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- through beautiful and interesting if often sad things from the real world

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School by Design 'Artists in Education' in news again! Paul Learmonth has won the Nada Hunter Award in the VAS Portrait Exhibition for his portrait of Allan Goedecke! Congratulations Paul!

News 31/07/19. Coming soon- major literary event. It will shortly be our honour to publish the last work by the late Maggie Power, a highly respected writer...Nauru Island... Read More
News 31/07/19. As you may be aware, SBD contacted 'The Age' when a bust by one of our 'Artists in Education was banned for its 'male nipples'. We would like to thank 'The Age' in particular...Read More
News 24/07/19. Australian post-election headlines suggested a 'rout'. See article below for very different perspective. Of long term relevance. Suit senior students...Read more

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Coming soon. 'Lunchtime under the Frangipani Tree' by Maggie Power

  Wednesday 31st July, 2019

'I wonder if you can guess where I am. I’m on an island and I’m sitting at a wooden table, under a frangipani tree. I’ve sat here twice a...

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'Labor Party Results... without parallel'

  Wednesday 24th July, 2019
  Author: Bernice Kelly

A 'rout', a 'humiliation'? 'Hardly' argues Bernice. 'Recent Labor Party election results have been a success without parallel in the...

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"Queen Tootsie"- the script

  Wednesday 17th July, 2019
  Author: Allan Goedecke
  Categorised: primary, script, play

Well Queen Tootsie looks gorgeous but underneath- what a monster!

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'After Pousao' by Paul Learmonth

  Wednesday 17th July, 2019

See more works by Paul Learmonth

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Works by Allan Goedecke

  Wednesday 17th July, 2019

This piece was recently banned in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as it showed male nipples. This issue has been referred on but the...

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Research Paper: Miyazaki 'The world's greatest living animator'

  Thursday 27th June, 2019
  Author: Bernice Kelly

The works of renowned Japanese animist Hayao Miyazaki (Guardian, Nausicaa) are of great significance to educators. This essay considers...

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You Never Knew My Father

  Thursday 27th June, 2019
  Author: Graeme Sparkes
  Categorised: literature

This extract centres around Sparkes father who was mentally ill. Many family troubles (and many family strengths) came from the father's...

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