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Don't teachers ever take a break?

10 January 2018

Every day since schools broke up, teachers have made booking enquiries with us for shows in 2018.

What an amazing group of dedicated people. 

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Ferking Forthward for 2018

9 January 2018

It's sad when expressions lose currency, so to speak. This great verb, to ferk, is Old English. It means direction, action and purpose. How much better is ferking forthward rather than moving forward? You can even say ferking up/out/off as well as forthward to mean the same thing.

Also why don't we bring back the lovely word, trumpery meaning empty, insincere talk, weeds or rubbish of any sort. How perfect for today!!

Read some more old expressions here

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Commiserations to those back at work today

8 January 2018

Our office is slowly being repeopled...

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Happy New Year to All!

1 January 2018

Now for the resolutions...

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Teachers still booking shows...

28 December 2017

Teachers are amazing. They don't stop thinking about their classes. We've been amazed at the number of teachers booking shows this week! Good on you all. But do have a rest, too.

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Head to The Empire Theatres in Toowoomba

18 December 2017

As usual, The Empire Theatres are offering a great range of events for those for little kids to great works for senior secondary students. Check them all out here.

Image: Cockfight, The Farm, at The Empire Theatre

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First holiday sleep in for much of Australia today!

18 December 2017

Tas and Vic still have a few days to go..... 

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Victorian Primary Schools - Make a Short Film for Diversity Week

13 December 2017

The Victorian Multicultural Commission is running a short film competition for Primary students for Diversity Week next year.

Films can be up to 5 minutes in total. The theme is  'This is what a Victorian looks like'

More details announced in January here. Start planning now!

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Teacher Passion and Student Learning in Indonesia

11 December 2017

Although some 89% of Indonesian primary school aged children attend school, they are not necessarily learning anything much. Indonesia is ranked in the lowest ten in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Research, such as that done by The World Bank, shows teachers make a huge difference. Teacher passion for their students learning seems to be a key, making some 30% difference in student outcomes. And good teachers need to be have a supportive structure around them. 

Inspiring teacher, inspired students. 

Read more about the Indonesian situation here

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Have a great Xmas break, Queensland!!!

8 December 2017

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SFS e news out tomorrow!

6 December 2017

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Last week for Queensland schools!

4 December 2017

Queensland leading the way into holidays. Poor old Vics go through to 22 December!

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