Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas

Thank you to Clem, Jess and Zafia for a wonderful Christmas tree display!

Have a wonderful, and safe holiday!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Please return your Library Books

Not long to go until the end of term, so could you all please check at home for any library books and school readers. I would really appreciate our books to be back by Tuesday, 13 December, so that I may complete the library stocktake.
Many thanks Jan

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gifts of Reading

Thank you to Neve Sewell in Room 4, who kindly donated' James and the Giant Peach'.  Neve bought this book with money she raised, for the February earthquake.  And thank you to Mrs Lilley for donating an autographed book of 'Maungati Mouse and the EQ Rescue'.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Waimakariri District Libraries Summer Reading Programme

Hey Kids ...continue to read during the holiday season...... join up with the Summer Reading Programme.

Summer Reading Programme Registration details are as follows

Rangiora LibraryThurs      24 November3 - 7 pm
Sat          26 November10 am - 2 pm
Kaiapoi LibrarySat          26 November10 am - 2 pm
Oxford Library Sat          26 November10 am - 12 noon

Look for the Waimakariri District Libraries website link for more information!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Engaging our Boys!

We know how difficult it can be to get some of our boys to read.  
Click on this link to give some holiday reading and christmas present ideas

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Come in and check out our latest new books!

I was lucky enough recently to attend a Librarian's meeting, 
and have been given a list of recommended reads for our senior classes.  
I hope that you enjoy these!

Picture Books to enjoy!  
Thank you to one of our students for donating 'The Foggy Foggy Forest'!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sketched Portraits of our Room 2 students, by our Room 2 Students!!

These portraits really do look amazing, so come in and check them out!

Here's a couple of portraits up close...
Molly-Kate, by Olive
 Jess, by Holly
(Don't forget to click on these pictures to see them better!)

Come in and check out our Magazines and Graphic Novels!

We are sooooo excited to have our new magazine rack in the library!  
 to our wonderful caretaker, Gary Simpson who made it for all of us to enjoy!  

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

We have some wonderful works of Art on display!

Wonderful wacky glasses made by Room 4!  Great construction!
Why is School cool? Lots of great reasons Room 3, Well Done!

Gorgeous paintings of 'The Rainbow Fish' picture book and it's synopsis.. 
(What the story is about in a few sentences).  
Well Done Room 6!
(Remember to click on each picture to see them in detail)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

More New Books!

These are some of the books that have been bought, with the money raised from this year's Easter Raffle. 
A really big THANK YOU to all of you who bought tickets!  

(You can click on each picture to see the covers better!)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

We love your book Dominic!!!

Dominic is seen here with his book, which he made himself.  The book is called 'Camping with Dad" and is available to be borrowed.  You will find it in the Non Fiction, Sports section 796.

Thank you Dominic, you are AWESOME!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Congratulations to the 2011 winners of the NZ Post Childrens Book Awards

The New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year Award 2011 has been announced, it's.....
'The Moon and Farmer McPhee', by Margaret Mahy and David Elliot
A heart-warming story, with lots of fun wordplay, this story is about a grumpy farmer whose animals keep him awake at night singing and dancing by the light of the moon. Eventually he is won over by the moon and the animals and learns how to be happy.

To find out who the other winners are, click on this link below
And don't forget that we have some of these books in our library, so come in and check them out!

Our visiting author - Kyle Mewburn

A big thank you to NZ Post and the Christchurch City Library for bringing Kyle Mewburn out to see us at Ashley School.  We had a wonderful time and throughly enjoyed his story telling humour!  Here are some photos...
"How he became a writer..."
Reading his book 'Hill and Hole'

Monday, May 9, 2011

More News!

(Click on the pictures to see them up close)

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you who entered into our Easter Egg colouring competition.  They all look fantastic!
The winners were announced at the last day of the first term.  They were:
Hannah Thomas, Ethan Solvander, Paddy Skerten, Millie Couch, Madison Silcock, Sonny McMillan, Brodie Simpson and Moriah Solvander.  A big thank you, to our judges also.

JUST A REMINDER, that we have Author, Kyle Mewburn, visiting us on Friday, 13th May at 10:00 am.  We look forward to his visit.  Some of his books are on display in our library.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thank You to Room 4!

We are really lucky to have these lovely paintings in our library, 
from Room 4.  
They were inspired by Vincent van Gogh's paintings
'Starry night' 
and 'Sunflowers'.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

News Flash!! Writer Kyle Mewburn, will be visiting our school!

Kyle Mewburn's latest book 'Hill and Hole' is a finalist in the the Picture Book category, in the NZ Post Children's Book Awards this year.
Mr Mewburn also wrote 'Old Hu-hu'
which won the 2010 New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year Award, 

and Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! 
which won both the Picture Book Category and the Children's Choice Award at the 2007 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Mr Mewburn will be visiting us, as part of the national celebrations of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards, leading up to the Awards Ceremony.  

So we are very excited!  Stay tuned for further details!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Share Your Writing Magic!

In support of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards, NZ Post is running a children's story writing competition.  The winning 50 entries will be professionally illustrated and published together into a book.

The competition is open to all year 1 - 8 school children and entries close on the 30th of April, 2011.  

For competition terms and conditions, please click on this link below:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2011

Click on the link below to check out the finalists in the New Zealand Post Children's Book awards for this year.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Presenting our 2011 Librarians!

Back Row: Kurt, Theo, Georgia-Mae, Moriah, Emily, Rowan, Kitty. Middle Row: Maddie, Josie, Danielle, Henry, Jacob. Front Row: Holly, Clemetine, Eli, Dawson. Absent: Sarah, Scott, Jamie, Jack, Tabitha.

Here's what our wonderful library looks like..

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome to our Library Blog!

Come and join us as we show you what books we love, what we are studying, and what fun we are having, all in our wonderful school library.