Welcome to our Term 2 TSAA Bulletin
I hope you had a restful Easter and holiday break, perhaps with some recreational leave, relaxing with family and friends or maybe a quieter time to catch up on tasks in your school. Term 1 is behind us, such a busy term in our schools, settling in, new projects, new students and staff, enthusiasm and new beginnings, what a different start we have had again this year as we continue to practice agile leadership, keeping a close eye on covid procedural changes and processes as we lead and manage our schools. Thank you all for your support, commitment and hard work within your school community.
Welcome to our new SBM’s and administration clerks, I hope you are settling into your new school or new education role. Please remember to reach out to your colleagues at other schools, having a support person, mentor, a listening ear and / or someone to brainstorm with is, now, more than ever, so important and comforting. School life is very busy, dynamic, always changing and often challenging, have confidence in seeking and offering support to each other. Time taken to network is so beneficial and often underestimated.
Our Executive are excited to announce our proposed 2022 Conference will be at the Country Club Casino in Launceston on 8 and 9 September – please mark these dates in your diary, we will keep you informed as we progress with our planning and update details on our website; https://www.tsaa.asn.au/
Have you seen our TSAA website? We are keen to receive feedback on what you would like to see on our website, not a duplicate of our DoE intranet but a place you can find useful information and links. Keeping information up-to-date and relevant is always challenging, your feedback and support is vital for us to continue to provide you, our members, with relevant information. If you have web design skills and would like to assist us in updating our website we would welcome your assistance and thoughts.
We currently have two vacant positions on our Executive, one in the North and one in the South. We will be seeking nominations for TSAA Executive for a two year period at our AGM in September. Please consider nominating as it is a great opportunity for personal growth and a way to support your colleagues. For further reading of our constitution please go to; https://www.tsaa.asn.au/about-us/constitution
Thank you for your ongoing support of our Association. We are reliant on your support and active participation to continue to grow and represent our members. Please take care of yourself and reach out to your colleagues if you are feeling overwhelmed or in need of support. Be kind to yourself and each other.
Finance One Cloud Project
SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SAAS)
Finance One is Moving to the Cloud
On Friday 13th May, the Department will be moving Finance One from it’s current on-premise infrastructure to a Cloud based platform.
This platform is known as the Finance One Cloud, or Finance One Software as a Service (SaaS).
The move will allow Finance One to position itself for access to faster upgrades in the future, and better access to new functionality being developed by the vendor.
The move to the Cloud based platform will have some changes to end users and how to access and navigate to, and within, Finance One. The changes include:
- Ability to login to Finance One via a webpage, without the need to use Remote Desktop Login
- Ability to single sign in – users will no longer need to login to Finance One separately
- Ability to drag and drop PDF and scanned attachments directly into Finance One
- Ability to have Finance One open on multiple browsers and browser tabs
- Printing will be standardised through the browser, similar to printing from other websites and web-based applications across the Department
The Training environment of Finance One will be phased out, and a new DEV Cloud environment has been set up to allow users to login and navigate the new Cloud based Finance One.
For access to videos, manuals and the DEV cloud environment visit our Finance One Cloud Project page.
There are also several Professional Learning sessions booked in May for SaaS, and we strongly encourage people to attend.
Key Actions for Schools
Similar to the end of school finance year process, Finance One, ECR and BWSC will be unavailable from midday Friday 13th May.
We strongly recommend schools to post batches, and close and bank ECR sessions by close of business on Thursday 12th May to ensure suppliers will be paid before go live. There will be a payment run on the Friday morning, but the next payment run will not be until Tuesday 17th May.
Finance One will be migrated to the Cloud over the weekend of the 14-15th May, and Finance One and ECR will be up and running mid-morning on Monday 16th May. BWSC will be available from Tuesday 17th May.
For any queries please contact Finance.Systems@education.tas.gov.au
Staff being safe and feeling supported in their roles is a strategic goal for DoE. The Staff Wellbeing hub is available on the intranet as a one-stop shop for all information on wellbeing resources, supports and services for staff. It’s a great place to find information for yourself or to sign-post information for others. A dedicated Staff Wellbeing team in central HR is helping deliver actions to improve staff wellbeing and inclusion and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice and information.
Annette Laidler | Assistant Manager, Workforce Wellbeing, Inclusion and Engagement
HR Policy Strategy and Wellbeing | Human Resources | Department of Education (Tasmania)
Letitia House, Olinda Grove, Mount Nelson, TAS 7007 | GPO Box 169, Hobart, TAS 7001
(03) 6165 6371 (ext. 56371)
The TSAA Mentoring Program supports newly appointed SBM’s and aims to compliment the BOA Induction in Schools Program. Due to there being an influx of newly appointed SBM’s recently, we are seeking assistance from experienced SBM’s to act as mentors . This is usually a 12 month commitment with communication via phone, email, TEAMS and face-to-face depending on locality. Primarily mentors will provide an opportunity to share good practice and offer support for a smooth transition into the School Business Manager role.
Further information is available on the TSAA website. https://www.tsaa.asn.au/about-us/mentoring-program or by contacting email@example.com
10 WAYS TO LIFT UP YOUR WINTER
1. Wear bright colours—Dig out the wardrobe and it is all about colours...Brighten the winter with BRIGHT, BOLD, BEAUTIFUL COLOURS!
2. Stock up on Vitamin D—To get you through the not so sun shiny days!
3. Make a book & movie list—Hit up Netflix, not a reader? Tune in to Audible...Comedy is always a great mood booster!
4. Try something new—Puzzles, sewing, cooking, playing an instrument, new gym class...
5. Start a new project - Have a big clean out at home, build something, learn to play an instrument, try your hand at something a little crafty!
6. Exercise regularly—movement is good for the mind!
7. Eat generous servings of fruit & veggies—filled with so much goodness to boost mood & immunity!
8. Stick to a regular sleep schedule
9. Spend time with loved ones—set a family date, go for a walk with someone that makes you feel good.
10. Whenever you can reach out for the sun—even out those cold days—rug up and head outside to soak up some sunshine!