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  • 3D portrait


    This art lesson for students K-2 provides instructions for making a 3D face from recycled and found materials.


  • A different kind of brilliant


    These book notes are an A4, two page download and provide some teaching ideas to be used in conjunction with the book, A Different Kind of Brilliant, by Louise Cummins. This book will help children understand what autism is and will also help children to better understand and support autistic classmates or siblings. This book is available online at


  • Advance Australia fair


    This Poetry Pick looks at the Australian National anthem.You can obtain an official copy of the national anthem by searching Australian National Anthem word sheet. There are a variety of You Tube clips with words and music. TRIO really loves the picture book version published by Angus and Robertson in 2011  because it is illustrated with  a number of Australian paintings –  but it may be available only through a library.

  • Alphabet Hunt


    Add to the fun of this alphabet hunt with a magnifying glass as your child wanders around the house and yard on a hunt for objects starting with each letter of the alphabet. They can draw or write their answers.

  • Analysing an advertisement


    Understanding persuasive texts like advertisements is a life skill. This resource provides teachers and parents with a way of exploring adds and analysing the language used to persuade. Use with students in years 3-6.

  • Animal Sort


    This English resource is a sorting activity with four categories designed for Kindergarten.

  • Art Appreciation Jonathan Jones


    Students will enjoy examining the artwork Untitled by Jonathan Jones. The artwork has been installed in the grounds of the recently renovated Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney NSW. It explores a symbol used by Aboriginal people for the emu. The broad arrow was also used on convict clothes. This lesson has been designed for students in years 5-6 and the focus is on art appreciation.

  • Assessment Checklist


    This checklist supports teachers to consider assessment against the guidelines for effective assessment practices from NESA. In addition there is a grid to assist in designing effective assessment tasks for English. Suitable for use with all stages.

  • Assessment quadrant


    The assessment quadrant is a very simple tool.   After students’ current reading levels have been determined and compared with data from previous benchmarking, this grid can be used to map the students into the four quadrants.  The purpose is to raise awareness of student progress and promote careful discussion on how to differentiate the teaching to meet the vastly different needs of each group.  It looks simple but it can lead to very powerful conversations in year and stage level teams.

  • Australian painter: Arthur Streeton


    In this lesson the work of Arthur Streeton is viewed and discussed. Students then create a frame and use this frame to create a drawing.

  • Bears in the night


    Maths matters are book notes but for a book you can use in Maths. They  have been written to support teachers in selecting key teaching points from texts they choose to use in Maths.

  • Beginning, middle and end


    This template, for drawing and writing about the beginning, middle and end of a story that students have read or are planning to write, needs no instructions. A useful tool for all grades.

  • Behaviour management

  • Bringing Fun to the Teaching of Maths

  • Buddhist Monks


    Some people in our community wear uniforms.​ They do this​ for​ various​ reasons.​ It​ could​ be​ to​ identify​ who​ they​ are​ or​ it​ could​ be​ to​ help​ them​ complete​ their​ job.​​ In​ South​-East​ Asia,​ Theravada​ Buddhist​ monks​ and​ nuns​ wear​ saffron​ coloured​ robes.​ The​ traditional​ uniform​ of​ a​ Buddhist​ monk​ or​ nun​ is​ a​ saffron​ coloured​ robe,​ no​ shoes​ and​ shaved​ head.​ The​ uniform​ identifies​ the​ person​ a​s​ a​ monk/nun​ and​ represents​ what​ they​ believe​ in​ which​ is​ simplicity​ and​ detachment​ of​ materialism.​

    This unit is part of Trio’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series. It consists of a single lesson suitable for early to lower primary grades and is particularly supportive for EAL students. The lesson can be taught in isolation or provide a cultural perspective when completing units on South-East Asia, role of religion and religious people in our society, Buddhism, colours as symbolism  and uniforms. All resources (lesson plan, online link and photographs) are included.

  • Buying petrol


    Cambodia, officially called the Kingdom of Cambodia, is situated in South East Asia and has a population of around 15 million people. The majority of these people live in the countryside. ‘Filling up’ in the countryside is far different from buying petrol at the service station. Motos pull to the side of the dusty, pot -holed roads to the roadside stall selling petrol. Here they purchase a recycled bottle filled with fuel. The average purchase is one litre. Fill, pay and leave in under 5 minutes!  This unit is part of Trio’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series. It consists of two lessons, which are suitable for lower and upper primary grades and are particularly supportive for EAL students. The lessons can be taught in isolation or provide a cultural perspective when completing units on Asian countries e.g. Cambodia, fuel use in Asian countries, transport and the environmental footprint.