An important highlight during term three is Book Week. This year’s theme is Australia! Story Country and students have been listening to each of the short-listed Early Childhood books as part of library lessons this term. As part of the activities planned for Book Week, on Tuesday, 23rd August all Prep – Year 6 Junior School girls will have the opportunity to attend a 60minute session with author/illustrator Adam Wallace.
On this day ELC students and Prep-Year 6 girls are invited to dress as their favourite character, author or book genre.
An opportunity will be provided on the Thursday in Book Week for weekly library borrowing and all Prep-Year 6 students are encouraged to bring their library bag on this day.
Victorian Premiers Reading Challenge
In Term 2 all students were enrolled in the Victorian Premiers Reading Challenge, a state-wide initiative to encourage school students to engage and read a wide variety of books. Books which students read on their own or have read to them can be included in their final list (30 books for Prep – Year 2, 15 books for Year 3-6). The program concludes at the end of term 3 and certificates are issued by the Victorian State Government in term 4. Students from Year 1- 6 are encouraged to go online and enter books to their individual list of challenge and choice books. All students have the log in details, username and password in their Library book in Book Creator and Year 1 and 2 students have also received a sticker with these details in the back of their diaries. Tintern Libraries also has a copy of the username and password for each student if parents and/or students have any difficulty logging in.
Tintern Libraries Libraries@tintern.vic.edu.au
by Karen Worland, Junior School Library Teacher