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Celebrating Literacy at Somerset

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Week 6,
Term Three, 2016

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August in the Knowledge and Information Precinct (Library) is always a fun and busy month. We kicked off our annual week-long Scholastic Book Fair on Monday 12 August, which was once again, a huge success.

2016 Scholastic Book Fair

Thanks to the generosity and support of the Somerset Community, we have raised $2,400 to donate to Room to Read. Room to Read is an international charity dedicated to improving the literacy of lower primary children and secondary girl’s education in lower income countries. We’re so happy to be able to make such a significant contribution to such a worthy cause.

The proceeds from this year’s Book Fair will also enable us to purchase over $1,800 in books, games and other resources for Mudgeeraba Special School and the Somerset KIP. A huge thank you to our wonderful team of mums who volunteer and help make the week run so smoothly. It was certainly a busy week and we couldn’t have done it without you!

The Junior Years Onesie Party

Our Book Week celebrations continued on Tuesday 16 August, with our annual “Onesie Party” to celebrate National Reading Hour. Over 90 Pre-Prep to Year 6 students, parents and siblings enjoyed craft, pizza, fruit and stories while wearing their pyjamas or “onesies”.

The Reading Hour promotes the importance of reading to children for ten minutes each night as this has proven to give children the best chance of becoming a good reader throughout their childhood and into adolescence.

Book Character Day – Pre-Prep to Year 2

This year, the Book Character Parade will be held during Book Week on Wednesday 24 August at 8.45am in The Great Hall and is expected to finish by 9.45am. Students from Pre-Prep to Year 2 are invited to come dressed as a character from their favourite book. We encourage you and your child to explore characters in books that are not based around superheros or popular characters. Students may then stay in their costume or change into their sport uniform for the remainder of the day. Families are more than welcome to attend the parade.

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