The Library was transformed into a lush Reading Rainforest and a place to go wild for books during the Book Fair.
All students in the Junior School and Year 6 inspected, read, shared then wrote their wish lists after viewing a wide range of books, activity packs, posters and stationery. They also estimated how many boa constrictors (lolly snakes) were in a jar. The students who guessed the exact amount will be coming home with a sweet treat!
Sales of over $7000 means that the College has earned more than $2400 in resources as commission. This has only happened because our wonderful families value reading and have generously supported the Book Fair.
Parents browsed whilst children made craft animals or plants, viewed a video about rainforests or participated in our competition.
Twenty rainforest animals were hidden around the Library for students to find during this special evening. To be able to enter the competition, students had to locate the reading orangutan and write on their entry form where they found it. Congratulations to Ruby Cullen and Ashton Holz who won cup cakes with spectacular rainforest animal icing decorations made by Mrs Kater. Three runners-up each won a poster.
Cadence Nottage and Sophie Strange also each won a lucky customer prize of a $20 voucher to spend at the Book Fair. It’s worth coming to our family events!
Generous families donated 102 books to either classes or the Library. All names of those who did so are listed in the attachment below. Those who donated books are invited to come to a morning tea whilst watching an episode of “Little Lunch” as a token of thanks. This will occur on Thursday of week eight. Teachers have been issued a list and will remind those who are eligible.
The Book Fair can only run with the help of our fabulous volunteers who stepped up and filled our whole roster. (What a relief!) Some real troopers volunteered a number of times. Mrs Peachey is truly grateful for each one of you. What a blessing all these people are. We have a fabulous community at Redlands College.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss