The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Junior School Resource Centre

What a week Book Week was! In the lead-up to this week, the students were excitedly sharing their dress-up plans for their book character costume. This year's theme of 'Reading is my secret power' allowed us to escape into our own book worlds.


On Tuesday, the Year 5 Readers' Challenge Team of students participated in the state competition at MLC, culminating weeks of reading of the Children's Book Council short-listed books.  Congratulations to our team of Ruhaan Satija, Kush Narula, Thomas Lovegrove, Matthew Hale, George Young and Charlie Martin, for representing Scotch College with such enthusiasm and sportsmanship!


The Junior School Library came alive on Wednesday morning with the Early Learning Centre staff, students and parents enjoying a captivating retelling of the picture book 'Yobbos do Yoga' by Mr Ledger. He was ably supported by a cast of appropriately dressed yobbos (doing yoga of course). This hilarious and animated story was followed by the amazingly creative book costume parade by ELC students.


Finally, in the afternoon, the amazing Junior School staff produced a hilarious version of the picture book 'Room On The Broom' in the time-honoured tradition of the staff pantomime. What an opening act this staff play was for the grand finale Junior School dress-up parade. Never before have egg cartons, cardboard and other recycled materials become such fantastic creations.

It is wonderful when schools can still find a time and place to honour our Australian books, engage young readers and do it with fun and wonder.

Mrs Marie Grech
Junior School Teacher-Librarian