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Stronger Smarter- For all you teacher mob out there

Stronger Smarter- For all you teacher mob out there

We think the Stronger Smarter philosophy is deadly! It is helping to change mindsets and empower Aboriginal people. They believe in high expectations, positive sense of cultural identity and positive Indigenous leadership. When I first arrived at Halls Creek District High School... More

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Does your community have a library? If not, you should speak with your teachers about asking the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to donate books to your school! You can even take them home! The mob at Halls Creek District High School... More

Deadly Reads: Matty’s Comeback by Anita Heiss

Deadly Reads: Matty’s Comeback by Anita Heiss

If you love rugby or the Rabbitohs as much as Matty in “Matty’s Comeback” by Anita Heiss you should totally read this book. A junior fiction book aimed at Aboriginal boys aged 8+ this book follows 10 year old Matty... More

Competition EXTENDED

Competition EXTENDED

February 20, 2018

Hey YOU! Due to many requests from teachers around Australia we have had to extend the closing date of our competition to match the term dates- so that school projects can be finished and deadly entries be sent! Sooooooo that... More

Travel as writing inspiration

Travel as writing inspiration

February 11, 2018

One of the biggest perks about working in schools means we get school holidays when you do… even if we still have to do planning and marking along the way. We love travel and have been to some deadly places... More

How the SWIRL program shaped me

How the SWIRL program shaped me

I am a strong advocate for the work of the Story Writing In Remote Locations (SWIRL) program through Victoria University. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the eye opening experiences I had with the SWIRL program through when... More

Deadly Reads: Specky Magee and the Best of Oz

Deadly Reads: Specky Magee and the Best of Oz

This is the first book we have read from the Specky Magee series… and we LOVED it! Wish I could give it a thousand stars out of ten. The story line is deadly: Specky getting selected for the International Rules... More

Deadly Reads- Begin, End, Begin- A Love OZ YA Anthology

Deadly Reads- Begin, End, Begin- A Love OZ YA Anthology

If you haven’t yet read the “Begin, End, Begin- A Love OZ YA Anthology” edited by Danielle Binks you should now. It took me a while to be sold on the ‘anthology’ and short story idea. I’m a lover of big,... More

Youngest ever author

Youngest ever author

As I was editing our latest Indigenous young adult supernatural suspense fiction book my nephew came over to see what I was doing. I explained to him that I was reading my editor‘s feedback and then making changes based on... More

LAUNCH DAY

LAUNCH DAY

Sooooo excited to have sent out our emails and press releases for our Black Cockatoo art and story competition! Official LAUNCH is TOMORROW! HUGE THANKS to our judges: Jared Thomas Anita Heiss Thomas Worrigal Emma MacNiell MASSIVE THANKS to our... More

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