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6 October 2015

Wildzone adventures - Byards Wetland, Reynella East, Adelaide

Fed up with the kids getting square eyes but stuck for inspiration? Prepare to get your hands dirty when you join the City of Onkapringa for this free fun filled nature play event.


Date: Saturday 10 October

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Venue: Byards Road Wetland, Reynella East


Be inspired with some fantastic ideas on how to spend more family time playing outdoors and using your imagination in a natural setting. Activities include Ngarrindjeri weaving using native reeds and sedges, discover wetland birds and try pond dipping with nets to investigate the critters that live in the wetland, join a wetland habitat tour, construct a woodland cubby from twigs and branches, and much more.


No booking required, just turn up for some outdoor fun! For more information contact Tracy Fulton on 08 8384 0083.

Excellence in Professional Practice Conference 2016: Call For Papers


The Excellence in Professional Practice Conference (EPPC) is a conference presented by practitioners, for practitioners.


EPPC is for teachers, school leaders and researchers, teams collaborating for improvement in year levels, across a whole school, in clusters of schools, or partnering with external organisations.


Presenting at EPPC is an outstanding professional development activity for staff, schools and communities.


The theme for the 2016 Excellence in Professional Practice Conference is Collaboration. ACER is calling on all educators interested in sharing their practices with the broader educational community to submit presentations that exemplify a collaborative approach to improving learning. Click here for more information.

Mars On The Horizon - RIAUS

To help fuel and inform the STEM and space conversations that will no doubt be happening around the movie, The Martian by Andy Weir. A great story that has just been released as a blockbuster movie. RiAus has created clips on the science behind the movie. You could use these clips in the classroom to explore the idea of leaving Earth for another planet, the extensive STEM content and get to know some space experts; hear from the author, an astronaut, space archaeologist, space and planetary scientist and visual effects producer. Take a look at the video from RiAus.

Connecting Classrooms

The new Connecting Classrooms programme, running from 2015–2018, will build the capacity of 45,000 teachers and 12,000 school leaders worldwide to support them to integrate a range of core skills into the curriculum. The focus is on a focus on: digital literacy,

critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and imagination, student leadership, collaboration and communication, citizenship. Read more at Schools Online from the British Council.

Apple Watch save a teen's life and then receives a phone call from Tim Cook. an iPhone and an internship at Apple.

 Paul Houle Jr., a 17-year-old Tabor Academy senior in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, discovered after practice one day that he had pain in his chest and back when taking deep breaths, along with a rapid heart rate.  Read the story at Macrumours

Spring - A Time of Renewal and Spring Cleaning

Most of us like to give our homes a good Spring cleaning, not just in Spring, but throughout the year, but most products contain ingredients that we woud not use because we are unaware of what they can do to our health and environment.  Commonly known as "nasty ingredients", so what can we do about them and keep our homes clean and safe for our children and ourselves...Read More

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