The library has been the centre of many activities this term.
The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC)
From the Premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian MP
“It has been another excellent year for the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge and I congratulate your school on its participation in 2017.
Please convey my sincere thanks to all members of your school community who supported students to participate in this important initiative.
The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge encourages students to read widely and develop habits for lifelong reading. Students who participate in the Challenge are fostering a love of reading and improving their literacy. As a community effort, the Challenge builds connections between students, their families and the school.”
At Engadine High School this year 201 students attempted the PRC, with 82 students completing the challenge. These students from across years 7-9 read 20 books during the year with 15 of these books being identified as PRC books. Congratulations to all students who participated in the PRC in 2017.
EHS PRC Awards
PRC Medals are awarded every year to students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to reading by completing the Challenge every year from Year 3 to Year 9. This year, 480 students from across NSW received medals. This is an incredible achievement and five of our students from Year 9 were awarded their PRC Medals on Presentation Night.
EHS Medal Recipients
Emily Ewings, Emily Heiler, Kate Brewer, Lara Paton and Samantha Alllen
The following students are recognised for completing the PRC for 7 years.
Year 7 – Sophie Ellis, Ellie Long, Koby Olsen
Year 8 – Louise Collier
The following Year 7 students are recognised for completing the PRC for 4 years.
Year 7 – Chris Boyd-Larnach, Imagen Bursill, Paege Clifford, Nick Freeman, Sami Henderson, Kirrily Jenkins, Ashley Lewis, Chloe Marciano, Larissa Markham, Hayley McKinlay, Riley McRae, Tiarne Meadows, Lachlan Sinfield, Jackson Sloggett, Taylor Thackeray, Isabel Van Zyl and Georgia Yallop
Books Over the Sea
We are continually updating our Library Collection and part of the whole process is culling books. Books are culled for a number of different reasons including wear and tear, outdated information and no longer being relevant to the Australian Curriculum. Rather than throwing these books away we donate them to organisations in need of reading material. Staff and students also donate great books to our overseas book collections.
In the past we have sent books to Zimbabwe for the Books for Zim Project and to Sierra Leone last year for the Madiba Project. This year we have supported the Books Over the Sea Project. This organisation collects and delivers books to school and community libraries in Fiji. See their website for more information. http://bots.org.au/
Final Book Styling and Book Faces
The Year 7 Library based Information Skills classes concluded this week. Our final Book Styling displays were erected by 7Y and 7I and 7V had a lot of fun creating Book Faces.
The Library Staff, Mrs Zantides, Mrs Bell, Mr Leung and I wish everyone a restful and fun filled holiday with lots of great reading!
Ms Tracey Miller