Engaging over 400,000 students and teachers annually.
Online access to arts education, professional learning, virtual excursions and streamed events.
Art Bites invite students to join a choir rehearsal, dance ensemble, music practice, art club or a debating team meeting.
These short video lessons in a range of areas offer students a chance to engage in co-curricular activities.
Creative Classes uses our extensive collection of inspiring, and unique video assets that have been adapted into mini websites for teachers to share with their students.
Each website offers high quality stimulus content and provides engaging, independent activities that have been linked to syllabus outcomes in creative arts subjects.
In this eModule, you will learn strategies to develop your students' voice, body language and persuasive verbal techniques so they may become more confident members of your debating team.
This eModule will teach you how a speaking competition is run and how you may seek your Principal's approval to enter your team into a speaking competition.
These eClips show four of the finalists in the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking competition delivering both a prepared speech on a set topic chosen from a list that must have multicultural content and an impromptu speech on a topic chosen by the adjudicator on the day.
Public speaking tips presented in a straightforward animation.
Speaking competitions officer from The Arts Unit, Andrew Lasaitis demonstrates best practice for school based teachers when setting up a spelling bee. This information is crucial to ensure that events run smoothly for the NSW Premier's Spelling Bee. It is also transferable to class based spelling bees and whole school based spelling bees.
The Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition has been encouraging primary school students to explore ideas of multiculturalism in Australia, as well as giving them a place to practice their public speaking skills and improve their confidence.
The Premier’s Debating Challenge is open to government schools throughout NSW, with age divisions for teams from Year 5 all the way up to Year 12. Teams entering the challenge compete in a round-robin series of debates against nearby schools, with the winners going on to compete at regional and state level to determine the eventual state champion.
The Premier’s Spelling Bee was introduced in 2004 as a fun and educational way for primary school students to engage in spelling. The program includes activities to encourage all students to improve their vocabulary and spelling and to promote literacy skills in combination with the English K-6 Syllabus.
This eModule will show you how to identify and explain the different speaker roles of the affirmative and negative teams.
The Plain English Speaking Award has been providing a platform for senior students to speak up about the issues important to them since 1978. Speakers deliver a prepared speech of 8 minutes as well as a 3 minute impromptu. In 2020 the competition went virtual with speakers delivering their ideas over zoom from all over the state.
Various activities for The Arts Unit programs have been temporarily suspended for the foreseeable future to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and wellbeing of students and staff.
Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.