News and Events

Catch up on the latest Education News, and read about upcoming professional learning opportunities for teachers and eLearning events for students.

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Latest Education News

ICYMI: My Place Competition Returns for 2021

Year 3-6 students are invited to submit their creative writing entries from 16 August – 17 September.

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Student Webinar: Writing about Our Diverse History with Nadia Wheatley

Primary teachers, inspire your young writers with this upcoming ACMI Education X ACTF webinar.

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New to the ACTF Shop: Red Dirt Riders and Hardball Series 2

From the wide-open spaces of the Pilbara region to the bustling western suburbs of Sydney, the latest additions to the ACTF Shop tell a range of Australian stories.

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Learn about 1912 Olympic Medal-winner, Wilhelmina Wylie

Do your students know the fascinating story behind one of our first female Olympians?

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Remote Learning Resources from the ACTF

The ACTF continues to support educators during periods of remote teaching. Keep students engaged and learning with our quality kids’ content and tasks from our curriculum-mapped resources.

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Teaching Resources for Refugee Week

Teachers, are your students currently investigating the lives of refugees and asylum seekers? The ACTF has a range of engaging educational content and support materials relevant to Refugee Week and World Refugee Day.

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Our Top 5 Education Resources

Our latest numbers are in, showing the five most viewed ACTF support materials during Term Two. Could these popular teaching resources be used in your classroom next term?

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Coming to ABC ME: Hardball Series 2

Depictions of diversity, friendship and resilience have made Hardball a hit with Australian teachers and students alike. Now it’s officially time to get excited for Series 2!

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Meet Kids’ TV Composers on ‘Make Music Day’

How was the music created for popular TV shows Little Lunch, Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors?, Thalu and Bluey? Find out from industry professionals in our upcoming webinar.

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Announcing the 2021 My Place Competition

Pull out your planners: the My Place Competition is returning for 2021.

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New Release: And Then Something Changed Teaching Toolkit

Learn about disability, inclusion and accessibility with our new education resource for primary students.

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New to the ACTF Shop: Sky Trackers en français

Classic ACTF series Sky Trackers has been dubbed in French and is now available to purchase through the ACTF Shop.

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Upcoming Education Events

Author Webinar: Writing about Our Diverse History with Nadia Wheatley

Author Webinar: Writing about Our Diverse History with Nadia Wheatley

Thu 05 Aug 2021, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Teachers and students now have the unique opportunity to hear author Nadia Wheatley discuss her classic picture book, the importance of writing about our own communities, and how she gets her ideas for stories from the place where she lives.


2021 My Place Competition

2021 My Place Competition

Mon 16 Aug 2021 - Fri 17 Sep 2021

Jointly presented by ABC Education and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF), the 2021 My Place Competition is open to primary students in Years 3 – 6 and special education students of all ages.