Monthly Archives: August 2020

2020
27/8

Leadership is not a title, it’s a way of being: Teach, Learn, Live Podcast, Episode 10

This week on the Teach, Learn, Live podcast we are talking to Ashley McPherson, Principal at Bruny Island District School. Ashley talks about: his experience as a ‘new’ Principal,  the importance of community in a regional and remote school,  and moving into a leadership role. Hear some funny stories about teaching, living and leading a…

2020
27/8

Inquiry into Education Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The safety of children and students is a key priority for the Tasmanian Government. Today, the Minister for Education announced an independent inquiry into education responses to child sexual abuse. The Inquiry is to ensure that the legislation, policies, practices and procedures (‘systems’) utilised by the Department of Education operate in a way that  minimises…

2020
26/8

Review of Education Regulation Discussion Paper Released

Public consultation has now commenced on the Review of Education Regulation with the release of a Discussion Paper. The Review is the Government’s next step in modernising education regulation in Tasmania so that it is re-designed to better meet the needs of children and young people and prepares them well for the future. The aim…

2020
20/8

Expansion of the Student Assistance Scheme (STAS)

Thousands of Tasmanian families will benefit from the expansion of the Student Assistance Scheme (STAS), which waives the cost of Tasmanian Government levies for eligible students, for the 2021 school year onwards. The expansion will see upwards of 9,000 additional students become eligible for STAS, which means that around one in two students will no…

2020
20/8

Packages of Learning

More than 200 Tasmanian students in Years 9-10 are aligning their learning program to a particular industry as part of the ‘Packages of Learning’ program which commenced this year. A total of 12 schools are taking part, following a successful pilot of the program in 2019 which saw strong engagement from students and positive results.…

2020
13/8

Talk and Read resources in the early years

The Bouncing Back – Talk and Read Project provides families of children from birth to Kindergarten, fun ideas about talking and reading that can support children’s learning both at home and at school. Schools will be receiving resources during Term 3 to distribute to: • families that were participating in Launching into Learning (LiL) sessions…