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Happy October Everyone. Only 2 Sleeps to the AWESOME Festival

1 October 2015

Perth will be buzzing with the AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things  from October 3 -16.

Lots of interest, including Dame Lynley Dodd, prolific children's author and illustrator, best known for the Hairy Maclary books. She's opening the Lynley Dodd Story Exhibition at the State Library of WA, and also doing a free Q&A for teachers on October 7th at 11am in the Library. 

Get in quick for this one. Go here to book your place.

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School Holiday Arts Fun In Adelaide

24 September 2015

The holidays are nearly here. Have arty kids? Check out Carclew's Explore Arts creative workshops.

For ages 5 – 17 years. They run 28 September - 9 October.

Go here for details and to book.

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Hooray for HIPPO in 2016

23 September 2015

Some teachers are so organised they're already booking productions for 2016.

Here's one that should be of interest to teachers of Kinder to Year 2 - a Music Theatre adaptation of  the series beginning "There's A Hippopotamus On The Roof Eating Cake" from the excellent production house - Garry Ginivan Attractions. Called HIPPO! HIPPO! - The Musical, bookings are already open in Adelaide and Melbourne. Get in quick, this one is going to sell fast.

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Last day of term for QLD, NSW & VIC schools!

18 September 2015

Have a great break!

Hang in there everyone else - only a week to go.

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SFS Subscriber Giveaway - Tix to 1984

17 September 2015

Congrats to Angie Bedford who got in first for our giveaway. She chose to see 1984 in the Melbourne Festival (who wouldn't??). Thanks heaps to the Melbourne Festival for the tickets. Our giveaways are unusual in that the winner choses what they'd like to see from the huge array on Shows For Schools. Our presenters are generally happy to oblige.

We really appreciate the Melbourne Festival coming through for us. Seats are in high demand. If you haven't booked yet, get onto it! Go here to see what's on offer in this year's fab festival.

Want some free tickets yourself??? Well, subscribe to SFS here!

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Last week of term for QLD, NSW & VIC

14 September 2015

Nearly time to put your feet up and chill. Another week for the other states and territories.

Hurry - book your shows for next term. Some teachers are already booking for 2016!

Go here to search

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11 September 2015

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Vic teachers - inspire your kids in Term 4. Go to the Circus!

11 September 2015

Circus Oz has the wonderful CURIOSITY playing in their very own Speigeltent October 20 - 23. Your students can also do a fab circus skills workshop with the Circus Oz trainers too. It's a fantastic experience.

Details here

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Motivating children without reward or punishment

7 September 2015

Came across this interesting article saying that the ideal is to motivate children intrinsically rather than by reward or punishment ( extrinisically). Essentially it's about giving children (people) some control which leads to feeling happy.

Apparently happy people are more likely to behave. There are a few strategies suggested, too. Have a read here

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Talented Vic Music Students Need Apply

2 September 2015

Applications for the Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarship are up on the Victorian College of the Arts  website. The scholarships are for students from Government schools who gain places to study Music at tertiary level at the VCAA.  There are two scholarships ($5000 each), one for students wishing to continue Performance studies and the other for those intent on following a Composition pathway. The deadline for applications is Friday 6 November.

 Go here for details.

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Win $500+ for your school

24 August 2015

Just enter Sing For Good and help charity at the same time. 

You can enter as a school with a group (more than two) of students, a group of staff. You can even submit a song you have already filmed!! There is $20,000 in CASH prizes for schools. It's a national competition, people vote for your entry and that's how you win. So upload something soon! Winners announced 3 November.

Details here

Donations raised help people in need through Creativity Australia’s With One Voice program.

There are lots of community categories. Check out brain cancer surgeon Charlie Teo and staff in an operating theatre sing I will survive!

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One Arts Teacher

21 August 2015

I met Deb Kampl (above) last week. She's the art teacher at Harrisfield Primary in Noble Park, one of Melbourne's poorer suburbs.

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