Launch of the House Reading Challenge!

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We are very excited to announce our official launch for the 2017 House Reading Challenge Competition! Beginning Monday 22 May, all Students & Staff will each receive a record card in morning Pastoral class and pigeon holes…This card has all the details you will need to get you started! Remember ~ the more you read, the more points you will help contribute towards your house score! There will also be individual prizes for a selection of Top Readers from each house…If you are unsure which book you wish to read first, come speak with one of our lovely library staff today…We would love to help you get started!  Stay tuned along the journey for our score tally…Happy Reading and Good Luck ~ May the highest reading House win!
Miss Mammone 🙂 



Language Resources for Students

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The Library staff have put together a selection of fiction novels, movies, picture books and magazines for Language students to borrow.

We have gathered and displayed a mixture of popular YA novels such as the Harry Potter series in French and Italian, Tomorrow when the war began by John Marsden, Gone by Michael Grant, Les filles chocolat series by Cathy Cassidy and books by Popular French Novelist Giullaume Musso.

These resources are here to assist you with your oral skills so please come and see us in the Learning Commons.

Ms Ambrosini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Book Club : Poppy making activity for ANZAC day

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Today during Book Club the girls and I shared stories about the ANZAC Day Dawn Service and the extraordinary men and women who took part in shaping Australian history. We all took turns in reading a beautifully illustrated picture book titled ‘Meet the ANZACs by Claire Saxby’.  This book talks about the Brave men who landed in Gallipoli in World War I, the initial recruitment, along with excitement and naivety the men showed whilst enlisting to go to war.

Below is an introduction to the book:

“ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It is the name given to the Australian and New Zealand troops who landed at Gallipoli in World War I. The ANZAC name is now a symbol of bravery and mateship. This is the story of how the ANZAC legend began.”

After the First World War, the Poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance, we finished off by creating paper Poppies to commemorate the brave men who lost their lives serving their country.  Ms Ambrosini


Stories for Anzac Day Reflection

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We have brought together a collection of stories in reflection for Anzac Day 25th April 2017, including historical fiction, series and true stories of soldiers accounts. A particular title which highlights this is “From the Trenches” – a collection of gripping, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying accounts of life at the front, recorded by those who lived through the fighting. Drawn from diaries, memoirs and letters, as well as poetry, reportage and prose, this collection reminds us that the Anzac legend is rooted in real and tragic circumstances. Belying the common perception of the laconic digger, these voices convey the range of wartime experience, from the desolation and horror to the unbridled excitement and camaraderie. Through it all runs the bleak toll on young lives.
We especially love our picture book stories too, with beautiful illustrations that truly capture the significance of this day, remembering the Australian soldiers who fought in the First World War and sacrificed their lives for our country.
In reflection of this day, we will be holding a “poppy making activity” in the Library at lunchtime, this Wednesday 26th April.
Everyone is welcome to join us and make a poppy which you can take home with you.

Miss Mammone