Bookweek 2021 Makes Marvellous Memories at MHPS

Book week was extraordinary and exceptional in 2021. The Book Week parade returned this year and was voted by all as the best ever. Two parades were held, with Year 3 to 6 in the hangar followed by the Pre-primary to Year 2 on the tiger turf, twice the fun! A sprinkle or two, but it never rained, and Mr Norman aka ‘Dumbledore’ with a lot of help from his mum; and Mrs Hardman aka ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and Mrs Meyers aka ‘Where’s Wally?’ had the music bopping and children danced, laughed and skipped around proudly showing their costumes to an enraptured audience.

The creativity shown in the homemade costumes, the delight of the students in sharing them and the comparisons amongst staff costumes, with points for effort and creativity, really added to the joy and marvellousness that is a Mount Hawthorn book week parade.

The students played the elimination game with the CBCA shortlist of picture books and voted ‘Not Cute’ about a very cute quokka, and then ‘Your Birthday Was the Best’ with a cockroach eating all the cake and scaring the children. We all did laugh! However, the CBCA judges chose ‘How to Make a Bird’ that required imagination and empathy, with beautiful illustrations. The students voted that reading amazing books, and reading before bed at night, is a joy that will be life-long! Just like the BOOK WEEK MARVELLOUS MEMORIES AT MOUNT HAWTHORN!

We also had a marvellous book sale at recess and lunch on the Thursday of Book Week. The awesome Mrs Kelly and her band of amazing, Year 6 library monitors (best ever) shared the joy that is buying a new book and helping a good cause. Mount Hawthorn raised $214 for the Indigenous Literacy Fund and there is another next week. We really are Marvellous Mount Hawthorn!

Jen Townsend and the Harbeck Library Staff