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If you wanted to write your own story, where would you even start Why not find out from a professional Children's author Andy Griffiths visited a group of students and shared ...

If you wanted to write your own story, where would you even start Why not find out from a professional Children's author Andy Griffiths visited a group of students and shared his thoughts on what makes a good story and helped them write some of their own.

William Shakespeare lived so long ago that it's pretty unbelievable how popular his work remains today. Words and phrases he invented still influence the way we talk and did ...

William Shakespeare lived so long ago that it's pretty unbelievable how popular his work remains today. Words and phrases he invented still influence the way we talk and did you know The Lion King was based on Hamlet There's a lot you may not know about William Shakespeare, so why not let him tell you himself

Play School's dashing Andrew McFarlane reads the children's book Butterfly, Butterfly.

Play School's dashing Andrew McFarlane reads the children's book Butterfly, Butterfly.

Contestants have 30 seconds to write an equation using six random numbers to reach a target, using each number once.

Contestants have 30 seconds to write an equation using six random numbers to reach a target, using each number once.

A school writing club allows us the chance to tag along to their writing camp where they share reasons for their love of writing and sample some of their work. Whether ...

A school writing club allows us the chance to tag along to their writing camp where they share reasons for their love of writing and sample some of their work. Whether visiting fantasy worlds like Hogwarts from Harry Potter or traveling to the past with a WWII themed event, these students recognise that through reading and writing, our creativity can take us anywhere.

Is cursive still important to learn in the modern age of technology Some countries have decided it's not and moved on from including it in their curriculum, opting to just ...

Is cursive still important to learn in the modern age of technology Some countries have decided it's not and moved on from including it in their curriculum, opting to just teach typing instead. Students weigh in on this trend and discuss whether or not they still think it's beneficial to be taught cursive.

We have all types of rules in life. Some help us be polite, some keep us safe and some help us get along with others.

We have all types of rules in life. Some help us be polite, some keep us safe and some help us get along with others.

Hannah Chandler may be just 12yearsold but she's already written a book that's been published; pretty impressive! Find out how encouragement from her teacher and a great idea ...

Hannah Chandler may be just 12yearsold but she's already written a book that's been published; pretty impressive! Find out how encouragement from her teacher and a great idea helped her find success as a young writer.

Emma reads Lynley Dodd's Nickle Nackle Tree, counting the different birds in the branches.

Emma reads Lynley Dodd's Nickle Nackle Tree, counting the different birds in the branches.

Canadian astronaut, Julie Payette, visits Bookaboo to read the story, Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort.

Canadian astronaut, Julie Payette, visits Bookaboo to read the story, Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort.

Andrew reads a book about animals called Come By Chance

Andrew reads a book about animals called Come By Chance

Best selling kids author Andy Griffiths goes along to a school and teach the kids there how to write wacky, imaginative and hilarious stories, just like him.

Best selling kids author Andy Griffiths goes along to a school and teach the kids there how to write wacky, imaginative and hilarious stories, just like him.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 run riot in the Walden home, Conrad breaks an old rule and unlocks a crate, and Cat warns of the terrible consequences to come. Lawrence 'Larry' Quinn ...

Thing 1 and Thing 2 run riot in the Walden home, Conrad breaks an old rule and unlocks a crate, and Cat warns of the terrible consequences to come. Lawrence 'Larry' Quinn turns out to be a toothless, rotund, slob with credit card debts. When Larry notices the little dog has run off again, he calls Joan and reminds her of military school.

Discusses basics of poetry and finding inspiration for writing poetry.

Discusses basics of poetry and finding inspiration for writing poetry.

A general makes a murderous rise to the throne of Scotland, aided by his ambitious wife and three prophesying witches.

A general makes a murderous rise to the throne of Scotland, aided by his ambitious wife and three prophesying witches.

Confusion occurs when two couples, along with a troupe of comic actors, enter a magic forest ruled by fairies.

Confusion occurs when two couples, along with a troupe of comic actors, enter a magic forest ruled by fairies.

Neighbours
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Neighbours

Season 36  |  Episode 7826  |  ELEVEN  |  April 23, 2018
Teach English with everyday conversations from the world of one of Australia's favourite soap operas.

Teach English with everyday conversations from the world of one of Australia's favourite soap operas.

It's a hilariously haunting Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood. Roo's best new pal, Lumpy, is excited to trick-or-treat for the first time - until Tigger warns them about the ...

It's a hilariously haunting Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood. Roo's best new pal, Lumpy, is excited to trick-or-treat for the first time - until Tigger warns them about the dreaded Gobloon, who'll turn you into a Jaggedy Lantern if he catches you. But if they catch the Gobloon before it catches them, they get to make a wish! With Roo by his side, Lumpy knows he can face anything. So when Pooh eats all the Halloween candy, Lumpy and Roo decide to be "brave together, brave forever" and catch the Gobloon so they can wish for more.

Neighbours
21:48

Neighbours

Season 36  |  Episode 7827  |  ELEVEN  |  April 24, 2018
Teach English with everyday conversations from the world of one of Australia's favourite soap operas.

Teach English with everyday conversations from the world of one of Australia's favourite soap operas.

Celebrate Play School's 50 year milestone as we invite Australia's most iconic performers and entertainers to perform a song, story or nursery rhyme in the very special series.

Celebrate Play School's 50 year milestone as we invite Australia's most iconic performers and entertainers to perform a song, story or nursery rhyme in the very special series.

In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

It is Wendy Darling's last night in the nursery bedroom. Her father George says it's time for her to grow up and stop telling wild stories about Peter Pan, the boy who never ...

It is Wendy Darling's last night in the nursery bedroom. Her father George says it's time for her to grow up and stop telling wild stories about Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, to her younger brothers, Michael and John. Not long after George and his wife Mary leave for a London party, Peter Pan himself flits through the nursery window

Set in a remote Chinese village during the 1990s, 13-year-old Wei is left in charge of her class when the teacher must leave for a month. Wei is told by the mayor not to lose ...

Set in a remote Chinese village during the 1990s, 13-year-old Wei is left in charge of her class when the teacher must leave for a month. Wei is told by the mayor not to lose any students. But within days, one of the boys takes off in search of work in the city, and Wei is forced to go looking for him.

Neighbours
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Neighbours

Season 36  |  Episode 7828  |  ELEVEN  |  April 25, 2018
Teach English with everyday conversations from the world of one of Australia's favourite soap operas.

Teach English with everyday conversations from the world of one of Australia's favourite soap operas.

Heroic Robin Hood - along with his trusted companion Little John and his devoted band of merry men - conjures up one famously funny and daring deed after another to outfox ...

Heroic Robin Hood - along with his trusted companion Little John and his devoted band of merry men - conjures up one famously funny and daring deed after another to outfox greedy Prince John and bring happiness to the residents of Sherwood Forest.

Neighbours
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Neighbours

Season 36  |  Episode 7830  |  ELEVEN  |  April 27, 2018
Teach English with everyday conversations from the world of one of Australia's favourite soap operas.

Teach English with everyday conversations from the world of one of Australia's favourite soap operas.

Mary Lennox is an orphan sent to live in her reclusive uncle's forbidding mansion filled with secrets. She discovers a secret, neglected garden and becomes determined to bring ...

Mary Lennox is an orphan sent to live in her reclusive uncle's forbidding mansion filled with secrets. She discovers a secret, neglected garden and becomes determined to bring it back to life. (Kate Maberly, Dame Maggie Smith)

Baz Luhrmann directs Puccini's heart-rending love story of high-spirited young group of bohemians who are strapped for cash but draw strength from each other, and the poet ...

Baz Luhrmann directs Puccini's heart-rending love story of high-spirited young group of bohemians who are strapped for cash but draw strength from each other, and the poet Rodolfo's deep love for the young seamstress, Mimi. Featuring Cheryl Barker, David Hobson, Christine Douglas and Roger Lemke. Julian Smith conducts The Australian Opera Chorus, The Australian Opera Children's Chorus and Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

An English adventurer attempts to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days in order to win a large wager. This 1956 film stars David Niven and Cantinflas.

An English adventurer attempts to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days in order to win a large wager. This 1956 film stars David Niven and Cantinflas.

Puppetry is used to tell of The Tempest that brings travellers to a sorcerer's island.

Puppetry is used to tell of The Tempest that brings travellers to a sorcerer's island.

Join Marnie and her grandmother Aggie as the portal transports them to Halloweentown. A place where ghost and ghouls, witches and werewolf's live, away from the human world.

Join Marnie and her grandmother Aggie as the portal transports them to Halloweentown. A place where ghost and ghouls, witches and werewolf's live, away from the human world.

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins for penguins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long ...

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins for penguins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, in freezing cold temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love.

Sir Michael Parkinson returns to our screens from a five-year absence to host a new series where he welcomes an array of guests from across the artistic spectrum. And, in his ...

Sir Michael Parkinson returns to our screens from a five-year absence to host a new series where he welcomes an array of guests from across the artistic spectrum. And, in his inimitable style, embarks on a fascinating and intimate insight into their careers, which have set them apart from their contemporaries and propelled them to the very top of their field.

A wisful young woman, her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, a fairy godmother and her handsome prince: the classic story of Cinderella is a treat for all ages, now brought to ...

A wisful young woman, her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, a fairy godmother and her handsome prince: the classic story of Cinderella is a treat for all ages, now brought to life in the grand tradition of Russian ballet. Complete with a lavish set and sumptuous costumes, this production of Cinderella was originally choreographed by Rostislav Zakharov for the premiere of Sergei Prokofiev's glorious score at the Mariinsky Theater in 1945.

Neighbours
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Neighbours

Season 36  |  Episode 7829  |  ELEVEN  |  April 26, 2018
Teach English with everyday conversations from the world of one of Australia's favourite soap operas.

Teach English with everyday conversations from the world of one of Australia's favourite soap operas.

Horrible Histories
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Horrible Histories: Savage Songs Special

Season 2  |  Episode 13  |  ABC ME  |  September 25, 2011
From the woeful World Wars, the miserable Middle Ages and the savage Stone Age to cutthroat Celts, groovy Greeks, rotten Romans, vile Vikings and awful Egyptians, history has ...

From the woeful World Wars, the miserable Middle Ages and the savage Stone Age to cutthroat Celts, groovy Greeks, rotten Romans, vile Vikings and awful Egyptians, history has never been so naughty.

Creative writing for the stage and music composition are explored in this series. Join the many well-known and newer scribes such as Nick Enright, Thomas Keneally and Fay ...

Creative writing for the stage and music composition are explored in this series. Join the many well-known and newer scribes such as Nick Enright, Thomas Keneally and Fay Weldon sharing their wisdom and experiences.

Strictly Speaking
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Strictly Speaking

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  October 27, 2010
In this week's competition, a law student with a passion for politics, a disability worker who never writes down her speeches and a chef to the stars serve up some discourse ...

In this week's competition, a law student with a passion for politics, a disability worker who never writes down her speeches and a chef to the stars serve up some discourse on Strictly Speaking.

Horrible Histories
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Horrible Histories

Season 3  |  Episode 6  |  ABC ME  |  November 6, 2011
Based on the bestselling books by Terry Deary, this series takes a comic look at some of the most fascinating events and characters from history. Funny, entertaining and ...

Based on the bestselling books by Terry Deary, this series takes a comic look at some of the most fascinating events and characters from history. Funny, entertaining and ultimately memorable.

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, who ...

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, who fights to protect his world.

Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant ...

Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant from Central Australia. Today, a delightful story about where people go at weekends to have a barbecue and how the bush has to be looked after at all times.

Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, Peter is the youngest of ...

Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, Peter is the youngest of three brothers and everyone thinks he's very foolish. But one day, in return for an act of kindness, a little old man rewards Peter with a special gift - a golden goose!

Milly and Molly may look quite different, but they are the best of friends. Together Milly and Molly face the world and its complexities, but always manage to have fun.

Milly and Molly may look quite different, but they are the best of friends. Together Milly and Molly face the world and its complexities, but always manage to have fun.

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Do not go gentle into that good ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas, At Grass by Philip Larkin, Musee des Beaux Arts by WH Auden, and I heard a fly buzz when I died by Emily Dickinson.

Milly and Molly's class want to raise money to purchase musical instruments. They decide to make shirts and sell them.

Milly and Molly's class want to raise money to purchase musical instruments. They decide to make shirts and sell them.

Explore and share this collection with your senior students featuring films and plays related to the senior curriculum based on a wide range of cultural, social and gender perspective themes.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Teach your students all about digging, planting and harvesting, vegetables, flowers, herbs. Then find out all about what lives in the garden, featuring episodes of Create, Dirtgirlworld and more.
Is a director's vision more vivid than a child's imagination? Challenge your students to compare what they've read with what they've watched in these adaptations of classic books for children.
After your secondary students have finished reading their recommended texts, encourage them to "compare and contrast" classic and popular books with their adaptations from Australia and Hollywood.
Spark your younger students' imagination with this collection of stories helping students to become familiar with new words, sounds and ideas with the best storytellers on television.
Share the story of Nelson Mandela's struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and build a more peaceful world with this collection about Madiba's life and times.
The English language has evolved into far more than an integral communicative tool. Explore the power of words as a spotlight is shone on the next generation of wordsmiths.
Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)
In a world that very often feels Orwellian there's never been a more relevant time to study dystopian-themed movies and novels.
Today's complex structure of classrooms make it difficult to use a single approach to teach reading and writing. This literacy focus playlist assists in teaching reading and writing for all learners.
What do The Lion King and The Bad Sleep Well have in common? They're based on Hamlet! Transformative texts recreate aspects of a story to reveal new contexts through adaptation and intertextuality.
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