National Science Week

As a way to celebrate National Science Week (August 12 – 20th), a home based STEAM challenge will take place in the lead up to it. In short, students aim to design and build a structure that can protect an egg from cracking. If you are interested, please read the attached flyer for more detail. There will be a prize for the best design and highest recorded drop (without a crack).

Good luck and have fun designing and building with this Science Week challenge!

Carlos Milan

STEAM Teacher



Library News

Book Week Celebrations – August 19th – 25th


With Book Week fast approaching, costumes being sorted and preparation for our annual Book Fair well underway, things are getting exciting! Thank you so much to those parents who have put their hand up to support us in running the Book Fair, your time is truly appreciated. We are still in need of 2 parents each day of the fair from 3.30-4pm. If you are able to assist us, can you please fill in the slip below and hand it in at the office or email me asap.

The Book Fair will be open during student’s Library sessions and students can bring cash in a named envelope to purchase new, fantastic quality and popular books. Junior and senior fiction books, activity packs, journals, picture story books and non-fiction books will all be available for as little as $2 and up to $25. Book Fair will also be open to families between 3.30pm and 4pm each day, in the Library. Cash and EFTPOS will be available at the fair.

Unfortunately author Patrick Guest had to cancel his visit to us this year, as he has been very unwell and in hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery. We have now booked award winning Australian author Ailsa Wild to chat to students on Friday 25th August, also our book character dress up day. Ailsa has written some great engaging series, Squishy Taylor and The Naughtiest Pixie. She also has many informative picture story books about organisms, bacteria and our coral reefs. We look forward to meeting Ailsa and asking lots of questions!

Premier’s Reading Challenge

20 days to go!! Time to enter all the books you’ve read this year, if you haven’t already. Every student who completes the Reading challenge will receive a certificate. Our top 10 readers who have read the most books this year will receive a certificate, a PRC pin and a book. Certificates will be given out during term 4. The winning class of the pizza lunch will be announced once the challenge is closed and they will enjoy their yummy lunch during term 4. It’s a real battle between 2B and 2D!

Here are the details on how to login and add books at home.

Logging in with a Challenge passcode

Your teacher will give you a Challenge username and passcode. Keep them in a safe place.

If you lose or forget your Challenge passcode, ask your Challenge coordinator (Mrs Bentley) to generate a new one for you.Go to the Challenge application.

  1. Select the Login links then School/Student button.
  2. Select the VPRC login option.
  3. Enter your username and password.
  4. Select Login.

Adding books to your reading list

  1. Select Search Books in the side menu.
  2. Enter the book’s name, author, series name or ISBN number in the search field.
  3. Select the Search button.
  4. Find th-e book you want from the search results and select the book title. This will open the book details.
  5. Select the +Add book button.
  6. Return to your Dashboard from the menu, click on Finish underneath each book you have added.
  7. The books you have finished will then be verified by Mrs Bentley

The books will appear in your reading list on your dashboard.

Students can log into Accessit (our Library system) from home, to view the books they have borrowed in Library and add them to the Premier’s Reading Challenge too. Once logged in, click on your name and select my borrowing details, then borrowing history.!dashboard

Happy Reading!

Leanne Bentley


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