Last week we celebrated Book Week. Although some of the events had to be cancelled due to remote learning, the competitions went ahead via the links on the library homepage and the Book Week LibGuide. There was a good number of entries in all competitions and we would like to congratulate the following winners!

Writing Competition

Congratulations to all of the students who entered the Book Week Writing Competition on the theme Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds. The writing was of a very high standard.

The following students were awarded a $25 Book Voucher prize.

Waterford: Winner - Noah M; Runners-up - Noah B and Kade H

Westcourt: Winner - Jimmy D

Mt Sion: Winners - Alex C, and Matthew T

Reading Competition winners - Canteen voucher prizes to be collected when we return to school.

Monday: Leo D, Gerry H

Tuesday: Callum W, William B

Wednesday: Nicholas T, Kade H

Thursday: Kai M, Blayze D

Friday: Hamish V, Daniel D

Trivia Competition winners - Hamish F, Henry W

Match the Staff Members to their chosen book Quiz - William B, Jim S

Congratulations to all competition winners and well done to all who took part in the Book Week fun.

Year 8 English

Robert Newton session

On Friday 20 August, Robert Newton, author of the Year 8 English text Runner, spoke to all of the Year 8 English classes. During these online sessions, Robert spoke about his writing methods, his research in preparation for writing the historical novel Runner, and his day job as a firefighter. The Year 8 students have been highly engaged with this text, and really enjoyed this session that enabled them to further develop their understanding of Runner.