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Aboriginal Novel Studies

Aboriginal Novel Studies

Teachers… We were having a ball whipping up the Learning Resource Pack for all you teacher mob. When we finished we went to put it on teacherspayteachers.com… only to find there are some deadly books and units of work on... More

City Life- Culture Shock

City Life- Culture Shock

You mob might not have heard of it before. It’s what you might feel when you go to the big city for the first time. It’s where you feel disorientated, overwhelmed, confused or exhausted by the new expectations, rules and... More

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

Wanting to give up ‘schooling away’

Wanting to give up ‘schooling away’

You wouldn’t be the first student who wanted to give up ‘schooling away’ at boarding school. Those city kids don’t realise what it is like to have to leave your family, mates, Country and culture to live in a place... 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

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

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