Keep Reading

"Keep reading. It's one of the most marvellous adventures that anyone can have". Lloyd Alexander’s words certainly rang true last Friday when our own reading adventure culminated in the SJV Readers Cup for students in Years 4, 5 and 6. 22 teams of 4 students took up the reading challenge. Our engaging master of ceremonies, Mr Hansell, asked the questions and teams eagerly collaborated to answer. The audience was also eager to test their book knowledge between rounds and joined in the fun with trivia questions.

Congratulations to all 22 teams for a great effort, especially our amazing first-place medal winners Rainbow Readers, in second-place the Greatest Book Worms Return, and coming in third the Dream Team. A big thank you to our wonderful staff who volunteered their time for the event.

Our Bayside Readers Cup team will join 18 other local schools next week at Manly State School to contest their book knowledge. The author of one of the set books, The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle, Pamula Rushby is the special guest for the event. It’s sure to be an exciting afternoon and we wish our SJV readers all the best on Tuesday.

Library holiday borrowing is next week for everyone; there is no borrowing in Week 10 this term. Children will have their books over the break to read. If you are staying home these holidays, perhaps set up a reading nook and time to continue with daily reading. Make a visit to your local library, it’s free to join, and children can choose some new books or join in one of the holiday programs on offer.