Library News

Author Sarah Brennan’s Writing Competition

At the end of last term, four students from AISHK entered THE DASHING DOG STORY COMPETITION! Congratulations to Jonas Tai-4M, Georgia Barnes-5P,  Audrey Kwok-6B and Scarlet Knowling-6R on taking the opportunity to enter the competition and give it a go!

The entries can be seen on Sarah’s Blog

Keep an eye on Sarah’s blog, another competition will be popping up soon!

National Simultaneous Storytime- Hickory Dickory Dash by Tony Wilson.

This year, National Simultaneous Storytime will be held on Wednesday 23 May.

Due to the busy nature of our school days, the students will be exposed to this text at some stage during Week 6; either in the Library or in the classroom.

The aim of the Storytime is to:

  • promote the value of reading and literacy,
  • promote the value and fun of books,
  • promote an Australian writer and publisher

We know the boys and girls will enjoy this adaptation of the nursery rhyme, Hickory Dickory Dock.

Library borrowing and reading at home

I have noticed some students (mainly upper primary) are reluctant to borrow during their library lesson. It would be wonderful if you could ask your son or daughter what they are currently reading and encourage them to borrow from the library each week. We have a wonderful collection of books, both fiction and non-fiction and we are always adding new books to our collection. Parents are also welcome to borrow from the library, please pop in and have a browse.


At times throughout the year, we are informed of competitions the students at AISHK may be interested in entering. Parents, please send your child’s entries in as specified on the websites.

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

Due 30 June

Book Week-Week 6, Term 3

The Book Week Theme this year is Find Your Treasure. Book Week will be celebrated in Week 6, Term 3 (Monday 27 August-Friday 31 August).

Book Week is run by the Australian Children’s Book Council and celebrates outstanding books for children. It encourages children of all ages to consider how significant books can be, not only as a means of entertainment and escape, but as a way of informing their understanding of the world around us.

This year, our Primary Book Week Parade and Assemblies will be held on Friday 31 August; further details and ideas will follow closer to the date.

Nicole Atkins | Primary Teacher Librarian