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Connecting
 

 Parent Information

 

Connecting

As well as regular phone contact there are a number of ways in which teachers and students stay connected. They include:

Onsites
  • An Onsite is an event that is held at different sites depending on the learning focus, e.g. museum, wildlife park, swimming centre, theatre or Environmental Centre. These are held throughout the year and are an essential part of the learning program. Teachers and other skilled professionals offer a range of activities and learning opportunities. Onsites are usually organised separately by each campus, but there are some occasions when they are held jointly. Students from each campus may attend any Onsite event.
eConnections
  • The Tasmanian eSchool newsletter, eConnections, is sent to families every three weeks.to families every three weeks or available via this website.  It contains messages from the Principal, and the Heads of Campus.  There are also updates on current projects and information on matters such as Transition Education, parents’ news, photos of students at work and play, examples of both students’ written and art work and forthcoming events such as Onsites.  This can be sent to families via post if required
 
Student Representative Council (SRC)
 
  • All students have the opportunity to represent the school community in the Student Representative Council (SRC) which meets online each week as part of the School Representative short course.
Camps
  • These are offered to students at various locations across the state throughout the year
Presentation Day and Year 10 Leavers' Function
  • Presentation Day is held late in Term 4 and is the time when all families and students from both campuses come together.  It alternates between the north and south of the State. Student achievements are celebrated with awards which recognise individual and personal achievement. Separate north/south Year 10 luncheons are held at the end of the year.  Families can access travel subsidies to attend these events
Visits
  • ​​Learning Advisors travel to meet with students in their home environment to support students to get started with their educational program. Additional visits may also be scheduled if required. Students and their families are welcome to visit our campuses. A telephone call beforehand ensures that your teacher will be available to meet you.
Staff contact
  • Parents and carers should contact the teacher or senior staff if they have any questions, comments or concerns. Staff can be contacted by either phone or email. Teachers are always happy to take phone calls but may need to call you back if they are teaching when you ring. The office will always take messages if the teacher is unavailable or you can leave a message on the teachers phone.
The toll free number for both campuses is 1800 068 052
Northern Campus – 03 6323 8999.
Southern Campus – 03 6282 8181
All teachers can be emailed personally. Teacher email addresses have the format firstname.lastname@education.tas.gov.au e.g. joe.bloggs@education.tas.gov.au
Student email
  • All students are given a Department of Education email account, which can be accessed at http://mail.education.tas.gov.au. Email is used by teachers to keep in touch with students and parents. The account can be used for private emails but it should be remembered that all accounts are monitored by the Department of Education. An Acceptable Use Agreement for using email is signed by parents and carers as part of the enrolment process.
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Linc locations and Online Access Centres
  • If it is not possible for you to connect to the internet from home, you may be able use a Linc location (library) or your local Online Access Centre. For information about these centres in Tasmania, log on to a computer and go to this website: www.linc.tas.gov.au. You can also use printers and scanners at these centres. Travellers can arrange access through libraries or facilities such as internet cafes.