Update on Metro Tasmania Bus Services

Metro Tasmania is continuing to respond to COVID-19 under the guidance of the Department of Health, and the health and safety of passengers and staff is our highest priority.

In order to transport students to and from school, all services will continue to operate to their regular timetables.

To prioritise safety, our free travel period has been extended until Sunday 31 May.  Additionally, rear-door boarding has been implemented on all services state-wide until further notice.

Any passenger with an access challenge that restricts them from boarding from the rear door can still board and alight from the front door by asking their driver.

Greencards will remain free for the duration of our free travel period. Any passenger without a Greencard is encouraged to get one by signing up on the Metro Tasmania website, or by visiting a Metro Shop, depot or agent.

Supporting Students Through COVID 19

Supporting Students Through COVID 19

We are living through a really difficult time with social distancing and being isolated from friends and our support structures.  Many students may be feeling anxious about a range of things.

The Student Services Team will continue to offer support to Elizabeth College students during normal school hours. Outside of school hours and during school break students should use the external agencies listed below.

To make an appointment to speak with an EC counsellor students and parents can phone Sarah on 62356559 or email on sarah.newcombe@education.tas.gov.au during school hours.  All appointments are currently being conducted by phone or teleconference.

If you require urgent mental health support outside of school hours please contact:

Emergency Services – ph 000

Your Local General Practitioner (GP)

Mental Health Helpline –  ph 1800 332 388  https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/service_information/services_files/mental_health_services/mental_health_service_helpline

eheadspace –  ph 1800 650 890

https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

Lifeline – ph 13 11 14

https://www.lifeline.org.au/tasmania/tasmania-home

Kids Helpline – ph 1800 551 800

https://kidshelpline.com.au/

The following external agencies provide great information and services for young people. 

eheadspace – Offer a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 – 25yrs or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.

Ph 1800 650 890 or go to https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

The Link Youth Health Services

Need some help?  If you would like to talk to a Youth Health Worker, give them a call on

Ph 03 6231 2927 or go to  https://thelink.org.au/

REACHOUT.COM

https://au.reachout.com/

BLACKDOG INSTITUTE

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/

Latest Information from UTAS

Latest Information from the UTAS

Please see information from the UTAS regarding the School’s Recommendation Program. This is an important initiative by UTAS for students intending to apply for a University place in 2021. This is a response by UTAS to the disruptions to education caused by COVID-19 and will ensure that students with a University pathway in 2021 are not disadvantaged.

Recommendation FAQs

Year 12 Course Guide

Student Recommendation Message

Update from Elizabeth College

This information has been sent to all parents using Edsmart. If you did not receive the email, please contact our office on 6235 6555 so we can check your details.

We wish to remind you that Term 1 classes will now conclude on Friday 3rd April. Classes will resume for Term 2 on Tuesday 28th April.

Our Expectations for Remote Learning can be viewed here, please review these as they contain information on the supports available to students and how parents / carers can best assist students with their learning.

Below you will find other useful information on the COVID-19 situation. We encourage you to read this information carefully.

We hope students and families have a restful break.

Dr Dianne Purnell

Changes to Metro School Bus Services 

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Changes to Metro School Bus Services

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.  As a result, Metro 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.

 

HOBART

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.