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Book Week Celebrations – August 19th – 23rd

Next term we have the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week and we will be celebrating with a Book Character dress up day, Book Fair and whole school incursion.

On Monday 19th August, we will start with our Book Character Dress up day. Students can come dressed as their favourite Book Character and we will hold a whole school parade at 9.15am. We welcome our school community to come along and have some fun with us as we share our costumes. The upcoming school holidays is a great opportunity to start thinking about and preparing costumes. You may like to decorate a hat, decorate a t-shirt or use any items you have at home to represent your book character.

On Thursday 22nd August we have an incredible incursion with a live production, Maybe a Miracle! Perform Education will provide us with an educational musical adventure linked to this year’s Book Week theme, Reading is Magic. The production will run two sessions, Prep – 2, aimed at junior students and a 3-6 production for senior primary students. This incursion has been booked with an early bird fee for families of $8.10 per student. More information will be sent out at the start of term 3.

Our annual Book Fair will begin on Monday 19th of August and finish Friday 23rd of August. The Book Fair will be open to students during their Library session where 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 $30. Book Fair will also be open to families between 3.30pm and 4pm each day, in the Library. In order to run a smooth and successful Book Fair we are asking for parent volunteers to help us out after school each day, for half an hour. If you are available and able to support us as a cashier, supervising and supporting queries, can you please fill in the form below and return it to the school office or email me at Your time and support is always greatly appreciated.

Cash sales and EFTPOS will be available at the Book Fair.



I can help out at the Book Fair on these days (please tick the days you are available):

Name:                                                                                                  Contact number:

Monday 19th August 3.30-4pm  
Tuesday 20th August 3.30-4pm  
Wednesday 21st August 3.30-4pm  
Thursday 22nd August 3.30-4pm  
Friday 23rd August  3.30-4pm  


Premier’s Reading Challenge

75 days to go!! Continue to add all the books you have read this year into the Premier’s Reading Challenge website. We have over 200 students who have already completed the challenge and more than 8000 books read. Certificates of Completion 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 very close competition between 2C, 3C and 4B!

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

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Happy Reading!

Leanne Bentley

Mountain Highway Intersection Upgrade Update

Beginning next week, we’ll commence tree root investigations at the Mountain Highway, Colchester Road and Albert Avenue intersection to prepare for utility service relocations, which will begin at the end of the holidays.

Here’s what you can expect in the coming weeks:

The majority of our work will be completed between 7:00am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. We’ll let you know if we need to work outside these times.

Bild Group





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