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New venue for After This launch

Due to the overwhelming number of people who have RSVPd to the launch of After This by Alice Nelson we are moving the event to a new venue within the school: Carmel Primary School, 45 Woodrow Avenue, Dianella.

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Lighthouse Girl semaphore activity for Anzac Day

Need a last-minute Anzac Day activity? Why not get your students to create and use semaphore flags? The semaphore signalling method was used to communicate important military information, home-front anxieties and, eventually, hopes for a more peaceful world.

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WWI and the home front video

Drawing on fascinating archival material, and interweaving fact with fiction, in this video award-winning author Dianne Wolfer deftly recreates the story of Fay Howe, the little girl from Breaksea Island. In doing so she depicts the hardships of those left at home during WWI — waiting, wondering and hoping. 

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Wolfer and Simmonds win WA Premier’s Book Award

Light Horse Boy by Dianne Wolfer and Brian Simmonds has won the Children’s Book category of the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. Both creators were on hand to receive their award from the Hon. Colin Barnett MLA, Premier of Western Australia at the awards ceremony at Hackett Hall in the Western Australian Museum.

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