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'Nonsense Festival' for Children & Families - Volunteering Opportunities





Full of spine-tingling moments, Nonsense Festival is a brand new festival created just for children and their families. Taking place in Belair National Park on the 15th October 2016, families will delight in this spellbinding one-day festival.

You will never know what is behind the next tree - music, theatre, circus, dance, workshops and installations! Come along and be surrounded by ways to explore and unleash your creativity!

We are looking for volunteers to help on the day of the Festival. Roles may include:

  • Box Office Assistant
  • Arts and Crafts Workshop Attendants
  • Roving Artist Chaperones
  • General Information

When: Saturday 15th October 2016
Where: Belair National Park

We have a range of actividies requiring little craft skill. All that we ask for is 4 hours commitment and a fun, caring attitude!

Simply register your interest online at

Kindest regards

Jeannine Malcolm
Volunteer Coordinator
M: 0421 616 943


Flinders University SpringFest

Flinders University’s award-winning new Plaza – the green and sun-filled heart of Flinders’ Bedford Park Campus – will play host to Flinders SpringFest on Saturday 15 October 2016.

SpringFest 2016 will celebrate 50 years of wondrous unfolding of world-changing ideas, creativity, and discoveries and, thoughtfully, mark the budding of an exhilarating new era of continued achievement and making a difference.

Join us – graduates, students, staff, families, the community, and friends old and new – for a frivolous carnival of food, thrilling live performances, a market bazaar, decadent high tea, Flinders-by-the-Decade marquees, evocative storytelling with Mem Fox, and so much more.

Why simply greet Spring, when you can whirl, pop and frolic in the vibrant and bustling community hub that has inspired the best and brightest minds?

Come along to Flinders SpringFest – a free flowering of festivities, food and creativity – to mark the hope and promise of Spring and, perhaps, inspire a few springy intellections of your own.

New events and activities are being added every day. Visit again soon for more exciting additions to the program.

See for more information

Activities that pre-service teachers may like to volunteer for will include, making craft horses and pinwheels, colouring in book activities and a lego making zone.

We would also be happy to provide the students with a letter confirming their involvement that can used in resumes and also as a token of appreciation a voucher ($25 for half day,/$50 for full day).

Contact Darlene Voss for more information.


Pre-service Teachers: Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum Workshop

A training workshop for the 'Keep Safe' Child Protection Curriculum is available to third and fourth year undergraduate pre-service teachers.

When: September 28th
Where: Flinders University, Bedford Park
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: $45 (discounted cost for pre-service teachers - normally costs $110)

To register, please visit SHine SA's website

Click here to view the workshop flyer


Free Invitation: Resilient Learners in the 21st Century: Positive Education at Scale

The Wellbeing and Resilience Centre has an exciting free event which may interest both staff and students.

When: September 21st
Where: Adelaide Town Hall
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Register at:

For all queries please contact:

Click here to view the event flyer


Inherent (Core) Requirements for Bachelor of Education &
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Special Education)

The following link provides all prospective students with realistic information about the Inherent (core) requirements so that they can make an informed judgement about their ability to fulfil them before enrolling in the course. Education IR_September_16 (PDF 186KB)


Teaching Jobs in London: Career Teachers on campus at Flinders

Career Teachers is an established, bespoke and highly successful Education Recruitment agency that boasts a dedicated team of specialists recruiting newly qualified and experienced teachers to work in a variety of schools throughout London, and the surrounding counties.

Charlotte Aldhouse, Career Teachers Overseas Resourcer, will be on campus to discuss all areas of relocating and working as a Teache rin London. Whether you are wanting to come over next year, or in a few years' time I'd be happy to speak with you about all the opportunities open to you. As a qualified Teacher myself I have first-hand experience in the day to day life of a UK teacher.

Find out more about Career Teachers online

When: Tuesday 4th October
Where: Level 3 Entrance Foyer, Education Building
Time: drop in and see us between 11.30am - 1.30pm

Or join us at our Teaching in London Information Session

When: Tuesday 4th October
Where: Room 2.08, Education Building
Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Brought to you by your Careers & Employer Liaison Centre Team


Free Primary Connections Ready Workshop

We have had an astonishing response to the workshop and as a result we are hosting another Primary Connections workshop (on behalf of the Australian Academy of Science) in Adelaide.

We would like to invite School of Education students based in Adelaide to attend. The free workshop (usually an $800 cost for schools to send their teachers to) provides an opportunity for pre-service student teachers to add a competitive edge to their CV.

RSVP as soon as possible - our previous workshop reached full capacity within 2 weeks!

When: Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October 2016

Click here to view the flyer and to RSVP

Please contact Hristina (Christina) Milenkovska for further information, at or on 8095 6558.


Education Ball 2016

Dear students and staff

This year FESA is continuing the new tradition of an Education Ball. It will be held in the Sanctuary at Adelaide Zoo on the 17th of September from 8pm until midnight.

FESA invites all students and staff to join us for a fun-filled night of good food, local wines and other drinks, photographs, conversation, music, dancing, prizes and celebration.

If you would like to attend this event, bookings can be made online (card) at, or in person (cash) by emailing

For more information:

Contact (issues, queries):

Warm regards

Flinders Education Student Association


Free Primary Connections Ready Workshop

With the success of our previous workshop, Primary Connections on behalf of the Australian Academy of Science is hosting yet another FREE professional development workshop in Adelaide and we would like to invite School of Education students based in Adelaide to attend.

The workshop provides an opportunity for pre-service student teachers to add a competitive edge to their CV.

When: Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October 2016

View the flyer here

Please contact Hristina (Christina) Milenkovska for further information, at or on 8095 6558.


Teaching Positions in the UK

Do you have a teaching position for September?

It's not too late to secure a fantastic teaching role in a great school in England this September! You can have your new job confirmed in a week and we will help with the cost to expidiate your visa and help you transition over to the UK.

What about 2017?

We are also shortlisting teachers to attend our award winning iday events in November in the UK. We fly our teachers over to England to interview directly with schools for a week, all expenses paid. During this week long trip you can interview with up to 8 schools, visit the schools and teach a lesson and attend a PD day and have a chance to get a feel for living and working in London or Leeds.

Register HERE or email or call us on 1800 230 488


Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Students

The Australian Government has developed Litearcy and Numearcy Tests (LANTITE) for preservice teachers.

Please refer to the attached document for more information and advice given by the Teachers Registration Board (TRB):

Literacy and Numeracy Tests (LANTITE) (PDF 127KB)


Grassroots Team Opportunities

In the lead up to the election, One Community SA are seeking volunteers to engage with the public at events and face-to-face in order to educate the community about school funding issues and have voters pledge their votes for Education. This volunteer work will provide an excellent opportunity for students to advocate for their profession in partnership with the professional associations they may one day join. It will be valuable for the resumes of graduating teachers looking to demonstrate their genuine passion for education to potential employers. It is also an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in discussing their career choices.

To volunteer, individuals can fill in our form or email me and we will be in contact about opportunities to join our innovative grassroots team.

Will Menzies
Community Organiser, One Community SA
m. 0412 161 528


Kip McGrath Education Centres: Tutoring Positions

Dear Students,

I’m an ex-student of Flinders and now an employer with my own large tutoring business. I would like to advertise to employ casual tutors and this is the first time we’ve opened up recruitment to final year education students as we normally only recruit TRB teachers. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information.

Annie Harvey
Kip McGrath Education Centres Holdfast Bay
p. 8298 6261


 Enrolment Advice Service

The School of Education has recently introduced a new and improved enrolment advice service for our Bachelor of Education, Master of Teaching and Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity students. This service replaces the need for student appointments as our staff can provide more comprehensive enrolment advice in less time.

If you are unsure which topics you should enrol in to meet both your enrolment choices and your degree requirements, simply email us at  and within 2-3 working days our staff will send you a study plan with enrolment advice tailored to suit your needs. Please note that this turnaround time may be extended during peak periods.

We recommend you email this address whenever you have a question about your enrolment or degree progression, rather than our Academic or Professional staff directly, to avoid your email going unanswered if that staff member is unavailable. Emailing us at will ensure your enquiry is addressed as soon as possible.

As always please ensure you provide as much information as you can when contacting our enrolment advice team, as this will help to process your enquiry as quickly and efficiently as possible.


Justice of the Peace

The City of Marion Council offers a range of community services, including Justices of the Peace, available on Tuesdays through to Fridays at several locations. The City of Marion Administration Office on Sturt Road is a 7-minute drive or 11-minute bus ride from Flinders University Main Campus.

For more information see:

Google Map directions from Flinders University to The City of Marion Administration Centre


Teaching Careers in the UK

Dear Students

Pear Education are an independent Recruitment Business based in London who place Teachers and Support Staff to schools across London and the surrounding areas. As you may well be aware there is an extreme shortage of teachers in the UK and by the looks of things this will not be changing too much in the near future.

Pear Education will assist all teachers looking to relocate to London throughout the whole process. Pear Education likes to take the time to listen to our teachers and find out what they are looking for and what type of school they would prefer to work in before placing them. 

Students can contact the Resourcing Manager for Pear Education, Stephen Wilson at:
t:  0208 432 0827
m: 0777 225 8641
f:  0845 474 8547


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Student computer rooms in the Education building

Don't forget, rooms EDUC 3.14 (with printing facilities) and EDUC 3.17 have been made available for Education Students to use! Please go to EDUC 4.69 to gain security swipe access on your student card.