Category: Latest News

2017
14/8

DoE Awards Finalists Announced

DoE Award finalists were recently announced as part of this year’s Department of Education Awards for Excellence.  Being nominated for an award is a credit to the staff and to the contribution they make in supporting education in Tasmania. Each and every one of you contribute to education in Tasmania, displaying excellence, innovation and care…

2017
14/8

Australian Children’s Laureate – Leigh Hobbs

Australian Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs, kicks off a whirlwind tour of Tasmania this week with visits to seven key LINC locations across the state. The best-selling author of more than 20 books, including Old Tom, Mr Chicken and Horrible Harriet, Hobbs’s gently subversive humour has delighted both children and adults for more than two decades. During…

2017
28/7

Schools Tree Day – Ogilvie High School

Today the Eco Schools team from Ogilvie High School participated in national Schools Tree Day by re-establishing missing trees from the mature Avenue of trees that lines the Ogilvie High School driveway. Over recent years some of the trees have been lost. The trees planted on Friday will help restore the Avenue, maintaining the school’s park-like…

2017
11/7

School Holiday Fun at LINC Tasmania

LINC Tasmania has something to interest and inspire all children and families these winter holidays. From a performance by the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra at Kingston, making Zoetropes and Fidget Spinners at Launceston, to Lego building at Devonport, there will be plenty of variety. “Our school holiday activities are a fun way to introduce young people…

2017
10/7

New Education Act commences on 10 July

On 10 July 2017, the Education Act 2016 (passed by Parliament in November 2016) commenced along with the legislative framework of the Education Regulations 2017, 13 Ministerial Instructions and nine Secretary’s Instructions detailing operational matters related to the Education Act. This is a significant milestone, as the first time in more than 20 years that Tasmania…

2017
4/7

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

This week is NAIDOC week (2 – 9 July) and activities are being held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of…