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Characters from Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron created by First Nations primary school student from the Nyikina community

Introduce your class to the Bookarrikaara (dreaming) story from the Nyikina community

The Song Room in partnership with SharingStories Foundation is thrilled to launch a new resource on ARTS:LIVE - Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron. Made in collaboration with Nyikina senior custodians, young people and community members of Western Australia’s Kimberley region, students will be introduced to the Walangarri (songlines) of Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron, a Creation Ancestor for the Nyikina People.  The resource provides … Read more

New Professional Learning course for Primary School Teachers!

Today The Song Room launched What’s that Instrument?, the first course in new collection of professional learning resources on ARTS:LIVE called The Music Classroom. The series includes practical, time-saving solutions to help increase the confidence and capability of primary school teachers to bring high-quality music education into their classroom. What’s that Instrument? is now available on ARTS:LIVE. It is a perfect … Read more

Six Tips for bringing First Nations culture into the classroom

When it comes to delivering the key concepts of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures curriculum some primary school teachers are unsure of where to start. What is the best approach? What is culturally appropriate? By following these six steps from The Song Room’s First Nations Teaching Artists, you will have a … Read more

Deadly Arts now available!

The Song Room proudly launched a new online Deadly Arts Collection on ARTS:LIVE this week bringing cultural learning to classrooms across Australia. The courses could also provide schools with inspiration and ideas for community connections in the lead up to Harmony Day, National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week celebrations. This four-part series will help teachers … Read more

Digital Tools for Connection, Creation and Fun for Term 4

Create a spark to kick-start Term 4! On ARTS:LIVE there are loads of activities to help your students feel connected, enthusiastic and ready for great learning this term. If you’re looking for ways to bring the class together, we have support material like videos, lessons and tasks that are tactile, collaborative, and encourage students to … Read more

Cover General Capabilities in Term 3

As clearly outlined in the Australian Curriculum, general capabilities play an important role in equipping young Australians to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.   Integrating general capabilities through The Arts adds depth and richness to student learning.  Music, dance, drama, media and visual art experiences provide students with the opportunity to communicate, collaborate, problem solve, and reflect.  Authentic arts learning experiences … Read more

Primary school students holding bells while looking up at teacher

Top tips to rebuild strong classroom connections

By Katie Hull-Brown   Making time for play through music, dance, art and drama After the disruption to schooling this semester, one of the challenges that teachers face is bringing the class together and building a strong group dynamic. As is the focus at the beginning of every school year, we once again need to … Read more

Remote Learning Packs designed to support remote teaching

Remote Learning Packs have been designed to support teachers who are teaching remotely during Term 2. Over a hundred activities will be available across music, drama, visual arts and dance that have strong links to literacy, numeracy, physical activity and well-being so that teachers are easily able to include them in their lesson planning. Activities … Read more

Easy, Fun and Free – New Early Years resources now available!

We’re thrilled to announce that five new Early Years resources for pre-school and early primary school educators are now available on ARTS:LIVE. These new programs offer educators a variety of Arts Learning activities and ideas to stimulate the imagination, encourage creative play and support children’s development. Produced with the support of the Ian Potter Foundation, … Read more