Book Birthday

We are so lucky to have our very own published author, Mr Paul Russell, working here at Bishop Tyrrell. Over the last week, we have been celebrating a Book Birthday as part of the launch of Mr Russell’s latest book, Courageous Lucy (illustrated by Cara King).

This is a heart-warming story about a child who liked to worry about everything but discovers that sometimes, even though you are still worried, you can step out of your comfort zone and have some incredible experiences.

The students have loved reading the new story, and also hearing a bit about the process of writing and publication. Mr Russell has also offered to sell signed copies of his latest book at less than retail price ($20 per book) if you order directly with him. Primary students have received notes to take home with instructions, but if you missed out, please contact Mrs Demmocks.

Congratulations on another wonderful book Mr Russell!

Holiday Reading Challenge Champions

Over the 2020 Christmas holidays, we set a reading Challenge for Upper Primary readers, and the results are in! We have 11 Reading Champions who completed the Challenge:

  • Elisha 6PV
  • Eve 6LM
  • Clara 6KH
  • Sophia 5RE
  • Amelia 5HD
  • Lola 5AJ
  • Fletcher 4KP
  • Sanjitha 4KP
  • Lucinda 3SH
  • Farris 3WJ
  • Bhanavi 3WJ

Overall, our Class Champions are 3WJ! Congratulations everyone. Keep up the great reading.

Reading challenges are a fun way to spur on regular reading. We’ll be holding various internal Reading Challenges in the Library throughout the year, and also participating in external challenges such as the 2021 NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge.

Adrianna Demmocks
Librarian and Careers Advisor