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Stop What You Are Doing and Read

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Week 9, Term Three, 2017

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The National Reading Hour is next Thursday 14 September but here at the KIP we celebrated it early with our Onesie Party this week. That really just means that everyone has a chance to stop next week and read for an hour.

Our Onesie Party is a great opportunity to celebrate reading and to bring students together to have fun at an event that is all about reading. Many thanks to our fabulous Year 6 helpers for reading to our younger Junior School students. This year we had the Dr Seuss Zone, the Hairy Maclary Zone and everyone’s favourite, the Australian Animal Zone. Because so many Australian animals are nocturnal, this was a great excuse to transform the Alumni Room in the KIP into a reading by torchlight experience and the children certainly enjoyed it. The curtains were closed in the Junior KIP for some wonderful storytelling from Year 6 students, as well as books galore to explore.

We encourage you to make a date with a book for Australian Reading Hour on Thursday 14 September. Reading doesn’t only improve the mind. It also improves lives and makes better societies by increasing happiness, reducing stress, and improving health.

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