Awesome author Juliette MacIver visits our junior classes

Wow! What a wonderful, funny, entertaining performance by author Juliette MacIver. We were so lucky to have her at school as part of our Book Week. A huge thanks to ReadNZ for making it possible.

Our junior school were totally engaged with the author’s stories, photos, and picture books. To watch her perform (in a rather squished up room) in front of about 160 children is just amazing. Her books are very funny and hugely popular everywhere.

My favourite book is That’s not a hippopotamus and to see her with her bag of animals and acting out the story is just delightful.

Bella getting her book Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam signed by author Juliette MacIver.
Fighting a snake!
Some of Juliette’s books. Which one is your favourite?

Book Week! Book Week! Book Week!

Yes. Only 10 more sleeps until Book Week.

Lots of new books from Scholastic to buy in the library. Stock up for birthdays, holidays or even Christmas.

Heroes/character parade Thursday 31 May 9.15 on the tennis courts.

Heaps and heaps of competitions to enter.

Make your own book trailer. (Like a movie trailer but about your favourite book)
Dustcovers. Redesign a dustcover.
Creative Biography: Present a biography of a New Zealand Hero in a creative way e.g an Interview, book trailer, Talking autobiography
Create Emoji book titles, eg Charlotte’s web
Colour in a picture of your favourite book or hero.
Make an altered tin or small diorama based on a story with a hero. The smaller the better.
Here we have repurposed a sardine tin to create a scene from Charlotte’s pig.
Write a 100 word story with a hero as the main character. 
Heaps of fun all week. 

A special visit from Uk author Liz Pichon of Tom Gates fame

Wow! What a day we had at school today. Not only did we all get to get dressed up in our favourite bookish costumes but we had a very special visit from UK author and illustrator Liz Pichon. Liz is famous for her wonderfully funny Tom Gates books.

Liz was on her way to another school for her only talk in Christchurch but we were incredibly lucky to have her stop by on her way from the airport to her talk. Our Kapa Haka team gave her a very animated welcome. They are, as always, a wonder to watch.

Liz took time to sign books for some of her Tom Gates fans. It was a very special opportunity for these children and such a brilliant thing to happen during our book week. A special thanks to Scholastic for making this happen.




Kapa Haka

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Receiving her kete.


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Liz inside our library after signing her books for some of her fans.


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We all fell in love with her shoes. They are awesome.

If you want to know more about Liz and her Tom Gates books check out her very cool website here.


Book sale in the school library

The library has been buzzing all week with children buying new books. It is wonderful to see so many parents coming in and choosing books as a family.
Our competitions are in full swing with lots of entries. Judging is going to be so hard as we know how much work has gone in to all of your entries.
More photos throughout the week of some of the fun we are having. We are still selling books all day tomorrow 8.30 until 3.30 in the library.










Internationally famous author Liz Pichon of Tom Gates fame, will be in Christchurch on Thursday

We are super excited that author Liz Pichon will be coming to Christchurch this week. Liz is the world famous author of the Tom Gates books which are very funny. Unfortunately Liz will not be talking at our school but she will be at The Children’s Bookshop on Thursday afternoon.
Liz Pichon
12 May
The Original Children’s Bookshop,
227 Blenheim Road
4.15 – 4.45pm
There are lots of fun things to check out and do on her website. It is also very cool to have this opportunity during our book week.

Book week was fantastic

Last week was fantastic. Books everyone, books to read, books to buy, books to share and enjoy.

So many of you entered competitions that judging is going to be hard but we will let you know the winners at the next full assembly.

Thank you to everyone who entered competitions, who shared their stories and read to each other. Thank you to all the parents who bought books for your children or who bought books to donate to the library. It is very much appreciated. When these books have been processed they will be on display in the library. I will let you know when this is up.

Dress-up day seemed to be the favourite day for so many children. They looked wonderful in their outfits, dressed as pirates, princesses, and even ugly sisters.