About the Schools Program

The Stella Schools Program is for girls and boys in Years 7 to 12 and comprises:

➤ school visits by notable Australian writers, educators and publishers
➤ teaching units on gender and diversity that encourage students to critically engage with the books they read
➤ teaching and learning resources for all secondary-school levels
➤ professional development sessions for teachers and librarians
➤ hands-on writing workshops
➤ skills development and mentorship opportunities for young writers
➤ Girls Write Up: a daylong wordfest for teens (NSW & VIC) held in June 2016, and will be expanding around Australia in 2017
➤ Stella Camp: Writing Equality – a week-long incursion in schools, coming late 2016
➤ a range of special in-school events such as gender and diversity panel discussions at school literary festivals, keynote addresses at whole-school assemblies and valedictory services, and ‘in-conversation’ events open to parents and students.

Let your students be inspired by Australian women’s writing, and help them—girls and boys alike—to build their own brilliant careers.

  • The Stella Schools Program Education Resource Kit includes links to the Australian Curriculum. Download the kit here.
  • View a schools ambassador talk outline here.
  • View a schools ambassador workshop outline here.

Read the Stella Schools Program story.
Explore the Stella Schools blog.
Watch the Victorian launch of the Stella Schools Program with Tony Birch, Cate Kennedy, Leanne Hall and Bec Kavanagh discussing gender bias in reading, writing and choosing literature for students to study.
Watch the NSW launch of the Stella Schools Program with Randa Abdel-Fattah, JC Burke, Erin Gough, Emily Maguire and Bec Kavanagh discussing the ways unconscious bias affected their teenage reading habits, and how their books seek to address contemporary issues around gender and diversity.

Sign up for the Stella Schools Program mailing list here.

For all Stella Schools Program enquiries, please email Bec Kavanagh, Schools Coordinator: schools@thestellaprize.com.au

The Stella Schools Program is proudly supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Nelson Meers Foundation and the Hart Line Fund of the Australian Communities Foundation.

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