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Bringing creativity to Australian classrooms, since 2006

StarTime’s schools’ programs bring classrooms to life, building future skills and creating unforgettable experiences for students and teachers.
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About School Incursion

What Make Startime School incursions great

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About StarTime

Australia's leading schools program provider

StarTime is a pioneer in children’s creative education and future skills development. We combine filmmaking, technology, and creative, human experiences to bring digital literacy to life.

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Children have attended a StarTime program.

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StarTime programs run each year.

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Available field programs and increasing

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Our Popular Programs

You choose the program, subjects, and year group and we’ll do the rest. Kids will be having so much fun, they won’t even realise they’re learning!

Choose your own classroom adventure!

From 1-day incursions to student enrichment and teacher Professional Development programs designed to integrate with any Key Learning Area or Unit of Work, StarTime has you covered.
1-Day Filmmaking
Multi day Creative

1-Day Filmmaking Incursion

StarTime’s filmmaking and animation workshops are a favourite for students all over Australia.
 
With a strong focus on creativity, teamwork and literacy skills, students gain a greater understanding of filmmaking techniques in a hands-on, creative and collaborative session!
Year Group K - 12
Time 1-Day
Objective Working in small groups students learn the steps of how to make an engaging film and produce a short film by the end of the day.
Subjects English, Science, Technlogy, History, PDHPE, Geography, Creative & Performing Arts

Stop Motion Animation

Introduce grades 1-8 to a 1-day Stop Motion Animation incursion that combines creative literacy with technical skills through crafting unique stop motion stories, aligned with digital technology standards. Students will collaborate in small crews, learning through hands-on tutorials and creating a 30-second animated short, enhancing understanding of film-making techniques, story structure, and critical soft skills.

TV Journalism

Engage grades 5-11 with a 1-day TV Journalism incursion that enhances creative thinking and practical skills through producing TV reports, inspired by professional standards and linked to core curricula.

TVC – Exploring Persuasive Language

Engage students in grades 5-11 with our 1-day TVC – Exploring Persuasive Language incursion. They’ll create compelling TV commercials using persuasive language, green screen technology, and on-camera presentation techniques in a collaborative, interactive environment.

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Science and Space TV Commercial Filmmaking

Invite primary or secondary students to our Science and Space TV Commercial Filmmaking incursion. They’ll use persuasive language and media production skills to create a real estate-style commercial promoting a planet, integrating English, Science, and Technology learning outcomes in a fun, interactive day.

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Illuminated art

Embark on a 6-week Illuminated Art incursion where primary students transform their school into a magical wonderland, creating vibrant art stories through animation, music, and light for a spectacular finale.

1-Day Filmmaking
Incursion

StarTime’s filmmaking and animation workshops are a favourite for students all over Australia.
 
With a strong focus on creativity, teamwork and literacy skills, students gain a greater understanding of filmmaking techniques in a hands-on, creative and collaborative session!
Year Group K - 12
Duration 1-Day
Objective Working in small groups students learn the steps of how to make an engaging film and produce a short film by the end of the day.
Subjects English, Science, Technlogy, History, PDHPE, Geography, Creative & Performing Arts

Multi-Day Incursion

1-Day Film Making
Multi day Creative

1-Day Filmmaking Incursion

StarTime’s filmmaking and animation workshops are a favourite for students all over Australia.
 
With a strong focus on creativity, teamwork and literacy skills, students gain a greater understanding of filmmaking techniques in a hands-on, creative and collaborative session!
Year Group K - 12
Time 1-Day
Objective Working in small groups students learn the steps of how to make an engaging film and produce a short film by the end of the day.
Subjects English, Science, Technlogy, History, PDHPE, Geography, Creative & Performing Arts
Our multi-day program is tailored to fit your students’ interests and the school’s timetable, offering a variety of topics including science, creative and performing arts, filmmaking, and engaging sports activities for the end-of-term or for a school holiday program. From special FX to fascinating physics, stop motion to cinematic storytelling, every program can be customised to meet the school’s specific Key Learning Area (KLA) requirements.
Year Group K-6
Duration 2-5 days
Objective Students experience a range of different creative learning programs across multiple days.
Subjects Science, Creative & Performing Arts, Technology & Wellbeing

Meet The Team

World-Class Industry Experts

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StarTime’s leadership team comprises some of Australia’s leading names in creative and visual arts education, working together to future-proof Australia’s next generation.
Plus our nationwide network of specialist coaches live and breathe StarTime’s values of creativity, courage, collaboration, and compassion.
Wherever you are in Australia, your students in good hands with StarTime.
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Our Difference

What makes StarTime special?

StarTime offers the most comprehensive range of creative and digital arts workshops and programs for school-aged children, wherever you are in Australia.

Our Values

We embed our values - courage, commitment, collaboration, and compassion - into every workshop.

Our Reach

Together with our team, we run over XXX workshops in towns and cities across Australia every year.

Our Experience

Since we launched in 2006, over 65,000 Australian kids have participated in StarTime programs.

Our Team

Our team brings a collective XXX years' passion and industry expertise to the StarTime experience.

Our Programs

Our dynamic programs harness creativity, enhance digital skills, and foster teamwork and leadership.

Our Customers

Whether you are a parent, school, workplace, or brand partner, we offer tailored programs to suit.

Illuminated Art Festival for Your School

Transform the dark of night into a magical atmosphere of storytelling thorugh art, colour, music and light.
Over 6-weeks students learn how to digitise their analogue artworks into a multilayered animated story sequence, then add Sound FX, music and prepare their files for projecting their creations ‘Vivid-style’ onto surfaces in the school playground.
It’s a great way to bring the community together and celebrate creative expression with a dynamic and larger than life display of creative talents by your students.

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StarTime Workshops

For Multi-Day Programs

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Animated Art

Bring your drawings to life in a digital format as you learn the art of animation.

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Special FX Filmmaking

Create daring special FX action sequences as part of your unique film.

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Soundscape Music Producing

Record and sample sounds from your environment then combine them with a ready-made musical composition to create your own soundscape music track on Garageband.

Live to Sing & Dance

Get ready to shine on stage with our Live to Sing & Dance workshop! Whether your a budding superstar or just starting your artistic journey, this workshop is the perfect place to nurture your confidence, coordination, singing, and dancing skills.

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Mad Scientist

Become a “MAD Scientist” and explore the wonders of science! Dress up, experiment, and discover new ways to change the world. There will be plenty of new experiments to extend your knowledge of how elements interact, like making stress balls with slime and rainbow plate using skittles.

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Masters of Illusions

Fascinated by mystic arts’ mystery and drama? Master the art of illusion and intrigue, captivating any audience with skillful trickery.

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DJing and Music Producing

Join our DJing & Music Producing workshop for 9-12-year-old music lovers! Learn song crafting, beat making, and Garageband basics. Let’s create musical magic together!

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Game Busters

Welcome to Game Busters, the ultimate workshop where kids unleash their competitive spirit and have a blast! In this action-packed event, teams of enthusiastic children go head-to-head in a series of traditional games that have stood the test of time.

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Fun Physics

Take everyday items and transform them into experiments of physics. Illustrating how gravity, friction, static electricity, kinetic energy, force, motion and magnetism interact.

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Creative Sports

In this workshop, we’ll spice up traditional sports like soccer, cricket, and netball, adding exciting twists. Teams will face physical challenge courses, relying on strategy, communication, and encouragement for success.

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Cup Cake Decorating

Pipe like a pro and turn your humble cake into a fancy piece of gourmet art. Make your own piping bags, learn how to make the best buttercream frosting for decorating, master decorating techniques and share your ideas with other likeminded creative cooks.

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Edible Science

Science can blow our minds, deceive our eyes, and now…. Tantalise our tastebuds? Explore chemical reactions and different kinds of energy with these fun edible experiments. Who knew learning could be so tasty!

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Stop Motion Animation

Learn how to create a simple stop motion animation film using plasticine. Using your knowledge on frame rates, bring your characters to life, and learn how to add character voices and sound effects. While working in teams you will take on various production roles including, producer, set designer, director of photography, foley artist, voice over artist and more…

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Designer for a Day

Unleash your inner fashion designer! Learn design fundamentals, craft a unique T-shirt, and collaborate with fellow creators. Dive into graphic design and marketing basics to develop your brand identity. Finish the day with an exhibition, presentation, and fashion parade for family and friends as you present them with your fresh fashion creations!

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Spheros Robotics

Learn the basics of robotics, form your team and show off your newfound mastery in StarTime’s Sphero Olympics – a series of high octane events demanding quick wits, speed and skill!

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Variety Day

Unleash your creativity during a day filled with science, technology, plus fun and creative sports activities!

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Building Battles with Minecraft

A series of creative challenges to build unique structures in Minecraft taking inspiration from well known landmarks around the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we have all the necessary filmmaking equipment including, ipads, tripods, microphones, green screens and more. If your school already has equipment, we can use this to augment our resources on the day and help engage as many students as possible with the technology.
Access to a large space with break out rooms – a large hall (preferably carpeted or sound treated) average sized classrooms will suffice. Access to school wifi is preferable. Access to AV facilities such as a projector or large monitor with sound. We try as much as possible to take any resource management off your staff’s plate. 
Students need to be put into “film crews” of between 3-6 students (depending the type of program) If students are writing their own scripts we have scaffolding and resources including: script templates and examples, video resources and checklists. If students are doing 1-day programs, they may like to bring costumes and props based on the script/theme of their film
A medium to large classroom will be the minimum required. Ideally a break out space in order to seperate the film crews will help with sound spill. For animation programs, a classroom will suffice as there is no live recording of sound.
Its not a problem. Our programs are designed so that all students have the opportunity to experience ALL roles in front and behind the camera. If a student does not want to be on camera, they can circulate through one or multiple roles behind the camera – such as Director, Sound Recordist or Camera Operator etc
At the end of the workshop and after the film showing, we upload the films to StarTime’s secure platform. We will then share a link for students and family to view their films .
There is a list of practical and user-friendly apps we will list prior to and post workshop so that your students can continue to utlise and embed the knowledge they learned during the StarTime program.
StarTime will usually provide the iPads that are used for filming and editing. However, if your schools wants to use its own iPads, we suggest an iPad no more than 5 years old and has the latest iOS update.
Yes! Because StarTime programs focus on the techniques of filmmaking and storytelling, these can be applied to ANY technology. However, we also bring all the equipment including iPads, so there is no need for the school to provide any equipment.

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