Teachers section Checkbox

About Australia Post Education Program

Information about all of the educational programs in which Australia Post participates.

Australia Post is committed to providing high-quality, professionally produced educational resources for Australian schools. We offer 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.