Wednesday August 22 saw pirates, sportspersons, book characters and treasured items arriving at school. The Early Learning Centre, Point Pearce Campus and the R-6 classes at the Maitland Campus participated in Book Week with the theme of ‘Find Your Treasure’.

At the traditional Book Week Assembly the Early Learning Centre enthusiastically sang one of their ‘treasured’ songs and received a certificate for the ‘Best Choreographed Performance’. The Point Pearce Campus showed us their games (find the treasure) and spoke about the activities they had completed during the week.

They received the certificate for ‘Best Example of Book Week Activities’.

Shortlist favourites

Each R-6 class at the Maitland Campus highlighted one of the books short-listed this year for the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards.

The Rec/1 Atkins /Dayman class spoke about the ‘The Great Rabbit Chase’ by Freya Blackwood and received the certificate for ‘Best Mapped Book and Timely’. 1/2 Westbrook drew their own gardens based around the book ‘Florette’ and received the certificate for ‘Best Design Work’.

Year 3 Allen chose ‘I’m Australian Too’ by Mem Fox and received the certificate for ‘Best Interpretation of Book’.

Year 4/5 Bubner had ‘Henrietta and the Perfect Night’ by Martine Murray and received a certificate for ‘Most Humourous Presentation’.

4/5 Jury showcased ‘The Elephant’ by Peter Carnavas and received the certificate for ‘Best Use of Resources’

Year 6 Clift showcased M is for Mutiny! History by Alphabet’ by John Dickon and received the certificate for ‘Best Team Work Presentation’.

Book Week Assembly

At the assembly Book Buddies and Everybody Reads were launched.

Tuesday lunchtime students in the Library are asked to read to or listen to a student read. Louis Hamilton received a certificate for ‘Being Our First Book Buddy and reading to a younger student’.

Everybody Reads is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings before school (8.30 to 8.50). The Library will be open for students to come in and read. Community members are invited to attend and listen to or read to the students present.

Beth Hector and Pat Hasting