10 Eco-Friendly Movies from us


Want to teach your students about sustainability and the environment? Here is a list of 10 movies we have that you can use in class right now.

Over The Hedge

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Free Willy

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Furry Vengeance

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March of The Penguins

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Spirit – Stallion of The Cimarron

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Dr Seuss The Lorax

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Ferngully – The Last Rainforest

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Happy Feet

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Health Class – Growing Up


We will talk about mental health, alcohol abuse, cyber bullying, sexting etc.

Topics that we need to discuss that sometimes can be difficult to bring up.

These topics are for more senior students, please view the videos and use your discretion for appropriateness before showing the programs to your students.

Mental Health:

Felicity’s Mental Mission

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The Not So Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive – 10 Years On

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Alcohol and Substance abuse:

Ask The Doctor – Alcohol (s01e05)

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Is Binge Drinking That Bad

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How Safe Are My Drugs

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Best Of Four Corners Rehab Inc

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Cyber Bullying:

Cyberhate Wth Tara Moss – In The Beginning 

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Bullied (Part 1 of 2)

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Revenge Porn

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The Moon Landing – 48th Anniversary


48 Years ago today man first stepped on the moon. Here are some videos about the controversial moon landing.

Journey Into Space With Dr Duffy And Grace – Why Does The Moon Change Shape 3:21

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For a lesson on the solar system click here

Spinning Earth – It’s Fidget time. Year 3 Science Reading time 5 Minutes


Mythbusters – Nasa Moon Landing 44:51

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When We Left Earth – The NASA Missions – Friends and Rivals 43:09

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Friends and Rivals – In this episode, nine new astronauts arrive at NASA. Their mission? Test the procedures required to land men on the moon and bring them safely back to earth.

Stargazing Live Extras Upside Down Moon 4:02

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Stargazing Live Extras Moon Facts 4:09

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Wallace And Gromit – A Grand Day Out (1989) 22:40

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Indigenous Language and Identity: NAIDOC Week 2017


The 2017 theme – Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasize and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

Some 250 distinct Indigenous language groups covered the continent at first (significant) European contact in the late eighteenth century. Most of these languages would have had several dialects, so that the total number of named varieties would have run to many hundreds.

Today only around 120 of those languages are still spoken and many are at risk of being lost as Elders pass on.


First Contact (s02e01)

Ray Martin takes a group of six well-known Australians with diverse, deeply entrenched preconceptions and opinions about our nation’s Indigenous people on a journey into Aboriginal Australia when First Contact returns for a brand new season over three big nights. The participants are singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia, ex-One Nation politician David Oldfield, TV personality Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson, comedian Tom Ballard, former Miss Universe Australia Renae Ayris, and actress Nicki Wendt. In this first episode, the journey begins in Uluru before host Ray Martin directs the group to Kununurra in the Kimberley, Western Australia, where the Aboriginal community is battling against alcohol, family violence, and suicide.

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Mabo – Life Of An Island Man

This award-winning documentary details the private and public stories of a man so passionate about family and home that he fought an entire nation and its legal system to have he and his people recognised as the rightful owners of Murray Island in the Torres Strait.

MABO Movie

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Conversations with Australian artists John Mawurndjul

This short documentary goes through the works of John Mawurndjul, one of Australia’s leading Indigenous artists from western Arnhem Land. Mawurndjul does fascinating and brilliant work in the art of rarrk painting, also known as crosshatching. His passion and talent for his art make him an internationally famous figure.

Colour Theory – Wreck Bay (s03e01)

The spectacular coastline of Wreck Bay on the south coast of NSW is the ‘home country’ of artists Julie Freeman & her son Clive, for whom ‘Aboriginality is about reading country’.

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Colour Theory – Karla Dickens (s03e02)

For Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens, art is a source of healing and redemption. From her sanctuary in the hinterlands of northern NSW, Karla discovers treasure in the trash of a modern world.

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The Long Walk 10 Years – Michael Long

This video celebrates and recognises Essendon AFL great Michael Long’s 2004 walk from Melbourne to Canberra to seek an audience with Prime Minister John Howard. Long, fed up with the treatment of indigenous Australians on the field, created a movement that had lasting impacts both on and off the field.

Carry The Flag

This is a rich and powerful story of a man whose design for a flag for the Torres Strait created meaning for a people once invisible to mainland Australia. An important act, today the flag allows the people of the Torres Strait to celebrate their culture and history and comes with a great sense of pride.

Clouded History

A look at the historical significance and the colonial impact on Indigenous people of tobacco as well as the many campaigns against smoking and current programs within community.

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Bedevil is a trilogy of Indigenous supernatural tales.

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Still Frothin – Relive the 2016 Australian Indigenous Surfing

Relive the 2016 Australian Indigenous Surfing titles in this high energy and fast paced musically driven half hour of power.

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Message Stick 480 Mabo From Little Things Big Things Grow

Exploring the extensive Message Stick archive, we take a look at the historical events, the quest for social justice and the political struggles that have shaped us as Indigenous Australians. We also celebrate the extraordinary people who have strived to maintain culture, who have broken new ground, who have scaled the heights of the arts and who have been lauded for their sporting feats.

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Keeping history and language alive through songlines.

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Script Writing – Year 7 English



Year 7 – English

Curriculum Code: ACELT1625

Aim: Create literary texts that adapt stylistic features encountered in other texts, for example, narrative viewpoint, structure of stanzas, contrast and juxtaposition

Watch a snippet from the BFG and then watch the following clip discussing the transition from book to movie.


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THE BFG (2016)


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The Critics The BFG From Book To Film Via Spielberg

Steven Spielberg has taken The BFG from our childhood imaginations to the big screen using CGI animation. Zan Rowe and film critic Sarinah Masukor debate whether he pulled off the Roald Dahl classic.

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Using Fractions


Using Fractions
Year 3 Maths

Curriculum Code:

Model and represent unit fractions including 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/5 and their multiples to a complete whole (ACMNA058)


Students use fractions for many different things.


– Prepare to use fractions by revising previously learnt fractions. Bring up different fractions on the IWB and ask students to name this faction. Click on the picture to show the fraction.

– Link: Fractions

– Discuss with students that fractions are equal parts of a whole. Show through pictures.

– Listen to the podcast from ‘What are fractions the Basics’


– Students look at a range of fractions, and how they are represented. They are ask to draw pictures to represent the fractions on the IWB. Link: Fractions

– Students are set the challenge to cut the paper plate into fifths. They will need to mark it out before cutting and show a teacher. They are then able to glue this into their book and colour a selected amount of fifths and write the fraction next to it. (eg: colour in 2 fifths and write 2/5)


– Cooking is a great way to teach fractions. If possible get the class together and cook some pizzas. Ask the students to prepare before they cook, by collecting the amount of people in the class, asking each student how many pieces and then tallying it all up in order to have enough pizza.

– Explain to students that a pizza normal comes in 8 slices and ask students to record the fraction for

each student in the class.

– Recording template have been linked: Pizza Day Recording Fractions.

There is also a great fractions game linked for students to play individually or it can be completed as a class.

It looks at larger fractions represented by smaller ones (eg: 4/8 = 2/4 = 1/2)

– Link: Fraction Monkeys


Fractions pptx.

Pizza Day Recording Fractions doc.

Faction Monkeys


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Japanese is said to be one of the most difficult languages to learn for a native English speaker, but with these videos you can learn the basics and decide if Japanese is a language you would like to continue learning.

       JAPAN EASY – PAST TENSE                           JAPAN-EASY – MO

      JAPAN EASY – ADJECTIVES                          JAPAN-EASY – Verbs



Chinese is another difficult language to learn if you are a native English speaker but these shows can teach you a few words and phrases you can use if you ever visit China.

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Real Chinese (s01e01)

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Real Chinese (s01e04)



With English having a lot of French words it is said to be one of the easiest languages to learn as an Native English speaker.


Being French


Virtually There – France

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German is a more challenging language to learn being on the second tier of languages. This should not dissuade you from learning it as it has some amazing words you can’t translate into any other language.


Virtually There – German

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Virtually There – Being German

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Spanish said to be closely related to English is on the easiest tier of languages to learn. With it’s widespread use in South America it is a great language to learn.


Being Spanish



The language of love is one of the easiest to learn by a native English speaker. There is only one way to find out why it holds this title.

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La Mappa – Who Are You (s01e01)

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Food Week – Videos may cause extreme hangerness

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Food for thought from TV4Education Plus – Warning – videos may cause food envy.

Heston’s Dinner In Space

Join us as Heston Blumenthal takes on an out of this world opportunity. Space food.

Food Safari Persia

Ancient Persians took their wares to all the corners of the world, in particular pomegranates, saffron and spinach, and the country also played host to much of the bargaining between the East and West.

Food Safari Syria

Smokey baba ghanouj and creamy hummus, both well known in the West, are key elements of a traditional mezza.


The art of matching your noodles to your ingredients is explained by Chef Sachie.

Inside Heston’s World

The Fat Duck moved to Melbourne, learn about what it takes to get 3 Michelin Stars and continue to push the boundaries of dining with multi-sensory meals.


As sushi has become a ever increasingly popular cuisine in Australia, watch Sushi and Beyond to learn more about the culture, why and how the food developed over centuries.


What does it take to win this title? What makes the perfect Ramen?


Let’s look inside a Soy Sauce factory.


What happens when we eat sugar? Is it really that bad for us? Watch that sugar film to help you see the scientific reasons wither it is good or bad for us.

Destination Flavour Scandinavia

Are you ready for a trip to Scandinavia to gather some ideas for dishes you can make at home or in the classroom?

Food Safari Fire

in this visually spectacular 10-part series host Maeve M’Oeara learns the secrets to grilling, smoking, roasting and baking from some of Australia’s top chefs, cooks and barbecue devotees.in this visually spectacular 10-part series host Maeve M’Oeara learns the secrets to grilling, smoking, roasting and baking from some of Australia’s top chefs, cooks and barbecue devotees.