National Simultaneous Storytime
It has been an exciting week in the library celebrating our love of reading during National Simultaneous Storytime. We ventured into outer space as we entered the library this week and joined over one million children around Australia and New Zealand reading the same book at the same time. The book this year was Give Me Some Space, written and illustrated by Philip Bunting and read by NASA astronaut Shannon Walker, live from the International Space Station.
Premier's Reading Challenge
Notes have now been handed out to all students about this year's Premier's Reading Challenge. Any students who still require a note please visit the library.
The challenge is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read widely for pleasure and learning. This year, the Premier has challenged all state and non-state school students from Prep to Year 2 to read or experience 20 books, Years 3 and 4 to read 20 books and Years 5 to 9 to read 15 books. Experiencing books can include shared reading, listening to stories, or reading picture books.
In recognition of their efforts, students who complete the challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier of Queensland and are invited to a special lunchtime celebration in the library. The PRC reading period commenced on Monday 10 May and closes Friday 27 August.
For more information about the Premier's Reading Challenge, please visit: https://readingchallenge.education.qld.gov.au/
Scholastic Book Club
Scholastic Book Club Brochures for Issue 4 have now been distributed to students. The books in this brochure are reasonably priced and our school gains rewards for books purchased. If you did not receive a brochure it can be accessed online using the following link: https://www.scholastic.com.au/media/6078/bc421.pdf
All orders are processed online and there is no need to return any forms or money to the school.
To order books online go to: https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Login.aspx
and pay using your credit card. No cash will be accepted at the office for book club orders.
Orders need to be completed by Friday 28 May, after which the Book Club Loop will be closed.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the process.