What story is this character from?images      Reading with your child at home

  • When your children see you read and write, it teaches them that reading and writing are useful skills.
  • Reading with your children at home will help them in all areas of their learning at school.
  • Read together with your children and have a range of reading material available at home.
  • Try not to let television  intrude on reading time.
  • Be confident that your child will learn to read and develop their reading skills over time

“Little Dog and the Christmas Wish”

IMG_0409Corinne Fenton’s picture book “Little Dog and the Christmas Wish”, illustrated by Robin Cowcher, published by Black Dog Books (an imprint of Walker Books) was shortlisted for this year’s Crichton Award and  has been chosen as the theme for this year’s Myer’s Christmas Windows.

Corinne’s and Robin’s website links are below:

  • Does your family have a tradition in visiting the Myer windows at Christmas?
  • Love to hear your thoughts about what you think of the Christmas
  • windows or this lovely Christmas book.


It’s great to see at this time of the year our students being regular readers at home. Modelling the pleasure of reading both at school and also at home is vital for a child’s development in positive attitudes towards reading.

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.” Kate DiCamillo

Who is this character?despereaux



All grades busily and creatively participated in a number of different art activities linked to some of the shortlisted books.

Our Library and Art monitors have done a great job in producing  a display of their interpretation of the theme of Book Week this year, BOOKS LIGHT UP OUR WORLD.


                               GREAT DISPLAY…WELL DONE GIRLS!

Opportunities to Write at Home

kids-writingLike reading, writing becomes an everyday activity at home. Let your child see you writing. Try some of these writing ideas at home:

  • Write a shopping list or add items to the list and tick off the items as you buy or unpack them.
  • Keep a board to write and read family messages.
  • Give your child a pad of sticky notes to write reminders for themselves.
  • Plan and write your weekly menu together.
  • Write captions for photographs in your family photo albums.
  • Write labels for your child’s art works and creations.
  • Make words using magnetic letters and stick them on the fridge.
  • Make and write greeting cards, birthday cards, and thank you notes.
  • Keep a family calendar on display and write down family events.
  • Talk about upcoming events with your child, for example, where, when, and who will be there.

Reference: Department of Education and Early Childhood Development