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Book Week 2023: Read Grow Inspire

St John's Campus

The ‘Read, Grow, Inspire’ Book Week theme was celebrated in a variety of ways. 

  • Students could participate in competitions. Coming up with suggested names for the four new library 'book chooks' was a popular activity, as was finding many book character pictures in look-a-like books among the shelves.
  • Reception students were invited to 'Bedtime Stories in the Library' on Wednesday evening. It was wonderful seeing so many little ones with parents/grandparents listening to staff reading them a story.
  • Upper primary students ordered books through our temporary 'Uber Reads' system and middle primary students accessed a range of brand new books.
  • Local author Katrina Germein visited us on Friday, entertaining junior primary students with her stories and songs. It was wonderful that her book ‘Bev and Kev’ won an Honourable Book award in the Children’s Book Council awards just prior to Book Week.
  • Students also decorated seeded paper (Swan River daisy) bookmarks and took home a small pot, into which they can choose to plant part of their bookmark.
  • On Friday we had our dress-up day and first proper Book Week parade. It was fantastic seeing everyone together and the amazing effort that went into a lot of the costumes. There were many interesting book characters around our campus!

Overall, it was a hectic but thoroughly enjoyable week focused on reading, growing and inspiring ourselves and others as readers.

Nolene Thiele

Resource Manager - St John's Campus

St Peters Campus

It was wonderful to celebrate books and all things reading during Book Week at St Peters Campus. Highlights included our dress-up day and a round of 'Book Tasting' sessions for all ELC to Year 6 students with our Learning Resources Manager, Mrs Hajnalka Molloy.

The Book Tasting event was a wonderful way for children to explore new genres and authors. The Library was transformed into a restaurant, with chequered tablecloths, vases of flowers, placemats and candles. It was a literary journey, with students sampling a variety of books to discover their next favourite read. They delved into delicious, tasty morsels, enjoying a smorgasbord of flavours (books) and enjoying conversation about books. To make the experience even cozier, we served warm hot chocolate and marshmallows, inspired by Deborah Abela's book, 'Bear in Space'. It was a wonderful end to our Book Week celebrations.

Concordia Campus

Students were encouraged to Read, Grow and Inspire through a range of activities over Book Week, including creating #ConcordiaBookToks and enjoying a Book Buffet – sharing books we are devouring whilst enjoying our hot chocolate. We also watched short films about inspirational people, paired with their biographies. For those visiting Yangadlitya at lunchtime, there was an opportunity to learn Hungarian Embroidery, to grow our skills as well as engaging in a range of literary quizzes and challenges. 

Hajnalka Molloy
Learning Resources Manager