Junior Library Book Sale & Book Week

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Image courtesy of All-free-download.com

This week Mrs. Lee has been summing up our Book Week activities and teaching her Library lesson students about The Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

The Foundation provides books & literacy resources for indigenous kids & families in remote communities. The Foundation has sent Mrs. Lee this great link. It will be national Indigenous Literacy Day in on 4th September. If you want too, you can Get Caught Reading like Andy Griffiths. Take a look at all the fabulous children’s authors taking part. You can make a donation, upload a photo of yourself & tell your friends.

During Book Week the Junior Library held a book sale for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Many parents and friends from the Grammar Community donated books they no longer needed and then a sale proceeded over 3 days during recess and lunch-time. With such support the community has raised $400.00 to pass on to the Foundation. Importantly, our children have learned about the difference access to education means and how being literate is not something we should take for granted.

You can connect with the Foundation via

Thankyou you all for your support.

Launching a new page – Mrs. Lee’s Selections

Mrs. Lee is the Teacher Librarian at the Junior Library, and many Senior students will remember her passion for reading. Mrs. Lee has launched herself into the e-Book world too and is busy sourcing literature and learning apps for her iPad. Students at the Junior School are emerging with their devices, and bringing them into the classroom.

Reading and literacy is happening in so many exciting ways as we have more and more options.

The books at the Junior Library are carefully selected and well loved by our busy borrowers.

Mrs. Lee’s Selections is author based and the first page is the well-loved, well-borrowed Andy Griffiths. Andy is very  popular at the Junior and Senior Campus, so there’s something there for everyone!

Visit our new page here.

Over time Anne Fienberg, Garth Nix, Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morporgo will have a page too. You can watch it grow. We’ll let you know.

Art, Audio and Writing from the Junior School 2

Story, pastel artwork and audio by Lily

Lily Reads Her Story

One morning Dad and I were sitting at the breakfast table eating toast and then suddenly out of the blue I asked Dad why do jellyfish sting people? Well Charlotte sit down on the couch and I’ll tell you.

Way back and I mean way back, there was a man named Bob and Bob was a very funny man.

But one day Bob went out to seas going jelly fishing. The day that Bob was meant to come back he didn’t and so all of his family just thought that Bob was just a day late. 

The next day at 2.10 his family started to worry and then most of them said

“We’re going to look for him”. About 10 minutes later the men got in their little rowboats and began to row towards where Bob was meant to be. Their location was The Great Barrier Reef. Once they got close they could see big grey clouds!

After 1 minutes worth of looking they found Bob’s boat and so they went to look in it. When they got to the boat they found Bob lying there with a jellyfish stuck to his arm. The men quickly pulled him into one of their boats and headed back.

Once they got back they pulled the jellyfish off and hoped for the best. A few days later Bob’s brother had found that the sting came from their tentacles. When Bob’s brother Fred was over he said I have great news.

The jellyfish survive.

“WHAT! WHAT!” I said. Jellyfish sting people for them to survive and so that’s why the jellyfish stung you. But how do you know that? It’s a very long story. 

Bob never got better, but at least he was found.  

Write a Book in a Day : Eden’s Curse shortlisted.

Congratulations Everyone!

Eden’s Curse Shortlisted : Look out for Nov. 1st when winners will be announced.

WA’s  Jo-ann Whalley judged the VIC, Qld, SA, TAS, NT Best Book shortlist Upper School Category

Winning ARTISTS will also be announced on November 1st.

What a great effort for all the teams, and Mr. Grubert.

If you want to read Eden’ s Curse here it is  on the Team 4 link, while you’re there take a look at the other books

Are You Tasmania’s Reading Role Model?

The ABC Tasmania is supporting The National Year of Reading and searching for a reader, aged 8 to 12, who participates in reading with enthusiasm and perserverance…are you Tasmania’s Reading Role Model?  This link gives you all the details and allows you to submit your entry on-line.

Submit by 5pm, Monday August 6

Tasmania’s selected role model and a parent will travel from Tasmania on Friday 24 August.

“On Saturday August 25 they will be whisked off for visits to two of Melbourne’s must-visit family experiences Scienceworks, where there is the Wallace and Gromit exhibition, and the National Sports Museum.

In the afternoon our young readers will be guests of honour at The Reading Hour event in Federation Square, meeting and mingling with some of their favourite authors as well as ABC 3 stars Kane and Amberley.

We aren’t looking for the best reader, we are looking for a young person whose enthusiasm for, participation in and perserverance with reading sets them apart.” from the website

Think about nominating yourself or others for this wonderful opportunity!

Worlds Next Door & Epilogue

Mrs Wessely has donated copies of her edited works to the Learning Hub – short stories by various authors in speculative fiction.

Worlds Next Door : Containing 25 bite-sized stories by Australian authors including Paul Collins, Michael Pryor, Pamela Freeman, Dirk Flinthart, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Jenny Blackford, Worlds Next Door is perfect for the budding reader : from Goodreads Review.

Epilogue : The apocalypse – is it the end of the world or hope for the future?

Reviewer and author Guy Salvidge writes ‘Many of the stories herein have an optimistic bent to uplift us from the all-too-dystopian world we live in.’ Read his review.

Read all about it at the Learning Hub. Thanks Mrs, Wessely, we are looking forward to the good reads.

Preppies visit Seniors at The Learning Hub

Launceston Church Grammar School

At the end of Term 1 one of our Prep classes visited the Senior School Learning Hub. The visit was a success all round. Everywhere the group, or sometimes line, of little people went faces softened and big smiles were the order of the day. With advance notice some keen Seniors – young ladies and gentlemen – came to meet and greet and read and chat with the little ones.

It’s warm and fuzzy I know….but it was warm & fuzzy.

We’ll definitely be doing this again: a great confidence builder for junior and senior students. There were some budding teachers in the mix and a few very excited preppies who wanted to casually drop in on the Headmaster. In hindsight I think Mr. Norris would have been delighted.