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PETAA Research Grant

The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) i...more

Conferral of life membership — Professor Peter Freebody


Give Them Wings: Vale Dr Maurice Saxby AM 1924 – 2014


Australian Government releases final report on the Review of the Australian Curriculum

The Australian Government Department of Education has releas...more

Is Young Adult literature all grown up?

Susannah Chambers, commissioning editor of books for chil...more

CBCA Book of Year Award winners announced


Students score poorly in ‘confusing' NAPLAN writing test


PETAA Strategic Plan

The PETAA Board and staff have spent a lot of time over the ...more

PETAA ePubs Now Available


Teachers urged to back Aussie authors

As the country’s teachers dive into Term 3, the not...more

PETAA Life Member Brian Cambourne awarded AM

The PETAA Board, Staff and members would like to congratulat...more

Pinterest Board featuring quality literature

Michael Murray the host of our conference series Impleme...more

Australian Curriculum Preliminary Report Available

The Preliminary Report of the Donnelly-Wiltshire review o...more

Can we learn with our feet?

The staff and pupils of Elm Park Primary School in Hornchurc...more

Misty Adoniou article on Grammar for The Conversation

Misty Adoniou, Senior Lecturer in Language, Literacy and TES...more

Facebook 1,000 likes competition


PETAA Top Tips - ANZAC day resources

April is a busy month, so to assist you all working on Anzac...more

PETAA's submission to the Review on the Australian Curriculum.

PETAA recently tendered its submission to the Review ...more

Winner announced in PETAA book sale competition

Thank you to everyone that purchased in the PETAA book sale ...more

#PETAAShowUsYourSpace Competition winner


We’ve got a great new competition to kick of the 2014 teaching year.

Just take a photo of your literacy teaching space all set...more

Pat Edwards: Teacher, educator, author, PETAA Life member. Mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

It is with sadness that we share the news that Pat E...more

PETAA welcomes Martin Stone to the Board

PETAA are pleased to welcome Martin Stone to the Board. M...more

Aaron Blabey awarded Children's Peace Literature Award

Aaron Blabey the children’s author and illustrator has...more

Jackie French announced as Australian Children’s Laureate for 2014-2015

Jackie French, best-selling author of over 140 books, has...more

SMH article on how testing will not help students succeed in life

The Sydney Morning Herald has printed a Professor Yong Zhao ...more

Viv Nicoll-Hatton awarded The Lady Cutler Award

PETAA congratulates Viv Nicoll-Hatton on being awarded the 2...more

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is on...more

Children’s literature champion Dr Maurice Saxby receives Doctor of Letters

In recognition of his unparalleled and pioneering commitm...more

Speech Pathology Australia announces 10th Annual Book Award Winners

After ten years of awarding authors for excellence in promot...more

Answers to some important questions on our upcoming Homebush Conferences

With three conferences still to come in 2013, we have answer...more

PETAA Welcomes new board member Sean Box

We are very pleased to announce that Sean Box has been appoi...more

Conferral of life membership — Dr Brian Cambourne


Robyn Cox takes over as PETAA President as Nigel Pearn steps down


PETAA challenges The Australian’s e4ac website resource article

Following recent articles that appeared in The Australia...more

Young People’s History Award 2013

Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French has ...more

Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Winners 2013

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) h...more

Laos literacy project gaining momentum

A new project set up by an Australian volunteer aims to prov...more

PETAA gives a Gonski!


The "blue book", Grammar and Meaning, comes to PETAA

A new edition of the bestselling title Grammar and Me...more

Teach, Learn, Share: The National Literacy and Numeracy Evidence Base

The Teach, Learn, Share database is a national p...more

Recent studies on the psychology of reading

Young children often use the word ‘sad’ to de...more