Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
 

Programs - Initiatives

:

Programs and Initiatives

 Programs and Initiatives

 

 

 New Programs and Initiatives

 

Tasmanian Agricultural Education Framework – Grow, Make, Protect

Grow, make Protect - Tasmanian Agricultural Education Framework

The Tasmanian Agricultural Education Framework – Grow, Make, Protect has been developed to provide an overview of agricultural education in Tasmanian schools from Kindergarten to Year 12. This work has been a collaboration between DPIPWE, DoE and the Hagley Farm School: Centre for Agricultural Education. The framework identifies key links between schools, primary producers, industry and community to support student learning in agricultural education.

 

 

 

 Programs and Services

 

Aboriginal Educa​tion Services

Programs and projects of Aboriginal Education Services support Aboriginal students, to provide more culturally relevant and inclusive curriculum materials and resources, and to support schools in providing culturally sensitive and inclusive learning environments.

Assessment Programs

National and state student assessment programs, including the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), and the Kindergarten Development Check PIPS.
 

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Provides information and resources about Australian School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships for year 10, 11 and 12 Students

Autism Specific Programs

Autism is a complex condition. There are a number of diverse program options to assist you to meet the special needs of your child and family. 

eLearning Programs

Curriculum Services offer schools a variety of online K-10 courses and programs which can complement, augment or extend local provision. The programs provide students with access to educational experiences and opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program

Information and resources related to the EAL Program in Tasmania which provides English language teaching support on a needs basis for Prep - 12 students for whom English is a second or further language.

Innovative Flexible Education Grants Program

The Innovative Flexible Education Grant program is designed to encourage, facilitate and enhance innovative flexible delivery approaches to improve attendance and retention in Tasmanian schools.

LINC Tasmania

LINC Tasmania offers a variety of free activities and programs for children including Rock & Rhyme (for babies 0 – 24 months), Storytime (for pre-school aged children) and school holiday programs.

LINC Tasmania has a great range of children’s books and DVDs available for loan, including baby book packs for children from 0-3 years old.  All children are eligible for a library card from birth. Find out more from the LINC Tasmania website.

National Partnerships

Tasmania and the Australian Government have entered into a number of National Partnerships that will make possible a range of exciting and innovative initiatives and strategies to be implemented in Tasmanian schools.

Pathways and Participation

Pathways and participation refers to a range of programs and initiatives designed to support students to complete Year 12 and make a successful transition to further education, training or employment.

School Health Nurse Program 

This program aims to support schools to create a physical and social environment that promotes health and wellbeing, and assists to improve the health and education outcomes for children and young people in Tasmania. 

Students with Disabilities

Provides information, resources and support to facilitate appropriate educational provision for students with disabilities.

The Tasmanian Agricultural Education Framework

The Tasmanian Agricultural Education Framework – Grow, Make, Protect has been developed to provide an overview of agricultural education in Tasmanian schools from Kindergarten to Year 12. This work has been a collaboration between DPIPWE, DoE and the Hagley Farm School: Centre for Agricultural Education. The framework identifies key links between schools, primary producers, industry and community to support student learning in agricultural education.

Tasmanian eSchool

The Tasmanian School is the Department of Education’s online learning provider, offering educational programs and online courses for students from Kindergarten to Year 10 (K-10) based on the Tasmanian/Australian Curriculum.

Vocational Education and Learning

Resources relating to vocational education and learning including school based traineeships, apprenticeships and enterprise learning.

 

 Initiatives

 

Engaging with Asia Strategy 2013 - 2015

Focusing on key departmental priorities and opportunities which relate to curriculum implementation.

Literacy and Numeracy

Improving the literacy and numeracy performance of all Tasmanians remains one of the department’s highest priorities.  The department has developed a comprehensive reform agenda that focuses on literacy and numeracy achievement in the early years, schools, post-Year 10 education and training, and adult education.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Initiatives for Schools

KidsMatter and MindMatters are FREE mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiatives funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) is one of the ways that positive behaviour is being promoted in Tasmanian schools.

Premier's Reading Challenge

By encouraging children to read, the Challenge aims to:
  • Inspire children and young people to love books and reading.
  • Raise community awareness about how important reading is as a life skill.
  • Encourage families and parents to read with their children every day.

 

 

 Collaborative Programs

 

Extended Learning for Gifted and Highly Able Students

Support for schools in identifying and providing learning programs for gifted and highly able students, including professional learning support for teachers and principals.

Musica Viva

Musica Viva in School offers live performances, quality teaching and learning materials and professional development for teachers.

Scholarships

Education opportunities for students.

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

This program aims to introduce pleasurable food education which emphasises the flavours as well as the health benefits of fresh, seasonal food into as many Australian primary schools as possible.

Sustainability Learning Centre

The Sustainability Learning Centre (SLC) has been funded under the Local Schools Working Together initiative, an element of the Australian Government’s Education Revolution, which aimed to allow schools/groups to build shared facilities.  The SLC is a partnership between the Department of Education, Greening Australia, CSIRO Education, Catholic Education Office and Independent Schools Tasmania. 

Swimming and Water Safety

A resource for teachers, parents and students of schools in Tasmania which includes program information, teaching resources, Department of Education policies on swimming & water safety, and support materials.
This page has been produced by the Department of Education.
Questions concerning its content may be directed by email to ServiceCentre@education.tas.gov.au or telephone 1800 816 057.
You are directed to the disclaimer and copyright notice and a Personal Information Protection statement governing the information provided.