The School Magazine

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

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An annual subscription includes 10 engaging issues of The School Magazine packed with poems, plays, stories, articles, puzzles, graphic serials and activities to inspire your young readers.

Scope and sequences, Learning resources, Close reading transcripts and Assessment rubrics combine to assist in implementation of the NSW English Syllabus and Australian Curriculum (Version 9)

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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..

New in 2023, Scope and Sequence documents to assist with your programming.

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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
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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.

Close Reading
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Ages 6—13 years

Close Reading provides an opportunity for multiple readings of the same text, focusing on different textual elements such as key ideas, details, craft, structure, and language features, including vocabulary and grammatical analysis.

Dharug Vocabulary
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Ages 7—13 years

These Dharug Vocabulary Illustrations and Audio Files have been created and recorded by Dharug Language Custodian, Jasmine Seymour. It is essential to use the audio file in conjunction with the illustration.

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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!"