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Response on Monday
AEU (Tas) website, 28 Feb 2019

AEUThe AEU executive will meet on Monday to decide their response to the government's new wage offer and "grab-bag of demands", AEU State Manager Roz Madsen says...




Bigger wage rise offered
ABC News, 28 Feb 2019

MoneyThe Tasmanian government has scrapped its absolute 2 per cent wage rise policy, now offering public sector unions:
Dot 2 per cent in the first year
Dot 2.25 per cent in the second year, and
Dot 2.5 percent in the third year,

so long as certain efficiencies are achieved...



Cybersecurity education means more work for teachers
The Conversation (opinion by Joanne Orlando), 27 Feb 2019

HackersToday's students need to know how to cope with cybersecurity threats but the curriculum is already overcrowded and most teachers will need extra training, a researcher says...
Bullet Schools Cyber Security Challenges (Australian Computing Academy website)



Who'd want to be a principal?
The Conversation (opinion), 27 Feb 2019

More than one in three school principals are seriously distressed, three education researchers say...


 George Pell (Image: ABC)SEXUAL ABUSE

Pell guilty
ABC News, 26 Feb 2019

Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of child sexual abuse, it can now be revealed...




Hidding resigns
ABC News, 25 Feb 2019

Rene HiddingTasmanian Liberal MP Rene Hidding has resigned from politics, denying abuse allegations made against him at the weekend...




Taroona, Dalrymple, Mowbray tenders
Tas Govt media release, 22 Feb 2019

TasmaniaTenders have been called for construction projects at:
Dot Taroona High
Dot Port Dalrymple School, and
Dot Mowbray Heights Primary




Pushing big banks out of schools
ABC News, 20 Feb 2019

MoneySchool banking programs provided by the Commonwealth and other banks are falling out of favour with teachers...
Bullet Teaching financial literacy: alternatives to school banking, The Conversation (opinion), 22 Feb 2019




Planned school bus changes deferred
Tas Govt media release, 17 Feb 2019

School bus (Image: kisspng.com)Planned 2019 changes to the Dover and Geeveston school bus services have been deferred until 2020. This particularly affects the following schools:
Dot Dover District School
Dot Geeveston Primary School
Dot Sacred Heart School


UPDATE 15 Feb 2019
New bus services for bushfire schools [pdf]
This document replaces the pdf files dated 12 and 13 Feb 2019.



Big kindy boost
Tas Govt media release, 15 Feb 2019

Kindergarten (Image: Microsoft)More than 100 Tasmanian kindergartens are to benefit from a $15 million capital works program. Brand new kindergartens will be built at ten primary schools:
Bagdad PS,
Bowen Road PS,
Cooee PS,
Forth PS,
Franklin PS,
Glen Huon PS,
Glenora District,
Lilydale District,
Moonah PS, and
Rosetta PS


Face recognition (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock)PRIVACY

Schools facing face recognition technology
The Conversation (opinion by Brian Lovell), 14 Feb 2019

Face recognition technology can save teachers much of the time they spend taking roll calls, a security and surveillance researcher writes...




Pay students to learn?
The Conversation (opinion by Richard Holden), 14 Feb 2019

Monetary incentives for students to learn and behave can work to a limited extent but they can backfire, an academic writes...



Brooks resigns
ABC News, 11 Feb 2019

Liberal Member for Braddon Adam Brooks has announced his resignation from the Tasmanian Parliament on the grounds of ill health...



Back to school for real
Tas Govt media release, 9 Feb 2019

Bushfire (Image: ABC News)Students in the Huon will return to their own schools on the following dates, the Premier, Will Hodgman, has announced:

Dot Dover District School, Wed 13 Feb 2019
Dot Geeveston Primary, Thu 14 Feb 2019
Dot Franklin Primary, Mon 18 Feb 2019
Dot Glen Huon Primary, Mon 18 Feb 2019

Bullet Latest information: DoE alerts
Bullet UPDATE 15 Feb 2019: New bus services for bushfire schools [pdf]. (This document replaces the pdf files dated 12 and 13 Feb 2019.)


Emergency links:

Bullet BoM warnings
Power outages
Bullet Road closures (Police)
Bullet SES

Bullet Air quality (DHHS)
Bullet Air quality (AQI)

Bullet DoE alerts incl. school closures
Bullet DoE: Alternative school arrangements [pdf]
Bullet DoE Bushfire Support





New Bowen kindy
Tas Govt media release, 6 Feb 2019

An architect has been appointed to design the new $1.4 million kindergarten at the Bowen Road Primary School, Member for Clark (previously Denison) Elise Archer has announced...


Sports balls (Image ex clipart-library.com)SPORT

Play money
Tas Govt media release, 6 Feb 2019

The state government's Ticket to Play program will fund sporting memberships of up to $100 for qualifying disadvantaged children aged between 5 and 17 years, the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Elise Archer, said today ...



62,000 students in government schools
Tas Govt media release, 6 Feb 2019

TasmaniaMore than 62,200 students started the new school year today, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said...




AEU sets 12 Feb deadline
AEU (Tas) media release, 5 Feb 2019

AEUThe state government must progress pay negotiations by Tuesday next week, 12 February, the AEU says...
Bullet Teachers deserve respect, not a real wage cut, Rebecca White, Opposition leader, 6 Feb 2019
Bullet Negotiations update, AEU (Tas), 13 Feb 2019



Education targets for 2019
Tas Govt media release, 4 Feb 2019

Education minister Jeremy Rockliff has outlined the government's targets, priorities and initiatives to raise educational achievement in 2019...



School bushfire arrangements announced
DoE website, 2 Feb 2019

Bushfire (Image: ABC News)Students from four schools will temporarily have their classes in Huonville schools as a result of the bushfires, the DoE says:

Dot Glen Huon Primary, from Thu 7 Feb (Kinder from Tue 12 Feb)
Dot Geeveston Primary, from Fri 8 Feb
Dot Franklin Primary, from Tue 12 Feb
Dot Dover District School, from Tue 12 Feb

The sites of the above schools will remain closed until Mon 18 Feb according to the DoE Alerts page (as at 2 Feb). [DATE UPDATED: See story above, 9 Feb 2019.]
Bullet DoE alerts



RoGS logs improvements
Tas Govt media release, 1 Feb 2019

Year 12 attainment and retention rate rises are  among a number of educational improvements in Tasmania highlighted by the recently released Report on Government Services, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says...








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