Book Week this year saw Junior School students participate in a variety of fun activities. We had ‘Books and Bickies!’ in the library. Students along with their parents, grandparents or special friends came in before school to read a book together and to enjoy a biscuit in our Junior School Library.
The construction of our ‘Reading helps your mind Bloom Mural’ saw every student in the Junior School add a flower to the mural wall. As a whole school the students created a visual display that recognises the importance of Reading. The mural is on display in the Year Five area of the D’Helin Building.
The annual ‘Book Week Dress-Up Parade’ is always a wonderful morning. The sun was shining, and the students paraded around dressed as their favourite book characters. After the Parade students participated in a group Art/Craft Activity relating to a favourite book of their teachers.
All students from Preparatory to Year Six spent time listening to our Visiting Author, Trace Balla. Trace works locally as an illustrator and author of children’s books, as well as an occasional songwriter . Her book, Rockhopping, was the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year in the younger readers category, and Rivertime won The Wilderness Society’s Environmental Award for Children’s Literature and the Readings Children’s Book Prize.
We finished off our fantastic week with a ‘Guess the Silhouette Characters’ competition. Students had to work out all five characters from just their silhouette. Three lucky winners were awarded book prizes.