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  1. We are open!

    We are open!

    Updated 16 October 2021

    We are excited to welcome customers back in-store since lockdown restrictions have been eased this week. We sincerely thank our customers for your support in recent months.

    We remain committed to the health and wellbeing of our customers, our team and our community.

    In line with NSW Government regulations, we have recently updated our safety measures:

    When arriving at our store:

    • please check-in via the Service NSW QR code on your smartphone, or ask to record your contact details if you don't have a smart phone.
    • please provide proof of your vaccination to our team members. This can be either a printed or digital COVID-19 certificate. Alternatively, you can provide us with a medical clearance certificate if you have a medical exemption. 

    If you are unable to meet the health measures, you can still shop online 24/7 for home delivery or call us to arrange 'front door collection'. Our team

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  2. Recommended Reads For Middle Primary Students

    Recommended Reads For Middle Primary Students
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  3. Recommended Reads For Upper Primary Students

    Recommended Reads For Upper Primary Students
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  4. Book of the Month: The Story of Australia by Don Watson

    Book of the Month: The Story of Australia by Don Watson

    A book ‘for the young and the curious’

    Recommended for upper primary students and all students of history and life 

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  5. How to customise your own Exercise Books

    How to customise your own Exercise Books

    Quality, Australian made exercise books with your school’s branding

    We make it easy for you to create custom books designed exactly the way you need. 

    We have in-house graphic designers and state-of-the-art printing to produce high quality Australian-made exercise books at a reasonable price.

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  6. Top 50 Fiction Novels for Years 9 and Up

    Here are our top 50 bestselling novels for students in years 9 and up as well as free teacher notes from Harper Collins, Penguin, Walker Books, Allen & Unwin and Cliff Notes. The teacher notes are designed to link in with the Australian curriculum and help you consider themes, characters and setting and to analyse what you are reading.   

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  7. Support for teachers and schools during online learning

    Five Senses has a new web-based ebook platform that allows students to access all of their digital texts in the one place, and connects with popular learning management systems. You can access your interactive textbooks (with videos, quizzes and assessment) and also download a copy of each to our offline apps.

    Because we work closely with textbook publishers behind the scenes, we can get your students online fast with a great user experience.

    Ebooks for students and staff - existing school customers 

    For schools who have bought textbooks in bulk or through our booklist arrangements, we can help make sure everyone who needs access to a text or teacher resource has access online through their own device. 

    We can help you navigate licensing arrangements so that you have what you need at your fingertips.

    Ebooks for new customers

    Many of our most popular textbooks are available for purchase on our website

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  8. Front Door Collection Service during Sydney lockdown

    Front Door Collection Service during Sydney lockdown
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  9. The Upside of Online Learning

    Schools in the Greater Sydney region are halting face-to-face teaching amid the coronavirus outbreak. With the extension of lockdown into the school term, parents have the opportunity to closely be involved with, and celebrate, their child's schooling.

    Let's look at how we can celebrate the next week or two.
     
    One of the best aspects of students learning from home is that it makes school education visible. This is an opportunity to see how teachers and schools structure your child's learning experiences. This opportunity may help you to appreciate how your child learns best, what is age appropriate learning from a school perspective, and the patterns of communication between teachers and students.
     
    How you embrace the change will role model to your child(ren) the resilience you seek
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  10. Top 50 Middle Fiction Novels

    Top 50 Middle Fiction Novels
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