Why is reading so important?
This term we are focusing on reading and each week students will receive awards at assembly for striving to improve their reading. So why is reading so important? Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. In fact, there’s evidence to suggest that reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background. The below Victorian government provides some useful advice for parents.
Lions Youth Speaking Award was held Sunday 22nd July here at our school. Our speakers were Ainslie Trease, Tessa Warrin, Lily Patrick-Oudeman, and Bella Wayman. All girls spoke exceptionally well with both Ainslie and Tessa coming runners up in the Year 5/6 and 3/4 sections respectfully. The Year 3 and 4 girls spoke about their favourite place in the local area and Ainslie took her audience on a tour of Numurkah.
Andy Griffiths Live in the Library!
This week some of Year 5 and 6s had the opportunity to hear Andy Griffiths speaking. Unfortunately he wasn't in person, but we could hear and interact though Skype. We hope to continue to explore opportunities digitally to bring our authors live to the students.
Please check out the dates on our next page to see when our debating, and book week celebrations are on.