Celebrating the power of families learning together during 26TEN Week

Last week was 26TEN week where adults and children across Tasmania celebrated the power of learning together as a family. Over 40 organisations hosted 80 activities at schools, local councils, child care centres, play groups and other 26TEN member organisations. A great example is what’s happening in the 26TEN Derwent Valley Community at ptunarra Child…


Award Winners Recognised for Education Excellence

We would like to congratulate the 16 winners of the Department of Education Awards for Excellence announced tonight, recognising the work of some of our best public educators, volunteers and staff. These Awards are a way for us to formally acknowledge the dedication and commitment of the individuals and teams who have demonstrated outstanding excellence,…


Expressions of Interest open for Years 11 and 12 Extension Program

The Tasmanian Government introduced the Years 11 and 12 Extension School Program in early 2014 as part of their decade-long reform to help increase the proportion of students completing Years 11 and 12. By allowing high schools to extend beyond Year 10, we ensure that more young Tasmanians are provided with every opportunity to continue…


Students Learn about Family Violence against Women – from Past to Present

Today, a number of students from southern Tasmanian high schools attended a White Ribbon morning tea alongside their teachers, Madam Speaker and senior executives of the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Department of Education. This collaborative event supports the aim of raising awareness of the issue of violence against women, to reinforce that…


AEDC Grants – Providing an excellent start for our young children

The federally funded Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) provides important information of Australian children’s development as they begin their first year of full-time school (Prep in Tasmania). The AEDC measures development across five domains; physical health and wellbeing, language and cognitive skills, social competence, emotional maturity, and communication skills and general knowledge. Census data is…


2017 Resilient Australia Awards

Congratulations to the Dunalley Primary School community, who were recently awarded a Tasmanian 2017 Resilient Australia Award for the ‘Rebuilding Dunalley Primary School after the 2013 Fires Project’. Principal Susan Jeffery accepted the award from the Hon. Rene Hidding MP at an awards ceremony recently. Following the 2013 bushfire, getting a temporary school build so…