Rebecca Johnson, author of the best-selling Juliet, Nearly a Vet series and the winner of the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize for teaching Primary School Science visited the College recently. Rebecca ran sessions with the Prep – Year 3 classes and shared her narrative writing process, igniting the students’ imagination with storytelling and drama activities. Just over 75 students attended the highly anticipated ‘Nearly a Vet Convention’ to practise their vetting skills on stuffed animals with their Nearly a Vet Kit. It certainly was a sight to see so many excited students from across Primary attend in their white lab coats!
Students are lining up to borrow Rebecca Johnson’s Steve Parish Story Book Collection and the Pascal Press Reptile and Insect Series, as well as her new Vet Cadet series. Rebecca’s past experience as a wildlife carer has given her an extra insight into the behaviour of our native animals, giving her stories a taste of realism. Many titles also include strong links to the Australian Curriculum, presenting facts and scientific knowledge with stunning photographs. For more information about Rebecca’s books and how to order copies or a Nearly a Vet Kit go to her website.
Library Bag Reminder
Library bags are required for Prep – Year 2 iDiscover library lessons and are a great way to promote organisational skills and encourage regular borrowing habits. Students who bring library bags consistently receive a prize at the end of each term. Library Bags are available for sale at the Uniform Shop for $12 and Parents/Caregivers are reminded to ensure that Prep – Year 2 students have one and that they bring it regularly to school each week.
Aleesah Darlinson Book Launch – You’re invited
Aleesah Darlison’s new picture book, Fox & Moonbeam, has been released and you’re invited to the free book launch on Saturday 4 November, from 9:30am at Books of Buderim, Burnett Street, Buderim. Full details and RSVP: https://goo.gl/KqASFu. Fox & Moonbeam is an adorable story about following your passion and the friendship between a ballerina rabbit and a fox who loves music.
The book launch will be a fun morning filled with craft activities. There is even going to be a ballerina dress-up parade and a colouring competition, with the winners to be drawn on the day. Just be sure to drop in your coloured creation before the launch so you don’t miss your chance to win! The colouring pages with entry forms can be found at: https://goo.gl/atg1vq.
Vanessa McKellar, Head of Library Services