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CORONAVIRUS
Relief for close contacts
Tas Govt media release, 27 Apr 202
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Mask wearerFrom Monday, close contacts of COVOD-19 cases in Tasmania will no longer have to quarantine.

However, they must still isolate immediately and comply with other obligations.

 

 

LITERACY
Everyone should be teaching language
The Conversation (opinion by Sue Ollerhead), 21 Apr 202
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LiteracyThe teachers of all subject areas have a role to play in literacy and language teaching, an academic says.

 

ANZAC COMMEMORATIONS
NT trip for Anzac essay winners
Tas Govt media release, 16 Apr 202
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Frank MacDonaldThe winners of this year's Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize will remember our World War 2 veterans by undertaking a trip to the Northern Territory, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier Felix Ellis says.

 

STREAMING STUDENTS
To stream or not to stream?
The Conversation (opinion by Olivia Johnston), 14 Apr 202
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Students paying attention (Image: Shutterstock, The Conversation)The vexed question of whether to give the more able students the benefit of being taught in "streamed" classes at the expense of some disadvantaged students who are thereby rendered even more disadvantaged has raised its head again.

 

TASMANIAN POLITICS
New Tas Ministry includes ex-newsreader
Tas Govt media release, 11 Apr 202
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Jo PalmerThe updated Rockliff Ministry announced today includes MLC and former newsreader Jo Palmer.
Bullet Reset opportunity, Cassie O'Connor, Tasmanian Greens leader, 11 Apr 2022
Bullet Revolving door, Dean Winter, Leader of Opposition Business, 11 Apr 2022

 

FEDERAL POLITICS
May 21 election date
ABC News, 10 Apr 202
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Scott MorrisonThe Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is on his way to ask the Governor-General to call a federal election on Saturday 21 May.

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
New Brighton High plan progresses
ABC News, 8 Apr 202
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Southern TasmaniaDesign concept plans for the new Brighton High School have been released.
Bullet See the concept plans, Tasmania Talks, 8 Apr 2022

 

TASMANIAN POLITICS
Rockliff premier, Ferguson deputy
ABC News, 8 Apr 202
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Jeremy RockliffIt's decided - Jeremy Rockliff will become Tasmania's new premier after being elected leader by Michael Fergusonthe Liberal party room this morning, with Michael Ferguson becoming the new deputy premier.

 

TASMANIAN POLITICS
Rockliff likely new leader
ABC News, 5 Apr 202
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Jeremy RockliffHealth minister and deputy premier Jeremy Rockliff is likely to easily become the new premier as he is apparently keen to take on the job and would be strongly supported in the party room, the ABC says.

 

TASMANIAN POLITICS
Premier Gutwein resigns
ABC News, 4 Apr 202
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Peter GutweinTasmania's premier, Peter Gutwein, has announced his resignation from politics.

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Legana construction begins
Tas Govt media release, 4 Apr 202
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Northern TasmaniaThe earthworks have been commenced for the construction of the new Legana Primary School, education minister Roger Jaensch says.

 

COVID AND SCHOOLS
COVID plan for Term 2 released
Tas Govt media release, 4 Apr 202
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Keep it COVID-safeThe Term 2 COVID-safe Schools Plan released today will cater for the colder months, education minister Roger Jaensch says.

Bullet Term 2 COVID-safe schools plan (DoE website)

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY
Solar schools named
Tas Govt media release, 2 Apr 2022
Solar panels (Image: Wikipedia)
Quotes are being sought for the first nine schools to have solar panels installed under the state government's Renewable Energy Schools Program:
Dot Hobart City High School
Dot Bayview Secondary College
Dot Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School
Dot Clarence High School
Dot Southern Support School
Dot Newstead College
Dot Riverside High School
Dot Burnie High School, and
Dot Prospect High School

 

COVID AND SCHOOLS
Winter COVID plan needed for schools
LaborTas website, 1 Apr 202
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Mask wearerHow will schools cope when the currently worsening school COVID numbers are made even worse by the onset of winter, asks Opposition education spokesperson Josh Willie.
Bullet Mandatory community mask-wearing needs to be reintroduced, Rosalie Woodruff, Greens health spokesperson, 30 March 2022

 

GUN EDUCATION
Guns in schools?
AAP, 1 Apr 202
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Boy with air rifle (Image: Adobe)Queensland Federal MP Bob Katter says that in light of the Ukrainian war drawing attention to  Australia's self-defence capabilities, rifles should be provided "for every single boy and girl too, if they want them in an armoury in every single school".

 

STUDENT BEHAVIOUR
Good news for fidgeters
ABC News, 1 Apr 202
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Fidgeter (Image: Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support)Students who fidget could well be improving their concentration rather than (as generations of teachers have claimed) making it worse, research with ADHD and other neurodiverse students shows.

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Boost for Devonport High
Tas Govt media release, 1 Apr 202
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NW TasmaniaMajor upgrades to facilities at Devonport High School will be in use by the end of term, education minister Roger Jaensch says.

 

APRIL FOOL'S DAY
Happy April Fool's Day
1 Apr 202
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April Fools Day


 

 

 

 

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