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Passion for literacy recognised

Rod Campbell (front and second from left) in a detail fomr the official award ceremony photo

Above: Detail from the Order of Australia award ceremony in Townsville, 23 May. Dr Rod Campbell, awarded AM, is seated in the front row and second from left. Read more

CBCA and PETAA partnership

CBCA and PETAA logos with an  imge of a girl reading

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Vale Professor Michael ‘M.A.K’ Halliday

It is with great sadness that PETAA has learned of the passing of Professor Michael 'M.A.K' Halliday. Read more

Rod Campbell recieves AM for literacy work

Posted on 5/24/2018
PETAA is pleased to congratulate Dr Rod Campbell AM for having been awarded Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in an investiture ceremony yesterday at Government House in Townsville, Queensland

PETAA and CBCA announce new partnership

Posted on 5/16/2018
Today, Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is pleased to announce they will partner with the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) for the benefit of teachers and educators across Australia.

Sue Bremner scholarship winner

Posted on 4/23/2018
The Sue Bremner Scholarship, supporting a teacher to attend the ASFLA 2016 Conference in Sydney from 27–29 September has been awarded to an educator who has spent most of her 30-year teaching career in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

NAPLAN: Results Won't Improve Overnight

Posted on 4/23/2018
PETAA President Robyn Cox contributes a broader perspective to commentary about the 2016 NAPLAN results

Report on limited efficacy of Reading Recovery

Posted on 4/23/2018
An analysis of the Reading Recovery program used in about 960 NSW primary schools argues that it should be restricted to the lowest performing students.