Tuesday, 1 September 2015

WoT #106 Sept 2015: Wycheproof P-12 College news

Children’s Book Week
Wycheproof P-12 College recognises the importance of reading for all students. Each morning the school set aside 10 minutes for quiet reading for all classes from Prep to Year 12. In late August the College joined with other schools and public libraries to celebrate Children’s Book Week. During the week various literacy activities were held to encourage students to participate including: shared reading, quizzes, and puzzles held in class time, school assembly and lunchtimes. The week concluded with students bringing along their favourite book and coming dressed as their favourite book character. Children’s Book Week began in 1945 and is now in its 70th year.
So what are some of the students favourite books or authors? 
The Year 8 girls like the Cathy Cassidy series of Books. Paige Arnel (Year 3) likes “The Wishing Chair” by Enid Blyton.  Steph Mill (Year 11) is an avid reader of  Isabelle Allende and Erin Morgenstern books. The Grade 4 boys like “Skullduggery Pleasant”
…And what book charatcer will you be dressing up as on Friday?
Kasie is coming as a Harry Potter character. Max will be Spiderman and Ollie, the Hulk..while others are still debating between Pippa LongStocking and Where’s Wally?!
Every student at Wycheproof is enrolled in the Mathletics Program. This allows each child to participate in this activity at their year level either at hom or school. Mathletics can be accessed as often as you like. Certificates are awarded each week for those who gain 1000 points or more thus encouraging and promoting excellence in Maths. Each week the high achievers are listed in the School Newsletter. If you think this task may be too daunting for the little ones then check out the picture with Max Fawcett, Darcy Coles, Libby Thompson, Lana Fawcett and Tessa Fawcett with their certificates for 1000 points or more.

The School Newsletter is available in hard copy at the Wycheproof Newsagency, or online via the Wycheproof Schoolbag App on your phone, or at the  Wycheproof P-12 website