October 31st 2017


Coming in 2018: Lah-Lah Music Education Resource for F-2

The ACTF is delighted to announce a partnership with celebrated Australian children’s music act, Lah-Lah, to create a music education resource for early primary teachers and students.

Those familiar with the ABC Kids television show Lah-Lah’s Adventures will know creators Tina and Mark Harris for their catchy music and their skill in engaging a young audience. The pair are also passionate early childhood music advocates, introducing thousands of children to music and musical instruments through both their television content and their performances in early learning settings.

As part of their advocacy, Tina and Mark have contributed to panel discussions on music education across Australia, and are raising awareness about the low number of specialist music teachers in primary schools. Currently, the majority of Australian primary schools do not have a specialist music teacher, so music education is either taught by a generalist classroom teacher, or not taught at all.

Together we see this as an opportunity to create a valuable resource for those generalist teachers who may not feel skilled in teaching this area of the Australian Curriculum, and to hopefully encourage music to be taught more widely in the early primary years.

Discussing our collaboration, ACTF Head of Education Peter Maggs explained, “The Lah-Lah Music Education Resource aims to provide general classroom teachers in Years F-2 with the inspiration, confidence and tools to embed music education into their teaching.”

The resource will be available to schools early in 2018.

See also:

July 12th 2024

Meet Australian Olympian swimmer, Wilhelmina Wylie

Do your students know the story of ‘Mina’ Wylie, one of our first female Olympians? 

July 12th 2024

New release: Windcatcher learning resource

Our latest resource provides sequenced learning tasks to complement and extend a class or cohort screening of the feature film, Windcatcher.

July 12th 2024

Coming soon to cinemas: Runt film adaptation

Written by Craig Silvey and illustrated by Sara Acton, the novel Runt was published in 2022 and was named the 2023 Book of the Year for Younger Readers by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Australian schools will soon have the chance to enjoy this story on screen.

June 28th 2024

NSW Year 9 English unit: ‘Exploring the Speculative’

The New South Wales Department of Education has featured episodes of the comedy-horror series Crazy Fun Park in resources designed for the Year 9, Term 4 program 'Exploring the Speculative'.  

May 9th 2024

Consent and Respectful Relationships: Screen texts to support learning

Our resources related to consent and respectful relationships education are regularly sought out by teachers. Many ACTF-supported series and resources can support learning in primary and secondary classrooms. 

Search ACTF

No results