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Updated: School closures due to weather

Please be advised that due to road closures and inclement weather, Sacred Heart Catholic School Geeveston, St James Catholic College Cygnet and Sacred Heart Catholic School Launceston will be closed today 5 August 2020.
We will provide further updates in due course.

Catholic College Extension Project

Tasmanian students can look forward to an exciting new vision for Catholic education and increased educational opportunities in the greater Hobart region.
Catholic Archbishop of Hobart, The Most Reverend Julian Porteous, together with the Minister for Education and Training The Hon. Jeremy Rockliff, and Executive Director of Catholic Education Tasmania Dr Gerard Gaskin, today launched the Greater Hobart Catholic College Extension Project in Hobart.
The Extension Project is the culmination of three years of research and planning to advance the provision of Years 11 and 12 at Catholic colleges in the greater Hobart area and will see Catholic Education Tasmania extend the provision of senior secondary education in the south from two college sites to five.
From the commencement of 2023 three colleges—MacKillop Catholic College,
St Aloysius Catholic College, and St Virgil's College—will progressively extend their educational offering to Years 11 and 12. This will provide certainty for the future needs of students and complement the excellent Year 11 and 12 education currently provided by St Mary's College and Guilford Young College.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest are sought from suitably qualified providers:

Catholic Education Tasmania seeks Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced providers to inspire creative and courageous initiatives for raising aspirations for students, staff and communities, and achieve excellence in learning and teaching animated by faith.

This is a new initiative driven by Catholic Education Tasmania to determine which interventions and experiences are most effective in improving the educational and well-being outcomes for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

This project will work in partnership with schools, Tasmanian Catholic Education Office leaders, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.

We demonstrate our commitment to reconciliation by encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

EOI close Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 5:00pm

https://catholic.tas.edu.au/careers

Career Opportunities

Principal at Marist Regional College (North West Tasmania)

Marist Regional College in Burnie is a co-educational Catholic secondary school catering for young people from Year 7 to Year 12. The College has a focus on personal excellence through academic achievement, vocational and co-curricular endeavours.

An excellent opportunity exists for an experienced Catholic educator to lead this established co-educational College boasting modern facilities with a commitment to engaging a whole community approach to education.

https://careers.catholic.tas.edu.au/en/job/492403/principal-marist-regional-college

Principal at St Aloysius Catholic College (Southern Tasmania)

St Aloysius Catholic College is located in one of the fastest growing locations in Tasmania. A short 15-minute drive south of the Hobart CBD, and close to the beaches, waterways and forests of southern Tasmania, the College sits as a pivotal hub for our southern Catholic schools and the greater Hobart area.

An exceptional faith, professional, and lifestyle opportunity exists for an experienced Catholic Educator to lead a community through a period of significant growth and transformation. St Aloysius Catholic College is a uniquely structured two campus Kindergarten to Year 10 College in the Kingborough municipality, with planning underway for a third campus and the introduction of Years 11 and 12.

https://careers.catholic.tas.edu.au/en/job/492404/principal-st-aloysius-catholic-college

Family Factsheet

To support the return of students to Catholic Education Tasmania schools, our schools provided families with a factsheet to answer some frequently asked questions.

This is available to view via this website: https://catholic.tas.edu.au/covid-19

nbn Education Assistance Package

Catholic Education Tasmania is proud to share the news of nbn's $150 million COVID-19 relief and assistance package and what it means for low-income families with school-aged children.

Retail providers of nbn are now offering low cost nbn connections to low-income families. Each provider has different eligibility criteria and different terms. You can download more information about the package and eligibility criteria via this website: https://catholic.tas.edu.au/covid-19

Tips on what to ask when talking with a provider:
Ask what the eligibility criteria is.
Ask for a ‘No Lock In Contract’.
Ask them for a full list of costs that could be incurred between now and September 30 (example costs include; Install Charge, Setup Fee, New Development Charge, Modem Cost, Monthly Fee, Exit Fee).
Ask them what happens after September 30 (Will the service stop? Will you get a bill?).

Catholic schools returning to face-to-face learning

As part of the easing of restrictions in Tasmania under the COVID-19 response, Catholic Education Tasmania schools and colleges will begin a staged transition back to face-to-face learning for students during Term Two.

In alignment with the announcement from Premier Gutwein, on Monday 25 May 2020, all Kindergarten to Grade 6 students, and Year 11 and 12 students in Tasmanian Catholic schools will return to school for face-to-face learning.

It is expected that all Catholic school students will have returned to face-to-face learning by Tuesday 9 June 2020. Individual Catholic colleges may opt to welcome all of their Year 7-10 students back to face-to-face learning before 9 June. This phased approach has been developed in consultation with Education Minister Rockliff.  Your college will provide advice about the possibility of these arrangements.

Next week all families will receive further advice from their school communities regarding students returning to face-to-face learning.

Year 11 and 12 in North West Colleges

Further to our earlier announcement regarding the extended closure of schools in the north west, we recognise that this may cause some additional stress for our students in Years 11 and 12. The Marist Regional College and St Brendan-Shaw College sites will remain closed next week, however the Colleges will provide online learning support to their Year 11 and 12 students in week one of Term Two. This will commence from Monday 27 April 2020.

Staff from both Marist Regional College and St Brendan-Shaw College will be in contact with families and students with further information on how the online learning support will be provided.

Term Two for North West Schools

With COVID-19 related restrictions in the north west continuing into next week, Tasmanian Catholic schools in this region will be closed for week one of Term Two. Term Two in the north west will now commence from Monday 4 May 2020.

These restrictions also apply to students and school staff who live on the north west coast, but may attend an out of area school to learn or work.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the north west—particularly with our staff, students and their families—and we give our thanks for their perseverance through this difficult time.

There have been no changes to the arrangements for Tasmanian Catholic schools in the north and south.

We look forward to welcoming our students in the north and south back to learning from Monday 27 April 2020 as they engage in a wide range of opportunities: whether they are learning@home from home or learning@home under supervision at school.

Read the full announcement from the Minister for Education and Training

We are here for you...

All within Catholic Education Tasmania are extremely grateful for the support of our students and their families during these unprecedented times.

Though we may all face challenges in the times to come, we want you to know that we are here for you.

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