Welcome to the Hampton Primary School ‘Library Blog’ 2021. Our Library Blog is here to provide you with loads of interesting information about our lovely Library, and to encourage and inspire your love of reading, your search for knowledge …and all things story…..
There will be regular posts to keep you entertained and updated with what’s happening in our Library…new books, storytime readings, student book reviews, information and links for some really uselful reading and book sites, and even some ‘lunchtime fun’ activities.
So please make sure you go for a bit of a wander through the site to explore and discover what’s happening in your land of Library…and check in regularly for new posts!
What a fabulous response we had to NAIDOC Week! And what a fabulous response we had to our Student Poster Competition. Some amazing entries from our students, displaying a real understanding and awareness of Indigenous culture and the relevance of NAIDOC Week….and not to mention some brilliant artistic talent. All the entries will eventually make it up on the Library windows to create a stunning large scale display.
Congratulations to our 3 Winners!
Junior School Winner: Ilan Koldun (2A)
Middle School Winner: Morgan Devcic (4E)
Senior School Winner: Lilla Ueda (6C)
Our winners each took home prize packs containing some wonderful items, including books by Indigenous authors and illustrators, vouchers for either Museum Victoria’s Indigenous displays and experiences, or vouchers for Cooee Café – a wonderful Indigenous café on the Mornington Peninsula. The packs also contained some great art supplies to keep our winners creating! A huge thankyou to Cooee Café and Museum Victoria for donating items for the prize packs.
It is so incredibly wonderful and encouraging to see our students so enthusiastic about reading and books!
It took me a few days, and a fair bit of work…but the orders from the most recent Scholastic Book Club Catalogue have been distributed to students.
And we totally smashed it out of the park with orders! As a School Community you spent just over $6000 on books for your families. This means that the School Library receives just over $1200 in ‘Rewards Dollars’ which can be spent on books and other resources for the Library and Classrooms.
So…THANK YOU for being such a supportive School Community!
Some of the furniture and resources that we have been able to purchase for the Library with Scholastic rewards. Low reading tables and floor cushions, sensory friendly ‘wobble stools’, and not to mention LOADS of new books!!
NAIDOC Week is an annual celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The NAIDOC Theme for 2020 is ‘Always Was. Always will Be’, which recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
Visit our Library display and learn about our Indigenous history, culture and achievements. There are books about Indigenous history, culture, current issues, and some amazing Picture Books and Fiction Books by Indigenous Authors and Illustrators.
National Nutrition Week is all about eating well and living well and is run by Nutrition Australia to raise awareness around the role of food on our health. This year the theme was ‘Tryfor5’ and the aim is to encourage us to eat loads more vegetables.
We celebrated National Nutrition Week (11 – 17th Oct) in the Library with a display loaded with interesting nutritional information and books on cooking, gardening (to grow your own fruit and veggies), and nutrition.
AND… We ran a Poetry Competition asking students to explore the display, learn about healthy eating and nutrition…and write a poem. We had loads of brilliant entries from all year levels! So thank you to everyone who got creative and healthy, and entered the competition!
Congratulations to Lola Zebrowski (4C) for submitting a fabulous poem and winning the Major Prize!! Here is Lola and her family enjoying the lovely fresh fruit and veg box (donated by Don at Amalocal)
And Congratulations to Gigi Morfis and Pippa Trew (2C) for a lovely team effort poem. They won the ‘Amazing Effort’ prize!
To make sure that we are being as safe as possible here at school, being aware of distancing protocols, and limiting the number of students in our spaces….we have rostered different year levels on certain days for lunchtime access to the library.
So make sure to check the schedule and remember what day your Lunchtime Library is!
Here is the Virtual Celebratory Event for Indigenous Literacy Day!
ILF ambassador Jessica Mauboy will sing The Barramundi Song in two Indigenous languages – Tiwi and Mangarrayi, as well as English. Hosted by Indigenous author and performer Gregg Dreise and NITV presenter Natalie Ahmat, this event gives younger audiences a celebratory experience of Indigenous language and literacy. There is even a sneaky, cheeky visit by children’s author Andy Griffiths!