As part of the Queensland Premier's Reading Challenge, Students are encouraged to read as many books as they can!
To complete the challenge:
- Prep to Year 2 should read or experience at least 20 books
- Years 3 and 4 at least 20 books
- Years 5 to 6 at least 15 books.
These can be books from home, your school library or even a public library Below is a list to get you started
Prep to Year 1
Year 2 to Year 3
Year 4 and beyond
There will be a lot of fantastic activities to celebrate Book Week this August. The theme from the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA ) is Dreaming with Eyes Open. More details about the event will be posted closer to the time. However, you may want to start thinking about your child’s costume for the book parade. The costumes can mirror the book week theme or be inspired by a favourite character or book.
Costumes can be home made, and some great ideas are listed below:
Or get ideas from commercial sites such as these
You might even want to go as a book themed team for example the characters from the three little pigs!
WRITE LIKE AN AUTHOR!
Learn the secrets of writing great stories from an award-winning author
"Write Like an Author" is a school holiday program for young writers.
Held in a fun and supportive setting at Immanuel Lutheran College in Sunshine Coast, this camp will see children develop and write stories with help from award-winning author Brian Falkner.
Brian is an internationally published children’s author with twenty books published in more than thirteen countries. His most recent novel is a WWII spy thriller called "Katipo Joe: Wolf's Lair".
Young writers will learn:
* How to come up with story ideas
* How to plan and outline a story
* How to come up with interesting, sympathetic characters
* The writing process, how to put it all down on paper
* Plus they’ll make new friends and have heaps of fun!
* 3 day camp for children aged 9 to 14
* 1 day workshop for children aged 7 to 10
The program runs from Tuesday, 28th June 2022 until Thursday, 30th June 2022.
The camp is non-residential, and runs from 9 am to 4 pm each day.
The number of places on the camp is strictly limited so register early if your child is interested in attending the camp.
If your child enjoys creative writing, they are sure to love this special school holiday camp.