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24 August 2015

 VOTE - Should Australia adopt a national compulsory immunisation program?

On 1 january 2016 Victoria will introduce the "no jab, no play" policy  for all children attending a pre-school or childcare. This requires all children to be fully immunised. With strong opinions for and against immunisation, what do you think? Should Australia adopt a compulsory national immunisation program?

If you click "It depends" share your thoughts here.

 

Australian Curriculum want your opinion

ACARA  are undertaking a user survey of the Australian Curriculum website and want to hear from you. With over 18 million page views last year, the Australian Curriculum website is a popular place to visit. ACARA  want you to tell them what you like about it, what you don’t like, and how we could go about improving it.

The survey will be open until 30 September and will only take a few minutes....View the survey.

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.

Ri-Aus Competition for for all ages - Entries close 23 August 2015

Inspired by the Japanese haiku, Sci-ku is a short three-line poem about sciences. Sci-ku is a small, modest and humble poem that depicts the everyday world around us, aiming to give a flash of insight into that world — like a scientific ‘Eureka!’ moment expressed briefly in words.

 

For more details about rules and writing haiku poetry go to the Ri-Aus website riaus.org.au

13 - A NEW MUSICAL - A grown up story about growing up

Sydney’s freshest independent musical theatre company Birdie Productions now steps up the energy with the cultish hit teen musical:

13 – the first ever Broadway show to feature an all-child cast and band. Evan Goldman has it all: He's popular, has the ‘perfect’ family and lives in the world’s greatest city — New York. But when his parents get divorced, he's forced to move with his Mum to small-town Appleton, Indiana.

Uprooted from his old life, he must manoeuver his way through the minefield of high school to become part of the ‘in’ crowd. With wit and searing honesty, 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages.  To book go to Birdie Productions

WriteOn 2015

WriteOn is an annual writing competition open to all primary students in Years 1 to 6. Using a photograph as a stimulus, students are asked to compose an imaginative piece of writing.

 

The competition provides primary students with the opportunity to become published authors. Outstanding entries from last year's WriteOn competition have been published in the Best of WriteOn anthology. This year the competition is being held in association with the State Library of NSW. The presentation of certificates will be held at the State Library of NSW on 16 September 2015.

Entry details are on the BOSTES NSW website

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