The Library holds many activities over the year including:
Craft Club. Craft Club is held every second Wednesday and students are provided with materials and assistance to make some amazing creations. So far we have sewn felt frogs, woven dream-catchers, filled stress balls, folded origami creations, made some zombie dolls and sculpted book paper lanterns. It is a lot of fun and everyone is welcome.
Chess Competition. Chess Competition is held in Term 2 each year and the atmosphere is intense as students try to out-strategise their opponents.
Writer’s Club. Our Writer’s Club is a little unique. Every Thursday at recess and lunchtime, participating students can come into the library and get assistance with their writing whether it be a short story, Great Australian novel, or poetic work. They also have access to a private online forum to share their work, access writing exercises and find helpful tips. The group is supportive and social and a great way to grow writing skills.
Author Talks. Author talks are a great way for students to engage with books, writing and the creative process. So far we have had James Foley come and talk to the students about how he creates images for his books, particularly those from My Dead Bunny. We have also had Deb Fitzpatrick share her creative journey and talk about how her writing has been influenced by the Western Australian environment. This year (2018) we are looking forward to Julia Lawrinson coming to discuss some of her books which include: Before you forget, The Flyaway girls and Bye Beautiful.
STEM in the Library. Our annual STEM Fair is a celebration of all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
WAYRBA. The Western Australian Young Book Readers’ Award is a reader’s choice award where young people can nominate and vote for their favourite books. Find out more at the WAYRBA website.
Book Week. Book Week is an annual celebration of books for young people. Find out more at the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s website.