Primary School Book Week Celebrations
The theme for Book Week this year was “Find Your Treasure”, which is such a perfect description of the search to discover our next great book. An exciting story can feel like treasure to children when it speaks to them and understands the way they think and feel. Each year our school spends a week celebrating Australian authors and illustrators, which is a wonderful way to promote books and literacy to our students.
The students at Lavalla Campus loved their incursion with visiting local author James Foley. We were very lucky to welcome James to our school who explained the creative process of writing and illustrating a picture book or graphic novel.
The students attended a second incursion during Book Week with award winning artist and performer Sam Hughes. They experienced; laughter, a little mischief and lots of fun as Sam created & illustrated some original stories.
The students at Marian Campus also enjoyed a visit from story teller Samantha Hughes. The students were very excited to have the opportunity to participate in story making and creating art with Sam.
The Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 students from Marian Campus walked to the Cambridge Library to attend an author talk with Sandi Parsons. Sandi introduced her fantastic new chapter book ‘Pepsi the Problem Puppy’ to the students. She explained that that her ideas came from her dog a blue heeler called Pepsi who is very mischievous and always getting into trouble.
The Kindy students took part in the wonderful Better Beginnings incursion by Cambridge librarian Melissa Payne. All the children were thrilled to receive a free Better Beginnings gift bag at this visit.
All students from both campuses were very excited to participate in a parade where they came dressed up as one of their favourite book characters. Please see photos below.
Marcellin Campus Book Week Activities
It has been a busy week at the Marcellin Campus with numerous activities to celebrate Book Week.
A daily Book Week quiz has been published in the Notices with riddles and anagrams to solve, along with questions about well known books, characters and authors. Book vouchers have been awarded to the winners.
Students from Years 7-9 participated in the Write a Book In A Day Competition on Wednesday. Each team produced a 5000 word book complete with illustrations.
Year 12 students visited the Lavalla Campus to read some CBCA Short-listed picture books to Year 3 students.