Determination, commitment and the Cultural Revolution
9:11

Determination, commitment and the Cultural Revolution

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Li, determined to prove himself, practises split jumps after dark. When teacher Chan interrupts, Li explains his concerns about ballet, his future and his family. The next ...

Li, determined to prove himself, practises split jumps after dark. When teacher Chan interrupts, Li explains his concerns about ballet, his future and his family. The next day, the Beijing dance troupe must perform before Madame Mao, who criticises the lack of revolutionary imagery. Chan argues for subtlety but is accused of challenging the revolutionary path. Chan seeks out Li, telling him a parable that inspires Li's resilience. Li proves himself to teacher Gao. Chan is arrested.

Family, courage and human achievement
9:54

Family, courage and human achievement

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Before Li's performance in The Rites of Spring, Li talks to a television journalist about his freedom, his separation from his family and dancing for his parents. Backstage Li ...

Before Li's performance in The Rites of Spring, Li talks to a television journalist about his freedom, his separation from his family and dancing for his parents. Backstage Li and Mary hear unexpected applause in the audience. Outside the theatre, Cynthia welcomes Li's parents, and Ben invites them to their seats. After the performance, Li sees his mother and father in the crowd and they are invited onstage for an emotional reunion.

Soar like an eagle
6:52

Soar like an eagle

Clip from Eddie the Eagle

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
After narrowly completing the 90-metre jump, Bronson and Eddie share a victorious hug. Back in the change room, Warren Sharpe makes a surprise visit. Congratulating them both ...

After narrowly completing the 90-metre jump, Bronson and Eddie share a victorious hug. Back in the change room, Warren Sharpe makes a surprise visit. Congratulating them both on their personal victory, he also admits he was wrong in his comment about Bronson's Olympic spirit. Archival footage of the closing ceremony shows the president of the Organising Committee reference Eddie Edwards' contribution to the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. "You have broken world records, and you have established

The Olympics is about heart and spirit
1:48

The Olympics is about heart and spirit

Clip from Eddie the Eagle

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Bronson surprises Eddie as he contemplates the 90-metre slope. Eddie is surprised and Bronson tells him an old friend helped him see things differently. Eddie asks what happen ...

Bronson surprises Eddie as he contemplates the 90-metre slope. Eddie is surprised and Bronson tells him an old friend helped him see things differently. Eddie asks what happen Bronson's "other jacket", alluding to Bronson's alcoholism. Bronson tells Eddie that without the alcohol he was never brave enough to jump the 90-metre, but that Eddie has more heart, bravery and spirit than any of the other Olympians.

Charlie is a teenage boy too
9:59

Charlie is a teenage boy too

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Jackie joins the Mollison family for Thomas' birthday. Thomas, stressed and angry for Charlie's lot in life, suggests the family stop signing to Charlie. Maddie believes ...

Jackie joins the Mollison family for Thomas' birthday. Thomas, stressed and angry for Charlie's lot in life, suggests the family stop signing to Charlie. Maddie believes Charlie will be non-verbal all his life. The family bring out Thomas' cake after dinner and Jackie discovers Charlie masturbating next to her, making her very uncomfortable. Thomas loses his temper, taking it on Charlie. Afterwards, Thomas is distraught and seeks out Jackie to acknowledge his behaviour.

Water shortages, punishment and making good
6:14

Water shortages, punishment and making good

Clip from Holes

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Mr Sir tells the boys about a place that never rains. Stanley takes the blame for stealing Mr Sir's sunflower seeds and is brought to Warden Walker. At Warden Walker's house, ...

Mr Sir tells the boys about a place that never rains. Stanley takes the blame for stealing Mr Sir's sunflower seeds and is brought to Warden Walker. At Warden Walker's house, Mr Sir's plan for punishment goes awry. Stanley returns to the digging fields to find that Zero has finished digging his hole for him. Zero claims he did so because he was being wrongfully punished. Stanley decides to finally make good on Zero request to learn to read.

Never give up
7:17

Never give up

Clip from Eddie the Eagle

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Eddie tells Bronson he is going the Olympics, explaining they haven't updated the rules in 52 years. Bronson refuses to escort Eddie up the 70-meter slope, thinking he won't ...

Eddie tells Bronson he is going the Olympics, explaining they haven't updated the rules in 52 years. Bronson refuses to escort Eddie up the 70-meter slope, thinking he won't actually jump. At the top, Eddie slips and is badly injured in the landing. Feeling responsible, Bronson visits him in the hospital and notices Warren Sharpe's autobiography. As Bronson reads, he learns Sharpe considered Bronson his most gifted but disappointing jumper, because a true Olympian never gives up.

Having goals, working hard, and China-US politics
8:40

Having goals, working hard, and China-US politics

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Li and classmates secretly watch the Mikhail Baryshnikov video their teacher Chan gave him before his arrest. Li is motivated to train harder than ever. In 1976 Mao Zedong ...

Li and classmates secretly watch the Mikhail Baryshnikov video their teacher Chan gave him before his arrest. Li is motivated to train harder than ever. In 1976 Mao Zedong dies and China begins to interact with the West. Three years later, Houston Ballet director Ben Stevenson visits the Beijing dance academy. Ben invites Li to travel to the US and Communist Party officials debate whether Li is politically ready to resist the West.

Small wins and personal demons
9:54

Small wins and personal demons

Clip from Eddie the Eagle

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Bronson and Eddie begin training. Eddie makes the 61-metre minimum jump in a practice run but falls during competition. Eddie argues for a re-jump but is refused. That ...

Bronson and Eddie begin training. Eddie makes the 61-metre minimum jump in a practice run but falls during competition. Eddie argues for a re-jump but is refused. That evening Bronson tells Eddie how proud he is of him. Defeated, Eddie leaves Bronson in the van to calls his mum to say he's coming home. The next day he learns the practice jump was recorded and he's going to the Olympics. Bronson and Eddie argue over the right time to enter the Olympics.

Feminist themes in Howl's Moving Castle
1:14

Feminist themes in Howl's Moving Castle

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Sophie walks down a back alley and is confronted by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her, taunting her vulnerability. Fortunately, Howl appears and offers himself ...

Sophie walks down a back alley and is confronted by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her, taunting her vulnerability. Fortunately, Howl appears and offers himself as her escort. The scene deals with gender politics, power and aggression.

Acceptance, support and family bonds
9:59

Acceptance, support and family bonds

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Waking up the day after his altercation with Charlie, Thomas joins him in the backyard, simultaneously annoying their lousy neighbour and acknowledging his brother's right to ...

Waking up the day after his altercation with Charlie, Thomas joins him in the backyard, simultaneously annoying their lousy neighbour and acknowledging his brother's right to life. That night Jackie and the family attend Charlie's school play, Animals Afloat. Charlie's partner gets stage fright, and Thomas joins his brother on stage. The two brothers celebrate their theatrical success by sharing a bubble bath. In the bath, Thomas gets emotional and admits he used to wish Charlie was "normal".

New school, cruel kids and spectrum disorder
7:37

New school, cruel kids and spectrum disorder

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids ...

Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids derided him for the way he behaves. The next morning, Charlie accidentally breaks a carton of eggs, offering an insight into Charlie's sensory experience of the world. Later, local kids make cruel remarks as Charlie's bus drives past. At school, Thomas is made to wear second-hand swimmers and called reductive names by his new

Kindness, understanding and frustration
6:12

Kindness, understanding and frustration

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage ...

During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage him in speaking. The next day, Jackie finds Thomas after school and invites both Thomas and Charlie to walk home with her. Jackie learns how to say "hello" in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and gets an insight into the stresses of being a carer, and a teenager.

Bureaucracy, political bullies and the little guys
4:25

Bureaucracy, political bullies and the little guys

Clip from The Castle

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Ron Graham, a representative of AirLink, visits Dennis and offers to rectify a "mistake" made when valuing the Kerrigan house. Dennis suggests Darryl isn't in it for the money ...

Ron Graham, a representative of AirLink, visits Dennis and offers to rectify a "mistake" made when valuing the Kerrigan house. Dennis suggests Darryl isn't in it for the money and Ron insinuates that political frustrations could spill into other parts of life. Dennis, intimidated and pessimistic, tries to convince Darryl to take the money but Darryl sticks to his guns. That night, Sal tells her sons about falling in love with Darryl and his principles. (Coarse language.)

The Eagle has landed
9:47

The Eagle has landed

Clip from Eddie the Eagle

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Bronson writes "EAGLE" on Eddie's helmet as he prepares for the big jump. Over the announcement, Warren Sharpe, Bronson's old coach, talks of his disappointment in Bronson. ...

Bronson writes "EAGLE" on Eddie's helmet as he prepares for the big jump. Over the announcement, Warren Sharpe, Bronson's old coach, talks of his disappointment in Bronson. Off the drink, Bronson is determined to stay focussed on supporting Eddie. As Bronson drops Eddie at the lifts, Eddie reminds him things will be okay. In the lift, Eddie is given an unlikely pep talk from Matti Nykanen. Eddie lands a new personal best in front of an adoring crowd.

Breaking out - meet Sam Best
1:39

Breaking out - meet Sam Best

Clip from Australian Story

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
This clip introduces us to Sam, an adolescent with autism who underwent huge personal progression after a trip to Africa.

This clip introduces us to Sam, an adolescent with autism who underwent huge personal progression after a trip to Africa.

Keneally's exam advice for year 12s
3:04

Keneally's exam advice for year 12s

Clip from 7.30

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Man Booker Prize-winning author Thomas Keneally puts the year 12 exam experience into perspective, as he speaks about his schooling and how he became a writer.

Man Booker Prize-winning author Thomas Keneally puts the year 12 exam experience into perspective, as he speaks about his schooling and how he became a writer.

School bully parents
9:46

School bully parents

Clip from 60 Minutes

Personal and social capability

11-12
12+
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
Liam Bartlett meets parents accused of bullying teachers, the principals managing their "extravagant expectations", and the teachers facing threats of violence in Australian ...

Liam Bartlett meets parents accused of bullying teachers, the principals managing their "extravagant expectations", and the teachers facing threats of violence in Australian schools.