Levies Refund by Department of Education
This message is just a reminder to parents about the Department’s School Levy Refund Process. If you have not already completed this process, a simple online form and related instructions have been made available here: https://levyrebate.education.tas.gov.au.
The online form can be completed up until Friday 1 May 2020 on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device 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 has been 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: https://www.education.tas.gov.au/parents-carers/novel-coronavirus-covid-19.
For any enquiries regarding your refund, please contact 1800 827 055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 27 April - Professional Learning Day
Reminder that the first day of school for students is on Tuesday 28 April. Teachers have a Professional Learning Day on Monday 27 April.
April 8 Newsletter
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In order to assist our Head Office Finance Department in processing refunds for levies and other payments they have asked if you have set up regular Bpay instalments to please cancel before close of business this Tuesday please. Thank you!
Please find a Frequently Asked Questions document which provides more detail on Levy refunds and hopefully addresses anything else you are still unsure about....
Hope you have a fabulous weekend.
School Holidays start Monday 6 April
Please keep an eye out for our latest newsletter, this will be distributed tomorrow (Friday). To read or subsribe to our newsletter, please click on the School Newsletter tile here on our home page. https://taroonahigh.education.tas.edu.au/subscribe
If your student has forgotton how to access their student email an example of student email is here: email@example.com
Passwords are the same as students Canvas password, to access their email students can logon to the school's intranet page via the Taroona High School website - link below:
Changes to Metro School Bus Services
Extract from Metro letter dated 30 March 2020.
On Wednesday 25 March, the Tasmanian Government announced that the end of Term One for students in Government primary and secondary schools would be brought forward to Friday 3 April. Subsequently, Catholic Education Tasmania also brought forward their calendar to align with Government schools.
The Department of State Growth, which contracts Metro Tasmania to deliver bus services, has advised that school bus services will conclude for Term One on Friday 3 April. For schools remaining open in the week from 6 to 9 April, the following arrangements will apply for Metro-operated services.
Public services (routes numbered in the 400, 500 and 600 series and their express variants) will continue to operate to the usual Term timetable. Services marked on timetables as ‘ S – operates on school days only ‘ will continue to operate as normal.
School bus services (routes numbered in the 200 and 300 series, along with Hobart College Route 451) will not operate. Students requiring travel to and from school will need to use public services to make their journeys.
We are business as usual for staff and students whose families are unable to keep them at home this week.
Any students needing items from their lockers our preference is for you to send students to collect items after 3pm.
We would like to make our school community aware that there has been a confirmed case of Chickenpox (varicella). We are following Public Health advice on this matter. Please contact your doctor or the Public Health hotline on 1800 671 738 if you are concerned, or your child has the following symptoms : fever, feeling unwell and an itchy skin rash .
Please see the fact sheet here: https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/…/Chickenpox_Factsheet_15_04_20…