Globes for Primary Classrooms
At the end of Term 2 we held Grandparents’ Day at the College. We also held the Koorong Book sale as part of the celebrations. The book sale is always a wonderful way to promote Christian literature. This year we sold $1943 worth of items and were able to raise $291 in book sale commission. With these funds new globes were purchased for each Primary classroom and some for the library collection. Recently the globes were delivered to classrooms for students to use and enjoy. They will be a great addition to classroom resources and learning programs. Many thanks to the Grandparents and special visitors who supported the book sale.
On Grandparents’ Day Mrs Bryers read the story “I Grow in Grandad’s Garden” by popular author Brian Andrew. Many visitors commented on how inspirational the book was and asked where they could buy it. We emailed Brian who sent through the following options for purchasing the book. We also have three copies available for borrowing in the library.
1. Go to the www.livehappytogether.com.au website. This is a new site, which incorporates the Grandad’s Garden site.
2. Give Brian a call and purchase with credit card on 3342 4317.
3. Some ABC bookshops, Koorong and several smaller bookshops on the Sunshine Coast stock the book as well.
4. You’ll also find Grandad’s Garden on Youtube at: http://youtu.be/IXia8WbBE74
Thousands of copies of Andrew’s book have been purchased around Australia and hundreds of feedback stories constantly move and astonish him. Many families are recreating special gardens at home. Parents love it because it helps them grow great kids. Grandparents love it because it helps them get closer to their grandchildren. It helps you discover what makes children happy, sad, afraid and excited. It captures the values of Grandparents and presents them in a natural and contemporary way as readers go on a personal growth journey that’s both enlightening and fun.
Book Week / Book Fair
Book Week may be over for another year but we haven’t forgotten some of the memorable costumes that were worn or the amazing behavior that was displayed. Here is a list of the winners awarded prizes for their outstanding efforts. This year we added a prize for the best-dressed teacher aides; Mrs Childs and Mrs Blue won with flying colours.
Prep – Year 2
Best-dressed class: Prep W (Mrs Smith)
Best-behaved class: Year 1W (Miss Pollard)
Best-dressed teachers: Mrs Smith
Best-dressed teacher aide: Mrs Childs
Year 3 – Year 6
Best-dressed class: Year 5G (Mrs Newman)
Best-behaved class: Year 4G (Mr Bowman)
Best-dressed teacher: Mrs O’Donnell
Best-dressed teacher aide: Mrs Blue
Book Fair was held during Book Week and was an out of this world experience…seriously! Children entered through a spaceship and were sent into space to Read Across The Universe. Books were placed on moon crater tables and the planets spun around the Primary end of the library. Many thanks to those who ventured into our space themed extravaganza. Your generosity allowed us to sell $6,842 worth of books and receive $956.00 worth of items from the Book Fair shelves, and $1,233.00 in Scholastic rewards to purchase resources for the library. Special thanks to the many families and staff members who donated books to the College. Your thoughtfulness will be appreciated for years to come. Many teacher picks were also chosen through our Book Club commission. A fantastic and worthwhile reading event enjoyed by all.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
Thank you to those families who returned their PRC Reading Record. We had 92 students across Prep-Year 7 complete the Challenge. The highest numbers were recorded in 1G (Mrs Hay) and 4M (Mrs Wynn). Students who completed the Challenge will receive a PRC certificate in Term 4.
Special thanks to the students and families that participated in the MS Readathon. Please collect and return your sponsorship by 31 October. Everyone (under 18 years of age), who completes the program will receive a reading reward for their efforts. This year, the reading rewards include Disney packs, book vouchers, movie tickets and even a Samsung Galaxy tablet.
Please note the library will be closed over the holidays.
Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy having more time to read and relax.
See you in the library,