Friday, 28 November 2014

Term 4 Book Review Competition Winners - Congratulations!

Senior Syndicate winner: Joe-Dee, Room 1          

Middle Syndicate winner: Jake, Room 8                                    

Junior Syndicate winner:
Joelle, Room 15

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Student Librarians - Thank-you!

A morning tea in the Library this morning was held for our Student Librarians, to thank them for all their hard work and dedication over the course of this year.

Well done everyone! The library runs more efficiently with your help.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Puppy Stories

Sophie from Room 3 shows off her toy puppy, as she chooses a book to read about one of her favourite animals.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Reading together

 Melea and Grace reading in the Library before school this morning.

Have you done some early morning reading with a friend before?

It is a great way to relax before the busy start of the school day.

Lego read

Comparing their favourite Lego figures are Room 11 students, Braedyn, Fraser and Micah, as they leaf through the giant Lego Mini-figure book in our Reference Section.

This publication has proved to be an extremely popular and widely read addition in the library, especially with our boys.

Have you spotted your favourite Lego character?

Monday, 24 November 2014

Book Club break-up

Gathering together to celebrate our last book club meeting for 2014 are:
Faith, Melea, Tara, Te Aroha, Maia, Terrin, Joe Dee and Grace

Sharing a Christmas story

Student Librarian Maia  reads a story to new entrant Joelle, from Room 15, while on morning duty before school.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Reading for 2

Room 13 students, Harley and Dyzire, have fun looking through one of  the many super hero books upstairs in the library

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


Gigatowngis supporters get busy, busy, busy!

Students from Room 2 buddy up with Room 4 students to blog and tweet during a full on session this morning in the library.

Lots of fun was had by all as we work towards sending Gisborne into the lead

Fun with friends in the Library

Having lots of fun and laughter dressing up, are Maia, Te Reinga, Jessica & Samara

Have you tried dressing up in a costume?

You can try and look like your favourite book character

Monday, 10 November 2014

Book Hospital to the rescue!

 Helping look after books that need extra care and attention is Student Librarian Myah

Books that are damaged or have pages that have come out, are put into the Book Hospital for repairs

Friday, 7 November 2014

Trio of readers

Hunter, Liam & Mako read books together during their class visit to the library

Room 9 has submitted the highest amount of entries in the Book Review Competition each term this year

What a great way to connect with your Library, Room 9!

Book Reviews help the reader to contemplate, evaluate and summarise their reading.

Have you entered the Book Review Competition for Term 4?

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Bookmark makers

Having fun making bookmarks during their lunch break, are Quinn & Ezekiel from Room 9.

Do you use a bookmark when you read?

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Room 3 Library visit

New student Arty, enjoys reading in the non-fiction section with fellow students Ariel & Mys-D.
Our Student Librarian, Faith, made up a display on graphic novels, to encourage other students to take a look at this genre and maybe try one out.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Thursday's Student Librarians on duty

Pictured here are Student Librarians, Faith and Terrin, who had a busy shift manning the front desk during lunch time today.

Along with returning and issuing books they helped fellow students search for titles using the OPAC, locate books on the shelves, log in juniors on the computers, re-shelve books and tidy up.

Terrin also made up his own  badge to add to the official lanyard that Student Librarians wear.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

New student, Zarneo, finds a quiet space to do some reading during his class visit to the Library

Friday, 24 October 2014

Colouring Competition Frenzy

Can you guess what these students are doing?

Maia, Tara, Joelle & Grace have loads of fun with felts and colouring pencils, completing their Colouring in Competition sheets.

Wild Wild East Winter Parade Competition - Win a ride on Santa's Sleigh!

Jack and the Beanstalk Competition - Win a Family Pass & Double Pass to see Jack and the Beanstalk.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Book Reviews

Room 8 Students, Jake and Te Aroha are pictured here
 doing a book review on titles by Author of the Month - Chris Gurney.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

All aboard the Reading Train !

Passengers on the Reading Train enjoy their 
lunch time excursion. 
Conductor - Maia, Joelle, Bella, Madison, Maia, Jemima 
& Caboose - Melea.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Enthusiastic Library users

Monday mornings in the Library are busy ones, as students renew their books from the weekend and enjoy new developments in the Library

Shivani and Paru from Room 4 have fun reading some of the Book Reviews posted on the wall upstairs.

Kasey takes time to read to one of our junior students, Joelle from Room 15, while Maia listens in.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Welcome Back to Term 4

Nicola and Ihapera, from Room 8, enjoy an early morning read of some of our wordless books.

Mrs Macpherson's favourite at the moment is Bluebird by Bob Staake.

What is your favourite wordless book?

Don't have one? Pop into the library to check our titles out.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Term 3 Book Review Competition Winners

The Term 3 Book Review Competition winners are:                                                

Faith from Room 4 for the Senior Syndicate

Kylah from Room 9 for the Middle Syndicate

Jemima from Room 13 for the Junior Syndicate

Congratulations winners! Well done to other students who entered. There were some very close entries.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Cosy corner readers

This morning marks the last week of the term for students to return/renew/issue their books for the holidays.

First through the door were Room 9 students, Liam & Hunter, pictured here enjoying a quiet read together under the cushions.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Room 1 Library visit

Student Librarian Maia, 
issues books to her fellow classmates during their library time today

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Frozen Fan

Avid magazine reader, Kobe from Room 14, once again takes time in his lunch break to revisit the characters of the movie Frozen, in the Library's K Zone Magazines.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Puzzle Pro!

Here, Sharelle from Room 13 holds up the template of the giant floor puzzle that she put together at lunchtime.

Fabulous matching Sharelle! 

It is fun to do puzzles and share them with your friends. Classmate Fionna-Anne views Sharelle's handiwork.

Have you tried doing one of our many giant floor puzzles?

Monday, 18 August 2014

Super Hero fan, Fraser

Starting off the week by making an early morning  library visit to exchange his book for a fresh one, is Fraser from Room 11.

The collection of "Super DC Heroes" are very popular with our boys. Superman, Batman, Dark Knight, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps. 

Have you found your favourite Super Hero yet?

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Geronimo Stilton

Tara from Room 1 checks out the
Geronimo Stilton Collection, which includes Thea Stilton, Cave Mice, Creepella Von Cacklefur, Kingdom of Fantasy, & Space Mice.

Our Geronimo Stilton series is the most widely read series amongst Awapuni School students

Have you read a book from this stand?

Monday, 28 July 2014

Book Club members meet Mr Mr Sunny

New on the literary scene is young New Zealand Author, Lucas Chisholm. Lucas has distributed copies of his book "Meet Mr Mr Sunny", to all 1,925 primary schools across the country.

Awapuni School Book Club members today wrote thank you letters to Lucas, giving positive feedback, as requested, to help shape future publications.

Some of our Book Club members pictured here holding up their finished letters are:
Faith, Melea and Maia. Well done girls!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


Introducing our very capable Student Librarians who have consistently been the 
Community Kind in supporting our School Library 

Keighan, Terrin, Myah, Sophie B, Tara, Waireti, Sophie E, Lara, Bethany, Aimee, 
Kasey, Melea, Anahera, Mya-Capri & Michaela


Maori Language Week
 kicks off Term 3

Celebrate Māori Language Week 2014. Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014.
The theme is 'Te Kupu o te Wiki', The Word of the Week' 

Sophie from Room 3 holds up her pet Praying Mantis beside the wall chart 
which teaches students the Maori names for insects

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Here are our the results of our Term 2
Book Review Competition
Samara Rm 13 - Junior Synd winner
Manaia Rm 9 - Middle Synd winner
Summa Rm 1 - Senior Girl winner
Tobias Rm 4 - Senior Boy winner
Well done! Great efforts were put into these winning entries.

Room 9 Student reading huddle

Grace, Kylah, Brooke, Greer & Mikaela huddle under their warm blanket & share a story with their soft toys before school today.

Today is Privilege Day for Room 9, where students are able to dress up in cosy sleep wear and bring along a favourite toy.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

NZ Post Book Award Winners

Reading can't be boring after all...                 

by Vasanti Unka
claims the prestigious award of being judged NZ Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year

Seth from Room 2  emulates the cover illustration, showing that even a "boring book" is a good one!

The Boring Book is anything but boring with the insertion of various "added extras", making for an interactive and delightfully surprising read. 

THE THREE BEARS… SORT OF by Yvonne Morrison & Donovan Bixley takes the honour of The Children's Choice Award

This re-telling of the classic tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears is smattered with humorous analytical interruptions, providing a stimulating, thought provoking read.

Check out this book in our library!


was judged the best Non-Fiction title

A fabulously informative book aimed at educating all types of would-be hunters within a New Zealand setting.
From hunting deer, to pigs, ducks or possums, through to eeling and whitebaiting, this instructional manual provides a wealth of interesting and helpful facts.

This title can be found in our library in the Non-fiction section under 799.2

DUNGER by JOY COWLEY takes home the Junior Fiction Prize

A holiday with your grandparents? How exciting could that be?! With no electricity, no cellphone reception and just each other for company, this holiday may well be called a dunger, like an old car...the car that William gets to drive at just 11 years old...maybe this holiday isn't so bad after all.