Ethical Understanding – Primary

The processes of reflecting on and interrogating core ethical issues and concepts underlie all areas of the curriculum. These include justice, right and wrong, freedom, truth, identity, empathy, goodness and abuse.



Paruku: The Desert Brumby by Jesse Blackadder

From the award-winning author of STAY: THE LAST DOG IN ANTARCTICA comes a moving tale inspired by the true story of the Kimberley brumbies and their journey to Dubai.

ISBN: 9780733331794| RRP $14.99 


Refuge by Jackie French

Brilliant in construct, compelling and extraordinarily moving, this is a book that speaks to each of us and reminds us that while we mightn’t be refugees, we are all newcomers to this country and that everyone has a story worth hearing.

ISBN: 9780732296179 | RRP $15.99


Reaching Out Messages of Hope by Mariah Kennedy UNICEF

Fifteen-year-old Mariah Kennedy is passionate about fighting for social justice. As the UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador, Mariah created REACHING OUT as a fundraising project and all author royalties will be donated to UNICEF. Heartfelt and inspiring, this book contains stories, poems and illustrations that have been donated by some of the most world’s renowned and respected authors and illustrators

ISBN: 9781743098691 | RRP $14.54


The Bicycle by Colin Thompson

The Bicycle features separate illustrations from internationally acclaimed artists – including Quentin Blake, Shaun Tan, Tony Ross and Freya Blackwood – which celebrate the liberating joy of two wheels. Sprinkled throughout are delightful quotes from famous people, as well as quotes from Cambodian children such as 14-year-old Dany, who describes his bicycle as his ‘best friend’.

ISBN: 9780733329876 | RRP $27.99


The Giver by Lois Lowry

It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders.Twelve-year old Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems.

ISBN: 9780007263516 | RRP $14.99


The Lorax by Dr Seuss

In this haunting fable about the dangers of destroying our forests and woodlands, the long-suffering Lorax struggles to save all the Truffula Trees from the wicked Once-ler’s axe.

ISBN: 9780007173112 | RRP $9.99


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