FABO Story is a collaboration between a group of children’s authors designed to encourage school-aged kids to write and polish their stories.
We love working with teachers who help their students submit stories. If you’d like to participate in Fabo as part of your school activities, please let us know.
We ask kids for an email address when they submit a story, simply so we can communicate with the child if they win a prize and find out where to send it. Email addresses are not stored, shared, or distributed.
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- NZ Police internet safety
- Department of Internal Affairs — Child Safety online
- Department of Internal Affairs — Internet safety useful links
- Kidsmart – advice for kids on being safe online
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8 thoughts on “For Parents and Teachers”
Can indians participate?
Anybody can enter within the age parameters but countries other than New Zealand and Australia aren’t eligible for prizes.
Are you doing this again in 2017?
It’s likely, but I can’t say for sure. Our group of authors usually discusses it early in the year to make sure we’re all able to do it again, and if someone drops out, we look for a replacement.
I’ll update the website with more information as soon as we’re sure we’ll have enough authors keen to participate in 2017.
I just have a couple of questions before I get some of my students entering this competition.
1. Is the competition open to Yr 7&8 students?
2. Is there a limit on number of words the children can write?
Hi Susie. Kids need to be of primary or intermediate school age to enter so Yr 7 and 8 students are welcome. We prefer stories to be less than 500 words but we’re not strict about that limit. If they write more, that’s fine.
Just heard about your wonderful site. My class of year 5 and 6 students are really excited about contributing. Stand back and wait for their flood of enthusiastic responses.
Thanks so much for providing my kids with such a ‘fabo’ opportunity to share their writing.
Hi Clare. That’s great! We’re so pleased your class is getting involved, and we look forward to reading their stories. A new story starter will be posted today or tomorrow, so stay tuned!