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2018
13/11

Working Together for 3 Year Olds – Pilot Locations

On Monday, 12 November the Minister for Education and Training announced the five pilot locations for the Working Together for 3 Year Olds initiative. Research tells us that if we want to improve lifelong education and well-being outcomes, then the best time to invest is in the early years of life when children learn to…

2018
8/11

Family Violence Survey – Hearing Lived Experience

Eliminating family violence remains a top priority for the Tasmanian Government. Safe Homes, Safe Families committed an additional $26 million over four years to fund 23 new and direct actions to address family violence in Tasmania. Since its launch, strong progress has been made in the implementation of Safe Homes, Safe Families and the 2018-19…

2018
25/10

Get Involved campaign launch

Today the Minister for Education and Training launched the Department of Education’s Get Involved campaign at Penguin District School. As part of the Building Your Future election commitments, the Tasmanian Government is delivering more than $179 million in new capital works projects for public education around the State, including two new schools, four major school redevelopments…

2018
22/10

Working in Partnership with Families

There was a special event held today to celebrate the success of the Family Partnership Model (FPM) in Tasmania, in particular highlighting what the Model is helping us to achieve across our schools. Within the context of the Department of Education, the Family Partnership Model has been used to facilitate and strengthen partnerships between school…

2018
18/10

Together We Inspire Award Winners 2018

On Thursday 18 October the 2018 Department of Education Together We Inspire Awards were held in Launceston to celebrate Tasmania’s outstanding public education system. The awards are now in their seventh year, with this year bringing a new suite of award categories that are based on the Department of Education’s core values of Aspiration, Respect,…

2018
18/10

Tasmania celebrates 150 Years of Public Education

This year marks the 150th anniversary of when public education was formally made compulsory in Tasmania, and today the official celebration of this important milestone was launched. In 1868, Tasmania was the first state to introduce compulsory education in Australia, beginning a legacy of delivering what we know to be the best start in life…