Share the stories of your childhood

Principal Micheal Grogan invites community members to read your favourite Aussie book to the kids

Principal Micheal Grogan invites community members to read your favourite Aussie book to the kids

“There are many ways to enlarge a child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”

Jacqueline Kennedy

This year, to celebrate the hosting of Book Fair at Rainbow Beach SS, there will be a week long celebration of books and reading from July 18 to 22.

Principal Micheal Grogan said, “We would encourage everyone to come along and grab books for your children or grandchildren and enlarge their world.

“We are asking parents and volunteers to go into the classrooms to share the stories of their childhood.”

Micheal borrows a line from Henry Miller :

“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation… A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.”

The theme for the week is Australian Stories.

“We all have a favourite Australian author or piece of literature that has stayed with us for our entire lives. It might be the story itself that has stuck with you or the moment when you read it.”

Micheal admits, “For me I will always cherish reading Snugglepot and Cuddlepie with my mother, brother and sisters at bed time.”

Book Fair would not be complete without the annual Dress Up Day.  Held on Thursday, July 21, a parade will start the day to choose our best-dressed.

We would encourage all students, parents and play group members to come along in their best Australiana-themed costume. You could be a character from an Australian book, the Sydney Harbour Bridge or even a gum tree!

So step back into your own childhood and open up a whole new world of Australian stories to the children of Rainbow Beach.

If you are interested, please contact the school on 5486 9333 to make a time to come along and share the joy of a good book.

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