New Library Books

We are very grateful to the Alexander McMillan Trust for their generous grant enabling us to buy a great new selection of books for our school library. The first lot of new books has arrived much to the excitement of the children.

 Library Books

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The Book Fair was a success!

Book wish lists being fulfilled!
Botting family buying books

Wow, what a busy, exciting week we had!

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the book fair, whether you were a visiting speaker, an organiser, a parent helper, or if you dressed up or took part in anyway. Special thanks to people who purchased books. We sold $1850 worth which means we receive $555 back from Scholastic which be spent on new books for our school library.

Importantly this Book Fair was an opportunity to further develop our children’s literacy, to expand their interests and to look at the wider world of information and learning. We were honoured to host a splendid array of speakers, authors, scientists, and readers who all inspired the children (teachers and parents!) with their words, their stories and activities.

We’re sure these events, and access to some new exciting reading material will help inspired our children to read and write even more!

What did you enjoy most about the book fair this year, maybe you could leave a comment below and tell us …

 

 

What’s on at the Book Fair on Friday 13th June?

Screenshot 2014-06-12 20.38.03It’s the final day of our week long book fair and today is Dress-up Friday – children, please come as your favourite book character! Even more great visitors will be here at school today, and there will be a Special Assembly to which everyone is welcome. It is also your last chance to purchase books!

9.30am Zac & Wendy from Dunedin Public Library

Zac & Wendy from the Children’s Team at Dunedin Public Library will be reading, then talking about everything that is available at the Library. (Did you know that you can request Get Well bags for children?)

11.15am Phillippa Duffy

Phillippa Duffy is the Manager of the University Bookshop and formerly of Craig Potton Publishing, and will read to each class.

2pm Janet Pereira

Janet Pereira is a local writer and will read and discuss her beautiful picture book, Blackie the Fisher-Cat.

2.30pm Special Assembly in the library

As usual in Room 3, a wonderful selection of Scholastic books will be on sale, with a percentage of sales coming back to the school in the form of books for our own library. Please support the school by purchasing some books!

Book Fair open hours

Friday 2.30-3.45pm.

What’s on at the Book Fair on Thursday 12th June?

More wonderful visitors – parents and whanau are very welcome. And please come along to the Parents and Friends Association Annual General Meeting with our literacy speaker, and dress-up, popcorn and DVD for the children!

9.30am Elizabeth Pulford

Elizabeth Pulford is an award-winning writer of children’s and adult books, based in Waikouaiti, who has created the amazing Lily series, as well as other wonderful children’s titles.

11.15am Ann Cronin

Ann Cronin is a University of Otago PhD student, neuropharmacologist and science communicator who will be using a Leonardo Da Vinci fold-out model to teach the children about the brain!

2pm Sheralyn Weepers

Sheralyn Weepers is a Resource Teacher of Maori in Otago, Nga Takawaenga Matauranga ki Otago, and will read her favourite Maori myth, followed by a korero

5.30pm Parents & Friends Association 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! A wonderful selection of Scholastic books will be on sale, with a percentage of sales coming back to the school in the form of books for our own library. Please support the school by purchasing some books!

Book Fair open hours

Monday to Friday 2.30-3.45pm, Thursday 2.30 to 5.30pm and during PFA AGM.

What’s on at the Book Fair on Wednesday 11th June?

Today we have a literary workshop for the senior classes, and magic for all the children– this event is one out the hat! Also, a treat of cupcakes!

9.40am Majella Cullinane

Majella Cullinane is an award-winning poet, and writer, and the current holder of New Zealand’s premier literary residency, the Robert Burns Fellowship at Otago University. She will run a workshop for years 3-6.

12 noon El Gregoe

El Gregoe is one of the most highly awarded magicians in New Zealand and will be entertaining the children!

Book Fair open hours

Throughout the week in Room 3, a wonderful selection of Scholastic books will be on sale, with a percentage of sales coming back to the school in the form of books for our own library. Please support the school by purchasing some books!

  • Monday to Friday 2.30-3.45pm
  • Thursday 2.30 to 5.30pm and during PFA AGM

What’s on at the Book Fair on Tuesday 10th June?

Screenshot 2014-06-09 20.08.46Today we’re lucky to have more visitors, and a Samoan workshop for the children! Parents and whanau are very welcome to join us!

 

12 noon – Oceana Gold Nuggets

Members of Otago’s premier professional basketball team, representing the region in the National Basketball League, will come to read to the children!

 

2pm – Samoan Sasa Workshop

Mr Tili will run a Samoan Sasa (sitting drum dance) workshop for the children.

 

Book Fair opening hours

Throughout the week, in Room 3, a wonderful selection of Scholastic books will be on sale, with a percentage of sales coming back to the school in the form of books for our own library. Please support the school by purchasing some books!

  •  Monday to Friday 2.30-3.45pm
  •  Thursday 2.30 to 5.30pm and during PFA AGM

 

What’s on at the Book Fair on Monday 9th June?

We have two wonderful visitors coming on Monday and parents and whanau are very welcome to join us!

9.30am – Katherine Milburn

Katherine Milburn is the Liaison Librarian for ephemera at the Hocken Collections. She will talking about preserving history in various forms and how this tells a story.

12.10pm – Peter Chin

Peter Chin is a former Dunedin mayor who visited us for our last Book Fair, and the children greatly enjoyed his reading and discussion, which he will doing again for us!

Book Fair opening hours

Throughout the week, in Room 3, a wonderful selection of Scholastic books will be on sale, with a percentage of sales coming back to the school in the form of books for our own library. Please support the school by purchasing some books!

  • Monday to Friday 2.30-3.45pm
  • Thursday 2.30 to 5.30pm and during PFA AGM (5.30pm onwards)