The School Magazine

Australia’s most-loved and longest-running literary publication for children

Launchpad Issue 2 has arrived!

Learning resources supporting the use of Launchpad Issue 1 and 2 will be located on the AA and SS Curriculum Reform Teams site. Keep a look out!

If you are an Accelerated Adopter School or Self Selected School we would love to hear from you via the QR code in Issue 1 Launchpad. Scan the code on the Contents Page.

Orbit Issue 6, 2022 and onwards will now be published with audio recordings to help you differentiate your classroom! Touchdown is coming soon!

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Using the magazines in your classroom.

A subscription to The School Magazine includes printed magazines, access to our carefully curated digital learning resources in PDF format. A digital subscription provides access to all digital content, including e-magazines, interactive content, audio of some stories as well as video of some poems. It is a treasure trove of resources for your literacy program..

Explore some ideas and strategies to use The School Magazines in your classroom.

Learn about the resources and functions for teachers

Highly engaging text types that students look forward to reading issue after issue

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View Countdown
Ages 7—9 years

Countdown is a literary treasure trove that inspires and captivates newly independent readers.

Blast Off
View Blast Off
Ages 9—10 years

Blast Off excites and delights inquisitive and independent readers, consolidating their knowledge of English.

View Orbit
Ages 10—11 years

Orbit captures the imagination of skilled readers through crafted texts and engaging illustrations.

View Touchdown
Ages 11 + years

Touchdown delivers a rich array of texts, allowing capable readers to explore the exciting world of literature.

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Aaren, author of the testimonial

"I love your magazine so much that when I get it I literally read the whole thing straight away. I enjoy reading the magazines over and over again. I hope you continue making wonderful magazines for years to come."

Allysa, author of the testimonial

"Your magazine is so cool because you have cool cartoons, crosswords and very good poems. The plays are very hilarious. You have magic tricks that are amazing but quite hard. I really like the puzzling tales. You make the best mag! Keep up the good work!"