Winner of the 2017 House Reading Challenge!

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We are so proud to announce that CARMEL has officially WON the OLMC House Reading Challenge for 2017! ~ having read the MOST amount of book pages! What an AMAZING effort by all our readers… Climbing from third place to first is definitely a success that is well deserved!! 🙂 We’re sorry MERCY, you came first place for a while and had almost won the competition, but we still think it is such a fantastic effort! MCAULEY & LORETO, you came so close in divisions! Thank you girls for all those last minute cards you brought in… every page we counted made all the difference!  🙂

TERM 4:  The excitement continues!!!
To launch the last term of reading for the year, we will be hosting a special MORNING TEA to celebrate our highest readers in the competition! A selection of our ‘top reading’ students will receive a special invitation to the morning tea! PRIZES will be awarded to 2 students selected from each house!

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful efforts… We can’t wait to announce who our top readers are and celebrate the best reading achievements of the year! Remember, the reading needn’t stop there, come to the Learning Commons before Friday to stock up your holiday reading collection… We hope you all have a very happy & relaxing holiday!! 🙂
Ms. Mammone 


Bake & Book Sale ~ Fundraising Success!

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We had a wonderful afternoon on Wednesday with our “Bake & Book Sale” for Book Week 2017!  With an assortment of delicious home-baked sweets and a collection of fiction on sale, together we raised a total of $164.70 for donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Thank you to all the lovely students & staff members who participated and supported the event. It was wonderful to have some of the girls helping us out with the sale, doing such a great job by assisting to distribute the cakes & keep a tab in counting up the money we received at the end, too! Here’s a few snaps of the goodies… Enjoy! 🙂  
Miss Mammone 

 

 

 

 



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 🙂 



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

 

 

 

 



Second Hand Book Sale Stall

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Mercy day was a great opportunity for the Learning Commons to set up a Second hand Book Sale Stall. No amount of rain could keep students away from a bargain at 0.50 cents per book. The tables were covered with Fiction titles that were weeded from our collection, from popular to not so popular reads. Most of our books went to happy new homes, Thank you girls! Keep up with the reading. Ms Ambrosini

 

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Book Club

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Want to talk about your favourite Book or join a Book Scavenger Hunt? Then the Book Club is for you!

Come join us every Wednesday at Lunch time and share your love of reading with Ms Austin and Ms Ambrosini.

A Book Club with a difference, from Debates to Quizzes with plenty of treats to share around! See you soon!  

 

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