We can now announce our timetable for speakers and events in our Book Fair Week! Parents and whanau, please do come and join us for any of these exciting events – we would love you to come along and be part of this celebration of reading!
Scholastic books will be on sale in Room 3 throughout the week, from 2.30pm to 3.45pm each day. On Thursday we will be open from 2.30pm-5.30pm and then after the PFA AGM. A percentage of sales comes back to the school in the form of new library books – parents, grandparents, whanau – please support the library by purchasing books!
The children will be given the opportunity to make a list of books they would love to own, and these lists will be available at the Book Fair on request. Classrooms will also have a list of books which can be bought and donated to classrooms. This is a wonderful way to contribute to the children’s learning. If these times don’t suit you, let the office know and we can arrange another time for you.
Monday 9th June
9.30am Katherine Milburn, Hocken Collections, talking about preserving history
12.10pm Peter Chin, former Dunedin mayor, reading to the children
Tuesday 10th June
12 noon Oceana Gold Nuggets, members of Otago Basketball team, reading to children
2pm Mr Tili, Samoan Sasa (sitting drum dance) workshop
Wed 11th June
9.30am Majella Cullinane, Robert Burns Fellow, creative writing
12 noon El Grego, Entertaining the children with magic
Thursday 12th June
9.30am Elizabeth Pulford, local writer, of Lily and other children’s and adult books
11.15am Ann Cronin, Science Communicator, using zombies to facilitate learning
2pm Sheralyn Weepers, Maori Resource Teacher , reading Maori myth, with korero
5.30pm PFA AGM, BYO Supper, Literacy expert Joan Turner talking to parents.
Children – please dress up as your favourite book character, and enjoy a DVD and popcorn after supper. Then – cake!
Friday 13th June
Dress-up Friday – children, please come as your favourite book character
9.30am Dunedin City Public Library, Zac & Wendy (Children’s Team), about the Library
11.15am Phillippa Duffy, Manager University Bookshop and former editor, reads to children
2pm Janet Pereira, Localwriter, reading her first publication, Blackie the Fisher-Cat.