Category: Latest News

2020
10/9

Preparing Tasmanian’s for the future: Teach, Learn Live Podcast Episode 11

Rufus Black, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania joins Tim on the podcast to talk about how the University is supporting the development of quality teachers as well as students to support Tasmania’s future. They talk about the School’s Recommendation Program and how that is assisting our Year 12 students with pathways to university. It’s…

2020
4/9

School celebrations and social events

The Department of Education and Public Health has developed some clear guidance to allow celebrations and social events (including school formals) to occur on school sites. These events will be able to go ahead but will need to be held in accordance with current Public Health directions. This means that it will be required that…

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…