Thursday, 1 December 2016

Term 4 Book Review Winners

                                   Maddisyn - Room 8, Jonah - Room 3, Sapphire Room 1
This term, students completed Book Reviews on their favourite book in the library for 2016
Here are our amazing winners. What great thought and effort you put into your reviews!

Thank you Student Librarians!

Celebrating the end of another year in the library
are our ever so helpful Student Librarians
Emily, Chloe, Bella, Wayan, Jontay, Grace
Teneille, Arty, Calais
Arieal, Mikaela and Greer

Thank you for your service in the library!
I will miss you
Grace dancing to the 'Awapuni Staff Dance' video

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Shelf Markers in action

Seen in the library this morning using Shelf Markers in the Non Fiction section
were Tylah-Maree, Cassidy and Regina
What an important library skill you have learnt girls!
 It was great to snap photos of you all practising!

Monday, 28 November 2016

We found a Hat @ Book Club

Grace, Ariel, Wayan, Ezekiel, Mykal, Arty, Teneille, Zarneo, Ebonie Rose and Bella
celebrate the last Book Club for 2016

What a great time of fun and learning we had this year!
Hold on to your hats for the conclusion
 of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist
 Jon Klassen

"We found a Hat" is an interesting tale
about 2 turtles who find 1 hat......
Activity sheets were completed
to analyse the 2 main characters
in the story

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Book Review time

Krisharn, Jemima and Fionna-Anne
 complete a book review on a fantastic book they have read this year

Have you submitted your book review?
Come in and read all the book reviews up on the wall

Ahenata, Tamia and Ana with their entries
Be in to win !

X Factor in the Library

The brain child of Judges Logan, Bella, Mako and Mikaela
A crowd gathered to watch the talent....

Dancing, singing and acting.... followed by scoring....

Multiple groups entered........

And the winners were.......... Ariel, Sam and Brett!
Luka and Braith!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Room 11 reads

Look at all the  busy readers!
Rhodes; Tyran, Rautaki & Avatar; Regina, Charlie, Cassidy; Steph & Kobe enjoy a quiet read

Library in the morning

New entrants, Eve and Archie have their books issued by
Student Librarian, Greer

Lovely to see lots of you visiting the library with the early morning sunshine!

Monday, 21 November 2016

I am Ivan Crocodile@BookClub

Book Club member Grace with her "What do you know about the character?" worksheet
Today we read - I AM IVAN CROCODILE! -  by ReneGouichoux

There is something about Ivan that makes him different from the other six year olds in his class, and they tease him for it
Ivan is able to explain his uniqueness to us: inside, he believes he is a crocodile

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Library Treasure Hunt

The clues were planted..... the maps were distributed....
......the hunt was on!
All x's led to Tweety Bird......... reading quietly in a corner 

Participants in the hunt with the spoils of their treasure
Good idea and organisation of your Treasure Hunting team, Ariel!

Caught reading around the school

Wayan engrossed in 'Big Nate'
Reading buddies, Manaia and Olivia

Reading buddies, Liam reading to Kiara
Sophie reading about Cyclones

Friday, 11 November 2016

Roald Dahl in disguise

Dressed up as Roald Dahl, one of our early morning regular library visitors enters the library.....
Can you tell who this is?

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Tiny Owl on the Ramshackle Farm @ Book Club

Ezekiel  with his worksheet and prize
After reading about Tiny Owl, we had fun
completing an activity sheet on Owls
Tiny Owl on the Ramshackle Farm
by Lotte Wotherspoon

"....All is still on the ramshackle farm,
just the babble of the brook in the midnight calm"

Monday, 7 November 2016

Recommended read

Lee from Room 3 issues out a "Recommended Read"
'El Deafo' by Cece Bell is an award winning graphic novel based on the Author's own childhood
growing up with hearing issues.
This is a truly delightful read.

Read this book

this is a really cool book you should go check it out. Its a comic book too, yay

Friday, 4 November 2016

The Villain's Night Out play

A bank clerk, a scary villain .. ..what could come next?!
Ariel from Room 4 planned and organised a surprise play
for students in the Resource Room at lunch time 

A crowd gathers to watch......

Ariel, Jessica, Catherine, Layton and Ashka-Rose
in full swing with their scripts
Thank you for entertaining us!
 It is great how books can inspire us to bring them to life

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Who is Melvil Dewey? Hunter knows!

Congratulations Hunter in Room 6 ! 
You successfully answered the Library Question, 
identifying who Melvil Dewey was and what he did 

Hunter takes home a prize of a Paper Plus Stationery pack
Melvil Dewey invented the Dewey Decimal System which classifies (arranges in classes or categories) books in a library. To find books in the Non-Fiction section we can use our OPAC computer to search for a book and it will tell us the Dewey Decimal Number so we can locate it on the shelves.

Check out this fun video of  "Melvil Dewey, International Library Hip Hop star" doing the

Tuesday, 1 November 2016


The Teeth 4 Keeps Dental caravan
parked up at our school

Have you visited it yet?

Come into the library and read a book about
looking after your teeth
Malaki from Room 11 visited the library with his class this morning
With a wobbly tooth due to come out, Malaki was interested in our books
on Dental Health

Friday, 28 October 2016

Find a reader who......

It made us think, do we read or play?
We then found readers who....

 At BOOK CLUB  we read -
"But it's just a game" by Julia Cook
"With my game controller in my hands, I’m the boss of my whole world! I can be who I want and do as I please. I can get the highest score. I get all the chances that I need. If I make a mistake it’s ok. Everyone thinks I’m ‘it on a stick!’ And the bad stuff all goes away.”
Bella finds out what readers like...
Krystal and Honey listen in on a story 

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Halloween approaches...

Room 7 enjoys our Halloween display
Halloween is on 31st October

Halloween books with onomatopoeia
Click,Clack, BOO! by Doreen Cronin
Mouse's first Halloween by Lauren Thompson
Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting

Don't be scared to come and check
these titles out!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Student Librarian of the Week

Ka pai Jontay! What a great asset to the library team you are
Thank you for being a reliable and conscientious helper to me in the library

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Icesis and Tiare

Tiare and Icesis visited the library at lunch time today
Here they are with books by Michael Rosen our Author of the Month
Have you read any of Michael's books?
Come and check them out and enter our Book Review Competition

Monday, 17 October 2016

Busy Bees Room 7

Row of readers - Blog searchers - Reading friends - Searching the catalogue
Great to see you making the most of your library, Room 7

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Melvil who?

Here I am putting my answer in for the library question of the week
don't be shy give it a go!
This is the prize you win