Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pizza lunch for TMl

Today the winning group from the 50 Book Challenge compeition had lunch outside in the sun in the library garden.  10 pizza's were shared amongst the group and luckily it was fantastically sunny and warm.  We drank fizzy drink in the sunshine and chillaxed!  The only sad thing was that Jamie Todd who came third was unable to be there because he moved away to a new town yesterday.  Here are some photos.  Mr McAuslan who is the bold leader of TMl is enthusiastically tucking into his in the photo below.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

50 Book Challenge - The Results

The scores have been tallied and here are the results.

  1. First place goes to Chris Harbrow with 59 books
  2. Second was Jake Massih with 52 books
  3. Third was Jamie Todd with 48 books
Special mention goes to Ali Aman (47) and Ben Whitcombe (33) who both gave up on the challenge at the half way stage.  Weijin Yuen also deserves a mention as he has outread every single person in the school (even Ms Schaumann) but didn't compete in the challenge!

The winning group was TMl (Mr McAuslan's group) for Tudor House.  The prize for the group is a pizza lunch in the library this Thursday.  And also individual presentations for the place-getters at assembly next week.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The movie of Where the Wild Things Are is coming out in December in New Zealand.  There are plenty of people very keen to see it around here.  The trailer is available online, but I will save that for a future post.  In the meantime it is nice to reflect on this classic book which, I notice on the Harper Collins Website appeals to children ages 5 - 8 when actually this book appeals to everyone from 5 - 500 I think.  The book was first published in 1963.  Maurice Sendak who is pictured here has written quite a few books but this one continues to sell loads of copies and has won some of the most important of prizes in children's literature.  The story of Max who gets sent to his room, and has a huge adventure, is a classic and everyone should share the joy of it.
Of course there is a copy in the library, and it is often taken out or browsed.  It is also popular with the staff who borrow it to read to their children at home.  Long live Max and the Wild Things!  Lets hope the movie does them justice.

Have you seen King's High School website recently?

The King's High School Homepage has had a do-up.  Parents and students might like to go and have a look at the new look page. You can find links to our weekly newsletter for students and their families, King's Week on the website and lots of links to activities and facilities at the school. 

It's New Zealand Book Month

 Book Month is Hot Right Now!

New Zealand Book Month is running for the course of October.
Books become the focus in lots of ways over the month, they are talked about on The Good Word on TV, mentioned on Shortland Street, profiles of new books on Close-up and Kim Hill's Radio Show (of which your favourite librarian is an avid fan), and lots and lots of activities for each day of the month which you can check out on the Book Month Website

But wait, there's more!  New Zealand Book Month has a Facebook Page

There will be regular updates on here but click the links above for more information.


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