September 28th 2016


Media Studies Students Gain Insight Into ACTF

Year 11 Media Studies students from Genazzano College in Melbourne had a unique opportunity to learn about the ACTF and what we do when they visited in September.

The students were particularly interested in how the television industry works and asked a number of probing questions about how children’s television is made, funded, broadcast and distributed.

The ACTF CEO, Jenny Buckland, outlined the history and role of the ACTF, as well as the challenges media organisations face in a rapidly changing environment. Our Head of Development and Production, Bernadette O’Mahony, gave the students an insight into what is required to take an idea on the page through to a quality finished production. Head of Education, Peter Maggs, showcased the value-add resources, events and apps the ACTF provides to teachers and students that complement our shows.

If your school would like to know more about the ACTF and its role please contact our Head of Education, Peter Maggs at:

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New resource: Writing rubrics

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August 11th 2022

Entries for the 2022 My Place Competition now open

Students are invited to submit their creative writing entries for the 2022 My Place Competition from 15 August – 16 September.

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New resource supports teachers to explore consent and identity in the classroom

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July 26th 2022

Virtual workshop recordings now live

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