Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Book Trailer

Angus:  I learnt over all what g-mail actually is, the thing I am most proud of is getting all the slides finished and complete

Thomas:  I learnt how to properly use a computer and what google drive is, I found it difficult finding car noises and using youtube

Alfie:  I found it hard to find age appropriate pictures to put in our trailer, I am proud of  us working together even though we disagreed a bit of the time.

I just want to add - that these boys - Angus,Thomas and Alfie have really worked hard on this book trailer, and even though we ran out of time to actually put sound and movement to it, it looks great!! A good Collaborative effort on behalf of all Three!!! WELL DONE.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Week 8, Term 4, 2013

19 SLEEPS!!!!!!

Only two, Yes 2, weeks left of Term 4 2013......
Where oh where has this term gone!!!
It sure does seem to have flown by, especially these last couple of weeks.
Our Library Xmas tree will be up on Monday 9th December so be sure to check into our library to see how it looks with a mix of hand made and store bought ornaments.
I will try and get a clear picture to put on here for my next installment!!!

Chow for now

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Mackenzies book report

End of Maori Culture Week

Wow... that went by fast... today we are all "showing and telling" all of the exciting things that our School has been doing - I hope to take more photos of the other classes.. so watch this space :)

Here, in the mean time are a couple of pic's of our group from the Library -

"How the Kiwi Lost His Wings"
 - this book inspired these paper hand puppets
Oh and here is one more picture of the same amazing group!!!!


Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Maori Culture Week 4-8 November

Wanaka Primary School is holding a Maori Culture week next week!!!

Exciting things happening throughout the school.
The Library Group will be reading, learning and creating things with a Native Bird Theme, using
The book "How the Kiwi Lost his wings".

All students in the Library group will be creating paper hand puppets depicting Native Birds - such as the Kiwi, Pukeko, Kea, Tui...

This will be great!!!!
Watch this space for pictures of the students puppets!!!!

chow for now!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Huge thank you to: ALPINE RESORT WANAKA

Huge Thanks To The

Alpine Resort Wanaka

For the donation of the Complete set of writings by
Roald Dahl!!!


Thanks so much for such an amazing Donation!!!!!

Graphic Novel Bonanza !!!!!

NEW, NEW, NEW, new, new.... Graphic novels!!!!

Tin Tin,
Quick & Flupke....
See below for pictures of what is new for

Wanaka Primary School Library :)





So there is something for all Graphic novel readers :)
Enjoy and watch this space as there will be more new books shortly

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Term 4... WOW!!!!

Fourth and final term for 2013.......


This is going to be a BIG term - lot's going on for all that is for sure
Scholastic Book Fair will be held over week 5,
and will be located this term in the Library
On the 30th October Julia Larkin and I will be Showing off our Book
"Queasy Kea"

Julia is the illustrator and has done an amazing job with her Silk Painting Skills!
I am the Author and had lots of fun creating a quirky, colourful story
 We are giving every class/pod a chance to win a FREE copy!
That is 6 copies we are giving away!!!!
Colour in our Kea and return it to the library by
Tuesday 29th October - 3pm
and after our presentation we will be handing prizes over to the winners
Gotta be in to win!!!! 
Ask your teachers for a copy of the colouring competition.

 NOVEMBER 24th 2013
Wanaka Primary School Gala Day!!

Here at school we are holding a GALA Day
 come and wander around our stalls
play some games
Enjoy some family time !!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Thomas's Book Report

End of Term NEW BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is just a teaser of some new books coming through
- they will be processed and on display at the beginnning of Term 4
Our blog now has a Request form you can fill out,
should yo have any books 
you think our library can't live with out
(that aren't already on our system)
In A Glass Grimmly:by Adam Gidwitz

"What really happened when Jack and Jill went up the hill
 to fetch a pail of water???"
Well, yes, Jack did break his crown and, yes,

 Jill did come tumbling after.
But, they also went on a quest to find a looking glass,

 which really turned out to b a quest to find themselves.

Spirit Animals: Book 1 - Wild Born by: Brandon Mull

Are you Wild Born???
In the world of Erdas, Four children are about to discover if they havae a spirit animals, a rare bond between human and beast that gives great powers to both. Seperated by vast distances, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each see a flash of light...and then the animals emerge.......

Ethan's Voice: by Rachel Carter

How do you tell your story when you can't speak???
Ethan can't remember exactly when he stopped speaking or why.
It is only when he meets Polly that he begins to wish things could be different. she is fun and exciting and helps hime to see how vivid and colourful the world is.
Can Polly help Ethan to find his voice agian????
So there you have it.... some brilliant authours and exciting tales!!! Roll on Term 4
chow for now

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Alfie's Book Report


Dress up day today!!!!
I am seeing some great costumes!
 A Teacher came in a suit he bought for $5 - Awesome
Another support staff member came as "MUM",
with sticky plasters and chocolate wrappers and garbage bags!!!
I see Kids in plastic and cardboard capes !!!
Robots and Ballerinas...
We made $63 today - wahoo!!!
I will search out and with this money locate and purchase some new Graphic Novels for 
Wanaka Primary School Library.


Thanks again everyone

Tuesday, 3 September 2013



Time is flying by - we are, as of today, 1/2 way through week 6 of our 9 week term!!!!

Next week the library will have books, books and more books out on display for all aspects of recycling including crafts to do with recycled objects!!!
All great stuff especially with Wednesday the 11th September is
"Recycling Hero Costume" : design and create a costume from your clean ousehold recyclables, and Wear it to school !!!!

This is a Fundraiser for our Graphic Novel Area within the library and so a gold coin donation is requested for all who take part in this costume day!!!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Maddison's Book Report

Recycling Awareness Week Approaching FAST !!

Hi All -

Well time is slipping by sooo fast... winter is almost over, however the fruit trees and daffodils think it is already over - blooming lovely!!
We are now halfway through week 5 - in the middle of week 7 we are having a:

"Create and Wear your own Recycling Hero Costume day" (that was a mouthful)!"
I am working on my own creation...
in secrecy at home....
What will you create???

Here are a couple of ideas from Google images - searching under recycling costume pictures,
you may like to look on there for ideas too!!!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Catching Fire - Part two of "The Hunger Games"


We have the books...,

and now we have the movie trailer...
Can you READ the Book before the Movie comes out in November 2013

MOVIE TRAILER!!!!!Have you read the book??
Are you looking forward to the Movie???