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Library News: Term 2 Week 2


10 May 2019

Library News: Term 2 Week 2

Library News: Term 2 Week 2

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of our Book Donation Sales last term, both at the ELC-Year 2 Grandparents’ Day and the Scotch Centenary Festival.

We are extremely grateful to those grandparents, friends and parents who generously donated to our library collection. If you missed the chance on these occasions and would still like to donate a book, we still have some books available – please pop in and visit us at your convenience. The younger students have been excitedly borrowing their new books and discovering their name on the special Centenary plaque! The books donated on the day of the Festival are now being processed and will be available for borrowing in the coming weeks.


Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC)

The Premier's Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program introduced by the Premier in 2004 to improve literacy levels and encourage students to read more books.The Challenge requires students to read 12 books between the beginning of the school year and early September.

All students in the Junior School have now begun the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge. 

During Term 2, students in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will continue the Challenge by borrowing, reading and sharing books from the Challenge booklist in Library lessons. Each week, the record will be filled in with the titles of books completed that week. Books shared with parents can also be added to the reading record. 

Year 3 and 4 students are also encouraged in Library lessons to record the books they’ve read, as their PRC records are stored in the Library.

Older students are encouraged to continue their reading and to record their books as they finish reading them. Books read for class tasks, such as reading circles, book clubs or book boxes, can also be recorded. This year, the Year 5 and 6 students have been emailed the PRC record sheet and are recording their books on their iPads.

Information regarding the list of titles can be found on the Premier’s Reading Challenge website at Books in our Library are labelled with Premier’s Reading Challenge stickers. Orange stickers identify books in the Reception – Year 2 section, green stickers identify books in the Years 3 – 5 section and yellow stickers identify books in the Years 6 – 9 section.

Students completing the Challenge for the first time this year will receive a certificate. Those involved for their second year will be awarded a bronze medal, third year participants will receive a silver medal and so on.

We invite you to visit the Library to borrow PRC books and to view your child’s reading record.


Book Week

This exciting event occurs in August (Term 3) and this year’s theme is ‘Reading is My Secret Power!’.We still have a lot of time to prepare! However, the nominated and shortlisted books for the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) 2019 Book of the Year Awards have been announced and we are beginning to share these books with the students in Library lessons.

We look forward to continuing to share beautiful, exciting, interesting and amazing books with your children this term!

Fiona Rowe, Lucy Dabrowski & Sarah Skubala

Congratulations to Millie Fidge (Year 11), who has been selected for the U18 Australian Softball team and is off