Thank you to everyone who donated books to give to the City Mission for children in need this Christmas. And to the students and teachers who took part in this terms Lunchtime Lit Quiz. The money we raised went to buy more books for this great cause. This picture is some of the presents Room 2 and the librarians wrapped ready to drop off at the City Mission. Well done everyone.
This is a story ultimately about friendship and loyalty, but also about prejudice and intolerance. And how hard it can be to be different from the majority. Tessa and Lucas have been best friends forever and when Lucas decides he's going to ask the person he cares most about in the world to their prom he is shocked and hurt by Tessa's response. What follows is a roller coaster ride, a story with plenty of humour and heart. I loved this book - thank you Zoe for recommending it and making sure we now have it in our library.
YEAR 8 STUDENTS: Please bring your library books back now. It's sad you are leaving us - it's been great having you as readers. But now we need the books back for the next bunch of readers.
YEAR 7 STUDENTS: Come and get more books for the holidays - as many as you can carry - all the good books are coming back in! Don't miss out on your favourites.
Not only is David Hill a great New Zealand author for our children (especially for our Intermediate children), he is also a champion of our teachers. Thank you David for such a considered, well written (of course) and passionate defense of what we do in our schools with our students.
Read the article from the NZ Herald here.
Paying tribute to an amazing man - a man whose strength of character changed the world. We have these books in the library if you want to read more about Nelson Mandela.
Ok, so he's my favourite author ever so I'm completely biased but I find myself as always impressed with Patrick Ness's honesty and generosity, not to mention his intelligence and humour. Worth watching the whole video, especially if you are a writer yourself.
Also, he told us that he has just written the script for A Monster Calls so it might be going into production next year, along with The Knife of Never Letting Go. Oh boy!
There are some interesting looking technologies here. How cool to be able to find the best book for you by just asking a computer? I'm not convinced it will ever be as useful as asking a good librarian however!
Click on the images to read Room 13's stories they made for an orphanage in Nepal.
An excellent adaptation of this book by Suzanne Collins. I have been known to say don't judge a book by it's movie but I think this movie will have to be an exception to that rule. It was even more thrilling and well developed than the first movie in the series of The Hunger Games. Definitely a must see - but read the book first!