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A winter gathering

Thanks to the kind hospitality of Margaret and Max Hamilton, a reunion of sorts for The School Magazine was on the agenda recently.

READ: Myriad Possibilities!

Members of The School Magazine staff were fortunate enough to be a part of the outstanding Twelfth National Conference of the Children’s Book Council, which took place in Sydney, 20-21 May.

Monkeying around

Did you know that Taronga Zoo are celebrating their centenary in 2016 too? We will featuring the zoo in our magazines this year.

Growing poems

One wonderful benefit of turning 100 are the tributes and good wishes from so many people.

Share your memories of the mag!

Calling all readers of The School Magazine! Our readers have been an integral part of our story for one hundred years.

Vale Kim Gamble

Kim Gamble is an integral part of The School Magazine story; his artwork has glowed from our pages for over a quarter of a century.

Planning a double celebration!

We are planning a joint birthday celebration with the soon-t0-be 200 years-old Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, and we are mighty excited! During 2016 The School Magazine will celebrate all the

Maurice Saxby Memorial

On Monday 19 January the Learning Systems Directorate of Public Schools NSW was represented by staff members of The School Magazine at a very special event.


Where do the photos in our magazines come from? Often, we find them in photo libraries.

Welcome David Hill

Sometimes we can welcome visitors in the most surprisingly apt ways.

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.

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.

Lunch with the luminaries

Back in the 1950s, when The School Magazine was a fledgling publication of a mere forty years or so, two young artists had their first work published in its pages.

Our new contact details

We've moved! Our new telephone number is 1300 749 369 Our new mailing address is: The School Magazine Locked Bag 53 Darlinghurst NSW 1300 Australia We currently have no fax facilities but

Fiji schools project

As you read this, picture a child in a remote village on a tropical island reading a copy of The School Magazine.

Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud!

The NSW branch of The Children’s Book Council held an event on 9 April to celebrate the announcement of this year’s notable books and the shortlists for the CBCA awards.


Pinerolo—the children’s book cottage Did you know that there’s a centre for children’s books at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains near Sydney? Established by Margaret Hamilton, Pinerolo aims to

Robot School goes on the road

‘Robot School’ has 130,000 School Magazine readers hooked.

The School Magazine in Thailand

While on holiday in Thailand, I handed out copies of The School Magazine at a local school. They said the Magazine would be a huge help in teaching English & getting the kids excited about reading

The Magazine Production Process

Creating quality children's literary publications isn't an easy process! Making the School Mag is a fun but long process, read about it here!

Radio National - Hindsight

The School Magazine on Radio National We've just had a subscriber let us know they heard about The School Magazine through the Radio National Program, Hindsight.

Literacy Forum, May 2012

Earlier this month, some of The School Magazine team took part in the ENGAGE AND ENABLE Literacy Forum. We promoted a love of reading for kids using our visual literacy aid of the Magazine.

Kerry Millard's visit

Kerry Millard is a fabulous children's illustrator who we are honoured to have working on on artwork for the Magazines. Art illuminates the text for kids and Kerry's work helps bring the words alive

The School Magazine in Bali

There are readers of The School Magazine everywhere! Earlier this month, a friend of the mag who was visiting Bali delivered some recent issues to Kemetug School on the Southern Slopes of Mount

The School Magazine Photo Shoot

Last Wednesday The School Magazine had a fantastic day shooting promotional photos and videos.

Meet artist Richard Gregory

Artist Richard Gregory just came in to the office to leave more beautiful work for the magazines. It's a real treat to be able to hold and admire their exquisite hand-drawn images.

The National Year of Reading

The pollies were all on song: Prime Minister Gillard and premiers, education ministers and councillors from around the country all lauded books and reading at the start of the National Year of

The School Magazine for 2012

By now, if you are a subscribing school or individual you would have received your first copies of The School Magazine for the year.

Music Memories

I had a lovely call from Ralph who was wanting a copy of a song that was published in The School Magazine that he had performed for his class when he was in Year 4.

Premier's Reading Challenge

Premier's Reading Challenge 2012 After more than 200 000 students successfully completed the 2011 Premier's Reading Challenge, on Monday morning Barry O'Farrell, the Premier of NSW launched next

Farewell, Network

Thursday, 10th November, 2011 Sue Murray Monday 7 November was the end of chapter in the rich and rare story of children’s literature in Australia.

Welcome to our blog

Welcome and hello to our brand new School Magazine website! We're all so proud and happy that we now have a website that is as snappy and vibrant as the magazines are.

Volume 100 celebration!

Monday 16 February was a day of great excitement for The School Magazine team and for the teachers and students of Haberfield Public School.

Maurice Saxby lecture

Story a wonderful focus at Maurice Saxby lecture An earlier blog focused on the memorial service for the man known as the ‘godfather of Australian children's literature', Maurice Saxby.

TSM joins IBBY Aust celebration

While 2016 marks a century of publication for The School Magazine, several other key anniversaries are popping up this year as well: The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, celebrates its two hundredth

2017 Writing Competition

We have been inundated with entries for our Writing Competition.