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More Drama Less Hassle

By Susan Battye Imagine a school system where students are engaged in learning most of the time because of one thing – a philosophical change from a rigid approach to subject delivery to one where self-expression and creativity through the … Continue reading

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Susan Battye’s Short Story Award

At an event held in Nelson on 8 May 2016 Drama Magic’s managing director and writer, Susan Battye  was awarded  third place in the Top of the South, New Zealand Society of Authors short story competition for her  story, Mocked.  The 2016 … Continue reading

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Sir Ed You’re a Legend a Hit in Wellywood

Regarding their recent production of Sir Ed You’re a Legend written by Susan Battye with music by Trevor Thwaites, the principal of Wellington’s Kelburn Normal Primary School , Andrew McFarlane wrote: Our Year 5 & 6 syndicate was the team … Continue reading

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Cup Magic – Essential Reading

Scholastic New Zealand is featuring Susan Battye’s Cup Magic – My New Zealand Story  novel on its School Essentials website. The book has  also been listed in the  Teacher’s Bookshelf brochure and is proving popular at Scholastic book fairs. Thanks … Continue reading

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Report on Eleanor Catton in Hokitika

Eleanor Catton, author of the Man Booker Prize winning novel, The Luminaries, appeared  in Hokitika on Thursday 13 March for a special one-off event. A long time West Coast supporter and former Greymouth High School teacher, Susan Battye  of Drama … Continue reading

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Stage Set and Props Supply to New Zealand schools

Drama Magic Ltd is now able to offer a no obligation free quote for the build and supply of the following stage set items. 1) Free standing stage door (with side or reverse bracing) 2) Three Panel Accordion flats 3) … Continue reading

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ESA Study Guide: Level 3 Drama

Susan Battye of Drama Magic is one of the contributors to this recently published book. ESA Publications (NZ) Ltd 2014. ISBN 978-927194-70-6 Authors: Jacqueline Hood, Jane Luton and Marty Watson with Susan Battye and Anton Bentley The Level 3 Drama … Continue reading

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The Treaty in Action – Nga Mahi Tiriti

Drama Magic Ltd is proud to announce the publication of this book which is aimed at Social Studies and Te Reo Maori students in upper primary and junior secondary school. The authors, Susan Battye and Kiri Waitai are grateful for … Continue reading

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Powhiri in Action – He Kete O Te Reo Powhiri

We note that Wintec in Hamilton has included the book written by Susan Battye and Kiri Waitai on its recommended Year One reading list for the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). Powhiri in Action – He Kete O Te Reo Powhiri is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Drama Cuts and Drama Cuts Teacher’s Resource Book.

 (Putney., Australia: Phoenix Education, 2010) ISBN 978 1 921586 27 9     Edited by Susan Battye.    ISBN 978 1 921586 30 9  Written by Susan Battye By David O’Donnell: Victoria University of Wellington On a rainy winter’s afternoon in 2006 I attended … Continue reading

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