Book Week

The Theme for Book Week this year was Books Light up our World. For most of Term Three the Library staff have been slowly decorating the Library in readiness for the Book Week activities. These displays ranged from a magnificent lighthouse, a twinkling sky in the Glass House to beautiful coloured spotlights decorating the Glass House windows.

The Junior School classes were read many of the shortlisted books and were able to vote for their favourite book. Many of the Junior School classes headed off on an excursion to the Albany Town Library to take part in Book Week activities. Some of the Kindergarten to Year Two class participated in exciting story-telling and a readers theatre. The older students in Junior School met Gabriel Evans, an author/illustrator who took them through a step by step process in creating illustrations.

During Book Week the students in Junior School were invited to the library during lunchtime to participate in a variety of puzzles, games and activities to support the importance of reading and to help them foster a deep and lasting passion for reading. They were very excited to see the library decorated in displays on the theme. Many students made their own lantern bag featuring their favourite books on the front.

Of course the highlight of Book Week was the Book Week Parade which took place yesterday in the College Gym. There was a huge turnout of students in their costumes, many of which were homemade imaginative creations. Needless to say the judges were under the pump and struggled to choose a winner for each year. Each year level paraded around the gym twice accompanied by our very own talented musicians. There was a huge turnout of staff involved this year. It was marvellous to see so many parents at the parade. Thank you to the Parents and Friends again this year for their support with hot drinks and snacks.