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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

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

Improve literacy and numeracy through the arts

Improve Reading and Maths through The Arts!

Can you believe it’s Semester 2 already! While you’re steadily flying through the school year, we wanted to highlight the importance of incorporating music and arts into your teaching practice to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes. A recent study has shown that 1 in 5 Australian students are not at the required reading level and 3 in 10 … Read more

Creative Learning Lives Here ARTS:LIVE

Classroom Resources for Term 2

Term 2 is upon us and ARTS:LIVE has got just what you need to inspire your students as they explore, learn and apply creative skills in the classroom. You don’t need to be an arts learning expert, our digital platform developed by educators, provides everything you need to bring creative learning to life in your school. ARTS:LIVEcourses range from one-off lessons to … Read more

New Year, New Resources!

It’s a brand new school year and that means you have a brand new class of students to take on an educational journey! ARTS:LIVE provides you with all the tools you need to inspire your students as they explore, learn and apply creative skills in the Arts and across other subject areas. ARTS:LIVE courses range from one-off lessons to a … Read more

The Listies Launch at Victorian Children’s Week

The popular children’s theatre-makers and authors, The Listies, have partnered with The Song Room to celebrate Children’s Week celebration at Deakin Edge on October 25. This event officially launched the new ARTS:LIVE resource The Listies Make a Scene.