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Ed’s L etter Hi girls,

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Well, it’s time to face reality. Summer (and the school holidays) are officially over! However, it’s not all bad news. While you may not be able to hit the beach everyday or relax at home, it’s still a great time to get excited for the year ahead. What are you looking forward to? What do you want to accomplish in 2016? If being back at school has you down in the dumps, check out our top 10 reasons why being back at school is awesome on page 7 – it’s guaranteed to make you feel better. We’ve also got a back to school special in this issue. Head to page 26 to discover how to make this year your best yet, the hottest school supplies and awesome book labels you’ll need to beautify your exercise books. But wait, there’s more! This issue we also shine the spotlight on the super-sweet Victoria Justice (page 16) and play cupid with our fave celebs, as we predict what they’ll be up to on Valentine’s Day - you can find that on page 18. This month we’ve been thinking about our goals for 2016 at IGHQ. I’d like to get more fresh air and go for walks as much as I can. Here’s what the team hope to achieve this year...

phoebe: I want to paint a massive painting for my house! cheryl: 2016 is going to be the year I plan to cull my wardrobe. sarah-jane: I want 2016 to be the year I read the most books! sven: I want to travel as much as I can this year! Have a great month, girls!

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fact file Age: 11 BIrthday: October 19, 2004 Nicknames: Kiki, KK Fave colour: Blue Fave singers: Taylor Swift and Vance Joy fun facts: • I have a blue belt in Taekwondo • I love to play netball • I like to paint with water colours This is a pic of me when I went on holidays to Uluru!

my favourite thing to do at school is sport because I get to have heaps of fun with my friends in my class and I get to learn all sorts of different sports! I do lots of activities outside of school. I sing in the Australian Girls Choir and I play the flute. i consider all of my friends to be my besties, but I play with Meredith, Pam, Katie and Mia everyday. this year i am most looking forward to going on the Great Aussie Bush Camp and doing some fun activities. when I’m older I want to play with the Sydney Swifts netball team. I also want to be a doctor. on the weekend I like to go to the beach if it’s a hot day. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family. i’m really good at writing narratives. my favourite animals are elephants and tigers. recently, i got my blue belt in Taekwondo at a grading ceremony. I got a new belt and a certificate.

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the coolest place i’ve been on holidays was to Uluru in the Northern Territory last year. There, I got to learn about some interesting cultures!

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I went shopping at Christmas time with my family in Kmart. We were all rushing around, buying presents and stocking fillers. I was picking up some chocolate for us and when I was done, I saw my mum at the register already paying. I didn’t want her to leave without the yummy treats I’d picked out, so I ran up behind her and put my items on the register. She turned around... and it wasn’t my mum! I was so totally embarrassed, I ran away as quickly as I could - I even left my food there! It was bad, I was so shocked!

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I have a huge crush on a boy who plays in my brother’s football team. He is so cute! During a sleepover, I told my best friend, Renae that I really liked him and that she was not allowed to tell anyone. I didn’t think anymore about it, but when we went back to school after the holidays, she told another friend of ours, Julia, about my crush! I didn’t really mind too much, but then Renae told me that my crush is actually Julia’s cousin! How embarrassing!

I was at my neighbours place with a whole group of friends playing with the skipping rope in the front yard. There were some boys from around the corner who rode by on their bikes and started talking to us. While they were talking to my neighbour, the rest of us kept skipping rope. When it was my turn to run in, I was sort of halflistening to their conversation and I ran in at the wrong time, tripping over the rope and skinning my knee! Everyone turned to look and I was trying so hard not to cry!

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bottle-nosed I went to the Taylor Swift concert with my bestie and her older sister. We were waiting for Taylor to come on when my bestie’s sister asked me to throw her my water bottle to keep in her bag. I did as she said... but the bottle hit her right in the nose! I was so shocked, but I also wanted to burst out laughing. I had to hold it in and be serious while I asked her if she was ok. It was so awkward I went bright red!

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hopes crushed My mum was dropping me off at school one morning and she has a really loud voice. As I was getting out of the car I spotted a boy in my class who I have a crush on. She kissed me goodbye, which was embarrassing enough and then spotted my crush. She said, “Oh Hope, isn’t that the boy you were telling me was cute?” He saw the whole thing and started blushing. Later on, we were in class together and his friends came up to me and asked me if I liked him! Awkward!

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Celeb Whoa! Moment Gigi accidentally grabbed Frankie Jonas’ bum once! The group of friends walked into a dark, crowded restaurant and she thought it was Joe next to her. “I went to grab his butt to move him along and it was Frankie!” she spills, “I love Frank. We are homies, but that was another level of bonding for us!”

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giggle-o-rama! I was sitting in class one day and my teacher had just given out a worksheet. I was doing the questions when I suddenly remembered something really funny from lunch. I started laughing to myself silently, but because I was trying not to laugh, it was making more of a scene and I got in trouble! It was so embarrassing!

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loving... Ansel Elgort ansel’s big break Ansel Elgort is an American actor known mostly for his roles in The Fault in Our Stars and the Divergent movie series. He has one sister, one brother and his dad, Arthur, is a famous fashion photographer. After auditioning for the American School of Ballet when he was nine, Ansel went to a performing arts school where he took acting classes and starred in a few musicals. His first big break into the film industry was a small part in the remake of vintage horror flick, Carrie and the following year was cast to play Caleb in The Divergent Series films. Ansel has played both of his most famous roles to date alongside actress, Shailene Woodley. So, do the pair get along really well? He says, ”Shailene and I share a certain love, but it’s a friendship love.” Aww!

a good role model He understands that with fame comes a responsibility to do the right thing by his fans. Ansel spills, “There are some celebrities who have millions and millions of people following them [online] and they don’t lead by example.” He recommends fans follow The Fault in Our Stars author, John Green on social media. “He leads by example and he encourages millions of people to do good things. And there are people who don’t, and it’s a waste, y’know?” Ansel says. Ansel’s acting career is just getting started! He’s got a few projects in the works for the year ahead, including a starring role in the film, November Criminals, alongside Chloë Moretz. He's also wrapped filming for the third movie in The Divergent Series, with Allegiant, Part 1 set to hit the movie screens everywhere later on in 2016. While the star is super busy, he remains calm about his future. “I’m not really too worried about what I’m gonna do next, because I just think of my career as, like, having sixty years ahead of me,” he says, “I still have my entire twenties to make movies. I’m in no hurry.”

Full Name: Ansel Elgort born: 14th March, 1994 fun Facts:  He’s got a reputation for revealing movie spoilers for the films he is acting in during interviews  He has a pet dog named Galo  Ansel loves basketball and is a big New York Knicks fan  He is a DJ and records his own dance music under the name, Ansolo  Ansel cried when he read The Fault in Our Stars novel  He is a fan of reality TV cooking shows

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jess and matt: stronger than ever before

You saw this cute couple light up the stage each week on The X Factor, but now that the reality TV wild ride is over, Jess and Matt have revealed they are more in love than ever before. Matt spilled, “We really learnt who we were together on the show.” Jess added, “It definitely brought us closer together, with just the pressure and everything we went through.” The pair also said while they were totally loved up, they want to focus on their music and have no plans to get married anytime soon. Ohhhkaaay!

ed sheeran admits to a crush on delta goodrem! Flame-haired British crooner, Ed Sheeran has confessed that he had a teenage crush on our Delta! When Ed came to Oz and did a guest appearance on The Voice with pal Jessie J, Ed asked her to tell Delta that he was crushing on her when he was only 13. Ed later explained his attraction to The Voice judge, “She was a really good songwriter and a really good singer and it didn’t hurt that she wasn’t that ugly.” Cute!

victorious reunited!

This totally awesome Nick series didn’t really have a proper ending, so you can forgive us for holding on to hope for a Victorious reunion episode, right? The social media rumour mill was sent into overdrive recently, as images appeared online of Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande and the rest of the main cast enjoying a cozy onesie slumber party! Leon Thomas, who played Andre, posted a pic with the caption, “It was great kicking it with old friends tonight. #victoriousforever #lotsofloveintheroom.” Keep your fingers crossed!

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#throwback to justin and selena

Justin Bieber has spilled on why his relationship with songstress, Selena Gomez didn’t work. He said in a recent interview, “I just want her to be happy.” The Sorry singer added, “I love [Selena]. We’re friends still. We needed time to grow for ourselves and we were like, ‘Maybe we’ll come back together in the future,’ and then it ended up being so long and we just grew apart and we’re not the same people anymore.” Awww!

maddie ziegler to leave dance moms!

Reports have surfaced that Maddie Ziegler will be leaving Dance Moms after the end of the current series! Sources close to the pint-sized perfomer suggest that she has her “sights set on Hollywood” and bigger acting roles, leaving her no time to film the series that made her famous. It comes as no real surprise, as Maddie has been landing a heap of acting roles. She’s due to star in The Book of Henry, a film due for release this year.

Rowan’s a good friend!

The Girl Meets World star always lends an ear to her loved-up pals. She said,“I’ve seen it happen with people when they’ll have a crush on somebody and that person will lead them on, but actually won’t like them back; it sucks, and I’m usually always there for my friends when that happens.” She’s a super best friend!

gregg and bella’s xmas Bella Thorne and her boyfriend, Gregg Sulkin spent their first Christmas together in the U.S! It was Gregg’s first away from his family. The pair wished fans on Bella’s Instagram with a cute pic of themselves and Bella’s pup, Kingston. Fun!

zendaya’s puppy love

After her much-loved schnauzer, Midnight, passed away last year, Zendaya was thrilled to receive a new puppy on Christmas Eve! She posted a pic of her new dog, Noon, on Instagram with a post that said that Noon was a “beautiful gift... right when [she] needed it most.” Aw! 15

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Victoria Justice Time Warp! We take a look back at our fave Nick star’s awesome career…

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Vic launched her music career with a bang in 2007, with A Thousand Miles.

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The final episode of Zoey 101 was televised on Nickelodeon in 2008.

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Vic gueststarred in a bunch of shows and starred in Nick TV musical, Spectacular!

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Victoria has just wrapped filming The Outskirts, a comedy due to release in 2016 about two best friends who plan to unite all of the outcasts at school to stand up against the resident mean girl! There are some familiar faces cast together with Victoria, including her old co-star Avan Jogia (he played Beck on Victorious) and Bunk’d star, Peyton List. Victoria tweeted, “Super excited to share the first look at @OutskirtsMovie poster!” We can’t wait to hear more about her cool new flick!


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She’s released some catchy tunes over the years, but Victoria has hit a few bumps in the road lately when it comes to her music. She recently parted ways with her record company, but hasn’t given up her music dreams just yet. She’s got plenty of unheard songs ready to be released! “I miss performing so much. I miss being on stage and being able to share my music with people,” she spilled. “Whether I sign to another label, I’m not sure, but I might just release stuff on my own just so my fans can hear it and I can share that with the world.” We hope she does!

victoria on... …Believing in yourself:

“Never let anyone take away your dream.” …Being comfortable with who you are:

“It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you.” …Making sacrifices:

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Victoria is really conscious of the world around her. Helping others who are in need is something that’s really important to her. She’s spoken out against texting and driving, supported the Race to Erase MS and various other charities. She’s also worked with the United Nations on a campaign called Girl Up, which protects the human rights of girls and gives them access to education. Victoria said, “I am proud to be a Girl Up Champion and to use my voice to give back.” She personally raised nearly $20,000 for them through her music. How awesome is that?

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She scored her very own show, Victorious alongside Ariana Grande!

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Victorious and iCarly teamed up to do a crossover episode, iParty with Victorious.

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Vic dropped a couple of successful singles in 2012, and scored the lead role in Fun Size.

“If you love something, you have to stay really focused and can’t let outside things distract you.”

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She starred as herself on Big Time Rush and lent her voice to animated flick, Jungle Master.

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Victoria played the leading lady in a cool, online adaptation of Snow White.

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Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Ok, so these two claim they aren’t dating, but they have been ‘friends’ for a while now. We think they have great chemistry! C’mon guys, confess!

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Dom Sherwood & Sarah Hyland

Although these two became best friends on the set of Vampire Academy, it wasn’t until 2015 that Woodland (as their fans call them), gave romance a shot. Sarah and Dom got matching tattoos and they even adopted a puppy named Boo. V-Day for these two will likely be a hike in LA with Boo and Sarah’s adorable dog, Barkley Bixby.

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Bella and Gregg we re friends for more than six yea rs before becoming an item an d it shows. These two are glued at the hip and do ev erything together, from premie res to road trips. Bella say s that Gregg is a traditional, romantic guy who showers he r with “flowers and handwri tten notes” - we can just imagine Bella’s rooms being filled with beautiful blooms on V-Day. Awww!

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Here at ItGiRL we’ve got everything you need to know about your fave celeb couples and how they might be spending their Valentine’s day… as well as the hottest new couples to look out for!

sabrina carpenter and bradley steven perry When Brad posted this oh-so-cute snap of him and his then girlfriend, Sabrina Carpenter with the caption ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, from me and B.’

Emma Roberts and Evan Peters Who says you have to go out for a romantic, posh dinner? We absolutely love this snap of these two former lovebirds at an In-N-Out-Burger.

Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo Former cute couple Nick and Olivia posted this cute shot. Nick said at the time, “Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours. My valentine is pretty awesome.”

Zendaya and Kelly Osbourne Zendaya and Kelly showed us how to spend V-Day with your bestie. Kelly said on Insta, “So happy that I got to spend some of Valentine’s Day with my girl!” Cute! 19

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Congrats on scoring a lead role in Disney Under the Stars! Tell us about the shows…How did you score the gig? “Thank you so much! Well – Chong Lim (the musical director) actually called me a couple of months ago and said he had two questions for me. Firstly, he asked if I was around in Feb/March 2016. I am usually in the U.S at that time – but I said ‘If it was for something fun I could rearrange my schedule and leave later.’ His second question was, ‘Would you be interested in doing a live outdoor concert singing Disney songs?’ and without hesitation I said ‘Absolutely!’ As we all did, I grew up watching Disney movies and singing Disney songs…I y e n is n catch D think the first performance ca u o y ere rt: Here’s wh e Stars in Conce I ever did was in front of th r e d n U my aunties and uncles : 7 2 ry a and grandparents in my Sat Febru era House Nana’s lounge room Steps’ Op ney e Th n ‘O rt, Syd singing all of the songs Forecou from The Lion King! This h 5: rc a e M rn t u a o S concert is a dream come wl, Melb o B c si u yer M true for that little girl who Sidney M h 12: was imagining she was Sat Marc matta Park, singing on stage in front nt, Parra y e sc re C e The Sydn of thousands… not just Western her family in the lounge : 13 h Sun Marc Brisbane room! Now, my family , e g ta rs gets to come and see The Rive ead to me sing these songs in h o f in ets and r.com.au k concert for real! How ic t r o F ste lucky is that!” ticketma

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m Disney gig! What songs are you most excited to sing? “Definitely, A Whole New World from Aladdin…not just because it was my favourite song as a kid… it’s still one of my favourite songs of all time! It’s an amazing melody, a stunning duet and the lyrics are so dreamy! I can’t wait to walk out on stage and sing it live for the first time ever! I’m also really excited about singing Let It Go – because I know that is the new classic for all the kids so they will be very excited to hear that!” You’ve done TV, radio and your own live music tours, how is Disney Under the Stars a different experience? “This will be an entirely different experience – on the radio and on TV, I am just talking. And in my own shows I am singing my own songs that I have written – and I like to change things up and strip songs back and sing them differently to the CD... I never do any two shows the same. But in this show we have the responsibility to sing these iconic songs that everyone in the crowd has grown up listening to – and they will want to hear them as they remember them. So, we feel like it’s an honour and a privilege to do this

Songstress, Ricki-Lee gave us the scoop on her latest project – a live concert jam-packed with classic Disney songs!

show, and we will all be walking out on that stage extremely proud and incredibly excited to sing these songs. I think we will all be really, really nervous before we step out on to the stage!” What is your fave Disney movie of all time? “That’s such a hard question, I have two! Aladdin – because I love that Princess Jasmine falls in love with a street kid. And the bottom line of the story is that it doesn’t matter where you come from, true love always finds it’s way if you are an honest, good person. I also love The Lion King

– because it’s a story of courage. I love how Simba is this curious little lion who gets in a little bit of trouble, he loses himself for a while but he comes to his senses and rights the wrongs that were done to him and his family.” If you could be any Disney princess, who would you be? Can you tell us why? “Princess Jasmine! That castle she lived in was spectacular! She’s also got such an amazing singing voice, she is so in love with Aladdin and they are living happily ever after!”

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ig Get Active always try and do things to fit in with the crowd, but be strong and don’t worry about what other people are doing or what they are wearing.”

Socceroos legend, Tim Cahill shares his top tips to achieving greatness on the sporting field. Read on to be inspired… Involve your besties: “Everything is about confidence. It’s ok if you’re at the back of the class, you might be shy, but don’t be afraid to try something new with a friend or a brother or sister.” Have a positive attitude: “Playing sport is about taking part and being active. People think it’s all about being the best but I think it’s important that you build fundamental skills and have fun.”

Be a strong person: “I grew up being told I would never make it and I’ve made it and done anything and everything I’ve wanted to do. Everything is mental. In any sport, or job or schoolwork you do, if you’re not mentally prepared, that can lead you to make bad choices.” Stand out from the crowd: “Try new things. If it doesn’t work out, don’t let yourself get too low. People will

Believe in yourself: “I love working with the girls because in Australian soccer and other sports it’s unbelievable. They are so talented and so raw that they can play any sport they want to.” Avoid the stereotype: “It’s about getting out there and enjoying it. It’s about taking away the persona. You don’t have to be any certain way to play sport. It’s about having a go, taking part and being active.”

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Tim Cahill: ‘Girls can be amazing in every sport!’

Confidence is cool: “Be confident! A lot of the girls that I have worked with are just amazing. They are fun, they are giggly and even the shy ones – once you knock down a barrier it’s unbelievable what you can expose!” Work as a team: “Girls, I think are better in groups. Girls actually like to have fun. Young people need to remember it’s not about one person being the best; it’s about everyone making it and helping each other.”

Tim with Matilda, Kyah Simon, and W-League star, Ellie Carpenter.

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“ I sleep with my socks on.” “ I’ve attended over 5 diff erent schools.” “ I have two middle nam es.. they are Ugbedo and Wenom.”

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ig Mammoth Adventure We chat to Michael Curry – he’s the Character Designer of the awesome stage production, Ice Age Live! Here, he gives us an inside look at how a spectacular ice show comes together…

Behind the scenes:

ICE AGE LIVE! e about? How did the Ice Age Live show com fell in love Ella and tin Mar rs pose “Our com They are ers. ract cha its and with the movie immediately such musical people that they kly led to a saw it in musical terms. This quic ed into a turn rally natu h whic ch sket musical unique story.” acters Can you tell us about any new char in the show? ng new “We always like to bring somethi ded some when we interpret a film. We nee ted bird crea we so story our for s guy bad Age Ice the to at thre a are thugs. They ard for family. They’re also the springbo something some cool fight scenes that is re creative enti The ie. mov the in d foun not and we s circu in und kgro team has bac tures created many more fantasy crea as the to support various circus acts such ated anim also We . cers dan r bea y craz costumes nature and created character and helped ent ironm env that represent the expand the scenery.” s – is it hard What about the skaters and performer e, too? to find skaters who can act and danc out the “There would be no show with and energy rt hea the are they ers, perform ted to exci were We e. of the spectacl with high combine high level ice skating a first. Casting level circus and dance. This is challenge a is ers orm perf zing these ama have to be them of e som because literally,

experts in skating, dancing, puppetee rs and technical circus. The dedicatio n of these performers is one of the high lights in my relationship to the show.“ What do you like the most of the show? “I like the complete variety in the show. The amount of techniques we blend together is unprecedented. It is possible to throw too many things into a presentation and make it cluttered . We were very careful to find a varie ty of elements that where absolutely mea nt to belong together. Our audience s will experience a very broad journey but capture a very simple story.” What can audience members of Ice Age Live expect to see? “There are inspiring characters singin g meaningful and beautiful songs, pure comedy, loveable characters, unbe lievable physical dare devils, high amplitude martial arts, state of the art puppetry and animatronics… how’s that for a start? ”

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Get ready for a mammoth adventure! We’ve got five family passes (that’s 4 tickets) up for grabs for you and your crew to check out Ice Age Live in your closest capital city!

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BackTO

New Year, new you! Try these handy tips and tricks

Planning in

advance

Think about what you’d like to achieve this year. Do you want the best grades? Do you want to make some new friends? How will you make these things happen? Write down a list of your goals for 2016 and put your list in a place you will always see it. The list will help keep you on track and motivate you to be the best you can be!

Shopping for

supplies

If you love stationery as much as we do at IGHQ, you’ll understand that choosing the right supplies for school is super-important! If you’re allowed to, get a pencil case that is colourful and fun, as well as pencils and stationery which you will want to use all year long. This will help you to get excited about doing homework, even when you might not want to.

Organisation is

key

Make sure you write down any homework or projects you’ve got to do and when they are due on a calendar or in your diary. Try not to leave things for the last minute – you don’t want to be stressed and risk doing a bad job! If you’ve got a lot of tasks coming up, it’s a good idea to get the hard stuff over and done with first, so then, if you’re tired or you’re running out of time, you can breeze through the easy-peasy tasks at the end.

Be a good

friend

If you’re keen to make new friends or start the year off on the right foot, being a positive, approachable friend is the best way to go. If you’ve got a smile on your face and you go out of your way to be friendly, you’ll feel good and everyone will want to be around you. Sounds like a lot of fun! 26 facebook.com/itGIRLmag

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Desk

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Your bedroom or the place where you do most of your homework is really important. You’ll feel way more organised if your desk is tidy and there’s no clutter. Keep a notepad on your desk with a to-do list. Look at it each day and when you cross something off, take a moment to celebrate!

Breakfast

cool

club

It’s the most important meal of the day! Make sure you load up on a filling and nutritious breakfast before you head off to school. A good meal in the morning will help you to wake up and will brighten your mood. Breakfast also increases your ability to learn and will help you to stay focused in class.

Have a good

sunday

They say, ‘A Sunday well spent brings a week of content’ – which pretty much means that if you have a good Sunday, the rest of the week will be great, too! Get yourself ready for the week ahead by laying out your school uniform the night before and having an early night so you’re energised and ready to tackle the week head on.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places that you’ll go! - Dr Seuss

Back 2

checklist

Follow the checklis t to get an A+ in every area of your school life!  I will do the be st I can at school  I will be orga nised  I will ask for he lp if I need it Make a new school year’s resolution to help those in need.  I will include ev It doesn’t always have to be a grand gesture or something eryone  I will challen that costs a lot of money, but helping a person who could ge myself use a hand will make you feel really good! If you see that a  I will keep my desk tidy friend in your class in struggling to pick up something new,  I will eat a go od make an effort to try to explain it to them. Also, promise breakfast everyd ay yourself that you will keep an eye out for bullying or  I will be a go od classmates who may be on their own at lunchtime. friend Including others is easy - and you will make their day!

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BackTO shopping guide

Be

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Flutterby Pak it to Me back pack, $15.99, envirotrend.com.au

Get excited! The new school year is a great time to stock up on stationery and supplies. We bring you the best loot for a great year ahead!

For your

pencil case

White Canvas Pencil Case + Fabric Markers DIY Craft Pack, $32, blankcanvasgifts. com.au

Stabilo Neon highlighters, $1.70 each, stabilo.com

Yoobi gel pens, (pack of 12), $9.99, yoobi.com.au

Typo Harvard Backpack, $39.99, cottonon.com.au

Contact Self-Adhesive book cover, $2.48, officeworks.com.au

Meiz pencilcase, $32.90, miez.co

Typo Write Away pens, $9.99 (pack of 6), cottonon.com.au

Typo Archer pencil case, $9.99, cottonon.com.au

Yoobi Mini Stationery Set, $6.99, yoobi.com.au

Smiggle Colour Collection pencils, $14.95 (pack of 18), smiggle.com.au

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Watermate Infuser, Annabel Trends, $15.95, annabeltrends.com

Frozen Sandwich and snack container, $7, zakaustralia.com.au

ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP200, $599, asus.com

Minions insulated lunch bag, $12, zakaustralia.com.au

Moochies Mobile Watch, $119.95, moochiesforkids.com.au Schoolies Soft Ties, $4.49, chemcorp.com.au Shopkins insulated lunch bag, $12, zakaustralia.com.au

Philips DJ Style Headphones, $34.95, Philips.com.au

Hello Kitty bottle, $8, zakaustralia.com.au Fridge-to-go Medium Lunch Bags, $37.95, fridge-to-go.net.au

Laser Bluetooth Tracker, $19.95, laserco.com.au

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Beautify your school books with our totally cute ItGiRL labels! Simply cut ‘em out and stick ‘em on!

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ig WIN WIN WIN

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You gotta be in it to win it! To enter, simply fill in the official entry coupon on page 63. Terms & conditions also on page 63.

shop-tastic!

Once you shop, you can’t stop! Shopkins Season 4 has just arrived in store, and the new range is bigger than ever before. As well foods, you’ll find gorgeous garden and homewares shopkins to make your house a home, as well as a range of super-cute Petkins! 5 lucky winners will each receive a 40-piece set of the latest and greatest Shopkins toys to play with.

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With the school term in full swing, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is your hair... and you don’t need to! Schoolies has you covered - you can try out a new style with their cool range of uniformfriendly coloured hair accessories...just in time for the new term! We’ve got 10 packs of hair elastics up for grabs!

a lego adventure

super stationery

The latest DVD release in the Lego Friends series is a must-see! The girls are stunned to realise their own song has been stolen by the manager of a mega popstar! When the singer, Livi comes to Heartlake City, the girls hatch a plan to tell Livi the truth about her stolen hit single. We’ve got 15 copies of Lego Friends: Girlz For Life up for grabs!

If you’re crazy about coloured pens and nuts for a new notepad, this comp is for you! Officeworks is the home of all your stationery needs. You can stock up on a huge range of supplies for school or home! 3 lucky winners will each receive an Officeworks gift card to spend in store. How cool is that? 31

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monochrome miss ellie describes her style... “I still love the skinny jeans thing and I wear my favorite leather jacket constantly. I like being kind of a rock star. I love that I can feel comfortable in a small dress or I can feel comfortable wearing a baggy T-shirt.” on her own fashion icons... “I don’t really have a style icon but I really admire the way people dress like Gaga, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani. It’s good to be inspired by singers who write music and dress incredibly – rather than models and people in the fashion industry who dress immaculately anyway because it’s their style.”

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The hottest fashion and beauty trends, right here, every month!

$15 targe

$2 nex

Manicure on the go! Dry and go nail polish drops have got to be one of the most genius inventions around right now! Gone are the days when you’d have to spend ages in front of the fan waiting for your polish to dry. Simply put a few drops over your mani for an almost-instant set. So amazing!

This palette will help you to hold onto your summer glow as you head into the autumn months.

“I love the highwaisted jean and crop top look. I love following all the trends and am really into the big, statement jewellery right now..” Maddie Ziegler

Detangle your tresses with a wide-toothed comb, which will help you to get knot-free in no time!

Comb, $5.95, Scunci, scunci.com.au

You’re gonna need something to apply your shimmer with! Shimmer Brush, $8, Urban beauty at Kmart, Kmart.com.au

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Shimmer Palette, $19.95, Chi Chi available at Myer and Target, myer. com.au

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ig Fashion get shorty

Style Love

A pair of comfy shorts are a wardrobe staple.

Wear your heart on your sleeve.

$20, Factorie, factorie.com.au

$20, Target, target.com.au

Shirt, $19.95, H&M, hm.com/au Wallet, $8, River Island, au.riverisland.com

$15, Target, target.com.au

$15, Target, target.com.au

$20, Next, next.com.au

Sunglasses, $15, Supre, supre.com.au

sandals

A cute pair of sandals will give you funky feet!

Bag, $29.95, Seed, seedheritage.com

Tee, $40, River Island, au.riverisland.com

$19.95, H&M, hm.com/au $24.95, Rubi, rubishoes.com.au $53, Next, next.com.au $24.95, Rubi, rubishoes.com.au

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Pucker Up Add a little colour to your lips with this moisturising lip balm - called Baby Lips - from Maybelline. Dry, chapped lips will be a thing of the past, ‘cause this tiny tube will hydrate your lips for a whole eight hours! You can also choose from six cool shades, which will give a subtle colour pop to your lips. Baby Lips Lip Balm, $3.95, Maybelline, 1300 369 327

Top, $18.50, Next, next.com.au

$24.95, Rubi, rubishoes.com.au

KimonosAdd a touch of relaxed style to your look.

$20, Boohoo, boohoo.com

$14.95, H&M, hm.com/au

$20, Boohoo, boohoo.com

$24.95, Ally, allyfashion.com

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$69.95, Paint it Red, paintitred.com.au

$20, Boohoo, boohoo.com

$49.95, Oobi, oobi.com.au

pretty

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Enjoy some all-in-one fun with these fashionable finds!

$20, Target, Target.com.au

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Girl

MEETS WORLD


Tech Head! ig Your World

Log on for loads of fun with the coolest videos, apps and celebs online.

Top 3 YouTube stars you have to subscribe to this month… fine brothers

youtube.com/TheFineBros Why you’ll love them: Benny and Rafi Fine are a supertalented duo taking the internet by storm! They are producers, writers and directors known mostly for their hilarious React video series, which helped them win an Emmy Award! Best Bit: With over 30 million views, you can’t go past Kids React to Harlem Shake. Cool!

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Don’t know your OMGs from your BRBs? This guide will have you texting like a pro in no time at all… SMH: Smack My Head REHI: Hi Again! WYA: Where You At? CX: Cancelled G4I: Go For It

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sawyer hartman

youtube.com/ sawyerhartman Why you’ll love him: Making films has always been a passion for this YouTube director, producer, scriptwriter and internet personality. His channel is packed with mini-movies and cool vids! Best Bit: The Thru My Eyes video series on his channel offers insight into Sawyer’s cool life.

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OMG! The low-down on text talk

youtube.com/rebecca Why you’ll love her: Remember Friday, the hit song by Rebecca Black? As well as recording that super-sized hit, Rebecca is also a YouTube star with over 1.2 million subscribers. She posts weekly vlogs about herself, including her music covers and collabs with various other peeps. Best Bit: A Letter to My Younger Self has great tips!

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! Top 5 Apps To Download colour switch (iTunes, Free)

The best bits from the World Wide Web… We’ve scoured the social networks to bring you the best on the net.

This awesomely addictive new app challenges your skills as a gamer. Guide the ball carefully through the levels, watching as your ball changes colours and the obstacles get harder and harder. The game is simple to use and brightly coloured. You’ll never want to stop playing!

katy perry pop (iTunes, Free) If you love Katy Perry, this game is for you! Start off as a singer trying to make your way in the music biz. Record songs, perform concerts and style your new look to win fans and level up. You can even try Katy Vision to see the world differently!

Instagram: @teddysphotos I graduated today, I am now officially Dr. Sheeran

charades! free (iTunes, FREE) Download this app for some fun with friends and family. It’s a digital version of the classic game, Charades! Guess the name on the card from your friends as they act out clues before the timer runs out. But, remember - there’s no talking!

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1 second everyday (iTunes, $4.49) You never have to worry about writing in your journal regularly again. This app reminds you to record a onesecond video on your device every single day. It compiles all of the recorded seconds into a slick, streamlined video, which is a cool look back at your life and fun memories!

olly murs @ollyofficial This was me back in the summer when I rehearsed for a part in the new film #StarWars

i am bread (iTunes, $0.99) Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to become a piece of toast! Your piece of bread will need to find its way to the toaster in order to become a yummy snack. Look out for the floor - touching the ground or other yucky surfaces will reduce your edibility. There are only eight levels in this game, but lots of fun!

facebook.com/bellathorne The official Facebook page for Bella Thorne. ‘Like’ this page for awesome updates and super-cool pics of B!

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Taylor Swift Crossword Are you the ultimate Swiftie? Test your knowledge of all things Tay with this cool crossword!

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See page 66 for answers.

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1 The surname of Taylor’s cat, Olivia _ _ _ _ _ _ (6) 2 Who is Taylor currently dating? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (12) 4 Tay’s lucky number _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (8) 5 Taylor was born in this month _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (8)

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3 Tay’s middle name is _ _ _ _ _ _ (6) 6 She voiced the character of Audrey in this animated film _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (8) 7 The first single release from album, Fearless _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (9) 8 The name of the Taylor’s third album _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _(8) 9 Taylor’s mum’s name is _ _ _ _ _ _ (6)


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techno gadgets? Do the quiz to find out if you’ve got a hold on your gadgets, or if they’ve got a hold on you! Log onto Facebook

http://www.Start.com.au The first thing you do when you get home is:

Make a snack and relax on the couch

Most of your serious girl talk happens:

You could never leave the house without: Online Phone or iPad

Fave lip gloss

You communicate most by:

Texting

Calling

Using any kind of gadget at dinner is:

No big deal

Whoa, you seem to be totally addicted to your gadgets! While it’s cool to enjoy all things tech every now and then, maybe you should have a techno timeout once a while. Go and enjoy the fresh air outdoors and live in the moment!

An iPad

Your handbag is: Big. It has to be able to fit all gadgets

Face to face

For Christmas your dream present would be:

Your phone battery going flat

Losing your fave 1D album

New clothes

A day without Internet would be:

Scary

Small. It has to fit my wallet and lip gloss

So rude

Tech Overload

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You’ll more likely freak out over:

Wired In

You’ve got a bit if a techno hang-up. You love to keep up-to-date with all things Facebook and enjoy chatting with your friends online. The great thing about you is that you know how to switch off your gadgets when you need to.

Kinda cool

In Control

It’s the year 2016, so you’re into all your fun gadgets, but you’ve got it under control. You want to be a part of the world, not just tweet about it! You’d rather hang out with your besties more than your Facebook friends.

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YOU: It's ok to be a little bit competitive sometimes. Embrace it, healthy competition will encourage you to be your absolute best. This month: A positive attitude will help you through any tough situation. Destiny: Something you've put a lot of effort into will pay off. Enjoy the moment! Famous pisces: Justin Bieber - his birthday is March 1, 1994.

taurus

apr 20 - may 20

All About Pisces...

They are: Artistic, creative, gentle, compassionate, good-natured, sensitive. their planet: Jupiter pisces fact: The Pisceans are excellent at understanding people and should always trust their gut instinct. piscean friends... Are very loyal and make solid friendships which they treasure for life. They are great listeners. Pisceans also enjoy a big belly laugh with their besties!

gemini

may 21 - jun 21

You: Don't take your bad mood out on your family. Be nice! This month: There's no time like the present, so make sure to start on that project you've been thinking about ASAP! Destiny: It's important to set aside some 'me' time. Have a bath and relax!

You: Time to get motivated for the new school year. This month: Write a letter to your bestie telling her how much you value her. She will be over the moon! Destiny: You will feel a lot of positive energy this month. Make the most of it!

You: Staying calm and thinking on your feet will prepare you for any situation. This month: Make time to play with a younger sibling or family member. You will have a lot of fun. Destiny: Trust your instincts and go with your gut feelings.

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Aug 23 - Sep 22

scorpio

OCT 23 - NOV 21

capricorn dec 22 - jan 19

You: Use your imagination to go wild and let your artistic side shine. This month: Write down some goals to achieve in 2016 and get cracking! Destiny: You're in the mood for some fun times with your friends and family. Awesome!

You: Don't be afraid to ask for help. Your friends and family are there to assist you. This month: A friend will come to you for some honest advice. Don't be afraid to tell her what you think. Destiny: Something fun will happen when you least expect it!

You: Try your best in class and you will impress your teacher. this month: Gather all the family around and have a night in watching movies. Destiny: Reach for the stars this year. 2016 is shaping up to be a fantastic year Scorpio girls. How exciting!

You: It's important to keep active. Go for a walk with your pet or organise a game of handball with friends. This month: Expect to help mum and dad a bit more around the house Destiny: Mix it up and try a new hairstyle. It will make you shine.

leo

yOU: It can be overwhelming when you're busy, but try to enjoy the action. THIS MONTH: Before you make any big decisions, think about the consequences. Destiny: New year, new you! You will notice a positive change in yourself.

libra

You: If being back at school has you down in the dumps, focus on all the positives! This month: You'll need to go with the flow and enjoy the moment this month. destiny: Some good news will leave you feeling very excited and super happy.

juL 23 - aug 22

Sep 23 - oct 22

sagittarius Nov 22 - dec 21

aquarius jan 20 - feb 19

You: It's easy to follow the crowd, but being different and making your own choices will make you happy. this month: If at first you don't succeed, be sure to try again! destiny: A friend will rely on you to sort out a problem and you are up to the task.

You: The new school year is a great time to get serious about your studies in 2016. This month: Listen to other people's opinions. You will learn something new. Destiny: Water babe! Enjoy the last of the summer weather with a dip in the pool.

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manatee

❤ Manatees are fully aquatic mammals which are sometimes called sea cows. ❤ They are herbivores and munch on plants and algae for almost half the day! ❤ They come up for air every 3 to 5 minutes but are able to stay under water longer. ❤ The Manatee can hold their breath under water for around 20 minutes. ❤ Their closest living relative is the elephant. Can you spot a resemblance? ❤ They have no natural predators, but the Manatee still face the risk of extinction due to human accidents.

animals

Feathers, fur and everything in-between!

we recently adopted a cat from the rspca. he's so cute and playful, but we are worried that he could be dehydrated. help! how can we encourage him to drink more water? ❤ Cats can be difficult when it comes to drinking water. Feline dehydration can lead to kidney complications - so it's important to keep kitty hydrated! Many cats do not like their food and water bowls next to each other, so try to keep small bowls or mugs around the house to encourage him to drink. He also might not like the taste of the plastic - try using a glass or stainless steel bowl instead.

meet my pet! Hi It GiRL, This is my cat, Mittens! He is six years old and he's a funny feline. He likes climbing on the roof, catching lizards and playing with our dog, Charlie! I always make sure to give him a cuddle before I go to bed. Pam, 7, Lindfield, NSW

what's in a name? The results are in! A recent survey done by Medibank Private revealed the top pet names in Australia for 2015. The most popular female pet name for dogs and cats was Bella and the top male name was Charlie. The survey also uncovered that the most popular dog breed in Oz right now is the Maltese Cross!

every letter on this page wins a pillow pets popable valued at $30. send us a photo of your pet, along with your name, age and address to: itgirl@nuclear.com.au or you can send it to: It GiRL We Love Animals, PO Box 230, Double Bay NSW 1360

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MOVIES

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After hosting Saturday Disney here in Oz, Naomi scored her very own show on the Disney Channel, Evermoor Chronicles! We spoke to her about her awesome rise to fame. Check it out!

disney's newest diva:

Naomi Sequeira

Congrats on your lead role in Evermoor Chronicles! What has been the highlight for you so far? “I would have to say just acting and being able to do what I love... also working on the craft on the show and my acting skills!”

Was it hard going from a TV presenter role to an acting one? “It was a lot easier for me because I find that acting is more of a love for me. I think when you love something, it comes easier to you.

But, it was great doing presenting back home because it helped me with my confidence and got me used to being on set.” Are you and Tara from Evermoor alike? “Yeah! I’d say that were both quite confident, although we have our moments! Also, she’s a bit of a tomboy and I can definitely relate to that as well! The way that I dress is quite tomboy-ish and I think my attitude too… growing up I was always hanging with my older brother so naturally I have some tomboy-ish behaviour!” Who is your closest friend on set? “Georgie Glen is her name in real life, but I call her Aunt Bridget! [That is Georgie's character in Evermoor]. We had so much fun when we were on set, we would always sing together and we went on a road trip together in England while we were both there. I miss her when we aren’t filming!”

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What made you fall in love with the script? “I think it was the whole magical element and the character. I was so happy that I got to audition for such a strong, great role model... and it was cool to have magical powers I guess, too! It was a huge responsibility being the lead in Evermoor but it was good to commit to it and do lots of research and perform my best everyday!”

is on screen now!

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out now! movies

Allegiant Part 1 Out march 10

Join Tris and Four on another epic adventure in The Divergent Series. They embark on a journey outside their comfort zone, leaving behind friends and family in order to save the city. Tris and Four battle a whole new range of people and find themselves in difficult situations where they cannot trust anyone.

Zootopia out march 17

This Disney flick is shaping up to be a mustsee! In Zootopia, the mammal metropolis, Judy Hopps is the first rabbit to join the police force and is desperate to prove herself. She jumps at the chance to solve a mysterious case - but it won't be easy, as she is teamed up with foxy con-artist, Nick Wilde.

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fun bites

The latest movie goss... ● Zootopia's leading character, Nick Wilde was largely based on the character of Robin Hood, who was also portrayed as a fox in the original Disney film. ● If you look closely in the film, Big Hero 6 you can see some pretty cool references to Zootopia! Honey Lemon's phone case is an image of the main character in Zootopia and you can see a poster for the movie when Baymax and Hiro fly under the train tracks. How cool is that? ● Allegiant is the third instalment in The Divergent Series. It will be the first time that audiences will see Four as a child and Tris will have chin-length hair, just like it was written in the Divergent books. ● Allegiant follows Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games in being the fourth franchise to split a story into two parts.

Theo James

Theo plays Four in the latest Divergent series flick, Allegiant, Part 1. Check it out!

Theo! Can you describe the relationship Tris and Four have to us? “They're co-dependent, in a good way. Tris is in no way the damsel in distress but that doesn't detract from Four being a masculine character. They're two people in love but broken by the situation they're in. They are both genuinely in love.”

Can we expect a big difference between the book and the film? “I think it’s gonna be pretty similar. I think the luxury of this one is that we have time to tell the book over two movies. I think, if anything, it’ll be the material in the book, but then added [material] as well. There will be more stuff because we have more time to tell the story.”

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out now! DVDs all the latest DVDs Regular Show Season 4 Out Now

Mordecai and Rigby are back in a brand new set of adventures! You can expect to see them telling scary stories, saving Santa Claus, defrosting a caveman and starring as contestants on a Japanese game show... they'll do anything to avoid work!

Power Rangers Dino Charge: One More Energem Out Now

The Power Rangers are back and more fired up than ever before. Evil Bounty Hunter, Sledge has returned on the scene and is threatening to capture the magical Energems at all costs! It's up to the gang to protect the stones!

In the Dog House Out Now

When a divorced mum starts to go on dates again, her kids and her loveable pet dog manage to keep all love interests at bay. That is, until her high school sweetheart shows up! He knows exactly what the kids are doing, which makes their antics even funnier.

LEGO Friends: Girlz For Life Out Jan 14

Pop princess Livi is in town and her shifty manager has stolen the girls' hit song! As they tell Livi the truth about her new single, they realise that fame isn’t everything and that friendships are way more important.

one minute with...

J.G. Quintel

The creator of the Regular Show spilled on how the cartoon came about! His big break into the animation world… “At the time I was working on Marvellous Misadventures of Flapjack for Cartoon Network as the Creative Director, and then Cartoon Network started the ‘Cartoonstitute’, a shorts programme where they were looking for new shorts. They asked me if I wanted to pitch anything and I pitched them an idea for Regular Show, they let me make a pilot and then it turned into the show premiere!” On playing the role of Mordecai… “Being there and doing the voice acting with real professionals who are trained, you realise that they are so talented. I don’t have much range, I can just use my regular voice, pretty much, but I remember it was really funny trying to learn how to yell. Because I’m a pretty calm person in real life, I don’t ever yell, but Mordecai yells all the time, when they get into crazy situations. I can do it now, but it was weird at first!” What it's like working for Cartoon Network? “It’s the best place I’ve ever worked at as far as creative freedom goes. I mean, for my pilot it literally was that I pitched the board and they said 'Great, make it!' Then as far as the show goes, whatever we come up with they’re always up for us making an episode about. We’ve never been told 'Oh, that’s too weird' or 'that’s too extreme', or anything like that. They’re very supportive of any ideas we come up with and help us to get it along to the end, so it’s been a great experience.”

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out now! BOOKs must-read books Alice-Miranda to the Rescue Jacqueline Harvey It's the beginning of the school term and AliceMiranda could not be more pumped to go back to school! With news of the romantic engagement between Miss Reedy and Mr Plumpton, there's never been more excitement at the WinchesterfieldDownsfordvale village!

My Life and Other Exploding Chickens! Tristan Bancks

Are you afraid of clowns? The dentist? Have you ever been attacked by angry Library Ninjas when your books were five years overdue? Tom Weekly has. This is his epic tale of surviving school, his family and a very challenging life!

Palomino Pony on Parade Olivia Tuffin

This is the fifth book in the Palomino Pony series about a horse-mad girl named Georgia who spends all her time in the stables. She gets the chance to compete in a show with her pony, Lily.

Elephant Man Mariangela Di Fiore

Joseph doesn't look like other people. His skin is lumpy and people call him Elephant Man. All he wants is a friend to understand him. Joseph meets a caring doctor one day and his life changes!

retro reads

A good story never goes out of style! We take a look back at some classic reads every bookworm is sure to love... The selby series by duncan ball Selby the talking dog gets up to all kind of mischief while his owners, Mr & Mrs Trifle aren't around! These stories are sure to have you in stitches! tales of a fourth grade nothing by judy blume Peter Hatcher has a problem...it's his little brother, Fudge! Join Peter as he recounts daily life with his family. There is never a dull moment with Fudge! matilda by roald dahl Matilda is the magical story of a special little girl and her super mind powers, which astound the adults around her. This book is a must-read for any young girl and the film is a must-see! hating alison ashley by robin klein Erica Yurken is kind-of a big deal at Barringa East Public School. She's destined for great things, like playing the lead role in the famed school play... that is, until the pretty, lovely and intelligent Alison Ashley shows up!

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out now! music latest music out now! Olly Murs Stevie knows single

Simple Plan taking one for the team ALBUM

Stooshe lock down single

Olly Murs is back with yet another catchy tune from the special edition release of album, Never Been Better. Olly has high hopes for the future and the way he's going, he will get there! “My biggest dream is to headline a stadium one day. I’ve got room to grow – I know I have,” he spills. Simple Plan have released their first album in five years! Taking One For The Team has the tracks Boom, I Don’t Want To Be Sad, and the album’s lead single I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed - which we've been loving! The lads are also busy with their charity, which helps young people in need. Girl group, Stooshe have returned after a year-and-a-half of working on their sound. The trio, Karis Anderson, Alexandra Buggs, and Courtney Rumbold are back and ready to rock the world with Lock Down. If this upbeat track is anything to go by, we are really looking forward to their 2016 album!

spotlight on:

Stooshe

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Stooshe are a British girl band made up of three members, Courtney, Karis and Alexandra.

The girls were lucky enough to support Jennifer Lopez on a tour a few years ago! “When we found out we screamed,” revealed Alexandra. “She has reinvented herself and she knows how to put on a show. I think I [was] more excited about watching her than performing with her.” A dream come true!

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Working together is really important to the girls... “Even when it comes to creating, writing dance routines, we all have to be there together, and bounce off each other's ideas. We can't do it by ourselves. We're lost by ourselves!” says Alexandra.

Stooshe are all about girl power! Alexandra adds, “We think girls shouldn’t conform to a certain way or look by what is perceived to be beautiful. Be what inspires you and have fun doing it!” We agree!

Say what?!

“Don't try so hard to fit in, and certainly don't try so hard to be different.. Just try hard to be you.” zendaya coleman

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out now! Television your wits end! WITS Academy is the sequel to Nickelodeon TV show, Every Witch Way! Tune in: Monday 15th February on The brand new series premiere of WITS Academy will have you spellbound! Andi has her dream of becoming a Guardianin-Training at the most prestigious school for witches and wizards realised. But, as the best friend and unofficial Guardian to the Chosen One, Andi needs to prove herself to the Wizarding community by making sure the Magical Realm’s toughest witch and wizard attend their graduation day!

noob-tastic 'toons!

Are you keen for a super-cool adventure? Check out the brand new animated series, Supernoobs! Tune in: Weekdays, from February 1st at 6.15pm on Cartoon Network.

Get ready for an adventure of epic proportions with the gang from Supernoobs! Kevin, Tyler, Shope and the Roach are four 12-year-old best friends who band together to fight the mighty microcosmic assassins keen to destroy the Earth - and capture all those who stand in their way! The Supernoobs have to save the day, but can a group of tween-age nerds combat the force of evil? You'll have to tune in to find out...

100 Things To Do Before We Bear Bears: Valentine's High School: New episode Day Marathon! monday 15th february at 5.30pm on nickelodeon What better way to celebrate the new school year than with brand new eps from the gang! Join CJ and her friends, Fenwick and Crispo as they attempt to tackle their ultimate bucket list!

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sunday 14th february 10am 4pm on cartoon network Love is in the bear! You'll feel all warm and fuzzy if you tune in on V-Day to We Bear Bears. Pick up some love tips from Panda Bear and then stick around for a brand new ep!

Barbie and Her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure

sunday 14th february 10am on boomerang Beautiful Barbie and her sisters find an old treasure map. The girls embark on an unexpected quest for treasure... but what will they find? Follow their journey!

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IN CINEMAS NEW YEAR’S DAY © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. PEANUTS © Peanuts Worldwide LLC.


Loading Screen The shortest month of the year does not make for fewer great video games to play. This year is really kicking off with a bang. Last month we predicted that the totally awesome Minecraft would be coming to Wii U and guess what? We were right! Not only is it out on Nintendo’s great console, but you can download it right now from the eShop!

ratchet release One of the most exciting platform adventure games for 2016 is the remake of the original Ratchet & Clank for PS4 and now we have a release date! April 12 is the big day and we can't wait to play this classic again with extra levels and high-def visuals.

ni no kuni II

going psycho!

A sequel has been announced for one of the most gorgeous and heart-warming RPGs ever. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is on its way to PS4 in 2016, and sees developer Level-5 re-team with anime movie makers Studio Ghibli. Cool!

Legendary adventure game, Psychonauts is finally getting some sequels. Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin is a virtual reality puzzle game that will bridge the story between the two main titles and Psychonauts 2 is a direct follow-up for PS4 and PC. Get excited guys!

get chatty Microsoft has released a device called the Chatpad. It plugs into the bottom of your Xbox One controller and provides not only a keyboard for use when typing messages, but also headset controls. It will work on PC as well as the console, too.

Guess which legendary indie developer is taking on the Batman series? A: Telltale Games (Minecraft: Story Mode)

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wii u: minecraft!

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Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS) This interesting spin-off to the main Pokémon series takes you out of the shoes of a trainer and allows you to play as one of the colourful critters. You then make your way through randomly-generated dungeons, fighting it out in classic-turn based style with enemies, using items and exploring for loot. With lots to discover, this new game is plenty of fun to be had here for fans of the series.

HOT!

Unravel (PS4, XBO, PC) This incredibly cute sidescrolling platformer follows a ball of wool who has come to life and is exploring the wonders of the world. This little guy, called Yarny, unwinds as he moves, leaving a trail of wool behind him. We love the way the levels make you use this trail of yarn in fun, inventive ways to get past obstacles. And we love the sweet story and amazing real-world environments.

HOT!

HOT OR NOT There’s some games we simply cannot wait to play, and others you have to Frisbee to find the fun.

Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4)

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PS4, XBO, PC)

Originally released on the Vita, this amazing adventure game stars the beautiful and strong Kat, a girl with no memory who's given the power to control gravity. When the world gets broken apart by a gravity storm, she can fly between the floating islands, changing which way is down whenever she likes. The game is part adventure, part RPG, with levelling-up, sidequests and lots to discover.

The Naruto anime series could have made for a big adventure or a deep RPG in video game form, but instead the developer has gone for a fighter. The huge arenas, massive cast of characters, long story and over-the-top combat is all done really well, but there’s one problem. All you really do in the end is just kick and hit people in the head as hard as you can... which gets boring quickly.

NOT!

words: chris stead

HOT!

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Dear Diary, I Think I`m sick of this reality. The biggest thing in video gaming this year is going to be Virtual Reality and news about new headsets is coming in thick and fast. Here is the latest and greatest gossip... Oculus Rift

PlayStation VR

The first and best known of the three big headsets coming in 2016 has had a number of interesting developments over the last month. Firstly, we’ve now seen the controllers for the first time. They’re called the Oculus Touch, and it’s a very cool looking motion-based device that comes in two parts; one for each hand. As you hold them, you can move naturally to get actions to happen in virtual reality. The only bad news is that the controllers will not be ready for the launch of the headset in autumn, but instead will arrive later in 2016.

Until now, we had assumed the PlayStation VR would plug straight into the PlayStation 4 so you could start playing games in virtual reality, but it turns out that is not true. Instead, it will come with its own console-like box that is about the same size as the first Nintendo Wii. So the PlayStation VR headset will connect to this first box, which then connects to the PS4. This new box will provide the power to run the virtual reality on its own, which is actually great. It leaves the PS4 free to run games at normal speed and for you to play multiplayer games where one person is in virtual reality, and the others are using the TV in the same game. Expect this one in autumn, too.

In other Oculus Rift news, we now know that the super cute 3D platforming adventure, Lucky Tales will come for free with every headset. This is pretty awesome as space MMO Eve: Valkyrie was already coming for free if you pre-ordered the headset, as was an Xbox One controller. It ensures that those who pick up the headset on launch day will have plenty of gaming to enjoy straight away.

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. HTC Vive The third of the big three virtual reality headsets expected to arrive this autumn is looking like it could be the most powerful. It has the best resolution, and the most power behind it. However, it is also the most secretive and we haven’t been told too much about it. Recently, however, the creators of the headset came out and revealed why the headset was delayed from its planned launch at the end of 2015. Apparently, they made a huge technological discovery that was so important they decided to scrap the existing headset and start again from scratch. We don’t know what that discovery was, but we cannot wait to find out!

Newly Revealed Virtual Reality Games Eagle Flight: Made by the developer behind Assassin’s Creed, this game will allow you to feel what it is like to glide through the skies as a bird.

The Climb: This thrilling title has you scaling up the sides of cliffs in exotic locations, choosing your handholds carefully and trying not to freak out at the epic drop below.

Lucky Tales: In the tradition of BanjoKazooie and Super Mario, this big adventure title stars a little fox and we can’t wait to see how jumping over spikes and squishing enemies plays out in virtual reality!

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