Maitland ESOL and CSE students “Love to read”

Love 2 Read is the official logo of the National Year of Reading and now the Maitland Tafe’s library’s entrance is brightened with flowers, each petal adorned with scripts including Javanese, Urdu, Polish, Tagalog, Telagu, Japanese, Arabic,  Farsi/Persian, Serbian, Spanish, Indonesian,  and Mandarin.

Yes, students have translated the 10 National Year of Reading words: laugh, grow, explore, question, discover, cry, feel, think, escape and  dream into their first languages but more importantly have read books in English and written their own book reviews.  One comment was, ‘Wow, it’s the first time I’ve read a whole book.”  Another, “ I like to learn the handsome frog story with I love you” sums up how books have made us learn  and  laugh our way through some great reads.

Congratulations to all who participated and to our lucky winners.
“Big up”  to teachers, Jenny Vaupel, Helen Boland and Jude Markey for their enthusiastic involvement.

Get Reading 2012 – Winners at Wyong!

The winners have been announced for the recent Wyong Library book review competition. The competition was held to celebrate Get Reading 2012 and the National Year of Reading.

Over 60 entries were received, including staff and students from a variety of sections. The competition was especially popular with the ESOL section. Several classes wrote book reviews as a class activity and entered them.

Wyong Get Reading Competition 2012


Reviews and books have been displayed during the month of September to coincide with the “Get Reading” campaign.Student winners were:

Eva Marti                           $50 Dymocks voucher

Sonya Shao                        $30 Dymocks voucher

Daniel Fitzgerald                 $20 voucher

Joy Rajananant                   Dictionary

The staff winner was:

Renee Skinner                   $30 Online voucher – The Nile Bookshop

Prizes were awarded at a morning tea held in the library on Wednesday 19th September.

Congratulations to all the winners!

National Literacy Week Winner – Hamilton Library

To celebrate National Literacy Week and the National Year of Reading 2012, students at Hamilton campus Library received a free raffle ticket whenever they borrowed a book in August.

First prize was dinner for four in the Clydesdale Restaurant, won by Jessica Latham. Second prize was dinner for two in the Clydesdale Restaurant, won by Sharyn Flack. Congratulations! We hope you enjoy your prizes.

Jessica Latham was the lucky first prize winner.