Prying neighbours, inclusiveness and Charlie's world
8:43

Prying neighbours, inclusiveness and Charlie's world

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The Mollison family get a visit from the Department of Youth and Community Services, due to anonymous complaints about fighting. Thomas' father, Simon, blames their neighbour ...

The Mollison family get a visit from the Department of Youth and Community Services, due to anonymous complaints about fighting. Thomas' father, Simon, blames their neighbour for the invasive visit. Later, Thomas, Jackie and Charlie go for a wander into an abandoned park, and Jackie teaches Thomas to swim in the river. When the rain hits, Charlie becomes over-stimulated, so Jackie and Thomas seek shelter for them all. The cold, standoffish behaviour of the community is offset by Jackie's sensiti

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.

Cleaning up Charlie's poo is responsibility
2:39

Cleaning up Charlie's poo is responsibility

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Thomas and his mother, Maggie, clean up after Charlie when he is found playing with his faeces in his bedroom. Maggie frustratedly explains to Thomas they'll always have to ...

Thomas and his mother, Maggie, clean up after Charlie when he is found playing with his faeces in his bedroom. Maggie frustratedly explains to Thomas they'll always have to look after his autistic brother after Thomas angrily rejects his responsibility. (Coarse language.)

'Do you ever wish Charlie was normal?'
1:24

'Do you ever wish Charlie was normal?'

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Thomas and his father, Simon, discuss the challenges and "fairness" of caring for someone with autism, and the importance of taking responsibility for your family.

Thomas and his father, Simon, discuss the challenges and "fairness" of caring for someone with autism, and the importance of taking responsibility for your family.

Charlie panics in supermarket
2:12

Charlie panics in supermarket

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Charlie has a panic attack in the supermarket and his father, Simon, struggles to calm him his autistic son down as other shoppers stare at scuffle.

Charlie has a panic attack in the supermarket and his father, Simon, struggles to calm him his autistic son down as other shoppers stare at scuffle.

Thomas catches special needs bus
2:09

Thomas catches special needs bus

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
When Thomas is forced to catch the bus with his autistic brother Charlie, Thomas feels awkward and embarrassed around the other students with special needs.

When Thomas is forced to catch the bus with his autistic brother Charlie, Thomas feels awkward and embarrassed around the other students with special needs.

Thomas struggles to accept his brother
9:29

Thomas struggles to accept his brother

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Jackie visits Thomas's house to return the monkey ears Charlie drop when he unintentionally broke into her home. Thomas hides Charlie and tries to pretend the ears aren’t his. ...

Jackie visits Thomas's house to return the monkey ears Charlie drop when he unintentionally broke into her home. Thomas hides Charlie and tries to pretend the ears aren’t his. Hearing his mother's furious call, he finds that Charlie has had an accident and is enjoying the sensory stimulation of playing with it. Maggie signs for Charlie to stop. Thomas and Maggie get into an argument over the responsibility. Thomas struggles to cope with the extra duties around the home and being a "normal" teena

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.

Charlie panics outside school
1:39

Charlie panics outside school

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
When Charlie unexpectedly gets off the special needs bus at Thomas' school, Charlie lashes out as Thomas tries to send him away, students taunt the autistic boy, and adults' ...

When Charlie unexpectedly gets off the special needs bus at Thomas' school, Charlie lashes out as Thomas tries to send him away, students taunt the autistic boy, and adults' attempts to control the situation escalates the melee.

'Carpe diem' speech on first day of school
5:08

'Carpe diem' speech on first day of school

Clip from Dead Poets Society

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
John Keating reveals a very different teaching style in the boys' first English class for the semester, where he encourages his students to "seize the day". This clip captures ...

John Keating reveals a very different teaching style in the boys' first English class for the semester, where he encourages his students to "seize the day". This clip captures a memorable scene from the movie that could be used as a conversation starter about pursuing life’s opportunities.

Springboks tour Mandela's prison
4:03

Springboks tour Mandela's prison

Clip from Invictus

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Francois Pienaar learns of Mandela's experience at Robben Island and president recites Invictus poem.

Francois Pienaar learns of Mandela's experience at Robben Island and president recites Invictus poem.

Mandela unites nation around Springboks
8:25

Mandela unites nation around Springboks

Clip from Invictus

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Mandela moves to unite South Africa around the Springboks, a symbol of oppression.

Mandela moves to unite South Africa around the Springboks, a symbol of oppression.

Springboks face All Blacks haka after anthems
6:52

Springboks face All Blacks haka after anthems

Clip from Invictus

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
South Africans are united by national anthem and Springboks face All Blacks haka.

South Africans are united by national anthem and Springboks face All Blacks haka.

Springboks go on national training tour
6:47

Springboks go on national training tour

Clip from Invictus

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Mandela determines to unify nation at Rugby World Cup and sends Springboks to tour townships in the lead up.

Mandela determines to unify nation at Rugby World Cup and sends Springboks to tour townships in the lead up.

Mandela reconciles with predecessor's staff
6:07

Mandela reconciles with predecessor's staff

Clip from Invictus

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Nelson Mandela begins building his Rainbow Nation by including predecessor's staff.

Nelson Mandela begins building his Rainbow Nation by including predecessor's staff.

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.)