The Indigenous Literacy Book Swap
National Indigenous Literacy Day was celebrated on Wednesday 4 September in Australia, and this year at Newman we supported the Indigenous Literacy Foundation by holding a Book Swap at both Marian and Lavalla to raise funds for literacy resources for children in remote indigenous communities. The event was a wonderful opportunity to promote the importance of books and it was a fun occasion for our students to enjoy selecting a new book to take home to read, while at the same time promoting sustainability.
Thank you to our Librarian Mrs Alison Le Dan for coordinating this important initiative.
Better Beginnings Incursion
During Week 7, the Kindy students took part in the wonderful Better Beginnings Incursion at the Marian Library with Melissa Payne from the Cambridge Library. Better Beginnings is a State funded program which aims to promote literacy and reading. All the children received a free Better Beginnings gift bag during the incursion which contained a quality picture book and lots of reading ideas & activities.
Kylie Howarth Incursion
On Wednesday 4 September, the students at Marian Campus were lucky to be visited by award winning author Kylie Howarth. The students discovered how Kylie draws her inspiration from her underwater adventures when creating her book characters and they were very excited to have the opportunity to be illustrators with Kylie. It was a very exciting incursion that was interactive and lots of fun for the students.
James Foley Incursion
On Friday 6 September, the Year 3 students enjoyed a visit by award winning author and illustrator James Foley. James was a huge hit with the students who were enthralled by his engaging performance. He explained the creative process of writing and illustrating picture books and graphic novels and he demonstrated his amazing drawing skills.