Formation of the Early Learning Initiatives Steering Committee

Following an expression of interest process advertised in January 2019, the Secretary, Department of Education (DoE), is pleased to announce the newly formed Early Learning Initiatives Steering Committee (ELISC). The Committee is made up of nine voluntary members with a diverse mix of skills and expertise across a range of relevant fields, and is chaired…


A Plan for the Wellbeing of School Principals

Achieving our aspirations for learners in Tasmania’s schools starts with committed, capable and energised principals. The Principal Wellbeing Action Plan was launched today and recognises that ensuring principals are able to flourish in their complex roles is critical to maximising and sustaining positive learning environments and improvement in student learning. The Principal Wellbeing Action Plan identifies…


B4 Early Years Coalition launch Mascot

The B4 Early Years Coalition (B4) connects, supports, engages with, and encourages, individuals and organisations to work together to ensure all Tasmanian children in the early years, pregnancy to 4 years, get a great start. Today, the Minister for Education and Training was part of the official launch at Launceston Library that unveiled Percy, the…


Huon Valley School Bus Service Update

School Bus Information UPDATE 15 February: Some school bus services will continue to be in an amended state to cater for the reopening of all schools. A new plan for school buses for these areas  effective from 18 February has been developed by the Department of State Growth, this document details these arrangements. If you have any specific…


Take Action Every Day

The National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools in 2019. This year, the theme is Bullying, No Way. Take Action Every Day. Schools are asked to share their ideas on how to take action against bullying EVERY DAY. As a way of spreading this message, the Department…


Schools reopening schedule for those affected by bushfires

The Department of Education is pleased to announce that a firm plan has now been established to allow those schools in the Huon Valley that have been affected by bushfires to begin reopening. The Department has worked closely with the TFS to ensure that it is safe to allow the return of staff and students…