Term 3

Week 1 –Premiers Reading Challenge

All forms need to be completed by Friday 8th September. The data entry process will begin straight after this date. So it would be fantastic if all students could participate and receive a medal/certificate for their efforts in reading. We will keep you up to date with which students still need to complete their challenge. Thank you for your support with this.

Week 2 -Phil Cummings

How fortunate we were to have Phil Cummings attend our school and speak with the children about the importance of literacy. He thoroughly enjoyed his week here as much as the children and staff listening and watching him connect with the students. We now have available for borrowing some of Phil’s books, including the popular ‘Chook Shed’ story which is Phil’s copy as it is now out of print! Thank you to Ann’s class for their mural & Ros’s children wrote a reflection on their session, these are displayed on the Picture Book display board.Lisa was lucky enough to attend the official book launch of Phil’s book, Feathers on the 4th Aug at Pegi Williams bookshop and it is now available in the library for borrowing. It is a beautiful picture book and a definite ‘must read aloud’ for the children. Lisa is following up the work with the selected students that was initiated in the “Writer’s Workshop” with Phil. The goal is to consolidate their writing and compile a book of their works. These children are amazing as is some of the work that they have produced already. Stay tuned.


Term 2

Week 6-10 – Library Redevelopment Photo Journal


Week 5 – Reconciliation Week – “Let’s take the Next Steps”

The students decorated stones and pictures using dot painting as part of Reconciliation Week. They also played with Indigenous themed jigsaw puzzles. The dreaming stones were a great success!!


As part of celebration of National Reconciliation Week we decorated stones using dot painting as part of our Library Lunchtime activity program. The children thoroughly enjoyed using toothpicks, cottonbuds and dowling sticks to make these amazing ‘Dreaming Stones’ and pictures. A few students took part in making up our Indigenous themed wooden jigsaw puzzles.

Week 4  – National Simultaneous Story Time

National Simultaneous Story Time is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. This event aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children’s book.
By facilitating National Simultaneous Story time, we aim to:
* promote the value of reading and literacy
* promote the value and fun of books
* promote an Australian writer and publisher
This year’s story was “The Cow tripped over the moon” written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. In the lead up to the event all, the classes from Reception to Year 3 made special cow hats to wear to the story reading. We all came together in the gym on Wednesday 24th May at 11.00 am to listen to the story on the big screen. The students loved how the cow kept persisting and how the cow’s friends kept encouraging him not to give up!

Week 3 – Knit and Natter in the Library !

“Knit and Natter” is a free lunchtime activity on Mondays for all students who are interested to come and join in! We offer a knitting and tomboy making. We supply the materials however, students are welcomed to bring in their own knitting needles and wool.

Week 1 & 2 – Receptions Inquiry

This term our Reception classes are inquiring into many places that are special to them and others. As part of their library lessons, they have been using their senses to explore the different natural and built features of our school. In this activity, we focused on using our sense of sight with the support of viewing frames and magnifying glasses to explore areas of the schoolyard.



Happy Easter to you all! We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable time with your family and we’ll see you all back in term 2.













Lunchtimes are a busy time in our library!




Our Harmony Rainbow display, created by students who visited us during their lunch time. Library Crew, Sienna and Zoe did a fabulous job helping to put the display together.




Our Library Crew member Daniel standing beside his display of horror books. He spent his own time creating the stunning poster. Thanks Daniel!


Celebrating Dr Seuss

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday—what better way to celebrate than to read? Did you know Dr. Seuss would be 113 this year? While he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in the pages of his books. He forever changed the way children’s books were written and continues to inspire generations. So this month, why not host a fun, whimsical party? Read Dr. Seuss books, use your imagination, and be silly!

In Katroo, every year, on the day you were born They start the day right in the bright early morn When the Birthday Honk-Honker hikes high up Mt. Zorn and lets loose a big blast on the big Birthday Horn. And the voice of the horn calls out loud as it plays: “Wake up! For today is your Day of all Days!”  — Happy Birthday to You

Seussville. 2017. Seussville parents. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 9 March 2017].

This week our Library Lunch Time Activities have been inspired by Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The students had fun making masks and crazy glasses!

“It is relaxing” – Mollie (Rm 30)
“I think it is fun doing making” –Zhiwei (Rm 8)
“I like watching everyone colouring the masks and it is fun to help.” Sienna (Library Crew)



Library Lover’s Week 

Contributing Authors: Zoe L., Daniel G, Photographers: Charlie M., Sienna M.

This week at school we celebrated Library Lover’s Week. This is where all libraries celebrate reading and books!!  We took our library outdoors this week for our celebrations. It was lucky we had such great weather.

Our Library had a range of fun activities for us to do….such as Fun Game day, choose a Mystery Book to take home, Heart Colouring-in and Bubble Friday.

As Library Crew we all worked together to set up the courtyard and it was buzzing with activity. Kids of all ages had come to watch and perform a puppet show, we had picnic blankets heaps of pillows for our audience it was a huge success. Kids also tried their luck at knocking down bowling pins, shooting hoops on a Minion mini basketball game and making and flying paper planes.

Last of all was Bubble Friday. We filled the courtyard with bubbles and it was great.

The Mystery Books that we could borrow from the library was another success. They were ALL borrowed out on Friday. They were like a lucky dip, you chose a book that was wrapped up like a present in brown paper and you had to wait till you got home to open it to read. This was only for the Year 3-7. The younger classes were delivered a mystery book on Tuesday for their teacher to read to them.


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