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.

Book Fair coming soon to our school!

The Scholastic Book Fair® will be at our school in the week commencing Monday 9 June. The exciting theme for our 2014 Book Fair is “Reading Oasis: A Cool Place to Discover Hot Books!”

Scholastic Book Fair Logo for T2 2014

Our Book Fair will be a journey back to Ancient Egypt overflowing with hundreds of book treasures just waiting to be discovered. We hope you will join us as we help students discover the power of reading. We have very special events planned for that week, including:

  • Competitions
  • Dress-up day for the children
  • Visits from writers and others involved in the many aspects of books and story-telling

We will be displaying books for sale in Room 3, and this will be open at drop-off and pick-up times We will have some extended hours including on the night of our PFA social and AGM (Thursday 12th June – BYO supper).

The school will receive a percentage of sales and this will be used specifically to buy new books for the school library.  If you have some time to help us during the Book Fair please let the office know which areas you might like to be involved in:

  • Helping to set up – on Friday 6th June, and/or over the weekend
  • Going on a roster to sell books during the week – at 3-3.30pm, and an extended afternoon, or some mornings.
  • Helping to pack up in the following week

Please support our school library, and your child’s reading, by purchasing some excellent Scholastic children’s books. Encourage friends and grandparents to come along – it’s a great opportunity for stock-piling presents.

Look out for more notices in the coming weeks!