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Pop-up Globe in Melbourne - Extended!

24 October 2017

Pop-up Globe have extended their season in Melbourne to the end of January. Their Around the Globe is a brilliant way to hear about the theatre and Shakespeare's times. See some excerpts of plays too. For school students and general public. Details

Watch this space, Sydney!

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Early start for most today!

9 October 2017

Welcome to Term 4! Enjoy your holidays, Tas And SA. 

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Teachers are thinking of Term 4 and 2018 now

5 October 2017

It's a great idea to book 2018 events now. We really encourage it. Musica Viva in Schools has announced their program for 2018. Their tours aren't particularly long, so if you want to take advantage of their fab got it - get in early!

Image: Adam Hall & The Velvet Players

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Melbourne Festival Starts Today

4 October 2017

Starting again with Tanderrum at Federation Square at 6.30pm tonight. Free.

This year Tanderrum features a song reclaimed from a rare historical recording of William Barak, Ngurungeta of Wurundjeri Country. This song—about the Victorian wetland songlines—has not been sung by the Kulin for over 100 years.

Looks like the weather will be perfect!

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Queenslanders lead the way. Term 4 starts today

3 October 2017

Term 4!!! What happened? Hope you had a great break.

Now's an excellent time to book for shows for the end of this year and into next.

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Some of our favourite 2017 images

1 October 2017

Continuing our occasional series of favourite images from shows this year. We all loved this image from Belvoir's The Rover

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Last day of Sept, last day for football codes

30 September 2017

Summer must be coming!

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Lots of sport excitement this weekend.

29 September 2017

Enjoy! Hope your team wins.

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Awesome Festival Starts on Saturday

28 September 2017

This year's Awesome Festival starts this Saturday, 30 Sept until 9 Oct,  in Perth.

Time to volunteer? Go here to volunteer

Here's the whole program

Image: Scarface Claw, Hold Tight! Exhibition & Workshop

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Male teachers - an endangered species

27 September 2017

New research suggest there will be no male primary teachers in government schools by 2054 and none in any schools by 2067. The decline in secondary schools is also dramatic.

It's so important for children to see teachers as reflective of society, not just the female side. Maybe it's time for affirmative action, taking lessons from similar programs for women in other careers, not to mention looking at the status, salary and benefits that should accrue to such a critical profession.

Anecdotally, at SFS, we rarely have male teachers making bookings or enquiries, maybe 1 in 200 will be male!

Read more here and here

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Grab the ball, not the Wii

25 September 2017

Exergames, using Wii technology, have gained a place in schools. They're a tool for PE teachers but new research shows Wii games don't develop skills like real ball games.

They measured performance before and after these games and concluded the Excergames simply didn't develop the same skills as using a ball would.

They suggested this is because there is a bigger margin for error for success with the computer games. Success comes without necessarily having the skill.

Real games require more focus and brain activity to succeed than the computer games.

It seems the Wii could have a place in the classroom for reasons of variety, but good old physical games will improve physical skills. Read more

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23 September 2017

Presenter Profiles are informative - you learn about the companies  making the shows or the theatres presenting them. 

Image: Melbourne Festival's Dark Circus

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