The Global Jaya School recently celebrated its annual Book Week with the theme “Escape to Everywhere”.
In the weeks leading up to Book Week, students participated in the following competitions: Extreme Reading, Letter to the Author, Picture Collage, Colouring and Complete a Picture and Book-in-Jar. Congratulations to all the winners!
Global Jaya School was fortunate to have a special guest on the first day of Book Week: Danny Wirianto, entrepreneur, motivator and author of a book titled ‘Think Fresh’. He was able to share his experiences with the school’s Secondary students. Other guests during Book Week included Renny Yaniar, an author and storyteller who was accompanied by her husband, Jubing, a professional guitarist, as well as two storytellers from England and New Zealand, Tanya Batt and Craig Jenkins. Students thoroughly enjoyed listening to their stories.
During Book Week, a book fair was held in the Primary Plaza. It was a great opportunity for students, teachers and parents to shop for the books of their choice. Many of the Book Week competition winners took this opportunity to purchase books using the vouchers they had won. It was a great joy to see students and parents visiting and buying books during the fair, but everyone agrees that the main goal is literacy.
One of the highlights of every Book Week is seeing the fantastic effort that everyone puts in for the school’s dress up day, and this year was no exception: both students and staff dressed up enthusiastically as their favourite book character and brought along a copy of the book to share the story. It was a great opportunity to celebrate their love of reading and to have a bit of fun too! Along with a dress up day, there was an assembly for the Book-in activity in the theatre where all students and teachers read a book for ten minutes. This was followed by a buddy reading activity for Kindergarten up to Year 2 students. During that activity, our Kindergarten – Year 2 students read a book together with Secondary students.