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  • 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.

  • Calendar maths activity


    A maths activity for all grades based on the number patterns in a calendar month.

  • Chalk art


    In this lesson students will examine chalk drawings on pavements. They learn to use a grid when enlarging an image. They will draw an enlarged self portrait on the playground or any suitable place.

  • Chalk Boy


    Chalk boy was shortlisted for the Children’s book of the year awards in 2019, so your school library will probably have a copy. The words and illustrations combine beautifully to create a thought-provoking book. A great text to explore the author’s message and a useful text for teaching the language of visual literacy. These book notes were written for students in years 5 and 6.

  • Character


    This template may help students in reflecting on characters read about and in creating characters to write about.

  • Chinese New Year


    This unit is part of TRIO’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series.It consists of three lessons which are suitable for all grades, Kinder-grade 6. The lessons look at the lion and dragon dances which are significant aspects of the celebration of the Chinese New Year. The unit contains links to online resources and photos you can use to teach these lessons.

  • Cocoon


    These book notes for the book, Cocoon by Aura Parker unpack teaching ideas for reading and responding to the text as well as composing. They have been designed for students in years 1 and 2. They address the big idea of patience, perseverance and friendship.


  • Cohesion and Paragraphs

  • Community art


    The community art movement started in California and has taken off around the world. Looking at community art in your location is the focus of this art lesson. Students create art that could be displayed in around school or classroom.

  • Community of learners


    At the start of a school year teachers are thinking about how to build a community of learners in their classroom. The elements that need to be addressed include the environment, routines, behaviour management, learning strategies and wait time and thinking time. Here is a poster for the staff room to support discussion of these ideas.


  • Continuous line drawing


    An art lesson on drawing using continuous line.

  • Cultural celebrations


    These cultural celebration dates are based on the terms and weeks listed in the NSW school calendar. Teachers can take the opportunity to add any cultural dates related to the students in their class. This information enables teachers to differentiate the program – ensuring  lessons are specifically suited to the class.

  • Daily writing


    Choose a favourite toy and plan an adventure!

  • Differentiation

  • Domino Maths


    Explore addition and subtraction using dominoes. A selection of activities and a template suitable for students in Kindergarten and year 1.