As a not-for-profit organisation, Oxford’s highest priority is supporting educators and learners. Despite ongoing challenges, and the uncertainty of conditions in 2021 we remain open and here to help.

Our education consultants are available to visit partner institutions where three conditions are met: the State Government advice permits it; the institution requests a visit, and the consultant is comfortable to attend where mutual physical distancing conditions, and/or mask wearing requirements are in place.

The majority of our office-based employees will work from home until 2022. We continue to work with authors and educators preparing new publications; we continue to deliver professional development and new product support sessions (mostly virtually at this point in time), and our distribution facility continues to operate normally. There may be slight delays in our shipping and response times, so we encourage you to engage with our Help Centre so we can prioritise support.

We will also continue to provide support to all customers by offering video conferencing, webinars, and other virtual communication methods of engagement, in addition to face to face visits where permitted. These new ways of working have been embraced and supported by everyone, and we are truly grateful for this support, and colleagues and customers flexibility.

How we can support you

Available to all Australian Schools

Free printables and digital activities for Primary schools

To support Primary Schools with remote teaching and learning plans, we’ve made available a collection of activity and worksheets, plus digital activities that cover handwriting, maths, children’s reading and dictionary skills.

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Free activities
Available to all Australian Schools

Assessment, instruction, independence. All in one place.

Did you know that you can access a wealth of free online resources on Oxford Owl?

View our quick guide to some of the complimentary worksheets and digital activities available here.

All you need to do is sign up at oxfordowl.com.au and you’ll unlock support across a range of subject areas including:

  • Oxford Wordlist: Oxford Wordlist flashcards, take-home lists and Bingo game to practice and consolidate the words students most frequently use
  • Oxford Handwriting: state-specific digital teaching activities and worksheets for handwriting practice for Years F–6
  • Dictionary Skills: Activity Sheets to support students vocabulary development through the use of dictionaries

You’ll also find online support for some of our biggest reading programs:

  • Oxford Reading for Comprehension: teaching support for all titles in the series, including activity sheets and teaching tools
  • Project X Hero Academy: teacher support, reading notes and activities for all titles
  • Oxford Reading Tree: teacher support for titles in All Stars, Biff, Chip and Kipper Decode and Develop, Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories, Floppy’s Phonics Fiction and Traditional Tales
  • TreeTops: teacher support for titles across our TreeTops series
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Oxford Owl
Available to all Australian Schools

Storyathon | Free access to Australia’s largest online story-writing event

Storyathon is a new and exciting online writing event for Years 3–8 that encourages creativity through writing microstories. Writing a microstory is an inclusive classroom activity that makes writing fun and accessible, even for the most reluctant writers.

Getting started with Storyathon is quick and easy, and what's more, Storyathon is FREE to access!

Join the 10,000+ teachers registered with Storyathon around Australia and get your students writing microstories.

Sign up today
Storyathon
Available to all Australian Schools

Free Professional Learning on best-practice comprehension teaching

Join educator and literacy specialist Susan Taylor in our five-part video series as she explores comprehension strategies and skills that your students can utilise to become successful readers. Throughout this series you will learn about:

  • the research behind comprehension development
  • developing your students’ comprehension strategies and skills
  • explicitly teaching and modelling comprehension strategies in the classroom
  • supporting your students’ comprehension development
  • monitoring your students’ comprehension development

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Learn Best-Practice Comprehension Teaching
Available to all Australian Schools

Read Write Inc. FREE video series to support home learning

Help support learning at home with a FREE series of short video lessons to help parents encourage children to continue learning with Read Write Inc. Phonics.

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Read Write Inc.
Available to all Australian Schools

Free e-books to ease children’s coronavirus worries

Everybody Worries by Jon Burgerman. Artist and writer Jon Burgerman offers children the reassuring message that this crisis will pass, we are there for them, and we will get through this together.

Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul. A brand-new stay-at-home adventure! With Wilbur’s fun ideas and a flick of Winnie’s wand, staying at home can be lots of fun.

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Access our guide to support reading at home
Read the eBook
Available to all Australian Schools

Storyathon | Free access to Australia’s largest online story-writing event

Storyathon is a new and exciting online writing event for Years 3–8 that encourages creativity through writing microstories. Writing a microstory is an inclusive classroom activity that makes writing fun and accessible, even for the most reluctant writers.

Getting started with Storyathon is quick and easy, and what's more, Storyathon is FREE to access!

Join the 10,000+ teachers registered with Storyathon around Australia and get your students writing microstories.

Sign up today
Storyathon

If you have an Oxford text prescribed you can:

Access your desk copy as an eBook

All local Oxford University Press textbooks are available as a free digital copy via VitalSource Sampling.

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Access digital course-specific resources for your online lectures

Does your prescribed textbook come with lecturer resources? These include materials such as, videos, test banks and PowerPoints. Make sure you’re making the most of them to support your online teaching by contacting your Oxford Learning Consultant.

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Delivering lessons online

Visit the Oxford ELT Learn at Home hub for advice and tips on:

  • Teaching from Home
  • Online Teaching Resources
  • Professional Development
  • Teacher Wellbeing

Visit the Oxford ELT Learn at Home hub

Teacher’s Guides available for English File, Headway and Navigate

Are you a member of the Oxford Teacher’s Club? You can now access your lesson plans, notes and support online.

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Season's Greetings
We wish you all the best for the festive season, and a Happy New Year!

Please note, the OUP ANZ office will be closed for the holiday period from 4:45pm AEDT
24 December, and will resume business from 8:30am AEDT 4 January, 2022.

Season's Greetings

A message from Arthur Baker

Managing Director OUP ANZ

Updated 30 November 2021

I’m sure that for many of us, 2021 was not the year we were hoping for. We’ve seen and experienced many amazing stories of our educators, partners and suppliers all navigating significant challenges and change. Lecturers pivoted to online delivery and managed online exams. Teachers undertook the herculean task of helping younger learners remain engaged online, and received unprecedented levels of praise and recognition from grateful parents. Educational book and resource list providers, and our suppliers navigated ever-changing restriction levels and COVID safe work practices to ensure continuity of service, and overall we all shared a great deal of patience and goodwill in order to support one another

Having said that I am also extremely grateful for the resilience and dedication of our team here at OUP, who have gone over and above (while working from home for most of the year) to support our customers, partners and suppliers to be successful under very challenging circumstances. We’ve seen and experienced amazing camaraderie and mutual support, and we wanted to thank you all for the role you have played.

I am proud that since the start of the pandemic, we have provided complimentary digital resources to almost 1000 schools, delivered professional development to 1000s of school and tertiary educators, and provided digital access to over 1 million students across Australia.

All things considered it has been a successful year and we look forward to a brighter and less disruptive 2022.

As we draw near the end of the calendar year, the team at OUP would like to thank you sincerely for your fellowship and engagement, and wish you and yours the most joyous and relaxing festive season.

We hope that however you plan to celebrate, it is a time of peace and happiness.

Arthur Baker

Managing Director