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Aussie School Holidays Mismatch

23 March 2016

The state school systems cope differently with an early Easter . Tomorrow we have Queensland and Victoria beginning their Term 1 holidays. The rest of the country finishes Term 1 on April 1 (NT) , April 8 (most) or April 15 (SA). 

Apart from NT dates, which reflect the climate, you'd think the others might align...

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Shows For Schools E Newsletter out today for some states!

22 March 2016

Want to get highlights for Term 2 and great giveaways? Simply subscribe to SFS to receive your copy.

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Happy St Patrick's Day!

17 March 2016

Last year the previous Prime Minister made some remarks on St Pat's day about the Irish that were quite insulting. Let's hope the current encumbant speaks with more diplomacy and intelligence.

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Don't you guys ever stop working?

14 March 2016

This weekend, teachers from every state have booked over 3,000 students into our events so far. You are such a dedicated group!

It's always fun to see what you're booking - it's ranged from the Summer of the Seventeenth Doll  to Hippo Hippo with lots of incursions across dance, music, cultural groups, australiana...fantastic. 

Lucky students.

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Hope you've all had a great international women's day!

8 March 2016

Thanks to all the women ( and men) who pushed and continue to push for women's equality.

A few thoughts - it wasn't that long ago that female teachers had to retire when they married, or even in the 70's female teachers could opt out of super, because after all they would marry and their husbands would look after them...

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Wow - we just got a booking for 2017!!

8 March 2016

A week or so ago, we were congratulating a teacher for booking now for December this year, well today a Sydney teacher made a booking for The Fairest of Them All for 2017! You guys are planners!

Post script - last night a booking came in for exactly the same show - for next week! Hilarious

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Check Your Risk of Getting Cancer

7 March 2016

Obviously we all perform best when we're healthy, but teaching is one of those careers where it is very difficult to function effectively if you're not healthy. Some of us at SFS work from our sick bed if need be - an unlikely option for a teacher.

Check this interactive map in The Conversation to see what your relative risk is. 

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Turnbull Govt Worse For The Arts Than Abbot's

5 March 2016

The arts community was hopeful that under Turnbull's leadership, the strange policy of Arts Minister, George Brandis, under the Abbot Government, would be reversed and some logic restored to funding the sector.

Not only has that not happened, with increased cuts, the reality is the Turnbull Government is actually worse. Granted Turnbull is a less embarrassing speaker to have at your event, but he's done our sector no favours. 

Read the whole sorry story here.

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Teachers Planning Ahead

2 March 2016

Very impressed with a teacher from NSW who booked the Aussie Christmas show this morning for December. That's planning ahead!

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Here we are in Autumn already

1 March 2016

The end of Term 1 already looming. Time to book a great event for your students! Search here on term, year level, curriculum area, postcode. Easy to find just the right one for your kids.

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Extra last day of summer

29 February 2016

Enjoy our extra day. Happy Birthday to all those Feb 29ths.

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Love this quote from President Kennedy

16 February 2016

There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel, between achievement in public life and progress in the arts.


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