Aussie Kids Write Five Different Ways

October 21, 2019

Australian Handwriting Styles, Aussie Kids Write Five Different Ways, Australian School Handwriting

Five Different Handwriting Styles for Australian School Children

  • Yes it is amazing but totally true, Australian school children write in five totally different fonts depending on what State or Territory they live in.
  • Pictured below is an example of the five different handwriting styles that are used in Australia:

Five Handwriting Styles for Australian Schools

  • You can clearly see that the angle and the shape of just the first five letters of the alphabet are totally different from each other and it is just the same with the other twenty one letters.

Over the past ten years that Writeboards have been in business they have come across many teachers that are not even aware of these facts, so I ask myself, how are parents supposed to know what to do?

  • To compound these problems there are many people out there that claim that they have the right font and it may even be called the same name, however, they are nothing but look-alike fonts and parents, teachers & schools are purchasing them to teach their children and students.

Australian school handwriting. Make sure you teach your child the right way to write.

  • You yourself could create a font tonight and call it NSW Foundation Font or VIC modern Cursive Font etc. and sell it to parents, teachers and professionals and no one would even question you.
The simple fact is there is No Overseeing Body in the World!

For the purpose of this blog, the examples that are shown below are completed using NSW Foundation Font; however, these inconsistencies are just the same with the other States in Australia.

NSW Foundation Font handwriting styles. Only one is right. Be careful what you buy for your child.

  • Pictured above is an example of only four of the different fonts that are sold right here in Australia.
  • As you can see only one is right and completed using the strict guidelines that the NSW Department of Education has set out in their syllabus. 
  • If you look at the others, they kind of look-alike, however, they are NOT the same they are totally different! 
  • If you look even closer and compare letter against letter, you will see different shapes and angles.
  • This unfortunately, is only a small sample of the multitude of Australian handwriting look-alike fonts that are currently flooding the market.
Australian handwriting. Teach your child with a font that has a money back guarantee! 


  • There are also many places on the internet that claim to have Australian handwriting fonts for freeI will leave it to the imagination of the reader rather than describe in detail how disgustingly wrong they all are.
  • To add to this dilemma recognised educational suppliers and many places on the internet sell downloads, site licences, memberships, books and resources every day of the week that have been created using these look-alike fonts. 

Australian school handwriting, make sure you teach your child to write the right way.

All I can say is please take care when purchasing fonts or other educational resources for your child. Please make sure you get it right the first time for the sake of Your Child. 

Writeboards offer an iron clad 100% Money Back Guarantee!
They have thousands of the best handwriting worksheets and flashcards in the world. 

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To go with these worksheets they also have an eco-friendly Aussie made and owned reusable writing board that will enable your child to use the same worksheet over and over again.

Eco-friendly reusable writing board, Writeboard, Teach your child how to form Australian alphabet letters

  • Below you will find links to Writeboards worksheets and resources. 
  • Around 2% of schools adhere to an alternative style of writing, you can read more about this at Worksheets for Parents.

Here are links and a list to the five different handwriting styles that are used in Australia.

QLD Modern Cursive Font - QLD schools teach this style of writing.

NSW Foundation Font - NSW and ACT schools teach this style of writing.

SA Modern Cursive Font - SA schools teach this style of writing..

TAS Modern Cursive Font - TAS schools teach this style of writing.

VIC Modern Cursive Font - VIC, WA and NT schools teach this style of writing.

Until next time keep smiling...
Download Free Australian handwriting worksheets for your child.
WARNING: Be careful what you buy at the shops for your child as at least 99% of them are wrong. Read more about this here...

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