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Check out these fun back-to-school resources

Turning up to school every day makes a significant difference to students’ lives. Higher school attendance leads to more positive student outcomes. For this reason, the Department of Education has a range of fun and engaging resources to support students’ in their efforts to attend school – every day.

The adventures of Jimmy and Sam the Dog animation and comic book features NRL legend Sam Thaiday as Sam the Dog, with a cameo appearance by Johnathan Thurston, plus former Queensland Firebirds netballer Beryl Friday.

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Your free Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resource

Did you know the Dandiiri Schools and Community Library in Brisbane serves schools all around Queensland?

Dandiiri Library is a valuable, state-wide resource reflecting all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.

Schools can access fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, puzzles, puppets, toys, kits, artefacts and teacher reference materials, all with an Indigenous focus.

The library’s knowledgeable staff can help teachers embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across the curriculum in authentic and meaningful ways. Dandiiri is also an excellent source of materials on topics such as Reconciliation, the Stolen Generation, Native Title and NAIDOC week.

Membership for schools and teachers is free. Visit the Dandiiri Library page for more information.​​​​​​​​​​​


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Last updated
11 January 2019