It has been a challenging year with COVID-19 causing disruption across our work and personal lives. We hope you're keeping well and haven't been personally impacted by the pandemic.

As a not-for-profit organisation, Oxford’s heart is in supporting teaching and learning and our highest priority right now is ensuring you have access to the resources you need to support your students, while making sure everyone stays healthy and safe.

With this in mind we wanted to provide information on how we can help.

How we can support you

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?

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
Explore Oxford Owl resources
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

Getting your students to write just got easier | Free 14-day trial

Oxford has recently partnered with Writing Legends, a new digital program that revolutionises the teaching and learning of writing in Years 3–8. By blending the best of technology with captivating writing prompts and modelling, the program dramatically improves teaching and learning by inspiring students to participate within a motivated community of passionate writers.

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  • Students and teachers have access from wherever they are to 100s of writing activities supported by exemplars, writing checklists and vocabulary assistance
  • Teachers may set specific activities for individual students, groups of students or the whole class
  • Teachers are able to see how long students spend on activities and then provide individual feedback.

Learn more
Watch free Writing Legends webinars
Writing Legends
Available to all Australian Schools

Watch our free Professional Learning Series 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.

Learn more
Read Write Inc.
Available to all Australian Schools

Free eBook: Everybody Worries by Jon Burgerman

Inspired by conversations with his parent friends who weren’t sure how to explain what is happening right now to their small children, artist and writer Jon Burgerman decided to do something to help.

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

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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

Online resources for academics

Are you a member of CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians)?

Oxford University Press is pleased to offer gratis unlimited concurrent users access to a range of Law Online Resources and Academic Law Books from Oxford Scholarship Online. These include:

Available until 31st December 2020 for all CAUL members. Please contact Josephine Romeo (josephine.romeo@oup.com) to confirm interest and organise access.

If you have an Oxford text prescribed for Semester 2, 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.

Find out more

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.

Find your Consultant

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

Free access to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

Improve your students’ speaking, writing, vocabulary and dictionary skills with free access to the world’s bestselling advanced-level dictionary for learners of English.

From videos to worksheets to whole lesson plans, there’s a resource for every teaching situation. Access expires 31 August 2020.

Request Free Access

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.

Access Teacher Guides

A message from Arthur Baker

Managing Director OUP ANZ

Updated 9 February 2021

Reducing risk and minimising disruption

As the new school term gets underway and lecturers prepare for semester 1, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our home life, social engagements and workplaces in 2021. I’d like to share what Oxford University Press is doing to reduce any risk to employees and our education community, while minimising disruption to business operations.

To ensure we deliberately reduce the risk to employees and continue to play our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19 infections, our Docklands office is open in only a limited capacity and remains well under DHHS Victoria advice thresholds. Given the nature of the virus and the various State government responses to the current situations, we continue to closely follow their advice, and take a pragmatic, but cautious approach to the way we physically engage with the broader community.

Our education consultants are available to visit partner institutions in all states 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. We will also favour the delivery of professional development and group training events in a virtual format where practicable.

We remain open and here to support

We will continue to provide support to all customers by offering video conferencing, webinars, phone, email, instant messaging and texts as methods of engagement, in addition to face to face visits by mutual agreement. 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.

Despite these ongoing challenges, and the uncertainty of conditions in 2021 we remain here to support you. We are still working with authors and educators preparing new manuscripts for publications (in print and online); we continue to plan professional development and new product implementation support sessions, and our distribution facility continues to operate normally. There may be slight delays in our shipping and response times and we encourage you to engage with our Help Centre so we can prioritise support.

A long and proud history

As a department of the University of Oxford, we are proud that a team of scientists has taken the next step towards the discovery of a safe, effective and accessible vaccine against coronavirus. To read about recent developments, please visit the University of Oxford website.

Oxford University Press has continuously operated in ANZ since 1908, so rest assured we will maintain our mission to support educators and enable learning through this difficult time. Since the start of the pandemic, we have provided complimentary digital resources to almost 800 schools, delivered professional development to 1000s of school and tertiary educators, and provided digital access to around 1 million students across Australia. I am therefore confident we will all emerge stronger and more resilient than ever.

Stay safe and well.

Arthur Baker

Managing Director