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What’s On TV? Monday 15 April – Friday 21 April

What’s On TV? Monday 15 April – Friday 21 April

15 April 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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ACTF Sleep at the ‘G Fundraising Update

ACTF Sleep at the ‘G Fundraising Update

5 April 2019

The ACTF’s ‘Sleep at the ‘G’ team is approaching the halfway mark in its target to reach $10,000 to support homeless youth. The crew is currently third on the leader board and is calling for donations to reach first place.

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What’s On TV? Monday 8 April – Sunday 14 April

What’s On TV? Monday 8 April – Sunday 14 April

5 April 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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NSW Students Examine 'Authentic Truths' with MY:24

NSW Students Examine 'Authentic Truths' with MY:24

5 April 2019

The factual entertainment series MY:24 is included as a text in the NSW Year 11 Standard English module, ‘Contemporary Possibilities’. NSW English teachers, will you be teaching this unit next term? 

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2019 ALEA National Conference: Melbourne, 9-12 July

2019 ALEA National Conference: Melbourne, 9-12 July

2 April 2019

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation is very proud to be the principal sponsor of this year’s National ALEA Conference, which will be held in Melbourne. 

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Our Top 5 Education Resources

Our Top 5 Education Resources

1 April 2019

Our latest numbers are in, showing the five most viewed ACTF support materials over the past month. Could these popular teaching resources be used in your classroom? 

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Get Ready to Play: It’s Hardball Time!

Get Ready to Play: It’s Hardball Time!

25 March 2019

Northern Pictures’ first foray into live-action drama for the 7-11 audience – Hardball (13 x 24 min) - will premiere on the ABC Me App on April 1. Distributed internationally by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Hardball is the brainchild of creators Guy Edmonds and Matt Zermes.

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Get LinkedIn with the ACTF

Get LinkedIn with the ACTF

21 March 2019

Follow the ACTF on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date with our latest news, relevant trending topics and industry-related insights on kids' TV in Australia and internationally.

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Screenrights’ Cultural Fund Open for Applications

Screenrights’ Cultural Fund Open for Applications

21 March 2019

Applications are now open for Screenrights’ 2019 Cultural Fund, which supports new and exciting initiatives that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand.

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What’s On TV? Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March

What’s On TV? Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March

20 March 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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Digital Workshops for Pre-Service Teachers

Digital Workshops for Pre-Service Teachers

18 March 2019

As part of our ongoing outreach to schools, teachers and pre-service teachers, ACTF Education recently presented a virtual workshop for pre-service secondary Arts Education teachers at the University of South Australia. 

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World Storytelling Day: 20 March 2019

World Storytelling Day: 20 March 2019

15 March 2019

A global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, World Storytelling Day encourages people to share stories and inspiration, and to learn from each other. Our recently updated MY:24 App is an ideal digital storytelling tool for students to explore on this day.  

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Register Now for our First Day Webinar

Register Now for our First Day Webinar

15 March 2019

On Thursday 28 March at 12:00pm AEDT, upper primary and secondary students from around Australia are invited to participate in our live Q&A session with First Day writer and director Julie Kalceff, and Evie MacDonald, who plays the lead role of Hannah. 

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MY:24 App Update – Now Available to Download

MY:24 App Update – Now Available to Download

13 March 2019

Inspired by the documentary series MY:24 – in which young Australians share the events which changed their lives forever – our recently updated MY:24 App scaffolds students in making their own mini documentaries. 

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ACTF Sleeping Rough for Youth Homelessness

ACTF Sleeping Rough for Youth Homelessness

8 March 2019

The ACTF will participate in the Melbourne City Mission’s Sleep at the ‘G event this May to support the 6,000 young Victorians experiencing homelessness each night. 

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What’s On TV? Monday 11 March – Sunday 17 March

What’s On TV? Monday 11 March – Sunday 17 March

6 March 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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Resources for National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

Resources for National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

4 March 2019

On Friday 15 March 2019, schools across Australia will take part in the ninth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. The ACTF has a range of engaging content that is perfect for starting classroom conversations about the impact of bullying.

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Creating Picture Story Books with My Place

Creating Picture Story Books with My Place

4 March 2019

The Education Team recently visited the school that won the Year 5/6 Category of the 2018 My Place Story Writing Competition and learnt how they integrated the competition into their Year 6 Picture Story Book Unit. 

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First Day Webinar: Meet Director Julie Kalceff and Actress Evie Macdonald

First Day Webinar: Meet Director Julie Kalceff and Actress Evie Macdonald

4 March 2019

Our free upcoming webinar gives students the opportunity to meet Julie Kalceff, writer and director of the award-winning short film First Day (2017), and actress Evie Macdonald, who plays the lead role of Hannah. 

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What’s On TV? Monday 25 February – Sunday 3 March

What’s On TV? Monday 25 February – Sunday 3 March

22 February 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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