From October 19-23, students from Kindergarten to Year 6 were immersed in a week filled with celebrating our love of literature.  Award winning author Norman Jorgensen visited the upper Primary students and shared his tips, tricks and hilarious experiences.  The junior Primary students were treated to a vibrant performance titled The Greatest Discovery.  Stories were read in the library and Kikar every day at lunch time. There were daily book quizzes and every student Dropped Everything And Read (DEAR) EVERY DAY for 15 minutes.  On top of that, each class embraced a CBCA shortlisted book on Wednesday afternoon through art, craft or literature.

The highlight of the week happened on Friday when every student in Primary dressed up for our Book Week parade.  Many thanks to Mrs Speers for hosting our parade and making us all feel like superstars as we sashayed down the Carmel Catwalk in our Book Week outfits.

On Friday afternoon, we met again in the Sylvia and Harry Hoffman Hall to celebrate our winners.  Beaufort Street Bookshop awards were handed out to many students and we adored seeing all of the entries in the hugely popular competition to find the photo of the most unusual place to read.

After school on Friday, Beaufort Street Bookshop opened their ‘pop up’ book shop for our community to purchase an array of fabulous books.

Many thanks to Mrs Naeser for her hard work in supporting Book Week and for capturing each event on camera and to the Carmel Primary School community for embracing Book Week with such enthusiasm.