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OzKids Magazine

1998 - Term 3

Thankyou for the countless submissions we received from a cross section of schools nation-wide. Awarding recognition was a difficult task – such was the quality of student work. To those teachers who found the time in the hurly burly of a normal school day – thank you.

“OzKidz In Print” aims to recognise and promote emerging young talent in Australia. We offer a forum through which you can gain recognition (although the satisfaction of a job well done normally fulfills most writers.) If we can play a part in launching your literary career, that is thanks enough. For others, substantial prizes and certificates, (plus recognition for your school) may be your motivation. We all come to writing from different perspectives.

But wherever you are “coming from” never stop writing.

In the words of P.G. Wodehouse “success comes to a writer, as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realise the heights to which he has climbed”

P.S. The Editorial Committee cannot accept responsibility for all errors in submissions presented. We are only human and subject to publication restrictions and the like.

Liberties in punctuation have been taken, if in the view of the Selection Committee, the piece would be diminished by the change.

Noel Butterfield
Editor

Entries that were Published in this Edition

Below are the entries we received that have been selected for Publication in this edition of our magazine. You can read them now by clicking the title, or choose to download the full PDF version above.

Awards for Short Stories

Out of the Blackness, begins New Life

By Glen 
from Ferny Creek School
 vic

The First Tree on Earth

By Michelle 
from Cable Beach Primary School
 wa

The Land of Lollies

By Rebecca 
from Hume Public School
 nsw

The Red Beanie

By Kathryn 
from Dalby Christian School
 qld

The Soldier

By Kelly 
from St. Paul's College
 nsw

The Transporter

By Trevor 
from Hume Public School
 nsw

Awards for Poetry

A Schoolboy’s Journey

By Andrew 
from Mentone Grammar School
 vic

A Supporter in the Outer

By Christopher 
from Mentone Grammar School
 vic

Beehive

By Adele 
from Cygnet Primary School
 tas

Friends

By Christy 
from St Paul's College
 nsw

Frogs

By Jessica 
from All Saints College
 wa

My Rocket

By Guy 
from All Saints College
 wa

Salinity

By Grades 4, 5 and 6 
from Hume Public School
 nsw

So Much to Tell

By Verity 
from St. Paul's College
 nsw

Somewhere

By Kathleen Omara and Kylie Frutz 
from Aldercourt Primary School
 vic

Soundless Music

By Verity 
from St. Paul's College
 nsw

Sounds of the Afternoon

By Amy 
from Aldercourt Primary School
 vic

Sucked In

By Emily 
from Clarence High School
 tas

Terra Firma

By Alistair 
from Haileybury College
 vic

Thankyou Lord

By Naomi 
from Walla Walla School
 nsw

The Beach

By Emmaline 
from Aldercourt Primary School
 vic

The Beach

By Taryn 
from All Saints College
 wa

The Dolphin

By Claire 
from All Saints College
 wa

The Game of Death

By Nick 
from Mentone Grammar School
 vic

Book Reviews

No Reviews were found for this edition, open the pdf to read them in the magazine.

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Feel free to browse through are Magazine Archive showcasing the talents of Young Australian School Children, dating back to 2006.

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1995 - Edition 01

In Memory of Rob Leonard, Our Founder

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors, staff, and myself from the Children’s Charity Network must inform you of the passing of our founder, Mr Rob Leonard, following a 14-month battle with Cancer. We pass our condolences to Rob’s friends and family at this terrible time.

Rob was a wonderful, caring man with a passion for service and charity. His vision to influence young Australians through literacy 25 years ago has impacted thousands, who will all be saddened by this news. In honour of Rob, I look forward to growing his vision and continuing to advocate for the value of literacy and arts.

Please take a moment to reflect upon Rob’s impact on you, and remember his uncompromising belief in the power of Art and Writing.

Rob, you will be truly missed but never far away from our thoughts. 

May Rob’s memory be a blessing.

Jason Woods
Children’s Charity Network Board and Community