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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Here is the information that has been communicated via text, newsletter, information sheets and Facebook.

Message from the Education Department April 20


The health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians is the Government’s number one priority as we face the challenges of COVID-19 together.

Refunding school levies paid to Government schools is one way we are trying to reduce financial pressures on parents and carers during this crisis.

The Government has fast tracked work to develop and implement a safe and secure process for parents/carers to provide their bank details to enable reimbursements directly into bank accounts.

From today until 1 May a simple online form and related instructions have been made available here:

The online form can be completed on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone with internet capabilities. Safety and security steps have been built into this process to ensure complete confidentiality for parents/carers.

Once validation has occurred and the online form is completed and submitted the reimbursement of funds will occur within five business days.

The Department of Education will offer an alternative arrangement where this online option may not be possible.

For more information please visit:

Messages from the Education Department April 2nd

Coronavirus Term Two Learning Mode form for parents & carers

COVID-19 Update 25 March 2020

From the Department of Education:

Health advice is that schools are still safe for staff and students to attend. But we are preparing to support children to learn at home should sites need to close.
From today, you may choose for your child to learn at home, and our website is being updated to help with this.
To allow our school staff to be able to support learning from home, 6-9 April will be student free days.
We would like to thank our teachers, staff and leaders for everything they are doing to help our learners.
To stay up-to-date with information, please visit our website:…/learning-at-home/

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Letter to Parents and Guardians from DoE Secretary 23 March 2020

Learning at home information sheet for parents

Supporting your student/s at home

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents - Coronavirus

Information from the eSmart team at the Alannah and Madeline Foundation and the eSafety Commissioner

COVID-19: an online survival kit for parents and carers