"A brilliant presentation that informed the students of who and why Australians are on our money. John was very engaging. The students loved it and were thoroughly engaged."

Staff of Milgate Primary School, Victoria. July, 2015.

"Very engaging production, well done. Fantastic way for our students to learn stories about Australia & Australians."                              

Staff of Sandringham East Primary School, Victoria. April, 2015

"A relevant and important story which was told with passion"††

Grade 4-7 teacher: Cranbrook Primary School, WA. June 2014

"Loved the passion shown from the presenters on an Australian icon"†††††

Staff of Poynter Primary School: Duncraig, Perth, WA. July 2014

"Extremely inspiring for kids who do not know much about John Flynn and the outback. Well presented."

††††† Year 7 student: Poynter Primary School: Duncraig, Perth, WA. July 2014

"It was very informative and as a result the students have a better appreciation of the terrific work John Flynn did and the importance of RFDS. Thanks."††

Staff of Frankland River Primary School, WA, July 2014

"A really entertaining presentation. Kids loved it and also learnt a heap. Fitted in beautifully with what we are studying."   

Grade 5 & 6 staff: Appin Park Primary School, Wangaratta, August 2013

"Thank you again for a wonderful performance. The kids who participated really enjoyed themselves and the other Level 4 students are still talking about parts of the show. We found it very engaging for the students and they thoroughly enjoyed watching their classmates be a part of the performance. Excellent use of props and students to showcase the life of John Flynn, it was very entertaining."   

Grade 5 & 6 staff, Glen Waverley South Primary School, August 2013

"Thank you for an engaging, enjoyable and educational performance. The students learnt much from your visit, and loved being part of the show. Your presentation style suited our focus on the impact of 'Notable people throughout History'."

Grade 5 & 6 staff: Oakleigh Primary School, August 2013

"Great, interesting, engaging and interactive! Good for any age level. Balance was perfect, evident by the engagement of students."

Grade 5/6 staff: Caulfield primary School, August 2013

"I am very pleased to recommend the 'History of Amazing people Through Story' presentation given to our Year 5 and 6 students during Term 4, 2012.

John Arbuckle captivated the students (and their teachers) with his fast moving, interactive re-telling of the powerful story of the Rev John Flynn, founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. John initially rehearsed with a group of about 10 volunteers, setting them up as characters in key scenes of Flynn's journey towards being "the man on the $20 note"!

Together, John and these students then enchanted the two year levels with this wonderful story of Christian innovation and service.

John Arbuckle is an inspiring storyteller in the great tradition of the Aussie Bush!"

Rev. Laurie Barton, Chaplain, Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill Campus.

"The HATS John Flynn presentation was enjoyed by staff and students alike. It was both educational and entertaining."

Grade 5 & 6 staff: Waverley Christian College, Narre Warren South, Vic: November 2013

"We held a performance for each of Year 5 & Year 6. The history came alive for the students and both the harshness and courage of outback life was exposed. As part of our Religious and Values Education program it effectively illustrated faith in action in an Australian context. The involvement of students in the performance was fantastic and the students loved it."

Chaplain: Beaconhills Christian College, Berwick, Vic: December 2013

"I really enjoyed participating in the HATS production at church.† It not only taught us Australian history in an amazingly interactive way, but it also reiterated the strength of this early Christian.† One dedicated person can make a huge difference to society Ė where would the outback be without the determination of John Flynn in realising his dream of what is now the R.F.D.S."

Jacinta Holmes, student, parishioner, St Peterís Anglican Church.

"Thanks John, the HATS performance maintained the attention of our congregation, ranging in age from 3 years Ė 85 years, and was loved by many.† The props were authentic, the history relevant and the ability to showcase Christianity in action was highly appropriate for this audience.† Everyone took something away from this presentation.† Congratulations on a unique concept!!"

Lydia Holmes, Family Services Co-ordinator, St Peterís Anglican Church.



Contact John Arbuckle

on 0402 003 664

if you'd like to bring

Australian History

alive in your School