Reading helps us to grow in our knowledge about words, the world, others, ourselves and God.
The much-anticipated Book Week Parade was held on Friday 1 September at the Wilson Campus.
The Gym was a-buzz with excitement as students from Kindy to Year 6 showcased their colourful and creative character costumes. There was a walking Illustrated Children’s Bible, a very tall giraffe and a life-like lion, Martin Luther and his 95 theses, Eric Liddell and more!
This year, the Children’s Book Council of Australia decided on the theme of Read, Grow, Inspire. Reading helps us to grow in our knowledge about words, the world, others, ourselves and God. Reading can also inspire us to imagine and think about new ideas.
It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how reading shapes who we are. The students were encouraged to think about the qualities of characters in books and to consider the types of characteristics that God desires in us, His children.
At our Parade, we talked about Ahn Do and his family, from the book, The Little Refugee, and how they had a very thankful attitude despite enduring many difficulties on their journey from Vietnam to Australia.
We heard about Corrie Ten Boom and the book, The Hiding Place, which tells the story of how she was able to save many Jews even though she was just an ordinary person.
At Rehoboth, we value special community events like Book Week and the opportunity it gives us, not just to celebrate all things books, but to consider what we read as people who want to grow and be inspired to live like Jesus!