A Message from the Principal


Book Week is here again!

This morning, a number of Cats in the Hat, fairies, teddy bears – even a blue crayon – arrived at Brighton ready to tell parents and classmates about their favourite book. The traditional Book Parade at Cycle 1 took place in every classroom and the afternoon children were then delighted with a highly engaging presentation from the author Davina Bell. She talked to them about the method she uses for making her writing more creative and how she connects her real life experiences with her imagination. She also spoke about the process of liaising with the illustrator for her books and the steps involved in having a book published. Readings Books will be available again all day tomorrow at Brighton.


Then the Readings Book Fair will move to Caulfield on Wednesday (and remain until Friday afternoon) and the children will take part in the Book Parade for Cycle 2s and Cycle 3s at 9am on Wednesday. On Friday, there will be a launch of the Little Free Library which is going to be installed at Caulfield and Ailsa Wild will be the author who speaks to Cycles 2 and 3. There are now over 50,000 LFLs in over 70 countries around the world and we are so grateful to Jenn Zainuddin who has created and built our second Little Free Library for MMS. She will talk about the project to help provide books for areas of need and then launch the new LFL!


Please bring a gold coin donation to buy books for less fortunate children PLUS a good quality book which you no longer wish to read from home to help fill our new Little Free Library. Every child who brings a book on Friday will be able to choose a different book from the free books to take home.