BOOK WEEK AT MSM
The MSM Library was transformed into a beautiful garden during Book Week to reflect this year’s theme, “Read, Grow, Inspire.”
We kicked off the week with a Book Cover Puzzle competition. Six teams competed fiercely to reassemble the cut-up covers of some of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) short-listed and winning books during second break. Each member of the winning team came away with a Book Week themed prize pack and certificate.
On Tuesday, a Bookshop popped up on the Grantuly veranda just in time for students to find a book for MSM READS which ran on Wednesday during extended homeroom time. Every student who borrowed out a book was given a free entry in our “Guess the number of lollipops in the jar” competition. Congratulations to Maggie from 7A who correctly guessed that there were exactly 100 lollipops! Our Library Instagram competition asked students to correctly name one of this year’s award-winning books and Luella from 8C took away a $10 KAF voucher for being the first to do so.
Wednesday was also Australian School Library Day, and MSM donned their most flowery finery, as we raised funds for project WAKATIKIMI. At morning tea, the MSM Staff gathered to share a delicious Book Week cake and during lunchtime a small but dedicated group of students gathered in the library to make paper origami flowers. We also thank the Staff and Middle School homeroom classes who wrote down the title of a book that has inspired them, and all these responses will be collated into a new display for the M Block noticeboard.
Book Week finished with the announcement of our Bookmark competition winners. Students were invited to create their own “Read, Grow, Inspire” bookmark. We received many beautiful hand drawn and computer generated entries and after much deliberation decided to award four $10 KAF vouchers to the following students: Ava-May 7E , Eva 7B, Julia 9C and Abegail 10A.
Thanks especially to the wonderful Library team who put in an enormous effort to create such engaging displays, activities, and competitions for our MSM community. You really do inspire us to read and grow and we look forward to celebrating Book Week with a new theme in 2024.