Book Week 2019
What a magnificent day we had celebrating Book Week 2019. The festivities began with our annual parade on the Junior Playground area. Many parents and friends were there to witness the variety of costumes. The theme for this year’s Book Week was:
READING IS MY SECRET POWER!
This year’s theme challenges us to choose to represent book characters who are a hero to us. This may include characters of stories that have meant something to us at any time in our lives – fiction or non-fiction. Book character parades help us to recognise and make connections with characters in stories that exercise our imaginations. They highlight experiences shared, values and attitudes that characters hold, hopes, dreams, aspirations and qualities recognised in them.
During the day each class had the opportunity to take part in a Book Hunt in Swain Gardens. Ten books were placed throughout the grounds and each class had to locate numbered books and answer questions to solve a puzzle. The boys loved getting outdoors exploring the grounds and competing against their peers.
Some of the feedback from the day:
‘I enjoy Book Week because you get to see all the boys dress up and see what books they really admire. I like action books. Today I dressed up as my favourite rugby star who is James O’Connor’. Adian C. (Y6)
‘I like how we got to do a Book Hunt and a Book Parade it was entertaining. It was cool seeing all the teachers dressed up. It was a fun day and I learnt about different books’. Thomas. A. (Y6)
‘Book Week was fun because I got to dress up. It was also fun because I got to go for a book hunt in Swain Gardens.’ Angus.R (Y1)
‘I like Book Week because we get to go to Swain Gardens on a Book Hunt and write down things on the paper. I had fun.’ Michael (Y1)
Kylie Bain – Teacher Librarian