Week 6, term 3 was the nationally celebrated Book Week. Every year there is a theme or focus and for 2015 it was “Books Light Up Our World” as 2015 is also the “International Year of Light”.
The main stars of the week are the shortlisted books which have been judged as the best published in Australian children’s literature the previous year. It is a great honour for a book to be selected for the short list and to be nominated as a winner.
The big finale of Book Week was the assembly on Friday, August 28th. Each class, most with a buddy class, selected a book or idea about light and prepared a short parade, story or dance about the book. The variety was amazing with each performance unique and entertaining. A large parent audience attended and were able to watch the talent and enthusiasm at Ardtornish.
Everyone dressed up including staff and the day was a great celebration of books and children’s literature. If you were unable to attend a link is posted here and thanks to Mr V for making the video. http://webplayer.clickview.com.au/?p=WGSR3