Literacy

How parents can inspire their young poets

With entries open for our annual Student Poetry Competition, Diane Bourke provides ideas for parents to encourage their budding young poets.

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Calling young poets: our Student Poetry Competition is now open

Do you have a budding young poet in the family? We're inviting them to enter our 2022 Student Poetry Competition.

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Best of the Web: How to stop being a nagging parent, and more

Ideas for getting kids to cooperate, an uplifting story of an enterprising young author, and a dad struggling through the pandemic.

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Why school libraries matter more than ever

In the digital age when information is everywhere, Michael Broadstock discovers school libraries are more important for students than ever, in this interview with Susan La Marca, from the School Library Association of Victoria.

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Student Poetry Competition 2021: And the winners are…

Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino congratulates the winners of ISV's Student Poetry Competition.

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Celebrating the Joy of our young poets

Our judges were moved by the poetry of the primary-aged students who embraced our optional theme of Joy. They found a 'true shared humanity' in the things that brought our children joy.

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Max, a poem by Mia Mastroianni

Mia Mastroianni, a Year 2 student at St. Margaret's Berwick Grammar School, has won ISV's Student Poetry Competition 2021 in the Prep-Year 2 category for her poem, Max. Here, she recites her winning poem.

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The Wolves of the Night, a poem by Ariana Fais

Ariana Fais, a Year 3 student at Elwood Primary School, has won ISV's Student Poetry Competition 2021 in the Years 3-4 category for her poem, The Wolves of the Night. Here, she recites her winning poem.

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Awaiting Spring, a poem by Grace Sudjono

Grace Sudjono, a Year 6 student at Harkaway Hills College, has won ISV's Student Poetry Competition 2021 in the Years 5-6 category for her poem, Awaiting Spring. Here, she recites her winning poem.

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