Celebrating Book Week – Australia: Story Country

Aussie Stories for Lunch…

During Book Week we had the opportunity to listen to some of our teachers read us Australian stories each lunchtime in the LRC. Some very keen bookworms came to enjoy listening to stories every day…

Our Book Week Parade

The highlight of Book Week was our Book Week Parade! This year our students were encouraged if possible to come as a character from a book written by an Australian author to celebrate the many Australian stories and book characters we enjoy reading. Our students, parents and staff never cease to amaze me with their creativity and it was a delight to see the many ingenious ways a multitude of book characters came to life on Top Yard on Friday morning. Thank you so much to everyone for embracing our Book Week Parade with such enthusiasm and joy!

After our Book Week Parade our classes enjoyed a variety of literature and art activities focused on a Australian authors and books.  A fun day was had by all!

Book Week Creative Challenge winners

One of the ways students can participate in the fun of Book Week is by joining in our  Book Week Creative Challenge. They are encouraged to unleash their imagination and creativity on the Book Week theme which this year was Books Light Up Our World

It is like Christmas for me as students bring in their fabulous creations and I love putting them around the LRC for everyone to enjoy. The hardest part is trying to choose winners and I’ve done my best. I have also included photos of some of our Creative Challenge entries, but this is by no means all of them…

Congratulations and a BIG thank you to everyone who participated in our Book Week Creative Challenge and lit up our library with your imagination and creativity…

First Place Winners:

Maya K (1MB)  Chloe S (3C)  Oliver V (1MB) Indiana O (5DV)  Imogen P (3C)

Second Place Winners:

Layla R (6P)  Lily A (1C)  Mia L (3C)  Tara C & Claire L (3JC) Monica (3C)  Genevieve B (5DV) & Naomi B (3C) Mackinlie L (4W) & Elijah (6P)

Third Place Winners

Sam B (1C)  Ethan P (1C) Audrey C (4VT)  Max A (1GC)  Lauren B (5A) Ethan S (6P)

Book Week Creative Challenge Winners on PhotoPeach

Book Week Creative Challenge on PhotoPeach

Do you have a favourite creation?

Book Week Parade

On Wednesday of Book Week it looked like lots of our favourite book characters had come to life as our school assembled on Top Yard for our Book Week Parade. It was wonderful to see the imagination and creativity people used to transform into their favourite book characters. These are a few snaps on the day of students and teachers as book characters …

Which book characters do you know?


Stories To Light Up Our Night @ St Martin’s

Our ‘Stories To Light Up Our Night’  Book Week event on Wednesday night was a magical evening of sharing and celebrating stories with our families, friends and as a school community. It was a wonderful example that books and reading are alive and well at St Martin’s.

The excitement almost rivalled a football Grand Final as children wearing their pyjamas and armed with pillows, returned to school under cover of darkness with their parents to enjoy an hour of stories in their classrooms and the LRC. Thank you to the 150+ families (over 350 parents and children) and fabulous storytelling teachers who made it an evening to remember…

What did you enjoy most at ‘Stories To Light Up Our Night’?

Happy Book Week!

Happy Book Week everyone!

Book Week has finally arrived! We will be celebrating on Wednesday by lighting up our school with stories and book characters during our Book Week Parade, class activities and our ‘Stories to Light Up Our Night’ event…see you there! 

Have you seen the fabulous Book Week banner in our school office yet?  A BIG thank you to our talented Mrs Ray and Ella (5O) and the children who drew the fabulous book covers…Olivia (3M), Jasper (4G), Jack (4VT), Lauren (5A), Campbell (6P), Jack (6Z) and Maya (6Z). 

This year our Book Week celebrations are dedicated to our friend and former teacher and colleague Colleen Scully who passed away recently. Colleen was an inspiring, passionate and fun loving teacher who in her role as Reading Recovery Teacher always found creative ways to make reading fun for those children who needed a little extra help to begin their reading journey.  

Book Week was one of Colleen’s favourite times of the school year where her amazing creativity and passion for books and reading were on full display. She loved inspiring staff to make the Zart Art crafts for Book Week with their classes and adding her own creative touches. We hope we will do you proud this year Colleen…