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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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Last week of November

27 November 2017

We got to the end of the year so quickly! If you want your events next year on a particular date, get in soon!

Image:Science of the Didgeridoo

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Qld's Expressions Dance Company - Education 2018

17 November 2017

Dance/ PE Teachers - take note of EDC's great 2018 Program for both teachers and students, in 2018. There are two performances (4Seasons 四季 & Converge), well priced for students along with their fabulous intensive for students and professional development for teachers. All bases covered!

Image: Converge

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Latest Presenter Profile

9 November 2017

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

Cultural Infusion offers incursions nationally, with a multicultural aspect. Recently, they've added several events that also have a scientific element. Check out their extensive offerings here. (Image: Camouflage, incursion)

Not only is Mandurah Performing Arts Centre one of the most beautifully sited in the country, it has a really diverse program of top events. Lots for schools. Check out what's happening there in 2018. Details.

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Happy SFS Subscriber

3 November 2017

One state winner of our giveway in the SFS September enews was teacher, Jo Rowlands, in Victoria. She asked for tickets to see CDP's Horrible Harriet at the Frankston Arts Centre in the holidays because her daughter, Tessa, is a huge fan of the books.

Thanks to FAC for giving her the tickets. Thanks to Jo for subscribing. This is what she said:

"Thank you so much for organising the tickets. Tessa loved the show. I think it was well done and appealing to kids"
Image: Jo and daughter Tessa at FAC

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Watch out for all those witchy doorknockers tonight!

31 October 2017

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Sing For Good 2017 - Hurry entries close on 31st Oct!

29 October 2017

This year's SING FOR GOOD closes on Tuesday! It's a national, on-line competition, with categories for schools. It's purpose is to raise money for charity.

Your singing could do that? Yes! Just two or more people. You can even submit a video you made for another purpose. There's even cash prizes for the best schools entries.

There have been some great entries in the past. Check a few out here.

More details here 

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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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