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.
TASSO’s policy reaffirmed at Conference 2016 is:
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
All children attending state schools in Tasmania should have the opportunity to attend Prep or Kindergarten before entering Grade 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