Welcome to
Good to Great Schools Australia

We are a not-for-profit dedicated to lifting education outcomes for all Australian students.

We do this by building evidence-based curriculum, providing online professional learning, and supporting schools to implement improvements practices so that all schools have great teachers delivering effective teaching to every child.
Our gift to schools and teaching professionals is free use of our range of evidence-based curriculum, professional learning modules and school improvement tools.

Professional learning pathways 

Flexible learning for school leaders and teachers to gain practical skills that can be immediately applied. Accepted by state and territory teaching accreditation bodies. Courses include on-the-job assessment and coverage of all AITSL guidelines. 

Our Education Suite 

Our programs are tailored to meet any school context and are customised to meet all student needs. 

Evidence-based curriculum

Ready-to-teach lessons and resources for Australian primary school subjects. They meet all
 Australian Curriculum standards and use explicit instruction pedagogy and Australian subject matter. Updated annually. 

Our Gift to Schools

We offer all schools and teaching professionals free use of our range of evidence-based curriculum with professional learning modules and school improvement tools.


Oz-e-Science

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Oz-e-science engages the natural curiosity of students and develops their love of science.

Students develop a sense of wonder about the universe through a curriculum and teaching approach that strikes a proportional balance between teacher-directed instruction and inquiry learning strategies. 

The content is designed to make science a part of each student’s life journey by understanding the power and potential of scientific endeavour.

Teach Spelling Mastery

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Our Teach Spelling Mastery accredited module gives you the practical skills and knowledge to teach spelling effectively and get the most out of the Spelling Mastery Program. 

The Mastery Teaching Pathway is a unique professional learning platform. It supports:

Schools that are seeking to enhance their whole team practice and achieve greater coordination of their school-wide teaching effort.


Individual teaching professionals who want to develop and enhance their effective teaching practice.

There are discrete learning pathways for principals, instruction coaches, teachers and teaching assistants. 

8 Cycles Of School Practice

The 8 Cycles of School Practice support schools to embed the world’s best practices in school-wide effective teaching. 
The 8 Cycles of School Practice includes the world’s best practices. 
Great schools use these cycles to drive effective teaching and student learning through routines and continuous improvement. 
GGSA has built these practices into a unique framework that provides schools with an easy-to-follow structure
so they can organise their practices into a seamless pattern of
delivery. The digitised version enables schools to learn how to implement the best practices to optimise their improvement efforts.

Our Growing School Network

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Join our growing network of schools

Use our comprehensive range of evidence-based effective teaching resources across curriculum, professional learning, and school improvement by joining our free network.

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Storylines

Share your school’s success and see how other schools are succeeding with Good to Great Schools Australia’s range of curriculum, professional learning, and school improvement programs in our Storylines Group.

Supporting Schools around Australia

We support the diverse needs of schools around Australia

Our programs are used by public, private, and independent schools in urban, regional, and remote areas across Australia. These schools range from those just starting on their improvement journey to top performing schools.

Our programs are used by teachers with a range of expertise and experience – teachers at the beginning of their career or those with years of experience.

All students can learn when they are being taught effectively with an appropriate curriculum.

Our programs are successful with students from diverse, advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds, those with learning disabilities or difficulties, or those who are simply not making enough progress.

Snapshots of School Success

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We support schools to deliver tailored school implementation

We support schools to deliver tailored school implementation  

Some schools implement GGSA programs on their own.
Other schools need more support so we provide experienced leadership coaches who successfully lead school improvement. Schools are provided with 1–3 years of support depending on their needs.
Our partner schools have achieved significant improvement using explicit instruction pedagogy and evidence-based programs tailored to their school and student cohort.

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School Implementations

We partner with schools to deliver our tailored school implementation. Our expert leadership coaches guide schools on their improvement journey.
Here is a snapshot of the improvement our partners have achieved using evidence-based programs and effective teaching tailored to the unique context of each school and student cohort.

School Implementations

Sample of Our Programs

Ready-to-Teach Curriculum Lessons

Lessons and classroom resources are based on
explicit instruction that allow every teacher to succeed.

Accessible Professional 
Development Modules

Enhance your effective teaching and leadership repertoire with professional learning courses. Check out the wide range of modules for school leaders, teachers, and teaching assistants.

Easy-to-Use
S
chool Improvement Tools

These school improvement resources cover evidence-based practices. Schools are well supported along their improvement journey.

Testimonials

Lessons are really good with clear and colourful pictures. The students love the moving clips. 
— Teacher, Queensland


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The professional learning modules are a perfect balance of developing understanding and modelling through practical application. 
— Teacher, South Australia



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Our students have made remarkable progress. The program is suited to our context and students needs. It provides consistent structure and process even where attendance of some students is unsatisfactory. 
— Principal, Western Australia
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Literacy in Remote Schools Program

25 schools participating in the Literacy in Remote Schools Program experienced significant growth in all NAPLAN literacy areas (reading, writing, spelling, and grammar and punctuation) compared with all Australian, and all very remote Indigenous schools.

Schools involved in the program from 2015 to 2017 averaged the following growth:

In Writing, compared to 13% Australian average growth
and 24% growth for very remote indigenous schools.

In Spelling, compared to 23% Australian average growth
and 48% growth for very remote Indigenous schools.

Reading compared to 19% Australian average growth
and 34% growth for very remote Indigenous schools.

In Grammar, compared to 15% Australian average growth
 and 28% growth for very remote Indigenous schools.

Our Effective Teaching Outcomes

A 2016 independent survey of teachers and principals using effective teaching programs showed that students were:

  •    Improving Their English Oral Language Skills
  •    Learning Faster And Becoming More Confident
  •    Building Better Educational Habits And Routines
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School Partnerships

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Warruwi School

In 2014, the Warruwi School introduced Direct Instruction (DI) at all year levels, but wanted more support with implementation.
In 2015, the School joined Good to Great Schools Australia’s Literacy in Remote Schools Program funded by the Australian Government.
The School appointed an instruction coach to work with teachers and leadership to ensure the behaviour management components were fully embedded.
GGSA assigned a school improvement coach to work with Warruwi's school leadership on their improvement journey.
Warruwi School struggled with low student attendance, but its students exceeded the program’s average rate of student lesson progress and mastery. Warruwi’s success in the program can be attributed to key implementation factors including providing 2.5 hours of literacy instruction per day and having high instructional leadership.
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St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School, Carnarvon 

In 2014, in response to stagnated student results, St. Mary’s introduced Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI)). The School had researched and studied the work of internationally respected educationalist Professor John Hattie.
The School signed up for Good to Great Schools Australia’s Literacy in Remote Schools Program that is funded by the Australian Government. The School’s primary teachers attended the pre-training and were provided GGSA’s literacy curriculum. The School was also allocated a GGSA coach to provide implementation support.
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Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy

The Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA) is a small group of remote Indigenous schools that implement:
  • effective teaching
  • the 8 Cycles of School Practice
  • teacher and leadership development
  • parent and family engagement to lift attendance and student readiness.

Make a Donation

The prospects for Australian children should not be determined by their ethnicity, location or socio-economic status. We seek to equal the playing field for disadvantaged children.

Your tax deductible donation goes directly to purchasing readers and resources for students.


"This beautiful young girl from our Cape York Academy received Direct Instruction as a prep student. She is now putting together the magical pieces of reading jigsaw. She is only four years old and on the way to reading by the time she starts her first year of primary school."

-Noel Pearson

Co-Chair, Good to Great Schools Australia

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We support Indigenous constitutional recognition through a Voice. We believe that every Indigenous community deserves a guaranteed say in laws and policies made about them, so that better outcomes can be achieved. A constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to Parliament is the only way to achieve this. We encourage all Australians to vote Yes in the upcoming referendum.