It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

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THE STAR, is a delightful animated retelling of the first Christmas coming to cinemas around Australia in late November.

In Sony Pictures story, THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

The Star presents a great opportunity for end of year school events. By making a group booking, schools will be able to enjoy together, a wonderful cinematic experience that’s truly in the spirit of the Christmas season. The movie releases on November 30 but group bookings are available from November 18.

To find out more about THE STAR and to register your interest in a group booking, visit There are school resources and activity packs also available.


As part of its 200th anniversary celebrations, Bible Society Australia  is giving away copies of a little children’s book telling the “really good news of Christmas”. The little book is full of colourful illustrations and rollicking verse, retelling the Christmas story from the Bible.

“Christmas is gift-giving time, and Bible Society is delighted to offer a ‘really good’ gift to all Australians – the true story of Jesus,” said Bible Society Australia’s CEO, Greg Clarke. “Many Aussies now have never heard it. We trust it will be a blessing and a joy to hear.”

To claim up to three free copies please visit