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DAYLIGHT SAVING
commenced on Sunday
Daylight saving begins
Have you turned your clocks FORWARD one hour?

 

Gonski Report
Your School, Our Future

  Your School, Our Future website
(Australian Government's response to the Gonski Report)

Download the final Gonski Report [3.85MB]
Final report download page


Gonski Review of Funding for Schooling

Documents:

Download the Paper on Commissioned Research Aug. 2011

Research reports:

ACER (disadvantage)

Deloitte (existing models)

Allen (resource standard)

Nous (challenges and opportunities)

Federal education minister's statement
Press conference transcript

 

 

 School closures
INFORMATION

MEDIA RELEASE 10 Aug 2012: School transition Fund announced. For details of the arrangements, see School Transition Fund [pdf]

MEDIA RELEASE 3 Apr 2012: School Viability Report accepted (and no school to be identified for possible closure before June 2014, no actual closures before the end of 2015)

SCHOOL VIABILITY REPORT
- DoE School Viability Ministerial Report web page
- Download the report [pdf 3MB]

DOCUMENT: School Viability Reference Group: Discussion paper: Consultation on School Viability, Sep., 2011 [pdf]

LIST: Schools Considered for Closure [pdf]

CRITERIA: Criteria for closure are contained in Renewing Our Education System: School Closures Policy (Word doc). See also criteria research sources.

DETAILS: DoE School Viability Reference Group page. See also FAQ.

MEDIA: Facebook and ABC web pages.

- Save Our Schools Tasmania Facebook page
- Tasmanian Rural Schools Network
Facebook page

See also our News for teachers column (at right),
June Archive and July Archive.

STATE BUDGET: All State Budget details (Click "Media Room" then see under Minister.)

 

 

 

 

K-10

Last day of term 3 for students
Wed 21 Dec 2011

Last day of term 3 for staff
Thurs 22 Dec 2011

Christmas Day: Sun 25 Dec 2011

New Year's Day: Sun 1 Jan 2012

N, NW teachers return: Mon 13 Feb 2012
N, NW students return: Tues 14 Feb 2012

S teachers return: Tues 14 Feb 2012
S students return: Wed 15 Feb 2012
Dates for college students vary

 

 

Remembrance Day
11 N
ovember

Remembrance Day Websites

Tradition, poppies
Ceremonies,  speeches
Music for ceremonies
Lesson material

Crosswords
Word searches

Poppy Time

Craft, wreaths
Jigsaw puzzles
Lesson activities

Anzac Kids

Word Puzzles
Online colouring
 

 

 

Melbourne Cup
Tues. 1 Nov. 2011

Melbourne Cup teacher resources and issues:
Melbourne Cup Classroom Resources  (ausclassroom.com)
 

 

 

 IMPACT OF COMPUTERS
ON TEACHING

Horizon Report
 

 

 

 

High-Wire Act:
Cyber-Safety and the Young

This report of the Federal Parliament's Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety identifies the vast range of issues involved in online safety for young people and makes a number of recommendations.
Download single chapters: see especially Schools and Teachers
Download full document (7MB)

 

 

 School closures
INFORMATION

LIST: Schools Considered for Closure (pdf)

CRITERIA: Criteria for closure are contained in Renewing Our Education System: School Closures Policy (Word doc). See also criteria research sources.

DETAILS: See FAQ. (No longer accessible: DoE school closures web page).

MEDIA: Facebook and ABC web pages.

- Save Our Schools Tasmania Facebook page
- Tasmanian Rural Schools Network
Facebook page

See also our News for teachers column - June Archive and July Archive.

STATE BUDGET: All State Budget details (Click "Media Room" then see under Minister.)

 

 

Teachers & Tax 2010

Australian Tax Office:

Teachers 2009-10

Teachers - claiming work-related expenses

See also Industries and Occupations

WARNINGS:
Teachers in spotlight

ATO tax warning for teachers
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past special topics

Remembrance Day
Nat Recycling Week
Delhi Cwlth Games

NAPLAN Summary Report
Melbourne Cup
Australian election

and more

 

National Recycling Week
8-14 Nov.

For more information see
Planet Ark

 

 

 

 

 

NAPLAN Summary Report 2010 [pdf, 2.3MB]

DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN COPY NOW

 

Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010

Official websites:
Organising Committee
Commonwealth Games Federation
Australian Commonwealth Games Assocn

Aust. Sports Commission:
Commonwealth Games 2010

 

Media:
ABC Grandstand: Delhi 2010

HeraldSun: Delhi Now
Foxtel: Official broadcaster
Reuters

Classroom resources:
History, tradition, links [not working]
Commonwealth Games Activities
CG links for the classroom
Teaching resources CG 2010 [not working]
Web resources (Melbourne 2006)

 

Federal Election
Election Websites for the Classroom
- Interactive activities
- Lesson activities
- Election crosswords
- Election word searches
- Election fun quiz
- Election jigsaw puzzles

Hung parliaments

See also:
AEC  ABC Elections

 

A MUST SEE!

Check out
FOR TEACHERS for students
for a terrific collection of activities

October 2010

International Walk to School Month

International School Library Month

 

 

National Literacy & Numeracy Week
29 Aug - 4 Sep

See DEEWR and eCentre page

 International Literacy Day
Wed 8 Sept 2010

National Biodiversity Month

September 2010
See EdNA Biodiversity theme page

Threatened Species Day
Tues 7 Sept 2010
See Tas DPIPWE [pdf] and WWF