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10 of the Best Back to School Picture Books

10 of the Best Back to School Picture Books

Picture books are a great way to connect with our students. A relatable character’s experiences can provide reassurance or help voice complex emotions. Events in books can generate excitement for what’s to come or be a tool for reflecting on what’s happened. The start...

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Back to School Student Gift Ideas

Back to School Student Gift Ideas

Back to school time is almost here! Get ready for the first day of school or your parent/teacher night with these creative {and sometimes yummy} treats for students. Get Ready to Shine! A multi-pack of Glowsticks from Kmart make the perfect little gift for your new...

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5 Keys to a Successful HASS program

5 Keys to a Successful HASS program

Teaching all of the HASS content in the Australian curriculum can be overwhelming! Particularly as the grades go up. Add in Civics & Citizenship in Year 3 and then Economics in Year 5 and your head can just be spinning with all the different content your students...

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Teaching Puberty the Sensitive Way

Teaching Puberty the Sensitive Way

As a requirement of the Australian Curriculum, Year 5 and 6 students need to be taught about the basics of puberty and the changes this phase of life may impose on an individuals life. Puberty, however, can be a sensitive topic for many primary school students....

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10 Ways to Inject FUN into the Classroom

10 Ways to Inject FUN into the Classroom

Children can't wait to start school. Kindergartners and preschoolers often talk passionately about what they are going to learn and do when they get to school. But unfortunately, with a crowded curriculum, these children can quickly lose their love for learning as...

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How to Pack a Healthy Lunchbox

How to Pack a Healthy Lunchbox

Are you ready for a year of packing lunchboxes… every… single… weekday? Did you know that’s equal to about 200 lunchboxes?!! This fact will send many into a spin but packing the lunchbox doesn’t need to be stressful or time consuming. In fact it can actually be an...

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Gumnut Wreath Craft Tutorial

Gumnut Wreath Craft Tutorial

Looking for an Australian themed Christmas craft to compliment your end of year activities? Well look no further! This is one of my most favourite Christmas crafts to do each year with my kiddos. Probably about this time of the year we spend a few afternoons a week...

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