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ConnectED

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ConnectED is the fortnightly e-newsletter for all Department of Education (DoE) staff. It is the only must-read e-newsletter for all DoE staff and is distributed on Tuesdays each fortnight during school terms.​

Looking for something in a past edition of ConnectED? Download the spreadsheet​ to search by topic.​​​​

We are making changes based on your feedback. See the frequently asked questions for details​.​​

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Feedback

I almost missed the 'all-staff' news

The all-staff news can now be accessed via a button beneath the list of role segments in each ConnectED edition.

When technology allows, general all-staff news will be incorporated into a single newsletter specific to your role, but this is not currently possible.

For the present, read your role-specific segment and the all-staff news.

There are too many links

Where possible, we limit the number of links in ConnectED items to only those essential to the key message. When multiple links are required on a topic, we encourage submitters to update the relevant OnePortal page or create a OnePortal news item where further details can be provided and multiple links included.

There’s nothing for me in this edition

Although we try to include content that will engage everyone every edition, we aim to not over-communicate with you, therefore, not every edition will include specific information for your role. The format of ConnectED makes it easier to identify when there is important news for you.

Make sure you check the all-staff section which contains general content that may be of interest to you, regardless of your role.


Frequently asked questions

Who receives ConnectEd?

All Department of Education staff receive ConnectED via their work email.

There is no need for school leaders to forward ConnectED to other staff, however we encourage you to remind staff to read ConnectED, and discuss important information and actions with your team.

ConnectED is not sent to school and corporate generic mailboxes.

How can I be sure I don’t miss important information?

  1. Read your role-specific section and the all-staff news every fortnight.

  2. The all-staff news section includes general information of interest to all DoE staff that is not duplicated elsewhere in ConnectED. Access it via the button beneath the various role segments in each ConnectED edition.

  3. Your responsibilities may include elements of other roles, for example, if you are a school leader in a small school that doesn’t have a business manager (BM), read the BM and admin staff segment.

  4. All sections are accessible to everyone, so you can choose to read any or all of them.

Based on your feedback, we aim to minimise duplication between segments, especially the school leaders’ and business managers’ sections.

Where can I catch up on information I missed?

Past editions of ConnectED are available on this page, so you can read at any time, on a personal or work computer.

There’s a downloadable index at the top of this page. Search for a key term and follow the links to the relevant edition.

Where else should I look for important news?

ConnectED flags new and changed information with advance warning of changes whenever possible.

If there is confidential or time-critical information that must be acted on before the next edition of ConnectED is distributed, you may receive a broadcast email from a senior leader instead. Broadcasts are only sent to those who need to know or action, unless limited by technology.

Broadcast emails are sent to your work email in much the same way as ConnectED; the subject line will indicate that its contents are critical.

You will also receive important updates from your regional director. If you are in Metropolitan North region, your regional updates are in Metro North Connect.

How do I know which segment is relevant to me?

ConnectED is separated into segments so it is easy for readers to find the most relevant news for their role.

Ensure you are reading the information relevant to you by visiting the roles and responsibilities page. Some staff may find topics of interest across multiple categories. There are no limitations to the segments you can access.

Do I need to read the all-staff content as well as the segment relevant to my role?

The all-staff news section includes general information of interest to all DoE staff that is not duplicated elsewhere in ConnectED.

Generally, all-staff content is helpful to know, so prioritise your own role segment over the all-staff section.

Can I read more than 1 segment?

Yes! The most relevant items should be in the segment that aligns to your role, however, your role may require you to be aware of messages for other roles, for example, if you are a school leader in a small school that doesn’t have a BM at your school, you should read the BM and admin section.

You may enjoy being across all the information in every segment, for example, reading the school leaders section could be useful to an aspiring leader. Regardless of your reasoning, you can access all the segments.

Can I unsubscribe from ConnectED?

ConnectED is essential reading for all DoE staff. It is the only DoE corporate newsletter from which you cannot unsubscribe.

All staff should actively evaluate their e-newsletter subscriptions. To review the e-newsletters you can opt-out of, check the newsletter subscription centre on OnePortal or look for the unsubscribe button on any newsletters you receive.

What about early childhood content?

We rely on contributors submitting relevant stories and there are not always messages that cover every subject.

Information relevant to early childhood staff in central and regional offices will be included in the corporate and regional staff section.

Information on early childhood topics relevant to school-based staff will be included in the school leaders, teaching and student support staff or business managers and admin staff sections when appropriate.

As many early childhood providers and stakeholders are external to the department, a range of early childhood publications are produced to communicate with them.

I am missing the finance news. Where is it?

The financial advisory services (FAS) newsletter has been discontinued and all contributors now submit their content for inclusion in ConnectED.

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Last updated 20 February 2024