUDENT SELF-MOTIVATION

Setting healthy goals
The Conversation (opinion by Joanne Dickson), 4 Feb 2020
Goal-setting (Image: ya-webdesign)A psychologist academic suggests how Year 12 students in particular can set goals yet avoid stress...

 

 

FEDERAL POLITICS

Adam Bandt new Greens leader
ABC News, 4 Feb 2020
Adam Bandt (Image: ABC)Adam Bandt has been elected unopposed as the new leader of the Greens.
Larissa Waters and Nick McKim are co-deputy leaders..

 

 

FEDERAL POLITICS

McCormack still Nationals leader
ABC News, 4 Feb 2020
Michael McCormack (Image: ABC)Despite Barnaby Joyce's challenge, Michael McCormack has retained leadership of the Nationals.
David Littleproud is the new Deputy Leader...

 

 

FEDERAL POLITICS

Di Natale resigns
ABC News, 3 Feb 2020
Richard Di Natale (Image: ABC)Federal Greens leader Richard Di Natale has announced his resignation as parliamentary leader. He says he will eventually resign as a senator...

 

 

FEDERAL POLITICS

Sports minister resigns
ABC News, 2 Feb 2020
Bridget McKenzie (Image: ABC)Federal sports minister Bridget McKenzie has tendered her resignation from the ministry following a report by the head of the Prime Minister's Department over grants to sports organisations in which he said her undisclosed membership of a gun club represented a conflict of interest...

 

 

SCHOOL SPORT

School footy boost
Tas Govt media release, 1 Feb 2020
FootballTasmanian boys and girls will be able to participate in the School Sports Association football carnival this year, and the extended Tasmanian Devils Academy training program will also go ahead, premier Peter Gutwein announced today...

 

 

HEALTH

Aircraft in lockdown
The Mercury, 31 Jan 2020
MedicalPassengers on a flight from Melbourne have been prevented form leaving a Jetstar plane at Hobart Airport after a man became unwell...

Bullet Passengers stuck on tarmac for three hours, ABC News, 31 Jan 2020

 

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Problem-solving activity benefit
The Conversation (opinion by Joanne Dickson), 30 Jan 2020
Brain workingLearning is improved when students are required to perform explicit basic tasks followed by relevant problem-solving activities, a researcher in educational psychology says...

 

 

HEALTH

Tas potential corona suspects to stay home
Tas Govt media release, 29 Jan 2020
MedicalTasmanian students and staff should stay home if they have recently been in China's Hubei province, for 14 days after leaving the province, the state government says...

Bullet Coronavirus information (Aust Govt)

Bullet Advice to NSW parents and schools, ABC News, 29 Jan 2020

 

HEALTH

L'ton woman tested for coronavirus
ABC News, 29 Jan 2020
MedicalA Launceston woman in her twenties who recently returned from a trip to China is in the Launceston General Hospital awaiting coronavirus test results...

 

 

TASMANIAN POLITICS

Portfolios announced
Tas Govt media release, 24 Jan 2020
Peter Gutwein (Image: ABC)New premier Peter Gutwein has announced his ministerial appointments.
Deputy premier Jeremy Rockliff retains education and training...

Bullet Gutwein announces new Cabinet, ABC News, 24 Jan 2020

 

 

 

 

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2020

Run the Bridge:
Sun 23 Feb 2020
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Launceston Cup:
Wed 26 Feb 2020

School Clean Up Day:
Fri 28 Feb 2020

Summer's Day (preventing injuries to children):
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Exeter Show:
Sat 29 Feb 2020

Last day of Summer:
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First day of Autumn:
Sun 1 Mar 2020

Self-injury Awareness Day:
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Clean Up Australia Day (Community):
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World Wildlife Day:
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World Hearing Day:
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King Island Show:
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World Maths Day:
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World Day of Prayer:
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MULTI-DAY EVENTS

 

World Glaucoma Week: Sun 8 - Sat 14 Mar 2020

World Salt Awareness Week: Mon 9 - Sun 15 Mar 2020

 

 

Hamilton Show:
Sat 7 Mar 2020

Int'l Women's Day: Sun 8 Mar 2020

World Glaucoma Week: Sun 8 - Sat 14 Mar 2020

Eight Hours Day hol.: Mon 9 Mar 2020

World Salt Awareness Week: Mon 9 - Sun 15 Mar 2020

World Sleep Day: Fri 13 Mar 2020

 

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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

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CORONAVIRUS
Updated coronavirus information
Coronavirus (Image: Reuters, ABC)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)statistics, how it spreads, symptoms, how to avoid catching it, what to do if you are sick.
(ABC News, UPDATED 22 Feb 2020)
Bullet Promoting accurate information about COVID-19 (The Conversation, 12 Feb 2020)
Bullet Coronavirus interactive map (The Conversation, 11 Feb 2020)  MAP PAGE 
Bullet Will my child get coronavirus at school? (The Conversation, 3 Jan 2020)
Bullet How important are face masks? (The Conversation, 31 Jan 2020)
Bullet Coronavirus information (Tas DHHS)
Bullet How schools can help avoid anti-Chinese prejudice (The Conversation, 31 Jan 2020)
Bullet How does the coronavirus cause severe illness? (The Conversation, 4 Feb 2020)

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New sites (cont'd)

 

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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