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Book Week and the Make Your Own Storybook Competition

The Book Week theme this year was Reading is My Secret Power.

Literacy Appreciation Activities

This theme that lent itself to exploring  heroes/superheroes. All Pre-Primary to Year 6 students had the opportunity to dress up as a Bible hero, a superhero or someone that they regard as a hero. There were some very creative costumes and interesting heroes!

During the week, each Literacy Appreciation class participated in a Book Week-themed activity. The Year 4-6 classes used toilet paper, foil and tape to create a hero costume that one person in their group could wear (if only it was for a few minutes!). They had a lot of fun and the finished costumes were very creative. The Year 3-4 classes created and decorated their own hero which was made from paper and the Year 1-2 classes made hero masks.

At our Book Week Celebrations the Year 2 class item reminded us that it is Jesus who is OUR superhero because of His sacrifice for us by dying on the cross to pay the price for our sin. We also learnt that it is Jesus who we should look to for how to live our life.

Make Your Own Storybook Competition

At the Celebrations we also acknowledged the nine students who had participated in the WA Children’s Book Council Make Your Own Storybook Competition. This year, the students who entered books in the competition were all from Years 3-6.

Well done to our budding authors who all worked very hard to write and illustrate their own book. It has been wonderful to see the enthusiasm and effort that all these students put in. The finished books are fabulous – with some very entertaining stories and beautiful illustrations.

A Rehoboth student once again won a place in the state-wide competition. Year 5 student Marco Bongers won second place in the Year 5-6 picture book category with his imaginative book, A Sneeky Adventure – A Friend for Sneeky. Our congratulations go to Marco. What a fabulous achievement!

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