This month, in honour of Science Week, our focus is all things science. I absolutely loved science at school, and as a teacher one of my favourite subjects to take as an ‘extra’ was science. In my experience, people of all ages are fascinated by ongoing discoveries about the way the world – and the … Continue reading A Moment of Science Please
And, before you know it, it’s Term 3! Having been a secondary teacher in NSW, just the thought of Term 3 makes me feel tense. Hopefully you’re feeling on top of things and all set for a great term. This month I wanted to highlight a few books that may have slipped under your radar. … Continue reading There goes the first half of the year!
Whenever you start a new job there’s always a wealth of material to get on top of. Even when you’re experienced in an industry, there’s always new processes to learn & people to meet. But transitioning from one industry to another is whole other level of learning curve; a parabola if you will, where I … Continue reading Hello! from the new Education Manager
A book is the richest, most compelling way to relive 60,000 years of history; to experience anguish, ice ages or war in the safety of the pages; to teach empathy and compassion; to provide knowledge and its context. Jackie French is a beloved Australian author who has inspired generations of Australian to explore the … Continue reading WIN a collection of Jackie French secondary books!
The school year has started (Already?! Wasn't Christmas only a few days ago?) and schedules are quickly filling up. For parents, there might be nerves about the first day of school for young ones, or the hectic last year of school for teenagers. For students, this might not be their favourite time of year at all. … Continue reading Get the right start to the year with these resources!
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A YOUNG ADULT PRIZE PACK VALUED AT $200! Looking for a new book for the school holidays? We're giving you the low-down on the latest must reads that will keep you entertained all summer long. These reads are perfect for young adults - from the thoughtful and honest prose of Eliza … Continue reading WIN a YA prize pack valued at $200!
The Centre for Youth Literature is a national leader in the sphere of youth literature programming, this year they held their 12th Reading Matters Conference. It was an invigorating two days where the audience celebrated literature and storytelling, while discussing topics as diverse as activism, personal identity, the fantastic, relationships and much more. HarperCollins authors Alison … Continue reading Recap: Reading Matters Conference 2017
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. — Dr. Seuss With the school holidays ahead, we thought we’d take the time to remind you why reading a book can be one of the best boredom-eliminating activities for children (and a welcome … Continue reading School Holiday Reading Recommendations
It's Refugee Week this week, from Sunday 18 June to Saturday 24 June, a week dedicated to raising awareness across Australia about the issues affecting refugees. The week's theme, taken from the national anthem, "with courage let us all combine" is a call for unity – so in the spirit of the event, we've chosen some truly powerful … Continue reading 9 Powerful Stories to Read During Refugee Week
HarperCollinsPublishers welcomes registrations from Secondary Schools to attend the 2017 Creative Writing Day. To be held on Thursday 19 October, 2017, at HarperCollins Sydney office with guest authors Gabrielle Tozer and Eliza Henry-Jones. For more information and to register, please email Education Manager, Jacqui Barton: Jacqui.Barton@harpercollins.com.au Registrations Close 30 June 2017 Gabrielle Tozer is the internationally published author of … Continue reading Creative Writing Workshop: A Journey into the World of Fiction