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Department of Education Tasmania

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Department of Education Tasmania
The Department of Education (DoE) is responsible for providing educational services to students from birth. There is no defined age limit because we believe in and are responsible for educational services that enable all Tasmanians to learn, regardless of their age, their background or where they live.

We provide educational services through our 12 Child and Family Learning Centres, Launching into Learning programs (babies to 4 year olds and their families), primary, combined, secondary and senior secondary schools around the state, including education delivered flexibly or via blended learning.

•Libraries Tasmania is a state-wide network that gives Tasmanians access to library services, research and information, adult literacy support, community learning, online access, and archive and heritage services.
•Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO) is the lead recordkeeping authority in the Tasmanian Government and is responsible for the provision of recordkeeping policies and standards.
•Government Education and Training International (GETI) broker education services for international students looking to study in Tasmania and provides a diverse range of support services for international students while studying here.

Looking across the entire portfolio, the DoE is very much at the heart of educating students and provides the systems and support structures, such as libraries and online access centres, to enable all Tasmanian learners to access information.

Supporting learning at home
Keeping connected and supporting learning
The way your child learns at home may be different from how they have been learning at school. As a parent or carer, your role is not to replace the teacher. It is to support your child or young person’s learning provided by the school.

Juggling learning at home, work and family may bring both joy and challenges. This is new for everyone, so keep connected to your school, family and friends to support learning and wellbeing.

Help your child or young person feel safe, secure and connected. To do this you can:

Develop a routine
Children and young people are used to the routine and structure of school. To support their ongoing learning, it is important they have as much routine and certainty as possible in their day. You can support your child or young person’s learning by –

•Involving your child in establishing a simple, consistent, and responsive daily routine
•Including times for eating, reading, talking, writing, playing and exercise.
•Displaying your daily routine so everyone in the family can see it.
•Creating a balance between more formal learning with time for reading books, exploring the outdoors and child initiated learning opportunities.
•Being prepared for things not going to plan and being flexible.

Creating a supportive learning space
It is a good idea to set up an ‘at home’ learning space where children have access to the things they need. A dedicated learning space separates work and play which supports children’s focus and concentration. This will allow you to organise and manage learning materials and assist where necessary.

•Involve your child in creating their learning space.
•Consider the age and independence of your child when deciding on the location of the learning space
•Remember to use safe outdoor spaces for learning throughout the day.

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