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Book Week 2017

AHPS  Education Book Week

Term 3 Monday 7 August 2017 to Friday 11 August 2017

This year's Children's Book Week theme is Escape to Everywhere.

It makes me think of a time, perhaps after I've been working hard, when I get the chance to escape into a book. I find a comfortable place, open my book, and I'm instantly in a different world. I have adventures, escape from baddies & villains, save people's lives, laugh aloud, blink away tears and completely forget about the world and what I was doing earlier. Through books, I can escape to all sorts of places. I've been to Narnia, Whoville, Hogwarts, The Land of Chewnswallow, jungles, the bottom of the sea and outer space. When I'm reading, it feels like I actually AM someplace else - I can hear the cry of a wolf, smell the fragrance of a hundred blossoms or feel the thunder of hooves of approaching horses. I can escape to real worlds too, and learn about everything from creating codes to decorating cupcakes. What does Escape to Everywhere mean to you?

At Allambie Heights Public School throughout Education Book Week we will be enjoying a variety of activities linked to books and stories: reading, writing, listening, viewing, expressing and experiencing.

Term 3, Week 4 Monday 7 to Friday 11 August

Monday – Students 3 -6 will be attending a presentation by Australian author Andrew Daddo in the hall. 

10.00am – 11.00am:  5G, 5H, 5R, 6B, 6G

11.45am – 12.45pm: 3D, 3E, 3M, 3/4C, 4J, 4M

Tuesday – Students K - 2 will be attending a presentation by Australian children's author Anna Fienberg in the hall. 

10.00am – 11.00am:  KC, KE, KF, 1H, 1P, 1S

11.45am – 12.45pm:  1C, 1/2J, 2E, 2G, 2R

Wednesday Costume Day: students and staff will attend school dressed in costume as book characters. (Costume details/ideas for classes are being discussed with class teachers and details will be forthcoming from the students and in class newsletters.)

Tuesday, Thursday Students will be taking part in a variety of reading, viewing, listening and writing activities.

Friday - Education Week Art Exhibition Day: Parents are invited to join students from morning tea for a variety of activities: 11.10am – 11.35am Community morning tea

11.45am – 12.15pm year 3 to year 6 students performing under the COLA

12.15am - 12.55pm Parents visit class art exhibitions

Book Fair

Monday 7 August 2017 to Friday 11 August 2017

A Book Fair will be set up in the library. Parents, students & friends are invited to come in, browse around and buy a book. You can buy a book for yourself, your child, friends or buy and donate a book back to the school. Books are reasonably priced and supplied by Carnival Books for the week.  As there are no ordering facilities, I encourage parents, family members and students to visit the Book Fair early to avoid disappointment when items are sold. As lessons and class activities will continue to take place in the library throughout the week, buying is restricted to official buying times to minimise disruptions. Students can come independently & buy during first half of lunchtime.

Book Fair Opening Hours:

Monay 7 August

Tuesday 8 August


9 August


10 August

Friday 11 August

8.30am – 9.00am


3.20pm – 4.30pm


8.30am – 9.30am



(Teacher staff meeting)

8.30am – 9.00am


3.20pm – 4.30pm


8.30am – 9.00am


3.20pm – 4.30pm


Education Week Art Exhibition Day

8.30am – 9.00am


1.00pm -1.40pm


3.20pm – 4.30 pm