“Reasons for Reading” Comp Winners Announced


“I love reading because I can bury myself in a book and it transports me to another world. I can get to know the characters, try on other people’s lives to see how they fit. Reading is the cheapest form of travel! ;)” – Mikayla D.

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Reasons For Reading Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Mikayla D for her winning entry in our first ever “Reasons for Reading” competition. She will receive a $20 Book Voucher from Pegi Williams Bookshop, kindly donated by Mr Thur. We were literally inundated with fabulously imaginative responses, but the overall winner was Mikayla, (see her entry above).

We were so impressed by the number and quality of the entries that we decided to offer 3 runners-up prizes in addition to the grand prize. Emma B (9 White), Victoria S (10 Yellow), and Shea G (9 Yellow) will all receive a $5 Canteen voucher for their excellent “Reasons for Reading” entries. Well done to our winners and all of our entrants. Be sure to pop down to either library to find the latest books to borrow now you’ve all been so inspired to read.

For more reading related stuff go here.

I like to read for many good reasons,

It’s brilliant fun in every season.

 

Whether I’m happy or whether I’m sad,

Whether I’m bored or I’m just plain mad.

 

I whip out a book and it sets me free,

It’s relaxing yet thrilling, it lets me be me.

 

It helps me forget about all other things,

so I can live in my palace, surrounded by kings.

 

Emma B

 

“My reason for reading is to escape reality for a little while, or even a long time. Reading takes me to all different worlds, and allows me to jump into the story and life of someone else. I know that whenever I feel like I have no one, I will always have the books on my shelves and the shelves in the library to welcome me home.” – Victoria S

 

Once we learn to read, we read to learn.

Whether sitting, standing, squatting or laying – we read. Whatever weather, we read. Whatever time, we read.

Ink splashed upon crisp sheet – poetry, prose or drivel – we read.

When the world fails us, we read, for in a book we can retreat to worlds of wonder and everlasting possibilities.

When a book ends, you can read it again.

And when the black day comes when all books are gone…

 

…their words will live on.

Shea G

READ WHAT YOU LIKE, LIKE WHAT YOU READ

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NaNoWriMo 2014: So You Want to Write a Novel?


nanowrimoOK, now less than a week till National Novel Writing Month kicks off for 2014. NaNoWriMo is a way of offering support and encouragement to start and complete a novel in 30 days.There is even a special website for younger writers keen to take up the challenge.   I will offer $50 book vouchers for anyone who reaches the goal, that’s 50 000 words remember. I’ll also offer 3 prizes for the best effort, best individual chapter and best novel idea.

Reasons for Reading # 3


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I like to read for many good reasons,

It’s brilliant fun in every season.

 

Whether I’m happy or whether I’m sad,

Whether I’m bored or I’m just plain mad.

 

I whip out a book and it sets me free,

It’s relaxing yet thrilling, it lets me be me.

 

It helps me forget about all other things,

so I can live in my palace, surrounded by kings.

Emma B. Year 9

Recently I asked all Cabra students if they would tell us their reasons for reading. We even offered a $20 Book Voucher for the best, most imaginative response. It would be an understatement to say that we were bowled over by the number and quality of the replies. We are still accepting entries till the end of Week 3 with the winner (or winners) being announced in the Week 4 College Newsletter.

So keep your “Reasons for Reading” coming in till Friday 31 October!

Reasons for Reading


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image by Katerha

“I love reading because I can bury myself in a book and it transports me to another world. I can get to know the characters, try on other people’s lives to see how they fit. Reading is the cheapest form of travel! 😉 “Mikayla, Year 8

Recently I asked all Cabra students if they would tell us their reasons for reading. We even offered a $20 Book Voucher for the best, most imaginative response. It would be an understatement to say that we were bowled over by the number and quality of the replies. We are still accepting entries till the end of Week 3 with the winner (or winners) being announced in the Week 4 College Newsletter.

Check out some more of the finest entries so far…

“My reason for reading is to escape reality for a little while, or even a long time. Reading takes me to all different worlds, and allows me to jump into the story and life of someone else. I know that whenever I feel like I have no one, I will always have the books on my shelves and the shelves in the library to welcome me home.” – V.S. Year 10

So keep your “Reasons for Reading” coming in till Friday 31 October!

NaNoWriMo 2013: Want to Write a Novel?


OK folks. This sounds like a challenge. Is anybody up for it? I will offer $50 book vouchers for anyone who reaches the goal, that’s 50 000 words remember. I’ll also offer 3 prizes for the best effort, best individual chapter and best novel idea.

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It’s just a few days until November, and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month, better known ’round these parts as NaNoWriMo, is near.

Have you always wanted to write a novel?

We know some of you have been waiting all year for this month! For those of you who are new to this project, here’s the gist:

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