Monday, 25 March 2013

Future provision of years 11 and 12 education in regional Tasmania


   Department of Education Media Release

25 March 2013
 

LIZ BANKS
                                Deputy Secretary Department of Education



The Department of Education received over 40 submissions to the discussion paper “Future provision of years 11 and 12 education in regional Tasmania”.  Submissions are currently being considered and a report will be provided for the Minister’s consideration shortly.


Friday, 22 March 2013

School Incident


   Department of Education Media Release

22 March 2013

LIZ BANKS
                                  Deputy Secretary Department of Education


 

Education Department Deputy Secretary Liz Banks said today the department is undertaking an investigation into an incident at a southern Tasmanian high school.

“The Department takes all incidents of violence seriously and has procedures in place to deal with them.”

“In this instance, the school acted promptly and the actions included suspension, mediation and appropriate counselling and support for the students involved,” she said. 

Ms Banks said the department will investigate further the issues raised by the concerned parent.




Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Lansdowne Crescent Child Care Development


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Department of Education Media Release

13 March 2013

ANDREW FINCH
Deputy Secretary Department of Education





Department of Education Deputy Secretary, Andrew Finch said today that the department is well aware of the community’s concerns about a development adjacent to Lansdowne Crescent Primary School, particularly the impact on the amenity of the school.

 “A meeting of concerned stakeholders is being held at the Lansdowne Crescent Primary School tomorrow night. (Thursday)

“Arrangements are underway for the project proponent to be able to attend the meeting to fully outline the proposed development to enable stakeholders to be fully informed,” Mr Finch said.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Nixon Street Primary Incident


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Department of Education Media Release

7 March 2013

LIZ BANKS
Deputy Secretary Department of Education





Ms Banks said that all schools had appropriate procedures in place to ensure the safety of their students.

“The Blue procedure was used at Nixon Street Primary as a result of an incident between two students in the playground yesterday.

“The incident was resolved promptly with no harm caused to any teacher or student and parents were advised accordingly," she said.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Bushfire management


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Department of Education Media Release

6 March 2013

ANDREW FINCH
Deputy Secretary Department of Education





Department of Education Deputy Secretary Andrew Finch said today that in the event of very high fire danger ratings, or the existence of any uncontrolled fires, an assessment will be made on a case by case basis as to whether a school should remain open.

“The department has not changed its policy in this regard."

“Assessments as to whether a school closes are made in collaboration with the Tasmanian Fire Service taking into account all known factors including the forecasts available, the status of any existing uncontrolled fires and the individual school bushfire response plan,” Mr Finch said.