Book Week takes flight

We have harnessed the Book Week theme to create a space where our students can escape to and celebrate our love of books and reading.  Thank you to Tammy for your amazing artistic touch and to Jan Marie for helping get everything up and on display – our library is truly captivating. Happy Book Week everyone!

You can escape to everywhere in the pages of a book

Thank you Tammy for your awesome basket design – we love it

Welcome to the library!

Look closely, which beloved characters are trying to escape?

The geese are trying to escape!

Sally Heinrich debuting her yet to be launched new work ‘Papa Sky”

Room 01 & 02 enjoying their first author talk


And the winner is…

Bob Graham does it again

For the full list of winners follow this link

If you’re stuck on costume ideas I’d recommend checking out Kool for Kats on Brighton Road. They have a huge range of costumes for hire and sale at really good prices (my daughter and I found ours there last weekend).

We’re very excited for what will be a great week of celebrating all things bookish.

Happy reading,




We are very excited to have two very special guests sharing their magic with us during Book Week.

Our Reception to Year 1 students will be mesmerised by Sally Heinrich, a talented illustrator who was shortlisted in last year’s CBCA Book Awards.

Artist and illustrator Sally Heinrich

If you’re interested in finding out more about Sally, you can visit here website here.

We are also delighted to be hosting South Australia’s own talented author Dr Roseanne Hawke.

If you would like to find out more about Dr Hawke and her writing, visit her website here.

We are so excited, only one more week until our Book Week launch assembly!

Happy reading!



Book Week shortlist highlights

Nomination – Picture book of the year

Mechanica by Lance Balchin is a stunning visual feast that brings an original idea to life.  Mechanica is set in future earth where the environment is polluted and wildlife is extinct… this gives rise to a new style of ‘wildlife’ which will not be controlled by human kind…

The book is a field guide to a range of species and is both entertaining and provocative at once.  Have you read this book yet?  Will it have your vote for Picture Book of the Year?

Mechanica Book Trailer

Nomination – Book of the year, younger readers

I loved this book about Jimmy Cook, a third grade kid, majorly obsessed with Captain James Cook.  When he learns from his mother (how annoying that she was right!) that Captain Cook was killed in Hawaii he concocts a madcap plan to get to Hawaii and finish the discoveries Captain Cook began.  This is a fun read with great characters, that kids of all ages will enjoy…  But will it take out the prize?

Jimmy Cook book trailer

Eve Pownall Award for Information Book  nomination – “A-Z of Endangered Animals”

This is a beautiful book and children will love reading the quirky facts for every animal whilst learning about their conservation status.

Watch a talk with the author here Jennifer Cossins talks about A-Z

What do you think? I love it!


Our generous community has been bringing in donations of non-perishable foods, blankets and coats to support the Salvation Army’s winter appeal.

We will be taking donations up until the end of Week 9, so it’s not too late to give.

Thank you for helping to make a difference to those less fortunate.


Breakfast Book Club in the tune of Matilda!

It might have been the coldest spell in Adelaide’s history for over a century, but it was warm in the library with our book lovers this morning.  We had our best turn out yet to once again share a delicious feast and our LOVE of Roald Dahl’s classic Matilda.

Our next Book Club will be held on the last day of term – Friday 7th July @ 7.45am in the library.  Our readers have been asked to choose their FAVOURITE BOOK EVER to share and to design something to convince us why their book is the best.  For our younger members Simone recommended any of the Tinkler’s Three series by MC Badger if they don’t have a favourite of their own.

It’s not too late to join if you’re interested -simply comment on the blog, email Simone or pop into the library.

Have a fabulous weekend,



Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Our community showed exceptional generosity and support of our book fair which has resulted in our school being able to add over $3,000 worth of resources to our collection.  Thank you so much!

While overall the Book Fair was a resounding success we have had a few small glitches.

Online orders

Many families took up this new service which is fantastic, however there has been some confusion about the process for online orders.  When you make a Book Fair payment online you are basically purchasing a credit voucher for your child to spend at the fair, so if you ordered online you should have presented your receipt  at the fair to collect or order your book(s).  While most people did this we have 3 unclaimed credits that we need to match with their owners so we can unite them with their books!  If you made a payment of

a) $13.00

b) $20.00

c) $26.00

and haven’t  picked up or confirmed your order can you please let me know as soon as possible.

I am very disappointed that Scholastic are unable to deliver some of the titles on their order form.  I am currently in the process of placing our orders and am negotiating how best to issue refunds to those affected.  Please accept our sincere apologies for the disappointment of not being able to supply your ordered book, but please understand this matter is unfortunately beyond our control,

Thanks once again for your generous support!




Simone was so excited about Book Fair that she brought a very special  guest with her to both assemblies today…You might be lucky enough to meet him yourself next week!

Cranky Bear Guest Appearance

There’s a bear in there

Book Fair sales start this MONDAY from 8.00am to 6.00pm and continue on Tuesday from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

If you are unable to attend the Book Fair but your child is desperate to buy a book, you can purchase online.  Simply visit Scholastic, make your payment and send the receipt number in with your child (preferably on the back of their Book Wish). If the book is in stock we will send it home with them there and then, if not it will be ordered and at school within about 7-10 working days.

See you next week for another epic book loving week.