Handy Education and Reading Links

(This list is not exhaustive and we have no formal affiliation with any of the organisations listed here.  We list them because we think they are a handy reference and might be useful.  They are not listed in any particular order or preference and we don't rank them in any way.  If you come across a site you think should be added to this list please let us know so we can review it.)

 

Handy Reading Selection Links

 

Brisbane Grammar School Books and Reading - Good selection of Young Adult reading recommendations.

 

Government and Stuatutory Authorities

 

My School - A resource for parents, educators and the community to find information about each of Australia's schools.

 

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) - An independent statutory authority that will improve the learning of all young Australians through world-class school curriculum, assessment and reporting.

 

Australian Curriculum - Sets the expectations for what all young Australians should be taught, regardless of where they live in Australia or their background.  It is managed by ACARA.

 

National Assessment Program - Run at the direction of the Education Council. It includes the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), the three-yearly sample assessments in science literacy, civics and citizenship, and information and communication technology (ICT) literacy, and participation in international sample assessments.  It is managed by ACARA.

 

Department of Education and Training - Federal Government Department responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

 

Department of Education Queensland - Queensland Government Department responsible for Education in Queensland. The current minister for Education is Hon Grace Grace MP and the Director-General is Tony Cook PSM

 

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority - QCAA is a statutory body of the Queensland Government and plays a critical role in the design and delivery of education in Queensland.

 

Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority - Works with all governments to provide guidance, resources and services to support the sector to improve outcomes for children. They manage a national register for approved education and care services and providers.  Use this Queensland link for approved Centre-Based Care and Family Day Care in Queensland. 

 

Cyber Safety

 

eSafety Commissioner -  committed to helping all Australians have safe, positive experiences online.  Tips and advice on helping your child have safe and enjoyable experiences online.

 

thinkuknow.co.uk - 4-7 year olds - 8-10 year olds - 11-13 year olds - 14+ year olds - Parents and Carers - Professionals - Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) Command in the United Kingdom.

 

thinkuknow.org.au - ThinkUKnow is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Bank, Microsoft and Datacom and delivered in partnership with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia. The cyber safety presentations sensitively cover a range of topics including sexting, cyber bullying, online child exploitation, online privacy, and importantly what to do when something goes wrong. Presentations are aimed at parents, carers and teachers and young people from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

 

Daniel Morcombe Foundation - The Foundation's key role in the community is the education of all children about their personal safety.

 

Non-Government

 

Queensland Catholic Education Commission QCEC - The peak body representing the interests of Queensland's 22 Catholic School Authorities.  Their role is to support and advocate for Catholic Schools.

 

Independent Schools Queensland ISQ - the peak body representing Queensland's independent schooling sector. They represent the interests of member schools, foster choice in education and protect the autonomy of independent schools.

 

Children's Book Council of Australia - The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not for profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

 

Independent

 

ABC Education - ABC Education brings you high-quality educational content to use at home and in the classroom. All our resources are free and mapped to the Australian Curriculum, covering English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, The Arts and Technologies, including STEM.

 

e-Learning for Kids - Free and fun digital education for children worldwide based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. For children grades K-6 (ages 5-12 years).

 

Five from Five - An initiative of the Centre for Independent Studies that aims to improve literacy levels by ensuring all children receive effective, evidence based reading instruction.