Monthly Archives: September 2017


Students Learn about Family Violence against Women – from Past to Present

Today, a number of students from southern Tasmanian high schools attended a White Ribbon morning tea alongside their teachers, Madam Speaker and senior executives of the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Department of Education. This collaborative event supports the aim of raising awareness of the issue of violence against women, to reinforce that…


AEDC Grants – Providing an excellent start for our young children

The federally funded Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) provides important information of Australian children’s development as they begin their first year of full-time school (Prep in Tasmania). The AEDC measures development across five domains; physical health and wellbeing, language and cognitive skills, social competence, emotional maturity, and communication skills and general knowledge. Census data is…


2017 Resilient Australia Awards

Congratulations to the Dunalley Primary School community, who were recently awarded a Tasmanian 2017 Resilient Australia Award for the ‘Rebuilding Dunalley Primary School after the 2013 Fires Project’. Principal Susan Jeffery accepted the award from the Hon. Rene Hidding MP at an awards ceremony recently. Following the 2013 bushfire, getting a temporary school build so…


School Health Nurse Program – The Hon Bronnie Taylor MLC Visit

Last Friday the Department of Education hosted The Hon Bronnie Taylor MLC’s (Parliamentary Secretary to Deputy Premier Southern NSW) and two advisers from the NSW Government who were looking at the school health nurse model. The Hon Bronnie Taylor MLC and her team visited two schools, Kings Meadows High School and Perth Primary School, exploring…


Respectful Relationships Education Package Launched

Domestic and family violence is never acceptable and everyone has a responsibility to act. Our children are the key to stopping the next generation of family violence. An essential element of the Tasmanian Government’s Safe Homes, Safe Families Action Plan has been the development of an extensive range of resources targeted at supporting schools, communities…