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If you’ve raised children in Australia or lived here as a child, you’ve probably spent many hours watching Play School on Australian television. It first aired in 18 July 1966 making it the longest-running children’s show in Australia. It’s been estimated that 80% of pre-school children under six watching the programme at least once a week. It was even added to theLogie Hall of Fame in 2006. So what’s that got to do with school? If you’re a mum, you know how well they give your little ankle biter a love of learning long before they start school.

OP overall position (grade point average GPA)
HSC high school certificate (diploma)
Dux top student in a class or school
Kindy kindergarten
State School public school
College private high school
Uni university
Tuck Shop school canteen or cafeteria or eatery
Chalkie school teacher
Lollipop Lady (Man) woman (man) in charge of school crossings
Schoolie holidaying student after completing final year exams. Not to be confused with schooie which is a schooner of beer.
School Leaver child permanently leaving school, often at the minimum specified age and without their HSC
Schoolies’ Week end-of-the-year celebrating by school leavers
Break-up Day last day of school
Waggin’ School skipping school, truant
Jig, Wag skip school, truant
Maths mathematics. Math (without the s) in the USA.
Nought zero (the number 0)
Hash Sign #, pound sign (USA)
Biro ball point pen
Glide Clip paper clip
Drawing Pins thumb tacks
Elastic Band rubber band
Rubber eraser. In the USA it’s slang for condom.
Blackboard Duster blackboard eraser
Paper Knife letter opener

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