Background

About us


Our Vision

A world where everyone contributes to their full potential

Our Mission

We are a learning business that partners with teachers and education professionals to deliver inspirational education solutions that bring life-changing benefits to students.


The Jacaranda story


Founded in 1954, Jacaranda is the Australian School Division of Wiley, a leading global learning company. We develop and deliver inspirational digital learning solutions and education resources to secondary schools in Australia because we are deeply committed to the ideal that education brings life-changing benefits to all students.

From humble beginnings to the pacesetter for digital learning solutions 

Brian Clouston founded “The Jacaranda Press” as a boutique publisher of textbooks for the Queensland secondary school market. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the company expanded its product offering with the introduction of reference materials, including the first Australian produced secondary school atlas.

In 1976, the company was acquired by the US-based company Wiley. Under new leadership, Jacaranda continued to grow and seek new ways to innovate, first to publish double-page spreads, use full-colour and introduce a digital component to their resource suites in 2000. In 2008, Jacaranda pioneered digital learning in Australia with the launch of the JacarandaPLUS online platform and the first digital textbooks, known as eBookPLUS.

Today, Jacaranda combines strong customer centricity, active collaboration with authors and teachers, and highly experienced people who have powerful insights into learning, to solve teaching and learning challenges.

Solving education challenges through relentless innovation

The company’s portfolio has expanded from eBooks to online assessment platforms, educational games, interactive atlases, exam preparation platforms and high-value bundle solutions for Years 7-10. Most recently, Jacaranda launched learnON, an immersive digital learning platform that delivers trusted Jacaranda content in new and better ways to maximise learning outcomes in the classroom.

Jacaranda digital resources are designed to be intuitive and accessible to all learners and increase student engagement through high quality, media-rich content. That’s why more than half of the secondary schools in Australia rely on Jacaranda digital resources and solutions to help progress their digital learning journey.

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Jacaranda is improving teaching and learning outcomes Australia-wide.

Government, independent and religious schools of all sizes and budgets are using Jacaranda resources in the classroom.
1,899

Schools

101,063

Teachers

1,180,307

Students

Jacaranda’s resources and solutions


Jacaranda publishes a range of subjects series for years 7-12. All Jacaranda titles combine quality content and best practice pedagogy with digital resources for more engaging and productive learning experiences. Customers can choose the format that meets their needs, whether the familiar print textbook or digital-only (eBookPLUS or learnON, the new digital learning platform). Jacaranda also offers complementary teacher resources with every title.

Explore your subject below:

Queensland Senior:

Geography
Mathematics

Complimentary digital products


Jacaranda has designed a range of digital-only products to complement the range of subject series on offer. These products enhance learning and develop key subject skills and come in the form of assessment platforms, learning games or interactive atlases.

An interactive online assessment tool for Years 7-10 Mathematics. Students can complete tests, homework tasks and practice exams, and prepare for NAPLAN.

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Jacaranda’s unique exam preparation tool allows students to practice past VCAA or HSC exam questions and hundreds of new questions now included free

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An online math game with an emphasis on problem-based learning, SpyClass helps students improve key Mathematical skills required in the curriculum.

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An online skills game that combines educational content with gameplay to help students learn and master essential English skills and prepare for NAPLAN

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Jacaranda’s unique digital atlas that enables students to discover not only what happened in history, but where and when.

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Jacaranda’s unique digital atlas that enables students to explore the world and test their geographical skills.

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Jacaranda Digital Bundle


The Jacaranda Digital Bundle is a high quality digital learning package of 10+ engaging resources for Years 7-10 that comes with dedicated training and support, making it easy for schools to start or progress their digital teaching and learning journey. Learn more about the Jacaranda Digital Bundle for your curriculum below:

Awards


  • 2017

    Junior Secondary Resource
    Winner: Jacaranda Geoactive 7-10 NSW Ac
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

    Secondary Outstanding Digital Resource
    Winner: Jacaranda Geoactive 7-10 eBookPLUS NSW Ac
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

    Senior Student Resource
    Highly Commended: Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Business Management
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

  • 2016

    Secondary Publisher of the Year
    Winner
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

  • 2015

    Secondary Publisher of the Year
    Winner
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

  • 2014

    Secondary Publisher of the Year
    Winner
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

    Junior Secondary Resource
    Winner: Jacaranda Geography Alive 7-10 AC
    Australian Geography Teachers’ Association (AGTA) Awards

    Junior Secondary Resource
    Highly Commended: Jacaranda Atlas 8th edition
    Australian Geography Teachers’ Association (AGTA) Awards

  • 2013

    Secondary Publisher of the Year
    Winner
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

    Outstanding Book of the Year
    Category Joint Winner: Jacaranda World History Atlas AC
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

    Secondary Reference Resource
    Category Joint Winner: Jacaranda World History Atlas AC
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

    Innovation in Education
    Merit Recipient: Knowledge Quest
    National iAwards (AIIA)

    Innovation in Education
    Merit Recipient: Knowledge Quest
    QLD iAwards (AIIA)

    Educational Cartographic Products
    Winner: Jacaranda World History Atlas / myWorld History Atlas
    International Cartographic Exhibition

  • 2012

    Secondary Publisher of the Year
    Winner
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

    Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Commercial & Business Category
    Winner: Knowledge Quest
    SimTECT

    Best Children’s
    Finalist: myWorld Atlas
    18th Annual Australian Interactive and Media Industry Association Awards (AMY awards)

    Best Education & Learning
    Finalist: myWorld Atlas
    18th Annual Australian Interactive and Media Industry Association Awards (AMY awards)

    IMA Awards for both ‘School’ and ‘Reference’ Categories
    Best in Class: myWorld Atlas
    Interactive Media Awards (IMA)

    Outstanding Website
    Winner: www.myworldatlas.com.au
    Web Marketing Association

  • 2011

    Secondary Digital Student Learning Resource
    Winner: Jacaranda myWorld Atlas
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

    Overall Joint Winner
    myWorld Atlas
    Australian Publishers Association (APA) Australian Educational Awards

    Best Digital Student Learning Resource Secondary
    Australian Publishers Association (APA) Australian Educational Awards

    Best Book
    Winner: Spatial Vision in partnership with Wiley for the Jacaranda Atlas (7th edition)
    New Zealand Cartographic Society Map Awards

    2nd Place
    Jacaranda Atlas 7th edition
    International Cartographic Exhibition

  • 2010

    Atlas
    Winner: Jacaranda Atlas 7th edition
    AGTA Awards

    Best Secondary Website 
    Winner: www.studyon.com.au
    Australian Educational Publishing Awards (EPAA)

  • 2008

    Primary School Resource
    Winner: Jacaranda Primary Atlas Third Edition
    AGTA Awards

    Geography Teaching Source Material
    Winner: Jacaranda Primary Atlas Teacher Resource Kit
    AGTA Awards

  • 2006

    Secondary Publisher of the Year
    Winner
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

    Secondary Book Series Category
    Winner: Jacaranda English Alive Series
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

    Junior Secondary School Textbook
    Highly Commended: Jacaranda SOSE Alive: Geography 2
    AGTA Awards

    Senior Secondary School Textbook
    Winner: Geoactive 2 2nd Edition
    AGTA Awards

  • 2005

    Secondary Publisher of the Year
    Winner
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

  • 2004

    Secondary Publisher of the Year
    Winner
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

    Atlas
    Highly Commended: Atlas of Discovery
    AGTA Awards

    Secondary School Resource
    Winner: Jacaranda Senior Geography for Qld
    AGTA Awards

  • 2003

    Secondary Publisher of the Year
    Winner
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

  • 2002

    Secondary Publisher of the Year
    Winner
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

  • 2001

    Secondary Publisher of the Year
    Winner
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

    Secondary Technology Showcase
    Winner: Jacaranda SOSE 1 & 2 and CD-ROMs
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

  • 2000

    Secondary Series Category
    Winner: Jacaranda Maths Quest Series
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

  • 1997

    Secondary Series Category
    Winner: Jacaranda Science Quest 1 & 2
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

  • 1996

    Secondary Single Title
    Winner: Jacaranda Q Chemistry
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

  • 1995

    Secondary Series Category
    Winner: Jacaranda English Power 1-4
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

  • 1994

    Secondary Single Book Category
    Winner: Jacaranda Time Quest
    Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)


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