National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Now in its 20th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6. By facilitating NSS we aim to:
- promote the value of reading and literacy,
- promote the value and fun of books,
- promote an Australian writer and publisher,
- promote storytime activities in public libraries and communities around the country,
- provide opportunities to involve parents, grandparents, the media and others to participate in and enjoy the occasion.
Premiers Reading Challenge
How is your child going with the Premier's Reading Challenge? Don't forget you can add 10 choice books to your reading record this year to help you complete the challenge while you're learning from home, but you're extra 5 choice books need to be added a little differently. Please go to the support article for more information on how to add your bonus choice books.
Book Club: The next cycle of Scholastic Book Club will occur in the upcoming month. If you are new to Scholastic and would like to purchase books for your child/ren the library will share this information and the new catalogue in the school newsletter as soon as it becomes available.
Thank you to all of the families who have returned library books in the past few weeks. If your child has finished with their library book please ask them to drop their returns in the tub outside the library door. As you would be aware, borrowing of books from the school library is currently suspended until we can insure it is a safe option.
Semester 1 Mountain Top
At Anzac Park we are adapting and taking Mountain Top online this term. This will involve a special opportunity to share learning through a digital platform. A special part of Semester 1 Mountain Top is the transformation of our Bamboo Grove to our Gratitude Grove. This year I would like to transform Gratitude Grove to an online platform. I am asking all families to write a sign and take a picture of themselves sharing what they are grateful for about Anzac Park. It could be a program, an opportunity, a teacher, an experience.... Just remember that it must be related to Anzac Park and be aware that the photo will be shared online as part of our digital Mountain Top event. Please email all photos to firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks to the 2 families who have so far shared a photo for Gratitude Grove!
Family STEAM Challenge
Our family STEAM challenge is focused on bringing our community together through a friendly design and make family project. The competition will be filmed and shared on our school's Mountain Top website.
Join Anzac Park and enter into our family STEAM challenge. If you have any questions regarding the STEAM challenge, please contact Amy Sackville at email@example.com