The School Magazine

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

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Apologies. There has been an error in the Countdown issue 9 magazine which has an incorrect comic serial. The correct comic serial is the most recent Mudkin episode.

New book - 'Tales of All Kinds'. Short stories, poems and plays for children. Ursula presents a webinar about 'Tales of All Kinds' for teachers to use the book in their classrooms.

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Using the magazines in your classroom.

A subscription to The School Magazine includes printed magazines, access to digital content and our carefully curated Learning Resources. Search, add, and share a wide range of dynamic and interactive content as you plan your literacy program.

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

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.

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"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!"