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7 April 2018

Trapper from Arena Theatre Company at Sydney Opera House. Details

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Back to school this week for nearly everyone!

3 April 2018

Queensland and Victorian schools enjoy your continued holiday.

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Happy Easter Everyone from all at SFS

1 April 2018

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Latest Presenter Profile

31 March 2018

Presenter Profiles give you more information about the theatres and companies who have events on Shows For Schools. Our latest Presenters below.

Image: Drum Theatre, Dandenong

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“Art is a social practice that helps people to locate their truth.” Ai Weiwei

23 March 2018


Image: Crystal Ball by Ai Weiwei

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SFS E News out this week

19 March 2018

Check out some great events. Spark ideas for your teaching. To receive a copy, just subscribe here

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Interesting political times ahead

18 March 2018

With the Liberal Party taking SA and the Labour Party surprisingly taking the Melbourne seat of Batman in a federal by election, electors aren't being predictable. 

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Happy St Patrick's Day!

17 March 2018

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Melbourne's Festival of Live Art Starts Today.

13 March 2018

It runs until March 25.

Details here

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Long weekend for some

10 March 2018

For those in ACT, VIc, SA, Tas, you can look forward to a long weekend. No work Monday. The holiday celebrates the 8 hour day or Labour Day though in SA it's just called March Public Holiday. How odd.

For those in the other states, holidays are on the horizon with Easter looming...

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Leadership in Brighton

7 March 2018

Last week, Shows For Schools went along to Brighton Primary in Melbourne. Experienced presenter, Tim Powell (pictured above), was there for the day running three sessions on Leadership, Resilience and Anti bullying.

What a brilliant idea to bring in an expert. Not only is Tim a teacher and a counsellor but he’s a gifted presenter .  The school decided on this format because according to Gr 6 Team Leader, Kerry Sayer,

"We booked a whole day due to scheduling on our end- a very busy school."

 I sat in on the Resilience session. Teachers wanted it to run 1 hr 40, to fit the timetable, a little longer than usual. It wasn’t a problem for Tim. With the range of video, photos, power point, speaking, drama activities, he kept the students interest and taught them ways of thinking that I’m sure will stay with them (and me).

Teacher feedback was

.. "the presenter was very engaging and the games supported the lessons and values he was trying to convey. He tailored it well to support our leadership process as well as social issues we have been having in the cohort."

And most importantly - "The students thought the games were great."

Tim offers 5 different workshop/presentations and can adapt them to suit your needs. Check them all out here.

Image: Tim Powell at Brighton Primary 

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