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Use our secure online school subscription SIGN UP service below, or for personal service, phone Liz Shaw on: (07) 386 6667 or email us at:

Since our Covid-19 virus isolation period began, we have been exploring different ways that starters website can help schools, their teachers and those who will be teaching at home. As you are all aware there is a wealth of free lesson material on starters including the fabulous BP Challenges, starters&strategies Teacher's Magazine and links to valuable educational websites and videos that can be used by 'home teachers'. We are currently putting together a further set of lessons that can easily be used by parents/whanau in homes around the country. 

As you are aware there are several thousand online lessons which are by subscription and we have halved the cost for schools who register and invite you to share the login and password with not only all your teachers but with your wider school whanau. 

If you take up this special offer to subscribe to starters, payment can be made by invoice or online by PayPal – which ever is easier. Please note that when you subscribe, you can immediately download any subscription material from the website. Please take care not to lose your password as we do not have access to it.

Take care of yourselves during these troubled times.

Nga mihi nui

Russell and Liz Shaw,

Publishers, Starters & Strategies (



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We've split the subscriptions into School Roll Sizes (U Grades) – one login is valid for all teachers in the school for one year from the date of subscription. 

School Roll 1–100 = $50 per year + gst  (Grade U1–U2) (Was $99)

School Roll 101–300 = $75 per year + gst (Grade U3–U4) (Was $150)

School Roll 301–675 = $100 per year + gst (Grade U5–U6) (Was $200)

School Roll 676–1400 = $125 per year + gst (Grade U7+) (Was $250)

For school subscriptions, select this option when choosing your subscription plan.



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Subscriptions for individual teachers and now Parents are also now available online at $25.00 (plus gst) per year. For individual teacher/parent subscriptions, select this option when choosing your subscription plan.

Individual Teacher/Parent Subscriptions are available for $25.00 (plus gst) Please note: A teacher/parent must use their personal/private email address (not a school address) if selecting this option. 

To sign up online, simply follow our four step process: 

  • register your details
  • choose your subscription plan
  • confirm your details and subscription
  • purchase you'll have the option to either pay via paypal (inc VISA, MasterCard) or be emailed an invoice

We provide free limited access to our full lessons library to allow principals and teachers to view the full range of lessons available in each curriculum area for Years 1–4, Years 4–8+.

Each lesson in the library includes a brief descriptor of the purpose and scope of the lesson. Many descriptors indicate and are linked to supporting digital resources eg

Websites adding depth to the lesson.

Videos adding depth to the lesson.

Please note that only the first two or three lessons (and other selected lessons) in each curriculum area are able to be freely downloaded. Full access to download the over 3000 lessons is available by a yearly subscription purchased by individual schools and requires a valid: school details, email address and password.

Individual subscriptions are now available online for teachers and requires a personal/private email address – not a school email address.

For full access to our extensive lessons libraries subscribe to starters today using the subscriptions form on the left.


We welcome subscriptions from both overseas teachers and overseas schools. Simply email us at: and we will send you full details.