This week is Book Week! (22nd to the 26th of August)
Many special events have been happening to celebrate the importance of reading. Students of Junior School have been creating and designing in a craft activity hosted by Mrs Clegg, while later in the week they have been entertained by our guest readers including Miss Scobie, Mrs West, Miss Hattersley and Miss Jane.
Our prep students have created some brilliant ‘colour ins’ – The top 10 Competition entries are displayed in the Library. The winning entry from each Prep class will be chosen this week!
Senior Students have been challenged in the ‘Australian Authors and Aussie Knowledge’ Trivia Competition. Eight teams have competed each day in the heats on Monday through to Thursday, with the top eight teams competing against each other in the finals on Friday. The winning team will be awarded prizes at the conclusion of the finals.
Friday 26th of August will see our annual Book Parade being held. The Book Parade will be starting at 9:15 am. Children are encouraged to choose a character from their favourite book and come dressed in costume for the Book Parade. Costumes do not need to be elaborate, just inventive. Parents you are encouraged to come along and watch the fun and amazing creativity of the costumes.
The Premier’s Reading Challenge will conclude on the same day as Book Parade. Many students have already risen to the Premier’s challenge and read the required number of books. Some students have completed more than the number of books required – keep reading students – one day to go!! Literacy is the key to learning.
We have set a new Jinibara record this year, with 192 students meeting the criteria for the challenge, last year’s record was 165 students. A great effort by our students, teachers and parents!