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 🙂 


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

 

 

 

 


Sharing a colourful afternoon together at Book Club!

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A warm thank you to the lovely girls who came along to enjoy the fun at Book Club this week! 🙂 The theme of our activity was looking at picture books…to be inspired by the beautiful illustrations, in creating meaningful themes and stories. We took turns in sharing our favourite stories from childhood, while indulging on nibbles…and enjoyed reading a collection of picture books, with a storytelling session read by two students,  “Kissed by the Moon” (by Allison Lester),  and “My Two Blankets” (by Irena Kobald) who both read wonderfully to the group!  Afterwards, the girls paired up together to do a word-search competition of Classic Children’s picture book titles, to see which groups would complete the puzzle the quickest, before receiving a sweet Easter treat… (unsurprisingly, the chocolate Easter eggs vanished very quickly!)
We hope you have found a good book to read over the holidays…but if you haven’t yet, or can’t decide what you’d like to read, then you can speak to one of the Learning Commons staff before you leave tomorrow afternoon and we’d be happy to help!
It has been a fantastic start to the year this term, and we have enjoyed sharing the joys of reading with you!  
Wishing you all a wonderful Easter and a safe, happy holiday… Looking forward to seeing you all again next term! 🙂

Ms. Mammone

 

 

 

 



Book Club Reading Personality Quiz ~ Revealing which genre fits you best!

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We shared lots of fun together in Book Club last week… with over two dozen girls participating in our interesting quiz – “Which reading genre best suits your personality?”  The creation of the quiz was designed to take a deeper insight into ourselves as individuals; to explore how that may connect to particular book genres that most appeal to our reading style.  These were categorised into 5 groups: Romance/Love stories/Relationships/Drama, Mystery/Crime/Suspense/Thriller/Action,  Fantasy/Paranormal/Magic, Dystopian/Apocalyptic/War/ and True Stories/Realistic fiction.  The girls responded to a multiple choice selection of preferences and thought processes, some of which included visual pictures of paintings to represent feelings and emotions, together with personal topics; such as favourite hobbies/interests, school subjects, ideas of the world, beliefs, inspirations, wishes and aspirations.  An answer sheet which counted the most popular responses circled revealed a particular genre!  Some girls had more than one genre result, which identified that more than one genre appealed to them most…We found the results to be quite accurate too. The activity generated interesting discussion where we connected together with others… Giving us a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other better and what we like to read!
Remember to come back for more Book Club fun next Wednesday at lunch time…We know that many of you are wondering what activity we are going to do next but for the moment it is still a surprise!!  🙂   See you soon!

Miss Mammone