Book Week is returning to OLSS Terrigal bigger and better than ever!
This year’s theme is ‘Dreaming with eyes open…’. Even though Book Week is officially held from 20-26 August, we are making up for the last couple of years and will be celebrating over three weeks!
We are so excited to be able to invite parents back on site for select events as we celebrate Australian authors, illustrators and books.
Author talk – Mick Elliott
On Tuesday 16 August, students will hear from Australian children’s author and illustrator Mick Elliott!
Mick is well known for his hilarious adventure trilogy THE TURNERS, which was nominated for an Aurealis Award. His latest illustrated comedy series SQUIDGE DIBLEY, centres around a class of outcasts who band together to defeat the tyrannical schemes of their child-loathing vice Principal (nothing like our very own VP of course 😉). An instant hit with middle-primary aged readers, the series has been sold into six international territories to date.
When he’s not writing children’s books, Mick is continuing to kick goals as an award-winning children’s TV producer and screenwriter, having worked on praised commended productions for Nickelodeon, the Sesame Workshop and the ABC.
If you would like to order any of Mick’s books to be delivered to the school so students have the opportunity to have them signed by the man himself, visit www.thechildrensbookshopspeakersagency.com.au/person/elliott-mickspeaker/.
All orders must be in by Tuesday 9 August to try and ensure they are delivered to the school before the author’s visit.
Book Week Parade
Our annual Book Week Parade will be held on Thursday 25 August. Parents are most welcome to watch the fun, with the parade kicking off after morning assembly.
We are inviting all students to come to school dressed as their favourite book (not movie) character or come as a dreamer to align with this years theme; so if students wake up and don’t want to get changed they are most welcome to attend school in their pyjamas or onesies!
Please feel free to think sustainably this year and use what you already have around the home to create costumes.
With many books damaged beyond repair due to all the rain over the last year, this year’s Book Fair will be our most important yet. We are aiming to sell $10,000 worth of books and items to help raise funds to help replenish our shelves.
The Book Fair will be held in the music room from Monday 29 August to Thursday 1 September.
Parents are allowed back on site to purchase items on:
- Monday 29 August: 3.15-4pm
- Tuesday 30 August: 8-8.30am and 3.15-4pm
- Wednesday 31 August: 8-8.30am and 3.15-4pm
- Thursday 1 September: 8-8.30am
Parents must practice COVID safe rules – that means wearing a mask, social distancing and sanitising on entry.
If there are any parents/carers that are available to assist with sales, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and times you’re able to help out.
A massive thank you to our school Librarian, Mrs Hawton for all her hard work organising all these amazing events.