What a wonderful celebration of God-given talents and creativity that was shown and reflected by some very hardworking students (and parents too!).
This year, to celebrate Book Week, we held a GREAT Book Swap, as well as our annual Book Week dress-up parade.
The GREAT Book Swap was a very successful and fun event in which the students donated a book and then brought in a gold coin for the right to choose a new book.
We raised $302, and all proceeds were donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). The ILF is an organisation that raises awareness and funds for children in remote Indigenous communities across Australia, providing quality books and specific literacy projects for children and families, some of which are in Indigenous languages.
It was so much fun to see the children bringing in their books, choosing a new book and then going outside to read them straight away. What a privilege to be able to have so many books to choose from and to show the love of God by helping others in different communities who do not have the rich educational opportunities that we have access to.
Our theme for Book Week was “Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.” This led to a huge variety of costumes. One of our underlying threads this term is “Reflecting Creativity”. We discussed how we can praise God by reflecting our Creator in making expressive and inspiring things and ideas. Our imagination was on full display in our parade! What a wonderful celebration of God-given talents and creativity that was shown by our students (and parents too!). Each year I am amazed at what the students wear.
Thank you to everyone who participated in both events and made it such a wonderful week.
I am already looking forward to next year!