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2020
16/3

Talking to your child about Coronavirus

The Department of Education has developed a Fact Sheet on How to talk to your child about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). For support with your conversation please read the Fact Sheet on Talking to your child about COVID-19

2020
16/3

Novel Coronavirus – Update 16 March 2020

The Minister has announced Precautionary Coronavirus measures in Tasmanian Schools. Following the latest advice from Public Health, schools are to adopt social distancing measures. Schools will cancel the following gatherings: assemblies, presentation nights, excursions, travel, fetes or fairs, concerts (with audiences), sports carnivals,  camps (both local and interstate) and parent teacher meetings (consider using phone…

2020
5/3

Novel Coronavirus – Update 5 March 2020

Update: Thursday 5 March 2020 We are receiving regular advice from the Tasmanian Department of Health about the coronavirus and implications for our sites (schools, libraries, child and family centres and other offices). In accordance with current national advice, the following people should self-isolate and remain their homes for 14 days: Those who have been…

2019
6/12

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…

2019
27/11

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…

2019
14/11

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…