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Catch up on the latest Education News, and read about upcoming professional learning opportunities for teachers and eLearning events for students.

Latest Education News

Menstrual Management in Schools: Explore the Issue with ACTF Resources

The Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit explores the content and themes in the film, including menstruation, puberty and body image.

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The Inbestigators Q&A Webinar Announced for Term 4

This November 22, Australian primary students can take part in a live Q&A webinar with The Inbestigators cast: Anna Cooke (Maudie); Aston Droomer (Ezra); Abby Bergman (Ava); and Jamil Smyth-Secka (Kyle).

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Winners Announced for the 2019 My Place Competition

As short stories about 2019 My Place characters flooded in from schools all over the country this term, the ACTF was given a unique window into the creativity, passions, concerns and diversity of Australia’s young people.

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Little Lunch App Competition: An Exciting Avenue to Extend English Skills

Primary teachers, are your students working on digital text comprehension and creation in English? Why not plan an engaging Term 4 English unit around our 2019 Little Lunch App Competition?

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Laughing and Learning in Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops

Our ACMI / ACTF virtual comedy scriptwriting workshops wrapped up last week with students presenting their hilarious original sketches to other schools across the country.

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Teach the General Capabilities with the Hardball Teaching Toolkit

Themes of family, multiculturalism, and resilience – along with ethical dilemmas, Jerry’s healthy respect for mathematics, and the problematic use of ICT by almost everyone – makes Hardball the perfect children’s series to explore the General Capabilities through.

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Exploring Mental Health with Mustangs FC

Teachers, are you looking for mental health lesson plans ahead of this year’s R U OK Day? The Mustangs FC Teaching Toolkit contains relevant learning tasks and discussion starters for primary and secondary students.

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Prepare for the Hardball Q&A Webinar with Free Support Materials

Primary teachers, would you like to give your students valuable experience in a moderated online learning environment? Our upcoming Hardball Q&A Webinar enables students to interview young actors directly while also learning about video conference etiquette.

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Book Week Giveaway: Noah & Saskia Class Set

To celebrate 2019 Book Week, the ACTF is giving one lucky teacher a class set of Noah & Saskia novels.

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Victorian Government School Teachers: Help Inform the Quality of Digital Teaching Resources

The Victorian Department of Education is seeking feedback on its digital resources for teachers.

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Final Call for the 2019 My Place Competition

With our short story competition closing on Friday 16 August, it’s now time for students to produce their final work and for teachers to get busy uploading!

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Register Now for the Free Hardball Q&A Webinar and Scriptwriting Workshops

ACTF Education is hosting multiple virtual learning events for primary students this month. Would your class like to interview the cast of Hardball in our upcoming webinar? Or laugh along in a series of Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops?

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Upcoming Education Events

Little Lunch App Competition: Term Three / Term Four

Little Lunch App Competition: Term Three / Term Four

Mon 14 Oct 2019 - Fri 08 Nov 2019

Opening up last year’s Little Lunch App Competition to Year 3 / 4 students led to a record number of entries. This year’s competition will again be open to students from Years 3-6, with entries open from 14 October – 08 November.


The Inbestigators Q&A Webinar

The Inbestigators Q&A Webinar

Fri 22 Nov 2019, 12:15pm - 1:00pm

This November 22, Australian primary students can take part in a live Q&A webinar with The Inbestigators cast: Anna Cooke (Maudie); Aston Droomer (Ezra); Abby Bergman (Ava); and Jamil Smyth-Secka (Kyle).