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Blast Off cover issue 10 2013

Countdown cover issue 10 2013



Orbit cover issue 10 2013  Touchdown issue 10 2013



Click on a cover to see examples of the stories, poems, plays, articles, activities and comic serials that fill every magazine.These samples give a taste of the magazines but are not full issues, which are all 36 pages. Read more

Touchdown Teaching Guide issue 10 2014 cover

Take a look at the contents of this Teaching Guide: 16 pages packed with lesson plans, worksheets, teaching ideas all linked to the Australian Curriculum.


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Planning a double celebration!

Meeting in Royal Botanical Gardens

We are planning a joint birthday celebration with the soon-to-be 200-years-old Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, and we are mighty excited! Read more


Story a wonderful focus at Maurice Saxby lecture

Libby Gleeson at the CBCA Maurice Saxby Lecture 2015

Author Libby Gleeson (c) with Margaret Hamilton and Gail Erskine of the CBCA.

On 6 May 2015 accomplished children's author, Libby Gleeson AM, delivered the most recent Maurice Saxby Lecture at the University of Sydney.
A member of The School Magazine team had the privilege of being in the captivated audience, as Libby spoke  on a theme that's at the heart of The School Magazine—story.
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Volume 100 Celebration!

 Haberfield PS students celebrating Volume 100 of The School Magazine

Monday 16 February was a day of great excitement for The School Magazine team and for the teachers and students of Haberfield Public School. At a special school assembly, Dr Michele Bruniges, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education and Communities gave an address to mark the occasion of the publication of Volume 100 of The School Magazine. Read more



On Monday 19 January staff members of The School Magazine attended a very special event. They joined three hundred members of the children's literature community and others in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney to farewell the man known fondly as the godfather of Australian children's literature. Read more

Maurice Saxby and staff of The School Mag


We're running a short article in Countdown next year about a stunning sight that can be found just up the road from our office, in Centennial Park. It's a labyrinth. Read more

Exiting labyrinth


Welcome David Hill

Today we had the pleasure of having lunch with long-time contributor David Hill and his wife, Beth. Regular readers of The School Magazine will know that David Hill is a prolific and versatile writer. Read more

At lunch with David Hill


Bookfeast 2014

It was an absolute joy to take part in Bookfeast 2014 along with more than 400 keen young readers and their teachers at Burwood RSL on Thursday 11 September. Read more

Sue with young readers


SCBWI Conference

There can't be too many groups that could boast the passion for creativity and the warmth of friendship and support that the Australia and New Zealand SCBWI branch is known for. The School Magazine went along to participate in a panel session: Tips on grants and organisations. Read more


Lunch with the luminariesAstra's artwork

On a cold, crisp day this week, I was lucky enough to have lunch with that lovely pair—Astra Lãcis (left) and Noela Young (right)—and to share in some of their recollections of earlier times. Astra started illustrating in 1957 and retired from illustration work a few years ago. Noela continues to illustrate for us still, some sixty years after she started!

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Astra and Noela

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