Posted by Lisa Hill on March 18, 2014
Click the link to find out more and to download the festival program. Take the kids if you can!
Childrens Book Festival 2014 – The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing, Ideas.
Also, check out this article, In Praise of Children’s Books, by Judith Ridge: where she reflects on the characters who nurtured her childhood love of reading – and passionately argues that we need to recognise, reward and nurture great children’s writing, as separate from great writing for young adults.
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Posted by Lisa Hill on October 11, 2013
The Copyright Agency Limited has just launched the Reading Australia website which aims to offer teachers resources to support the teaching of great Aussie books, matched to the Australian Curriculum. The books are selected for both primary and secondary schools and the resources, commissioned from PETA (the Primary English Teaching Association) are free.
I’m not very excited about their choices so far, but they are seeking feedback and suggestions – so now’s the time to get in touch with them and tell them about the beaut books they could be featuring.
Click the link below.
via Reading Australia > Home.
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Posted by Lisa Hill on September 9, 2011
Hmm, I’m not at all sure that this actually means anything at all, but for what it’s worth, click the link.
(At least Peter Garrett had the grace to offer congratulations. More than any other politician has ever done.)
Southern states top NAPLAN results – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
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Posted by Lisa Hill on April 12, 2011
CBCA Book of the Year 2011 shortlists announced · Readings.com.au
via CBCA Book of the Year 2011 shortlists announced · Readings.com.au.
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Posted by Lisa Hill on August 20, 2010
Thanks to Readings for news about this year’s awards. Click the link below:
Winners of the CBCA book awards for 2010 · Readings.com.au.
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Posted by Lisa Hill on July 26, 2010
National Year of Reading 2012
This interesting initiative is still being organised, but this is the website to watch…
via National Year of Reading 2012.
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Posted by Lisa Hill on September 15, 2009
This time last year I blogged about Victoria’s excellent results in the annual NAPLAN – and expressed my disappointment that the Minister for Education, Bronwyn Pike, had in her press release failed to congratulate Victoria’s teachers…
This year our results are again excellent – and this time, there’s credit where credit’s due:
The results are also a tribute to the dedication of our highly motivated principals and teachers,” Education Minister Bronwyn Pike said *.
That’s much better! Thanks!
*Source: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/news/newsalerts/2009/naplanresults09.htm and http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/minister-for-education/victorian-students-top-of-the-class-in-national-test.html
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