Friday, September 26, 2014

'The One and Only Springston' Team wins the Christchurch South Lit Quiz!

On Thursday 18 September, 16 children travelled to Somerfield School to compete in the Christchurch South Lit. Quiz that they had been training for since Term 2. The group had to study 6 picture books and 6 novels and answer questions on the night; 10 for each book.

Springston had two teams entered and 'The One and Only Springston' team were in 2nd place after the first round and then in 1st place until round 8; then we didn't know if we had won until the end. The team scored 10/10 for 5 rounds, 9/10 for 2 rounds and 8/10 for 3, then a 6 and 4.5; total 102.5. A fantastic, well deserved win. Our second team finished with 85.5 points in 9th place and our reserves scored 81.

The winners were presented with a trophy, certificates and got to choose a book and the library also got a bundle of books. All of the children received a selection of goodies in a lunchbox. Thanks to Scholastic for their fantastic sponsorship of this quiz and to Opawa School for hosting the quiz this year; our turn next year! Special thanks to our Librarian, Mrs Winter, for coaching and supporting us!

Our winning team!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Welcome to our Book Fair!

Look at all our new books!

Did you know that you can find a list of all our new library books, simply by visiting our Library OPAC and following the link to New Items?


Friday, July 04, 2014

For all parents - easy tips to encourage your children to love reading

 Does your child love reading?

Do you know how to encourage them?

Bob Docherty suggests 10 simple ideas for parents on how to encourage that love of reading. There may even be one or two tips that provide answers to things you've been wondering about - eg - should they be reading eBooks?

Read Bob's excellent article, 10 tips to encourage children to love reading, on The New Zealand Book Council's 'Booknotes unbound'.