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The Book Fair created a great opportunity to “Explore a Galaxy of Great Books”.
All students in the Junior School and Year 6 inspected, read, shared then wrote their wish lists after viewing a wide range of books, activity packs, posters and stationery. They also estimated how many Mars bars and Milky Ways were in a jar. Eleven students guessed the correct number so we are down to a tie breaker to see who will take them home!
Sales of over $7400 means that the College has earned more than $2400 in resources as commission. This has only happened because our wonderful families value reading and have generously supported the Book Fair.
Parents browsed whilst children created a nebula in a jar, viewed a video about space, looked for planets through telescopes or participated in our competition. Thanks to Mr Cowan and Mr Morgan for bringing their telescopes and their astronomical expertise.
Twenty space pictures were hidden around the Library for students to find during this special evening. To be able to enter the competition, students had to locate the astronaut reading with aliens. Jaiden Iedema and Annalise Bellas won cup cakes with incredible space inspired icing decorations made by Mrs Kater.
Two families also each won a lucky customer prize of a $20 voucher to spend at the Book Fair. It’s worth coming to our family events!
Generous families donated 114 books to either classes or the Library. Those who donated books are invited to come to a morning tea whilst watching an episode of “Ready, Jet, Go!” as a token of thanks. This will occur on Tuesday of week eight. Teachers have been issued a list and will remind those who are eligible.
The Book Fair can only run with the help of our fabulous volunteers who generously gave of their time and talents. It was such a relief and blessing to have our roster fairly full before the Book Fair started. Mrs Peachey is truly grateful for each one of you. We have a fabulous community at Redlands College.
“A child who reads will be an adult who thinks”
Mural by Polly Johnstone located in Austin Lane, Darwin. (Photo by H. Buckle, 2018)
This is a 48 second YouTube video by Wimpy Kid. Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series encourages writers to look all around for inspiration. If you see something interesting or funny - write it down!
Appearing at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) at 8pm on Friday 1st February, Saturday 2nd February and now Sunday 3rd February, 2019 to share his life story in a way that is sure to make you laugh. The show is suitable for ages 7+. Tickets can be purchased through QPAC.
The Happiest Refuge is an extraordinary memoir of "a boy's journey from starvation at sea to becoming one of Australia's best-loved comedians". You can find it upstairs in the Biography section.
Location: WR 792.702 DO
Did you know Anh Do is not just a talented author but also an extraordinary artist? Visit Anh Do's website to see all his published books and his official art site to see some of his beautiful portraits.
Visit out Great Reads webpage to see what other Ahn Do books we have in the library.
Middle and Senior Library 8 am - 4 pm
Junior Library 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
(Junior students may come in with parents to borrow books from 8:00 am to 8:30am and from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm).
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Junior and Middle students have weekly or fortnightly lessons with qualified teacher librarians, and Senior students are assisted with research as needed. Curriculum- based resources, literature and recreational materials are available in a variety of formats to support the needs of the College. Students have access to a large collection of print resources, extensive fiction collection and picture books for the Juniors.
A wide range of electronic resources is also available, including encyclopedias, newspapers, reference materials and a comprehensive selection of online, full-text databases.
The College Library also provides a Parent collection, which is located near the library office on the ground floor.