Book Week Update: Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

Next week our Book Week celebrations will begin!

Virtual Parade

Thank you to parents who have submitted a video or photo of your child’s Book Week costume! We look forward to sharing this exciting aspect of Book Week with the community.

Nano Story Writing  (Years 3-12)

Students in Primary and Secondary have submitted some wildly impressive nano stories! In honour of this year’s Book Week theme, Curious Creatures, Wild Minds. We look forward to sharing these with you during Book Week.

Book Trailer Competition  (Years 3-9)

A number of students have expressed interest in the CBCA Book Trailer Competition. Details about entry and how to submit can be found here: The competition ends on Monday 31 August.

Premier’s Reading Challenge Update 

The Premier’s Reading Challenge concludes today. Students who are keen to add final books to their reading log have until Sunday 30th August as all entries will be validated on Monday morning. We now have 300 students who have completed the Challenge, congratulations to those boys and girls! Certificates will be posted from Australia and should arrive in late Term 4.

Book Week Assemblies

We will hold Book Week Assemblies during Week 7 and, as part of the celebrations, students may dress up as their favourite book character or in something related to the theme ‘Curious Creatures. Wild Minds’ on the day of their assembly:

  • Year 1 & 2: Monday 31 August, 12:00-12:45pm
  • Year 5 & 6: Tuesday 1 September, 11:15-12:00pm
  • Prep: Tuesday 1 September, 12:15-1:00pm
  • Reception AM and PM: Wednesday 2 September, 12:00-12:30pm
  • Year 4: Wednesday 2 September, 1:30-2:15pm
  • Year 3: Thursday 3 September, 12:00-12:45pm

Amongst other exciting things, the virtual parade will be shown at the assembly and we will host a Book Week Kahoot Quiz! The Book Week Zoom link for the Assembly and Author visit can be found on your child’s live timetable. We cannot wait to see everyone in their Book Week costume online!

Virtual Author Visit – Deborah Abela

We are thrilled to welcome Australian author Deborah Abela who will host virtual author talks with Reception-Year 6 on Friday 4 September.

  • Reception/Prep: 9:30-10:00am
  • Year 1 & 2: 11:15-11:50am
  • Year 3 & 4: 12:00-12:45pm
  • Year 5 & 6: 1:30-2:15pm

As reading is often done at night in our pj’s, students may wear their pyjamas on Friday as part of the Funky Friday initiative from our Primary Head Boy and Head Girl.

We are very much looking forward to our upcoming celebrations and thank you for your support in preparing for this special event.  Should you have any queries in regard to this email please contact

Nicole Atkins | Primary Teacher Librarian