04 September 2015

Book Week - Books light up your world!

​Junior School's Book Week celebrations started with daily book trivia competitions and on Tuesday, girls spent the afternoon shopping in a pop-up bookstore in the Junior Library. At lunchtimes the library became a book disco.
Book Week competitions saw K-2 creating beautiful bookmarks and Years 3-6, crafting creative poetry. K-2 winners were Ruby Colin, Grace Walley and Melanie Poulos. Our winning poets were Amelia Vella, Solange Fadel, Annabelle Strachan and Zara Sheldrick-Aboud. Each received a $20 voucher to go book shopping!
It was a tight contest for best dressed Junior School teacher and Miss Dodson as Jack, complete with beanstalk, took out the prize.
Friday was dress-up day with a BBQ and author visit by Belinda Murrell. We raised an impressive $425 for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. In the spectacular Friday Friends assembly, 2B led the girls down a rabbit-hole and through Wonderland. Ms Guy capped off a marvellous Book Week with a special surprise storytime that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
There was also a spectacular week of Book Week festivities in the Senior School. We started with a CSI themed treasure hunt, an author visit from Melina Marchetta and our Book Club raised over $500 at a lunchtime cake sale.
On Tuesday, well-respected STEM coordinator Melissa Silk from International Grammar School lead a lamp design workshop. The girls were dumbfounded to find a vintage popcorn machine in the Research Centre on Wednesday. They relaxed at lunchtime with hot popcorn and watched Shrek. Thursday was the popular Year 12 vs teacher quiz with the teachers winning by a whisker.
Our annual Literary Lunch was held on Friday with guest author and journalist Erin Vincent. We were privileged to hear two of our Year 12 Extension English students read their work. We enjoyed a delicious lunch with students and staff dining together and talking about books.
The K-12 Research Centre Team
Miss Martin and Miss Cundy (Junior School Library)
Mr Carron, Mrs Cameron, Mrs Gibbes and Ms Mahon (Senior Research Centre)