Library News | Junior School

Not sure if you have spotted the irony, but the theme of 2021’s Book Week Old worlds, New Worlds seems appropriate for the New Lockdown world we find ourselves in.

The Junior School was planning on celebrating Book Week in Week 5, beginning with guest authors, Scholastic bookshops and culminating with a dress up parade at the end of the week. Our new world means that we will need to modify our initial arrangements that would have been appropriate for our old world. C’est la vie.

We are still keen to promote the joy of reading and the love of learning that come from reading widely. We will endeavour to have online access to some great books and authors and perhaps the chance to dress up from home. We will keep you posted with more details to come.

Story Box

Story Box accessibility has been restored. Students should be able to log into Story Box for some great reading of Australian authors and actors.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

Students in Years 3-6 are encouraged to fill in their reading log for the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Many boys have completed this task and been successful in reaching their goal for the number of books read. Congratulations to the boys that have achieved this. There are boys that may have read the desired number of books for the challenge, but have yet to upload this information. I would like to encourage these boys to do that this week.

Book Review

If parents are looking for some good book recommendations, I read some great books in the holidays; one of them was The Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte. This book is set during the German invasion of Russia during World War II. It is the story between a German military doctor, who has been stationed at The Tolstoy Estate as a field hospital, and the Russian caretaker of the estate. The story is set over the six weeks that the Germans had occupation. The writing is beautiful, emotive and poignant. The story showcases how we can learn to be sympathetic to what other people are experiencing during war time. A great read about war, love and literature. I give it 5 stars.

Nikki Bowden | Teaching and Learning Librarian


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