Communique to Members OCTOBER 2016

Communique to Members OCTOBER 2016

 

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Welcome 2016-17 TASSO Management Committee

We are pleased to announce the following Office Bearers and Regional Delegates:

President, Ant Dry

Senior Vice-President, Trinette Newell    Junior Vice-President, Lisa Gillard

Secretary, Gary Morse                                    Treasurer, Jared Dickason

Northern Regional Delegates                  Peter Kearney and Lyn Spaulding

North-Western Regional Delegates     Phillip Spratt and Rena Henderson

Southern Regional Delegates                  Nigel Jones and Trudy Margetts

 

Launching into Learning

The success of the Launching into Learning (LiL) program is hailed nationwide and the envy of many other states and territories.

TASSO know Tasmanian parents highly value this unique opportunity to engage in their child’s learning at the earliest possible opportunity and to also engage with their school and school community in a supportive inclusive environment.

TASSO understand the program is currently being reviewed and are seeking the Minister’s assurance that LiLs will continue as currently delivered to ALL primary and district schools.

 

Starting Age

TASSO’s policy reaffirmed at Conference 2016 is:

SECTION J 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 All children attending state schools in Tasmania should have the opportunity to attend Prep or Kindergarten before entering Grade 1.

  1. All children attending state schools in Tasmania should have the opportunity to attend Prep or Kindergarten before entering Grade 1.
  • entry age for Kindergarten be 4 years
  • entry age for Prep be 5 years
  • entry age for 1st Grade Primary be 6 years

      Furthermore these ages be attained by the 1st January.

 TASSO do not support the lowering of the school starting age.

 

ACSSO 2016 AGM to be held in Tasmania

The Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) is the national parent body. This year the ACSSO AGM and Roundtable are being held in Tasmania at the Mantra Charles, 287 Charles St, Launceston Friday 4th November – Sunday 6th November 2016.

Here is the link to ACSSO’s website

 

ACER Review of Years 9 – 12

TASSO’s submission to the Review covered:

Retention data            Issues affecting transition       Curriculum      Moderation

VET subjects                Subject Choice and length      TCE                   Teenage Motherhood

You can view the submission here

 

TASSO President

Ant Dry

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