City of Hobart Partner Schools MOU signed

On Thursday 5 December, the Principals of Ogilvie and New Town High Schools and Elizabeth College signed a MOU to formalise an exciting and collaborative partnership to support a contemporary and flexible approach to education in inner city Hobart.  The partnership has developed organically during 2019 beginning with co-educational classes in Sports Science and Theatre Studies…


Mobile Phone Ban in Schools

Mobile phones will be banned during school hours at Tasmanian Government Schools in a bid to reduce distraction in the classroom and encourage greater student interaction in the schoolyard. As part of the soon to be released policy, students from Kinder to Year 12 will be required to have their phones “off and away all…


Further schools to extend to Year 12 in 2021

The next round of schools preparing to extend to Year 12 in 2021, have been announced. The latest schools to extend are Bothwell District High School, Brooks High School, Cosgrove High School, Exeter High School, Montrose Bay High School, Queechy High School and Riverside High School. These schools will join 43 around Tasmania that have already…


2018-19 Annual Report

Today the Minister for Education and Training tabled the Department’s 2018-19 Annual Report. The Annual Report details the achievements from across the Department’s broad range of services and activities.   To view the Annual Report go to


Teachers Registration Amendment Bill 2019 tabled in Parliament

The Teachers Registration Amendment Bill 2019 has been tabled in Parliament. In September 2019 the Department of Education ran a consultation process on a draft Bill. The Department received five submissions that have been published in accordance with Government Policy.  To view the submissions please visit – The final Bill has been tabled and…


Learning in Families Together (LIFT) Re-Launch

This week it was announced that the successful LIFT Initiative will not only continue to be delivered but will now be extended to a further 29 schools – this means 109 schools will receive targeted support through the relaunch of the initiative. LIFT commenced in schools at the beginning of 2016 with a purpose of…