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An Australian arts website with materials newsletter and useful links. You can purchase materials online for each arts discipline.

Drama Magic

Drama Magic is an Auckland based company that designs and builds on demand, stage set items and scenery for use in schools throughout New Zealand.
Examples of Drama Magic's work and teacher testimonials can be seen on the website including, free standing doors, boxes, platforms, and flats. The company specialises in engaging directly with its clients to advise schools on how to achieve the best outcome for their perceived needs.  Drama Magic's managing director is Susan Battye, the former Head of Drama at Epsom Girls Grammar School and playwright.

Enhancing Learning in the Arts

This new Professional Development resource by Deborah Fraser Graham Price and Clare Henderson builds on research into teacher practice in Years 0—6 classrooms in New Zealand primary schools. It offers new insights into teaching the arts challenging teachers to confirm interrogate and disrupt established rituals of practice. Available for purchase from NZCER Press.

Pōwhiri in Action: He Kete o Te Reo Pōwhiri

This photocopiable resource provides comprehensive information and supporting student activities about pōwhiri. Topics covered include tangata whenua karanga whaikōrero waiata koha hongi hākari manuhiri te whakaeke and much more.

Telling Tales Books

The Telling Tales two book series  by Susan Battye series focuses on traditional fables, myths and legends from around the world. This progressive drama series is packed with practical ideas which will develop drama literacy, provoke discussions related to human values, and promote competency in students and teachers alike. The strategies and themes offered make the integration of drama into other Arts, English, and Social Sciences curricula highly manageable. Telling Tales Book B contains these units: The Ungrateful Tiger: Role-based Drama Ganesha and Kubera: Mime, Movement and Sound Maui and the Origin of Fire: Story Drama and Reader’s Theatre Persephone: Reader’s Theatre Houyi the Archer: Production

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Essential Resources

Essential Resources is an innovative educational publisher of photocopiable teaching materials for New Zealand and Australia schools.

Learn Out Loud

Although this is a commercial site for audio and video educational content if you take the Free Stuff link you can access considerable free content listed in categories such as Education and Professional Literature and Art and Entertainment.

Pasifika Education Centre

This New Zealand site supports Pasifika peoples with information relating to free adult language classes resources workshops and news. There is a library in Manukau and online books can be purchased with many supporting arts learning.

Pōwhiri in Action: He Kete o Te Reo Pōwhiri

This photocopiable resource provides comprehensive information and supporting student activities about pōwhiri. Topics covered include tangata whenua karanga whaikōrero waiata koha hongi hākari manuhiri te whakaeke and much more.

REACH Education Consultancy

REACH Education Consultancy is an agency created specifically to support New Zealand schools in working successfully with gifted learners.

RealTime Arts

The RealTime website offers a comprehensive view of Australian contemporary arts with an international perspective combining the current print edition of RealTime online exclusives and updates; the RealTime archive; new works on show in our studio; featured events (forums festivals) and arts issues; and a portal that will guide you to the best sites in innovative contemporary arts practices.

Resource Room

The Resource Room sells online catalogues and books for the arts. It is regularly updated and materials are available online for perusal and purchase.

Westpac St James Theatre

This Wellington theatre showcases quality performances and supports arts education by developing classroom resources and programmes for schools.

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