“This talisman is an object,
Held close to my heart.”
- Kiara, Croydon Public School

Thank you to all the students, teachers and admin staff who made the first ever Poetry Object project such a huge success. We look forward to seeing the same schools and more writing about their poetic objects in 2012!

Participating Schools

Brighton-le-Sands Public, Burraneer Bay Public, Carlton Public, Carlton South Public, Croydon Public, Forest Lodge Public School, Nicholson Street Public, Penshurst West Public, Randwick Public, St George Girls High School, Summer Hill Public, Tempe Public School, Wilkins Street Public School, Undercliffe Public School

A selection of posters featuring poems and photographs were on display in the windows of 47 George Street, the home of The Rocks Pop Up Project,  from 27 October- 7 November 2011.

Another selection of posters featuring poems and photographs from The Poetry Object in 2011 is currently on display in the Bridge Street Sydney offices of Dr. Michele Bruniges, Director-General of Education and Communities.

We would also like to thank the many Sydney Region teachers who attended the professional development sessions supporting The Poetry Object offered by The Red Room Company in partnership with NSW Public Schools (Sydney Region). Our thanks to staff at the Arncliffe and Bondi Offices.

The Poetry Object is an initiative of Papercuts, The Red Room Company's national poetry education program. Papercuts delivers flexible and dynamic programs to bring living and breathing Australian poets into centres of learning throughout the nation.

Awards and Commendations 2011

The Object of Excellence:

My Aries Talisman by Phi Pham
(Year 6 at Brighton-le-Sands Public School) 

As overall winner Phi Pham won a Papercuts residency with poet Johanna Featherstone. Johanna was also commissioned to compose a poem especially for Phi's school.

Runner Up: On My Left Hand by Luca Pearce 
(Year 4 at Forest Lodge Public School) 

Year 8 Commended:  

Cherie, Miss Dior by Stephanie Soo
(Year 8 at St George Girls High School) 

The Quiet Listener by Yoshni Chandra 
(Year 8 at St George Girls High School)

Years 5/6 Commended: 

Coffee Machine by Matthew Roper
(Year 6, Croydon Public School)

I watch as it catches the light by Christine Yuan
(Year 6 at Summer Hill Public School)

Metoo by Alan Zeng
(Year 6 at Summer Hill Public School)

Stitched by Audrey Bennett
(Year 6 at Nicholson Street Public School)

My Jade Necklace of Hope by Yutong Wang
(Year 6 at Brighton-le-Sands Public School)

Years 3/ 4 Commended:

 Fantastic Mr. Fox by Alex Tan
(Year 4 at Tempe Public School)

Heart felt by Anoushka Mondraty
(Year 4 at Forest Lodge Public School)

Trombone by Jasper King
(Year 4 at Forest Lodge Public School)

Chubby Golden Chinese Cat by Arnold Arthur Walsh
(Year 4 at Randwick Public School)

Ode to My Dad by Alex Milne
(Year 4 at Nicholson Street Public School)

Teacher Commendation: The first cup is always the best by Ms Sue Dellagiacoma (Teacher Librarian)
Brighton-le-Sands Public School

Best School Installation: Carlton Public School