2017 + 2018 NEAT AGM

The AGM will follow the June NEAT Meeting – a conversation with Dr Jennifer Buckingham at 6.00pm, where Member Association management committees are invited to attend to discuss or share any new endeavours, successes or issues and recommendations for the year ahead. Refreshments provided. This will be an important meeting for state-drawn financial members and the incoming NEAT management committee to make strategic decisions for the future advocacy role of NEAT in Tasmania and its affiliation as a joint council with the national umbrella association, APTA.

The NEAT nomination form is available. Please forward to email: by June 26th.   The 2018 Subscription form is due and also attached on the Associations’ page for calendar year subscriptions

Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Time:  4.30 pm for  5.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Guest speaker:   Dr Jennifer Buckingham
AGM:   6.00 pm – 7.00 pm

 Venue:  RYCT

AGM Agenda
Minutes and actions of the 2017 – 8 AGM
President’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Constitution updates
Election of office bearers – nomination-form for President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Officer and Executive Committee
Other business

Please return nominations to the NEAT postal address or have available on June 26th:
Returning Officer, PO BOX 5057, UTAS Sandy Bay, Tas 7005

Current management committee:
President: Dr Jill Abell
Vic-President Dr Julie Rimes
Treasurer: Isobel Williams
Committee:  Wendy Ross, Linda Bonnitcha, Sally Gill [until Feb 2018]

ABN 65 688 156 170

Australian Professional Teachers’ Association

APTA is offering an Adobe Connect workshop to your member associations. There is availability for 30 registrants. The registrations will be through Eventbrite.  Please email the Secretary at to register early interest.

See the message from the APTA President and the news in brief
APTA News In Brief – February 2017


ACER Review of Years 9 to 12 TASMANIA: Final Report 23 December 2016 

The purpose of the Review of Years 9 to 12 in Tasmania was to ‘identify opportunities to improve attendance, retention and attainment outcomes’ (A contract between ACER and the Tasmanian Department of Education, 2016).  The Tasmanian Government is implementing reforms to improve students’ retention and attainment in Tasmania’s schools. The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) was commissioned to undertake an independent review of Years 9 to 12 concerning the following issues:
• student and workforce data
• curriculum policy and provision (including vocational education and training (VET)
• design and delivery for Years 9 to 12 (which includes the three Tasmanian education sectors: the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office (TCEO), Independent Schools Tasmania (IST) and the Department of Education (DoE)).

See pages 19-26 for the Executive summary of the 232 page .Final Report Years 9-12 Tasmania

Outdoor Education Tasmania (OET)

NEAT welcomes the newly formed Outdoor Education Tasmania (OET) network. Previously known as the Tasmanian Outdoor Education Teachers Association (TOETA). Teachers, instructors and commercial providers implementing outdoor education in Tasmanian schools are invited to view or join online 


Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) 

APTA Award Nominations – close 4 March 2016

Nominations are called for the APTAs.
The APTA awards acknowledge the exemplary innovation and leadership carried out by individuals and associations who have made outstanding contributions as volunteers for professional teaching associations.

Nominate worthy Australian educators and associations for the APTAs.  There are six APTA awards categories. For the information about the award and the nomination form click on the link/s below.

The APTAs are sponsored by Solution Tree.


Reports by NEAT Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Reports


2015 President’s Report – Annual General Meeting, December 2015

2015 President’s Report

2013 President’s Report – Annual General Meeting, April 2013

2013 President’s Report 

2012 President’s Report – Annual General Meeting, April 2012

2012 President’s Report 

Building School-Based Curriculum Area Leadership

Improving the learning outcomes of Tasmanian Students 

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