Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books, and Australian authors and illustrators. Although the timing of Book Week may be different this year, we are excited to be celebrating the ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’ theme with the following events planned next week, from 19-23 October:
- Prep – Year 6 ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’ iDiscover lessons
- Daily ‘Wild about reading’ activities at first break
- Daily ‘Relax and Read’ sessions at second break
- Thursday 22 October: Primary Dress-up Parade from 8:45am. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to welcome parents onto the campus for the parade, but we will endeavour to take as many photos as possible and will be sharing a recording on Pixevety soon after the parade for College families to access.
Primary Book Week Competition
Prep-Year 6 students are invited to create a ‘Curious Creature’ in any format, no bigger than A3 size. Students are encouraged to flip and flop real or imagined animals to create their own creature and to name it. Entries are due at the library on Friday 23 October. Students are to add their name and class on the back of their entry. Entries will be judged by illustrator Paul O’Sullivan in Week 4. Winning entries from each year level will receive a book prize and treat.
- Tuesday 20 October: Middle School Character Day
Students are invited to take part in the Middle School Character Day and the Primary Dress-up Day celebrations by dressing up as a favourite book character celebrating the theme or a favourite book. Primary students are encouraged to bring the book that inspired their costume. Please ensure that costumes support the Christian ethos of the College. Costumes based on Harry Potter, witches, wizards, zombies or vampires will not be permitted.
Unfortunately, the timing of the new dates will exclude Senior students from participating as they prepare for end of Year exams.
2020 has seen so many things postponed or cancelled – Book Week is one event that has been rescheduled nationally and we’re looking forward to sharing a little bit of Book Week with the College community. Some students may like to go all out and come ‘in character’ on the day, others may just celebrate in a small way…
A hat, a prop, your favourite book
Encourage your child to take a look
Come in character from your favourite plot,
Celebrating Book Week doesn’t need to take a lot
Creative imaginations – it takes all kinds
Curious Creatures, Wild Minds!
Let’s make it one worth remembering!
Middle School video: Character Day, Who will you be?
Vanessa McKellar and Beryl Morris, Teacher Librarians