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The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) is an independent professional association dedicated to literacy and English language learning from early childhood through all stages of schooling and tertiary education contexts. ALEA recognises the critical role literacy plays in learning and communicating in all curriculum areas, and for effective participation in society.

    • Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards Open

      The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are the oldest and largest poetry competition for school aged children in Australia.

      The Awards aim to inspire students across Australia to express their thoughts creatively through poetry and, by doing so, support the legacy of Dorothea Mackellar and her legendary poem ‘My Country‘. Entries open on March 1st each year and close on the 30th June.  

      Optional theme is 'Waiting'.  Download a poster here.

      Go direct to the site for more information on how to enter: www.dorothea.com.au

      Videos and instructions of live poetry lessons with Lorraine Marwood are back by popular demand. Direct link here.

      As always the organisers are looking forward to wonderful poetry interpretations both on a theme or any variety of topics.

      Enquiries to:  dorotheamackellar@bigpond.com

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