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Last day of school for NSW, ACT, VIC and WA

22 September 2017

Kick back and relax. Hang in there Tas and SA!

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Thanks to Frankston Art Centre

20 September 2017

Each SFS enews edition, we offer 2 tickets to anything on SFS. The first Victorian subscriber to respond asked for tickets for Horrible Harriet (image above) at FAC during the holidays.

There is now one very happy mother and daughter going along to see the show next week. Thanks FAC!

To see what other events you can see at FAC, check out Frankston Arts Centre profile, including All My Love, the story of the secret bethrothal  of 2 of Australia's writing legends, Henry Lawson and Mary Gilmore. Fascinating. On in March next year.

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Have you made your bookings for next term - or even for next year?

20 September 2017

If you want a specific date for an incursion, please book it well in advance! It's so disappointing when we can't help schools with the show they want because their date is inflexible and they book too close to it!

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Pop-up Globe in Melbourne A Winner

19 September 2017

Some lucky SFS staff went to see Othello at the Pop-up Globe. It was a great experience.

Teachers - make the most of the Globe being in Melbourne (it's only for 2 months) and, at least, bring your students to the show specially designed for school students from Yr 6 up Around the Globe in 60 Minutes! It will inform and inspire their study of Shakespeare and/or history. Can't recommend you visit highly enough! Details.

Pop-up Globe will be visiting other capital cities next year. Stay tuned.

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Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet on Tour into Schools in Term 4

18 September 2017

Teaching Shakespeare? Why not book Bard on the Beach's The Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet to perform at your school?

Show plus in-depth Q&A. Touring Qld, NSW, ACT and Vic in Term 4. Some spots still available.You could be lucky! Details

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Last Week of School for most states

17 September 2017

You can join Queensland on school holidays! Have you made your Term 4 bookings yet??

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Booking Your End Of Term Show

15 September 2017

Many primary schools are designating a date for a show, then trying to fit the show into it. We have had so many bookings for the 12/13 of December! It would be great if you could book in the show of your choice first - you're much more likely to get what you want then.

'Cool' Science Christmas Show has just announced extra dates for Melbourne - Dec 4 - 8th. The following week is pretty solidly booked in Sydney/ACT but we might just fit you in.

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SFS Subscriber enews out this week!

14 September 2017

To get  your copy, simply subscribe here. We send two enews per term with highlights to come and excellent giveaways for subscribers. What are you waiting for?

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Attracting teachers to rural schools - time for a rethink

7 September 2017

Attracting to teachers to rural schools has been a long term problem in Australia. This challenge was mentioned in the NSW Parliament in 1904. There have been several reviews over the years, to suggest strategies, the last of which was in 2004. Solutions are tricky. Try incentives, but this works for a short time, the incentive is gained, then teachers return to the city.

Students in rural schools, therefore, are less likely to have access to a good education.

In March this year, the government announced an independent review into regional, rural and remote education.

It's time to think of a fresh approach. Nothing has worked for over 100 years. One suggestion is to elevate rural teaching to a specialty in it's own right, akin to specialising in rural health. Read More

Image: Gladstone HS, South Australia

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Vic Schools - Apply for Creative Learning Partnerships

7 September 2017

Arts Victoria funds applications for innovative ways to engage students from F to Yr 10. 

Applications close Oct 9. Details

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Some interesting workshops on soon

5 September 2017

For Teachers: Art Centre Melbourne Melbourne hosts The Creative Curriculum for Primary Teachers. This Friday 8 Sept

For Students: Theatre Residency Week (image above) presented by Queensland Theatre in Toowong, 18 -24 Sept. For students Yrs 10-12. 

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Spring at Last!

1 September 2017

Happy new season to you all.

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