Library News | Preparatory School

Premier’s Reading challenge 2021 – opens on Monday March 1st!

If you have started reading you can record your books on the website, ready for online entering at a later date. More information will be available over the coming weeks, including student logins that will be placed in student record books shortly.

Family Languages

Our Family Languages collection has a variety of wonderful books in different languages for the students to borrow. We encourage reading in a student’s family language both at home with their families and at school in the library space. When a student immerses himself in a multilingual environment, research suggests that his heritage language increases. This allows for a deeper development of both expressive and receptive language skills in his family language and any further languages he is exposed to. If your son has not borrowed from this section yet, please encourage him to come and see us to find a book in a language of his choice.

Spotlight on Author Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors.

He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 33 bestselling books .  In Australia, Andy and Terry’s books have sold over 10 million copies, won 80 children’s choice awards and 10 Australian Book Industry Awards—including Book of the Year for The 52-Storey Treehouse in 2015. Andy is a passionate advocate for literacy and in 2015 was awarded the Dromkeen Medal to honour his outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. He is also an ambassador for both The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Pyjama Foundation.

Abigail Nel | Inquiry Learning Integrator

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