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Come On, Change Come Out

11 February 2016

After 40 years, iconic Adelaide children's festival, Come Out feels it's time for a name change. Interesting how meaning can be altered over time, isn't it? What name will last another 40 years?

SA schools are invited to submit entries here

Entries close Thursday 14 April.

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Happy Chinese New Year

11 February 2016

Dragon over Melbourne's Bolte Bridge. Thanks to our subscriber for sending it to us.

(Image: Peter Hood)

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11 February 2016

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6 February 2016

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Such a dedicated group

5 February 2016

Teachers are amazing. In January, when theoretically you're all supposed to be on holiday, teachers around Australia were obviously planning their programs for 2016. In January alone, teachers booked 10,750 kids into 2016 events on SFS.

It's impressive and also smart - the earlier you book the more likely you are to get the event day and time you want. Lots of new shows going up each day and we're always ready to help you choose. 

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Welcome back to school ACT, WA and SA

1 February 2016

Schools in ACT, WA and SA go back today, joining NSW, Qld, Vic and NT schools who went back last week. Tassie goes back on Wednesday.

Time to get the brain back into training.

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Where did the holidays go??

27 January 2016

Back to school this week for most states and territories. Hope you've all had a great break.

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Enjoy Australia Day Everyone

26 January 2016

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Friends Affect Your Health

25 January 2016

Maybe you've suspected this, but research suggests social networks spread disease. Here's an amazing stat - a US study of 12,000 people over 32 years, found if a close friend of yours becomes obese, the likelihood of you becoming obese increases by 171%.  And your risk of attempting suicide is four times higher if you have a friend who has tried to kill themselves.

Choose your friends wisely!

Unfortunately the positive impact of healthy friends is not so dramatic, but if you have a happy close friend, that rubs off on you, more than a happy spouse or child. 

Read the whole article here

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Potato Cake, Potato Scallop or Potato Fritter?

11 January 2016

Ok. It's summer. You're in the fish and chip shop. What do you call a potato snack deep fried in batter??

Well it seems it depends which state you live in. There's interesting research showing the regional differences in the way Australian English is spoken - and it's often on state lines or a divide between north and south. Potato cake is strong in Victoria and Tassie, but turns dramatically into a Potato Scallop at the NSW border.

Do you wear togs, bathers or swimmers? In the "south" - WA, SA, VIC and TAS bathers predominate, but in NSW it's definitely swimmers while in QLD it's very clearly togs.

Check out these fascinating linguistic maps of our language in the Conversation

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Back to work for most of us.

4 January 2016

Enjoy browsing in your holidays. There are some exciting additions from us this year. Stay tuned...

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Happy New Year!

1 January 2016

From all of us here, to you. 

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