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STUDENT ASSESSMENT
Trivial uproar
stuff.co.nz, 16 Nov 2018
New Zealand flagYear 13 students in New Zealand have complained that the use of the word 'trivial' in a history examination question was unfair as many of them did not know its meaning..
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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Negotiations on Wednesday
AEU website, 14 Nov 2018
AEUThe government has set a formal negotiations meeting for tomorrow (Wed) but says the 2 per cent wage rise offer is set in stone..
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Bullet Government teacher offer, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 15 Nov 2018
Bullet Negotiation update, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 15 Nov 2018
Bullet Government offer rejected, AEU, 15 Nov 2018
Bullet AEU should take teacher offer to members, Peter Gutwein, Treasurer, 15 Nov 2018
Bullet Tas teachers soon to be worst paid, Labor media release, 14 Nov 2018

 

MISSING PERSON
Body found
ABC News, 14 Nov 2018
Southern Tasmania
The body of missing West Moonah man Nelson Kiddle has been found in the Lenah Valley area..
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INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Teachers to strike in two weeks
ABC News, 13 Nov 2018
Industrial actionTasmanian teachers will strike in two weeks' time when they attend stop-work meetings from 9.00am to 9.45am:
Dot in the north and north-west on Tuesday 27 November, and
Dot in the south on Wednesday 28 November
..
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Bullet Further stop-work action, AEU media release, 13 Nov 2018
Bullet Union action unfair to students and families, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 13 Nov 2018
Bullet Another stop-work meeting, The Examiner, 14 Nov 2018

 

STUDENT BEHAVIOUR
Suspensions harmful
The Conversation (opinion by Linda J. Graham), 13 Nov 2018
Fighting
Suspensions and exclusions do more harm than good, an academic writes..
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STUDENT ASSESSMENT
Exams commence
Tas Govt media release, 11 Nov 2018
TASC
TCE Year 11 and 12 written examinations begin tomorrow (Monday) and finish on Thursday 22 November..
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MEDICAL NEWS
Twins disjoined
ABC News, 9 Nov 2018
Twins Nima and Dawa from Bhutan (Image: ABC News)Surgeons have successfully separated conjoined twins Nima and Dawa from Bhutan in Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital..
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EARLY CHILDHOOD
Early childhood plan continues
Tas Govt media release, 8 Nov 2018
Early learning
Education minister Jeremy Rockliff has confirmed funding for the second year of the government's Early Years and School Age Care Sectors Workforce Plan for Tasmania 2017-2020..
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TASMANIAN FIRES

Safety Cove, Port Arthur - No alert now, 9.16pm, Wed 7 Nov 2018

For updated alerts, see:

TFS

 

US POLITICS
Shift to Democrats
ABC News, 7 Nov 2018
US flag
The Democrats are expected to take over the House of Representatives now that polls have closed in the US mid-term elections, although President Trump's  Republicans appear likely to maintain control of the Senate..
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TEACHER EMPLOYMENT
Recruitment centralisation
The Examiner, 6 Nov 2018
Queue (Image: The Telegraph)
The need to hire an extra 250 teachers has prompted the DoE to play a greater role in coordinating recruitment of new teachers and granting permanency for existing ones..
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WEATHER ALERT
Strong winds to dominate Saturday
BoM website, 2 Nov 2018
WindDamaging winds gusting to around 100km/h are expected tonight (Friday) in the NE and W, and tomorrow (Saturday) across Tasmania except for the NW coast, central E coast and Launceston area...
Bullet BoM warnings
Bullet
Power outages
Bullet Road closures (Police)
Bullet SES

 

Current wildlife news
5.00pm, 1 Nov 2018
Bullet SHARK in Frederick Henry Bay near Lauderdale
Bullet WHALE in Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

 

 

INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Report comments ban
The Examiner, 1 Nov 2018
Industrial actionThe AEU has instructed members to refuse to write comments on students' end-of-year reports, as part of public sector industrial action which includes opposition to the government's 2 per cent pay rise offer..
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Bullet Parent body opposed to industrial action, The Examiner, 1 Nov 2018
Bullet Unions disrupting learning, Elise Archer, Acting Minister for Education and Training, 31 Oct 2018
Bullet Unions should stop disrupting public services, Peter Gutwein, Treasurer, 2 Nov 2018
Bullet Industrial action not unreasonable, The Examiner, 2 Nov 2018

 

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
Highway closure cancelled
ABC Radio, 1 Nov 2018
Southern TasmaniaThe planned closure of the Tasman Highway near the Hobart Cenotaph to allow a footbridge to be installed will not go ahead this weekend due to predicted strong winds, the engineering company's head of operations has announced.

 

 


News continued in the
Oct 2018 news archive

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TASMANIAN FIRES

For updated alerts, see:

TFS

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Emergency information

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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

Scottsdale Show:
Fri 16 - Sat 17 Nov 2018

Huon Show:
Sat 17 Nov 2018

Point to Pinnacle half marathon:
Sun 18 Nov 2018


THIS WEEK is:

Geography Awareness Week:
Sun 11 - Sat 17 Nov 2018

Australian Pollinator Week:
Sun 11 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

National Recycling Week:
Mon 12 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

 

NOVEMBER is:

Movember
Ausmusic Month


 

National Skin Cancer Action Week:
Sun 18 - Sat 24 Nov 2018

International Men's Day:
Mon 19 Nov 2018


 

 

 

 

World Toilet Day: Mon 19 Nov 2018

National Agriculture Day: Wed 21 Nov 2018

Deloraine Show: Sat 24 Nov 2018

White Ribbon Day (violence against women): Fri 23 Nov 2018

AEU Stop Work Meetings (North):
Tue 27 Nov 2018
, 9.00-9.45am

AEU Stop Work Meetings (South):
Wed 28 Nov 2018, 9.00-9.45am

Computer Security Day: Fri 30 Nov 2018

Last day of Spring: Fri 30 Nov 2018

 

TERM DATES     ON THIS DAY

 

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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)
(
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

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Our Tasmanian state election 2014 page is still useful for obtaining some old policies and news releases

 
 

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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

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

 
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.

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)


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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