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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 SFS enews for the year coming out soon

29 November 2017

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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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Shaun Parker's THE YARD

16 November 2017

One of Australia's finest choreographers, Shaun Parker, combined with an inspirational school program in Western Sydney to create THE YARD. The outcome is an excellent on all levels - a great short show that students will love combined with a workshop component which together give plenty of springboard opportunites for study/discussion. Offered as incursion next year for Primary students and Secondary students to Yr 9, grab it! Details here

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Melbourne Cup Day Today

7 November 2017

Hope your horse comes in and your hat doesn't get wet.

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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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