About Australia Post education programs
Australia Post is committed to providing high-quality, professionally produced educational resources for Australian schools. Australia Post offers a growing number of letter writing programs to assist teachers in educating students about writing letters with a purpose.
In this section, you will find information about practical letter writing opportunities and programs offered and / or sponsored by Australia Post, as well as information about our community partners.
Australia Post education website – Our post – what's it all about?
The Australia Post education website, "Our post – what's it all about?" contains new and exciting education opportunities for lower primary, primary and middle years students. The teacher and student sections are divided into "Postie Kate and friends", designed for lower primary teachers and students, and "Our post – what's it all about?", designed for middle to upper primary (and middle years) teachers and students. Teachers will find curriculum-linked lesson ideas and student activity sheets in a selection of PDF, HTML and SMART Notebook formats, as well as IWB-compatible multimedia fun for students. Students will find out all about Australia Post – its history, mail processing and delivery, postie safety, and technology and the future – as well as be able to enjoy games, quizzes, animations and more.
Australia Post education website – Letter Link: Let's write a letter
An innovative letter writing program designed to help students to write both personal and business letters. It includes interesting facts about the history of communication and letter writing, a letter writing interactive and some multimedia fun.
Use this site to engage your students in letter writing, learn about the history of communication and letter writing, and have fun with various types of letters.
Australia Post education website – Letter Link: AFL
"Letter Link: AFL" encourages primary school children from all backgrounds and cultures to connect with their local communities through Australian Football. Several Australian Football League (AFL) players have been chosen as Multicultural Ambassadors and students can write to any of these players (or any other AFL player or club). Teachers will find curriculum support material to help them incorporate the themes of cultural diversity, Australian Football and letter writing into their classrooms.
Australia Post education website – Stamps and collectables
This program provides fantastic facts about stamps and their history, along with interesting information on past and present Australia Post stamp releases, how stamps are produced, and how to start a stamp collection. Students can view stamp issues and coin releases and have fun with videos and games. Teachers are provided with curriculum support material and information and links to stamp collecting events and websites.
Australia Post education website – Stamp Collecting Month
Every October, Australia Post celebrates Stamp Collecting Month with a special stamp issue.
Students can view the new stamp issue, find out everything they need to know about starting a stamp collection, learn about how stamps are made (from design to production), test their stamp knowledge with a fun quiz and engage in some "just for fun" activities.
Teachers will find curriculum support material (lesson ideas and student activity sheets) to help them incorporate the topic of stamps and stamp collecting into all learning areas.
MobileMuster is the official recycling program of the mobile phone industry and a community partner of Australia Post. The program collects and recycles mobile phone handsets, batteries, chargers and accessories from a network of over 4,500 mobile phone retailers, local councils, government agencies and business drop-off points across Australia. Australia Post provides free reply paid mobile phone recycling satchels through their outlets.
The Planet Ark Environmental Foundation aims to work with and teach people and businesses simple ways to reduce their impact on the planet, at home, at work and in the community.
The Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program was set up to stop Australia's printer cartridges ending up in landfill, where they pollute groundwater and soil. Australia Post joined the program in 2003 and encourages customers to drop their used inkjet and laser toner cartridges from home or office at over 1,800 of our outlets.