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Article / September 1, 2021

Student Poetry Competition 2021: Years 3-4

Article / September 1, 2021

Student Poetry Competition 2021: Years 5-6

Article / September 1, 2021

Student Poetry Competition 2021: Years 7-8

Article / May 12, 2021

What’s on offer for teachers?

Article / August 9, 2020

Student Poetry Competition. And the winners are…

Young poets reveal creative skills and inner strengths in a time of crisis

Article / August 9, 2020

Student Poetry Competition: prep-year 2, Winner and Honourable Mentions

Read Adele Bilney's winning poem and students who received Honourable Mentions

Article / August 9, 2020

Student Poetry Competition: Years 3-4, Winner and Honourable Mentions

Read Mehak Soin's winning poem and students who received Honourable Mentions

Article / August 9, 2020

Student Poetry Competition: Years 5-6, Winner and Honourable Mentions

Read Felicity van Rensburg's winning poem and students who received Honourable Mentions

Article / August 9, 2020

Student Poetry Competition, Years 7-8, Winner and Honourable Mentions

Read Ravin Rathnayake's winning poem and students who received Honourable Mentions

Article / August 9, 2020

Student Poetry Competition, Years 9-10, Winner and Honourable Mentions

Read Haelie Roberts' winning poem and students who received Honourable Mentions

Article / August 9, 2020

Student Poetry Competition, Years 11-12, Winner and Honourable Mentions

Read Derek Villaceran's winning poem and students who received Honourable Mentions

Video / July 27, 2020

How the Year of the Cat captured our imaginations

Students from all school sectors are invited to create a film that demonstrates their creative exploration.

Video / June 22, 2020

‘It’s a really good opportunity to kick start young filmmakers’

Students from all school sectors are invited to create a film that demonstrates their creative exploration.

Article / June 8, 2020

Student Film Festival 2020 – download our flyer

Students from all school sectors are invited to create a film that demonstrates their creative exploration. Selected films will be screened at a gala night.

Article / May 23, 2020

Student Poetry Competition 2020 – entries now closed

Entries have now closed in our Student Poetry Competition. We'll be announcing the winners in Term Three.

Article / May 18, 2020

Our story dispensers – food for the soul

Find out how wining poems from our Student Poetry Competition will be published on our story dispensers.

Podcast / May 4, 2020

How do you inspire young poets? Poetry podcast, part two

How do you inspire young poets? Join with Alan Wright and Corrine Kaplan in this second episode our of poetry podcast.

Article / April 24, 2020

A message of Hope from Paul Kelly to our student poets

Singer, songwriter and poet Paul Kelly speaks about what poetry means to him in this inspiring message for students

Article / April 20, 2020

Want to write a poem? Here’s how to get started

Are you a student looking for inspiration to write a poem for our Student Poetry Competition? Here are some great ideas to get you on your way.

Podcast / April 5, 2020

Poetry podcast: What is poetry? In conversation with Alan Wright and Corrine Kaplan

Listen to the first of our poetry podcasts, in conversation with Alan Wright and Corrine Kaplan, as they answer the question, What is poetry?

Article / March 29, 2020

Why children need poetry – and how to inspire them

We're offering resources for teachers and parents to help inspire young poets, as part of our Student Poetry Competition 2020. In our first instalment, Diane Bourke writes that children are born poets , but need adults to help them know it.

Video / April 29, 2019

‘A spark that sets them on their way’

Watch Education Minister and festival ambassador James Merlino talk about the Arts Learning Festival