What an amazing and busy time we had in the Library over the first half of Term 3, culminating in Book Week in Week 5. All classes were lucky enough to participate in workshops with the award-winning author Janeen Brian. Author visits are an exciting part of our learning experiences at Pembroke and it is always exciting to see the sparks ignite in the children’s imaginations. Students have been busy participating in a range of activities in the Library, celebrating the wonderful books that were shortlisted for awards by the Book Council of Australia. The Reception and Year 1 classes joined together to participate in a range of activities, while the Years 3 and 4 classes had a fantastic time on Thursday afternoon making kites. Luckily, some students could run fast enough for them to be able to launch!
The Book Fair proved yet again to be a huge success and we sincerely thank everyone for supporting it. We ran a colouring-in competition to coincide with it, with a prize being awarded for each year level. We always use the proceeds from sales at the fair to purchase presents for a charity at Christmas, prizes for students who reach particular levels in the Premier’s Reading Challenge, and games and equipment for classrooms. This year we are also going to purchase some things for the sandpit.
The weather gods were certainly smiling on us again for the highly anticipated Book Week parade. The entire Junior School gathered in the gorgeous sunlight first thing on Thursday morning. It always amazes me how much time and effort goes into the preparation for this event. There were Smurfs, crayons, Harry Potters, gumnut babies, Oompa Loompas—the list is endless. Thanks must go to the highly entertaining host, Ms J. She did such a fantastic job and I think she may have it for life! And, of course, to Mr Music, Mr Manning, who had the hard task of choosing appropriate music for all ages!
Junior School Librarian
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