Book Fair timetable and speakers announced!

Scholastic Book Fair Logo for T2 2014
Scholastic Book Fair Logo for T2 2014

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.