Monday, November 22, 2010

John Heffernan workshop

Enjoy the results of the students' labours!
All students across the Grafton Community of Schools, enjoyed working with John Heffernan. A sample of students' work form Yr 4- Yr 7 is set out below. Click on the link to read these wonderful literary pieces.

Caitlin Yr4                      Emersyn Yr 4                  Jacobi Yr 5                        

Nicole Yr 4                     Micaela Yr 5                    Sebastian Yr 4

Krystal Yr 5                    Jack Yr 5                         Emily Yr 4

Malcolm Yr 4                 Ben Yr 7                          Emma Yr 7

Jack Yr 5                       Bronte Yr 4                       Toby Yr 4

Kailyn Yr 6                     Thea Yr 5                        Holly Yr 7

Jai Yr 4                          Briony Yr 7                       Sian Yr 3/4



Thursday, November 4, 2010

Book Character Parade

GPS Book Character Parade photos can be viewed. A great time was had by all. Thankyou to all parents, students and teachers for the effort put in.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Term 4

As the end on the school year is busy for all students, teachers and parents it is also busy for the workers in the library.
From week 8 onwards the library will be closed to borrowing by students. It is expected that all library books are returned by the end of week 7. To help students with this process, there will be limited borrowing of resources during week 6 and no borrowing of resources during week 7.
If your child is unable to return their library book, they need to speak tp the library staff. Sometimes we may find the book is already in the library! if the book is 'missing' the replacement cost of the book will be expected to be paid.
There are salways new books being placed in the library for students to use. Yr 2 are thoroughly enjoying borrowing the CD books. For the senior students, there are also CD books; Tomorrow, When the war began, The dead of night, Roald Dahl titles and more. These students are also enjoying the concept of listening and reading at the same time.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cameron Stelzer, 2010

The 'look' of the library is changing. Students are enjoying using the ottomans during reading time. Henry the duck, Fred the frog and Cookie monster are cuddled, played with and spoken to an a daily basis by a large age range of students. To arrive this term will be a fold out notice board, to display students work, and angled book shelves with coloured ends. The library will be begin to take on a different look. Also to arrive will be a DVD book stand to display the range of 'talking books' that Yr 2 & 3 students may borrow. As these special books contain a CD/DVD, students who have a good borrowing record and can demonstrate skills to care for these books will be permitted to borrow them for a one week period.

All students will be given the opportunity to meet and work with children's author Cameron Stelzer. Cameron is the author of the 'Stroogle' adventure series. Students will be introduced to 'Stroogle' during the term. Cameron will be conducting a creative drawing lesson and story time activities with students throughout Tuesday and Wednesday September 14 & 15. He is an energetic and creative presenter that all students will enjoy participating in the activity.
                         Check out The Stroogle's website 
Yr 5 & Yr 6 students enjoyed the illustration activities that they did with Cameron.
Yr 5 & 6 illustration samples can be viewed here.
2TK constructed a book in response to Cameron's new story The Golden Dragon.
Read The Gweezle here.