Library News | Junior School

Library News | Junior School

Display Highlight: Attributes of the PYP Learner Profile

Our current PYP Learner Profile display is for the attribute of Caring. According to the IB, if we are caring we ‘Show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us’.

This display includes books about people who have embodied this characteristic throughout their lives, such as Mother Teresa, Jane Goodall and Martin Luther King Jr.

We also have a section in the display where students are encouraged to record the name of someone they know who demonstrates this learner profile attribute. We invite you to participate in this discussion by chatting to your son/s about what being caring looks, sounds and feels like, and sharing with them someone you admire who shows the attribute of being caring.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

At the Junior School we encourage all students to complete the Premier’s Reading Challenge each year, as it is one way we can inspire students to develop a love of reading for pleasure, and expose them to varied and quality literature. To complete the challenge boys in K-2 must read 30 picture books, with at least 25 being from the PRC lists and five may be personal choice. Similarly, boys in Years 3-6 must read 20 books to complete the challenge, with at least 15 being from the PRC lists and an additional five may be personal choice.

The boys have done a fantastic job so far, with some classes having had almost every student just about complete the challenge already! Many boys have borrowed PRC books this week – with three weeks of holidays coming up providing a great opportunity to add to their student reading records. Boys may also include books from home or their local public library on their reading records too.

The challenge closes on Friday 19 August 2022 (the end of Junior School Book Week) so we encourage all boys to include some PRC books as part of their holiday reading this winter break, and update their online reading record with these.


Book Week 15-19 August 2022

That time of year is fast approaching, and we are so excited to be able to fully participate once again in this celebration of literature and reading at the Junior School during Week 5 of Term 3 (the week before official Book Week). We will have regular favourites like author visits, the Book Fair and student lunchtime activities this year, culminating in our K-6 Book Parade on Friday 19 August.

Further details will be outlined in the Library news early next term, but we wanted to provide a heads up that all students in K-6 will once again be encouraged to dress as their favourite book character for the Book Parade, or alternatively to dress to the Book Week theme of ‘Dreaming with eyes open’ – in case some organised or eager boys would like to start planning their costumes over the winter break!

Miss Gillian Gratton | Teaching and Learning Librarian

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