Book Week 2022
Reading can transport us from our own world to another.
Between the pages of a book, we can learn about cultures that are different to our own, or become immersed in the lives of fictional characters. We can also acquire knowledge and skills, learn new words and phrases, and experience a range of emotions.
Each year since 1945 the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has brought children and books together across Australia through Book Week. During this time public libraries and schools spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators. Each year a new theme is chosen with the 2022 theme being 'Dreaming With Eyes Open'. Book Week reminds us of the importance of reading and the joy that we can all find in reading a good story.
To celebrate Book Week, Macquarie Junior School students (and staff) dressed up as their favourite book characters. The children went to great lengths with their costumes, as did the staff. Mrs Job was spectacular as Professor Minerva McGonagall from the Harry Potter books, and Mr Rufus was very convincing as Goldilocks!
At the assembly, students paraded across the stage in their costumes and participated in quizzes to guess the book, or to name the characters from a particular book. Our Acting Head, Mrs Alison Mitchell, took the opportunity to read Jackie French’s Diary of a Wombat, an old family favourite, complete with fabulous illustrations by Bruce Whatley.
Our Senior School students joined in the fun by reading in tutor time and reading with buddy classes in the Junior School.