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150 Years of Public Education – Call for Ambassadors

150 Years of Public Education

Are you interested in becoming an everyday champion of the 150th anniversary of public education in the state?

The Department of Education is celebrating the significant milestone with events across Tasmania, and is calling for nominations for Ambassadors to share their stories of growth, courage, aspiration and respect in our schools.

Tasmania was the first state to introduce compulsory education in Australia and as we move into our next 150 years we want to hear your story and vision of education into the future under our theme of ‘Then, Now and Beyond’.

Being an Ambassador will provide an opportunity to share your story and promote the honour and value of being part of the public education system. You will help celebrate the benefits of the public education system to the Tasmanian community and demonstrate how essential it is in building communities that aspire to succeed.

Ambassador stories should reflect the Department’s Values of Aspiration, Growth, Courage and Respect. Show people what has been possible through your positive experiences with your public school education.

Public education, which comprises our schools and learning centres, is the cornerstone of Tasmanian society and its future, and we want you to be part of the story.

To nominate to be an Ambassador and to find out more information, please visit the 150 Years of Public Education webpage at:

Nominations close on 26 August.