Sunday, 27 November 2011

It is time to visit your local library for so many reasons

 The Coffs City library has a huge array of resources which includes books, magazines, music CDs, DVDs and audio-books. In fact the library holds over 90,000 items!

Your library card provides you with access to SOOOOOOOOOOOO much!! 
Don't miss out. Become a MEMBER
                                                              Get your library card ASAP!!

  •  Take your children along to the 
  •                                                      FREE CHRISTMAS CRAFT ACTIVITY

  • Join in their Weekly Events

  • Weekly storytime for pre-school aged children.
  • - Tuesdays @ Woolgoolga
  • - Wednesdays @ Coffs Harbour
  • - Thursdays @ Toormina                                    


    Summer Reading Club 

    2011-12 Summer Reading Club - The Amazing Read! 

  • The Summer Reading Club is a great opportunity for school aged children to explore the amazing world of books and stories during the summer school holidays. The library supports the SRC with fun activity kits for all children who participate, including ideas of interesting books to read! 
  • All books read during the Summer Reading Club from the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge lists can be included in the 2012 challenge totals!!                      

  • The library has access to many of the 
  • NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 2012
  • books. 
  • Start your reading now and get a headstart for 2012!!

  • Sunday, 30 October 2011

    LAST chance to get those Woolies dockets to school.

    Collect Earn & Learn Points when you shop.
    Thankyou to all the wonderful people who 
    helped us collect our points. Many were 
    friends and relatives from other areas 
    of Australia. Your efforts are appreciated. :)

    What can we get for our school? 
    We have 3,845 points....
    From more than 7,000 educational resources 
    which are up for grabs including library books, 
    classroom equipment, art & craft materials we 
    can get some new gear. It takes many points 
    to get the resources.  

    Teachers are hoping to get some resources 
    that will help our students have more 
    opportunities to be creative and artistic by 
    being better resourced for art and painting 

    It is the very last chance to send in any dockets 
    that you still have at home, or email Woolies to
    inform them to add your online points to our school,
    so they can be included.

    Simply email Woolworths Online Customer 
    service at shoponline, 
    Your nominated school name and suburb today 
    with the subject "Earn and Learn with Woolworths."

    Sunday, 18 September 2011

    Woolies have extended their Earn and Learn points campaign!!

    Extended to October 18.....Keep collecting....

    When you shop in store at Woolworths the points    automatically appear on your shopping dockets,                     so all you need to do is bring those dockets to school.

    The more points you bring in, the more we can redeem from a choice of more than 7,000 educational resources including library books, classroom equipment, art & crafts materials and much, much more!

    Help Woolies to help our school. Collect as many Earn & Learn points as you can!

    Did you know that now you can also collect Earn & Learn points for your local school just by placing an order with Woolworths online? My Woolies is helping my school
    To ensure that Sandy Beach Public School gets your points:

    Simply email Woolworths Online Customer service at your nominated school name and suburb today with subject: "Earn and Learn with Woolworths online", and Woolworths will add the points to your nominated schools tally at the end of campaign.So, what are you waiting for? Instore or online shopping creates points for the school to use so we can redeem educational resources including library books, classroom equipment, art & crafts materials and more!

    Sunday, 28 August 2011

    Premier's Reading Challenge is almost completed for the year

    In this post I am sharing some important points from the NSW Premier, Barry 
    O'Farrell MP, to  highlight the value  of completing this challenge:"With the Reading 

    Challenge students are able to choose from an extensive and exciting list of books that 
    offer all kinds of fiction and non-fiction reading adventures.

    In making your choices, I urge all of you to read as widely as possible. Explore the different categories and discover new treasures to enrich your reading experience.
    Through books you will acquire knowledge, develop your  imagination and improve your mind."
    to all of our students that have 
    successfully completed the 2011 PRC!!

    Saturday, 27 August 2011

    Starting daily affirmations....from this Monday

    In keeping with our library rule: "Be Kind" we will start with this affirmation for our first:

    Wednesday, 10 August 2011

    Time to get finalising the challenge

    Students are busy visiting the PRC site to enter the titles of the books they have read. Find out how in the link below:

    Upload the titles read

    2011 PRC Celebrations on PhotoPeach
     2011 PRC Celebrations on PhotoPeach

    KG have fun with Noni, the Pony.

    Click on the image to do the puzzle of Noni, the pony.

            Visit Mrs B's Interactive Literacy website to enjoy many fun puzzles and other activities.
    Noni the Pony on PhotoPeach Noni the Pony on PhotoPeach

    KS enjoy The Tall Man and the twelve babies

    Click on the image to visit Mrs B's Interactive literacy site which includes a puzzle of the cover of the Tall Man.

    Stay tuned for students work samples soon.

    Friday, 5 August 2011

    Woolworths Earn and Learn  

    From now to September 18th 2011, we receive 1 Woolworths Earn & Learn point for every $10 you spend in store.When the program ends schools redeem points against a choice of more than 7,000 educational resources. Points will automatically appear on your shopping dockets, which you simply take to your school. Schools can then collect and upload their points. Have some questions? Check the FAQs.  You can get your neighbours and family members to give your shopping dockets with points to our school. Woolworths Earn & Learn are not open to Childcare Centres, Playgroups, Pre-schools or Family day-care so this is the chance to help your local Primary school.

    These are some of the things that I would love to earn 
    for our library:
    • Turn any spot in the classroom into a cozy place to relax with these jumbo-sized pillows that children can rest, lean or sit right on. Each cushy pillow has an inner core filled with super soft foam plus a durable cotton-polyester cover that zips off for machine washing. Each pillow measures 100 x 100 x 25cm. 
    Image of Globe Carpet 2 X 2M Globe Carpet 2 X 2M    
    • Globe Carpet 2 X 2M. The fun and bright designs delight the senses and stimulate the mind, offering a platform for learning through colour, shape and conversation. Bright and colourful, the carpet has sturdy rubber backing for strength and support. 
    • Some of the additional titles we would love to have 
    in the library:

    For library celebrations:
      Image of Big Bubbles Kit 20 pcs

    Big, beautiful bubbles are easy to make and fascinating to explore with this fun-filled kit! Simply dip the wand in the solution and blow or glide through the air to create fun shapes.

    For creative constructions in recreation time:Image of Translucent Coloured Blocks Translucent Coloured Blocks Add an exciting new dimension to architectural design and construction play.  Set contains 84 building blocks (pillar, arch, bridge, diagonal tile, semi-cone, cuboid, tile) in light green, red, dark green and orange or translucent white. Also has 14 transparent bases. 84 blocks. Ages 3+

    Friday, 15 July 2011

    Our new library hosts its initial bookfair.

    Lights! Camera! BOOKFAIR!

    Our very first bookfair in the library!

    Kids viewing the books available at the bookfair.
    Students reading, drawing and browsing in our new library.
    kids browsing new books boys browsing fabulous gifts sectionlittle ones at their first bookfairthe sale beginskids check out the variety sectionpayment is made-smiling customer

    Tuesday, 14 June 2011

    A big thank you to all helpers- what a great result from the bookfair.

    Lots of lovely new books to read. on PhotoPeach

    We earned approx $2000 worth of new books!! 
    There are so many wonderful reads to be added to our library!! 

    Wednesday, 8 June 2011

    "Seven Little Australians" come to Coffs Harbour

     Please find attached a copy of a page for a “Colouring Competition” being held by Coffs Harbour City Library. Children can download, print and colour in the page then return them to school for later delivery to the local libraries. It is an extra activity that the children may or may not decide to share in. I will also make some copies available in the library for the morning "Homework Hub"  and also during the lunchtime openings.
    To promote the staging of the Seven Little Australians at the Jetty Theatre, and the exhibition of original oil paintings from the book at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery, we're holding a colouring competition for school students.
    Entries can be returned to school or directly to any branch of the library, and the closing date is 31st July 2011.
    Entries will be displayed at the libraries, and at The Jetty Theatre.

    Your family may like to share in some  of the following events:
    Seven Little Australians Associated functions:-

    ¨       Oil Paintings by John Lennox: Bunker Cartoon Gallery Exhibition, 24th June-16th July
    ¨       Family Movie Night: Coffs Harbour City Library, Fri 1st July @ 6.30pm
    ¨       Edwardian Morning Tea & Display: Coffs Harbour Library, Thurs 7th July @ 11.00am
    ¨       CHATS Production: The Jetty Memorial Theatre, 22nd July-31st July

                Art supplies will be awarded as the prizes,
     with sections being:
    • Preschoolers
    • K – 2
    • 3 – 6
    • 7 – 12

    Sunday, 29 May 2011

    Our very first debate was held!!

    Sandy Beach Public School hosted a team from Woolgoolga Public School for our very first debate in our new library learning space. 

    Saturday, 28 May 2011

    We had a most successful celebration of reading on Thursday. 
    Thank you to all the parents, friends, staff and students who took part in some way to make our celebration of reading such a success!!
    I was able to select just over $2000 worth of books, that the children had suggested, with the commission. These books will be added to our current selection in the library as soon as we can get them processed and ready for reading!!

    Our P&C generously donated $500 for board games for classes this week.

    What good timing!! BTN showed this program last week about board games:(You can access BTN archives and view past episodes.)
    From all the kids and the staff at SBPS I wish to publicly say: Thank you to all the parents who helped to raise the money for the kids to have these games in their classrooms. 
    As a parent you might be thinking: "Why play games at school? There is so much learning to do..." but as Kirsty says on the program: "Thinking before you take action is one of many skills these students have learnt. There's also problem solving, developing strategy, using your memory and being a good sport. And it's a good way to improve your social skills."

    Have a chat with your kids: What board games would they like to have in their classroom? 
    Please feel welcome to share them here on this blog. :)

    Wednesday, 18 May 2011

    Take a look back at 2009 Bookfair

        2009 Bookfair- Our very last one in the old library!!!

                       2009 Book Character Parade

    Saturday, 7 May 2011

    At last: Our library learning lounge opens for its first lunchtime!!

    Our library learning lounge opens for its first lunchtime at last!!! on PhotoPeach.

    We have come a long way since these slideshows: Check out the animoto slideshow of "Our new BER library" and the photopeach of "Our first impressions of our new BER library."

    Friday, 6 May 2011

    Announcing the 2011 SBPS Bookfair!!!

    Our annual Book Fair is coming up on Thursday 26th May.This is a great way to provide more stimulating books for your children to read and a great way to highlight and celebrate the joy of reading!

    This year the theme is:
    Lights, Camera, BOOKFAIR!
    The Scholastic truck will arrive on Friday 20th May so we can set up. This year we will hold the Book Fair in the new BER library. Come along and check it out!
    The Book Character Parade and Book Fair sale day will be held on Thursday 26th May.
    The Book Fair will be open from 8am-6pm.
    We look forward to seeing lots of parents and friends join us on this day for a huge celebration of “reading.” Students can come to school dressed up as any one of their favourite book  characters.
    We encourage, where possible, students to bring along a book that displays their character for sharing with visitors and their classmates. It can be a book from home, the public library, Grandma’s or our library...  
    Parents and family are welcome to join their children for recess and then a brief book sharing time in the classroom.
    The Book Character Parade will commence at 12.15.  Parents and friends are also welcome to join their children for lunch. Our canteen will be catering for this event.                          
    After each class presents their book characters in the parade we will do 1 x lucky draw for a “poster pick” from the  Bookfair = 13 lucky winners!!  
    Book Fair Program of Events
    Thursday 26th May 2011 – parents, family and friends are welcome to join us for:
    Morning Tea – 11.15
    Class “read in” from 11.40
    Book Character Parade commencing at 12.15
    Lunch – 1.15
    The Library will be open from 8.00am until 6.00pm selling books and we look forward to seeing you on the day. 
    Come one, come all!!
    Come and check out our new library learning lounge.
    Remember the fun of last years bookfair:

    and last years book character parade...