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Hurry. Special weeks booking fast (already!)

19 December 2016

Book shows, science shows and shows for NAIDOC week are really in demand. Don't leave it until next year to book them!

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Last day of school for ACT, NSW, SA and NT!

16 December 2016

Happy Holidays everyone. Hang in there Vic & Tas!

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How Memory Works

13 December 2016

As we go into the holidays and give our brains a rest, you might be interested in this cute, comic explainer of the link between attention and memory..... If you can remember to click the link...

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2016 a NAPLAN Plateau

13 December 2016

The full 2016 NAPLAN REPORT is now published

 in recent years NAPLAN results have largely plateaued. 

CEO of ACARA, Robert Randall says ..."We need to raise our expectations and strive for improved results across the board” 

At the national level for NAPLAN:

  • Reading results for Years 3 and 5 are better than they were in 2008. Compared with 2015, there has been no significant improvement.
  • Spelling results for Year 3 are better than they were in 2008. Compared with 2015, there has been no significant improvement.
  • Grammar/punctuation results for Year 3 are better than they were in 2008. Compared with 2015, there has been no significant improvement.
  • Numeracy results for Year 5 are better than they were in 2008. Compared with 2015, there has been no significant improvement.
  • Writing results for Year 9 saw a significant decrease since 2011 (the year from which results can be compared with for this domain).

Get more detail here

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What a great year. Thanks to you.

9 December 2016

This year, teachers have already directly booked over 87,000 students into our events. Thanks so much for using Shows For Schools! We love that more students are getting experience of professional arts because we make it easier for teachers to find the right event and compare what's available. 

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Close to the finish line!

8 December 2016

Some schools are finishing the year tomorrow!

Make sure you book your 2017 events so they're on the all important school calendar!

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In Melbourne? Hurry to see Brunnhilde Saves The World

4 December 2016

On today and tomorrow at The Opera Centre Southbank. Although suitable for children, this is an excellent small production that distills the essential story of the 14 hour Ring Cycle into an hour, helped by narration and film. Good performances, singing, costumes clever set. Details

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First day of Summer! Yay!

1 December 2016

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Go to the circus today!

19 November 2016

Last chance to see the wonderful 3 SPEED CRUNCH BOX in the Spielgeltent at Circus Oz in Collingwood.

Shows are at 10.30am & 12.30pm.

You can buy tickets at the door or online. $18 each. Buy Tickets here

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Book now for 2017 National Drama Conference

18 November 2016

In Perth, in February from Fri 10 to Sun 12. Early bird prices available now. Details here. Register here

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Go See Groucho!

15 November 2016

"Nothing short of masterful"  Chicago Tribune

I was lucky enough to see An Evening With Groucho at Chapel off Chapel last night. It's on there all this week (14 - 19 Nov) and is excellent. Highly recommended. Funny and engaging. Produced  in Australia, by one of SFS's companies, Jally Entertainment. Melbourne season details here.

Not many dates left for this tour. Check them here 

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Canny teachers booking for 2017 now.

15 November 2016

Yesterday we had quite a few bookings for shows for Book Week. You know it will come around, why not book the show you really want, on the day you want it? check out all our Book Week shows here

Image: Book Week in Schools 2017, incursion, Meerkat Productions

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