Each year the school participates in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. The aim of the program is to encourage students to read more books, enjoy reading and improve literacy skills.
Many students have already completed this year’s Challenge and their name has been included in the library display. The Premier’s Reading Challenge closes on 3 September. It would be great if you could encourage your child to complete the Challenge. Forms are available in the library and more information can be found online http://www.premiersreadingchallenge.sa.edu.au/PRC/
Book Week will be held in Term 3 Week 6, 23-27 August. On Friday 27 August we will be celebrating Book Week with a dress up day and whole school parade. It would be wonderful to see students come to school dressed as their favourite book character or dress to the theme Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds. Costumes don’t have to be elaborate or expensive – the most important thing is to have fun.
Also, this year we will be hosting a Great Book Swap with all funds raised going to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. We ask that you send your child with a book/s to donate to the Great Book Swap and during Book Week children will have the opportunity to choose a book to take home in return for a gold coin donation. Book donations will be accepted during weeks 1-5 next term. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation hopes to engage over 1000 schools and organisations across Australia in the Great Book Swap. Their goal is to raise $350,000 to gift over 35,000 culturally relevant books to children living in remote communities in 2021. After all, how can you learn to read if you have no books?
Congratulations to Nicole, who has accepted a position at another school and we wish her all the best. We are lucky to welcome Michelle Gabrisch to the library. Many of you will know Michelle from her sports and uniform roles which she will also be continuing.
Yours in reading,
Sophie and Michelle