Monthly Archives: March 2020


School Levy Relief for 2020

Today the Tasmanian Government has announced there will be school levy relief for all parents/carers in Tasmanian Government schools. What does this mean for parents/carers? If you have paid the 2020 school levy payments you will be reimbursed directly from the Department of Education. If you had not yet paid your child’s levy payment you…


New Professional Learning Days for Schools

Four student free days in the lead up to Easter will enable essential professional learning and planning time for school teachers and support staff in Government schools to focus on home learning delivery. The expert health advice is clear that school sites remain safe for staff and students to attend, however it is important that…


Learning at home – support

In the event of a site closure your school will communicate with you. Your school may move some or all your child’s learning into online spaces. They may also use offline strategies to make sure all students have learning access. For advice on how to support students please visit the Learning at home page


Naplan testing cancelled for 2020

NAPLAN will be cancelled for 2020 so school leaders, teachers and support staff can focus on the wellbeing of students and prepare for the continuity of education. For more information read the announcement from Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training. 20 March 2020 Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training Supporting our children and…


Supporting Tasmanian students and their families

17 March 2020 Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training The health and safety of Tasmanian students and staff is our highest priority and we will continue to act on the advice of health professionals in this evolving situation. I understand the community is feeling anxious right now, and is looking for guidance, which we…


Talking to your child about Coronavirus

The Department of Education has developed a Fact Sheet on How to talk to your child about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). For support with your conversation please read the Fact Sheet on Talking to your child about COVID-19