From the Library Term 2 Week 3

National Simultaneous Storytime

Next Wednesday a number of our classes are participating in National Simultaneous Storytime. 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.

To help celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime the library is holding a competition with a number of prizes to be won. To enter students need to create a collage for display in the library. Entries close Wednesday Week 5 and winners will be announced on the Friday.

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We are also creating our own Mitcham Primary family tree in the library. There are cardboard leaves on the library front desk for children to write their own treasured family memories on and add them to our growing tree. 

Student Author

One of our new books this week is 'The Three Little Pigs' by Reception student Sam. Classes visiting the library have enjoyed reading this interpretation of the classic tale with a Covid twist. It's certainly received a lot of laughs!

Citizenship Committee in the Library


The Citizenship Committee is helping in the library on a regular basis. The Committee consists of year 6 students: Abby, Abigail, Roman and Zain. The Committee will be:

  • Helping with the Scholastic Book Club orders and deliveries;
  • Purchasing books for the library with Book Club rewards;
  • Meeting with book retailers to hear about new books and choosing some for the library; and
  • Promoting Book Week and the Premiers Reading Challenge.

Yours in reading

Sophie and Vasi