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.
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!
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.