The whole Junior School, teachers staff and students are dressed up for Book Week
01 September 2017

We 'Escaped to Everywhere' in the Junior School over Book Week

Book Week ran over Week 6 here in the Junior School, but maybe we should rename it Book Term! Our Junior School library has held numerous events and activities in and around the big Week itself. 

K-2 Parent storytellers: This term, we put a call out to parents who would like to come in and share a favourite story with their daughter's class. We had over 20 parents and one grandparent read to our excited girls. Thanks to its success, this will become an annual K-2 Book Week event. Lucky girls!

Daily book trivia competition: Each morning, classes received an email with three book trivia questions. Competition was fierce and just seconds separated the winning classes. Teachers and students alike were keen to prove just how much they knew about their favourite stories. Winners are grinners!

Escape Room experience:  Year 5 and 6 girls had surprising library lessons. To begin, the girls watched a video which explained that they had all been 'locked' inside the library as a Book Week prank and they must work as a team to solve the clues presented to them in order to escape! Teams raced around the library solving a series of clues, including puzzles, secret boxes and hidden messages. Very exciting!

Illustrator visit: Jules Faber, fabulous illustrator of over 20 books, including the super-popular Weirdo series, came to share in our celebrations. Jules ran workshops for Year 3 and 4 girls, signed books for eager fans and drew the caricatures of three lucky winners of the cartoon competition. What fun!

Dress-up day: Our annual dress-up day gets bigger every year! The Junior School was transformed into a magical world of literature, with every imaginable character. We raised $580 for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation thanks to the gold coin donations. Well done girls!

Book Week competitions:  The bookmark competition attracted over 100 entries. Congratulations: Eva Steed (2N), Summer Jedlicka-Trennery (3L), Mika Selden (4L), Victoria Phonniwat-Funge (5D) and Jasmine Ruffa (6Y). The winning bookmarks will be available in the library very soon and our winners each took home a $20 Harry Hartog book voucher. Our lucky dip to have a caricature drawn by illustrator Jules Faber saw every student in the Junior School enter. Holly Hancock (KG), Alice Aitken (3L) and Abbey Lissenden (6R) were the lucky girls who took home a picture. Our final competition asked the girls to submit an original quote about reading and books. It will be used to create our very own St Catherine's quote book! 
Here's a little taste...

"Love books as they love you." Karyn Ling (2N)

"One page in a book can be a whole world in your mind." Tilly Shorter (4R)

Miss Martin and Miss Cundy
Junior School Library