27 Aug

The students have been very excited for Book Week 2021 and we have explored the best of Australian literature from 2020/2021 in the lead up.

What an amazing week!

The excitement building towards Book Week has been huge this year as we have explored the best of Australian literature from 2020/2021. We have enjoyed reading many of the shortlisted books in library time in the lead up to Book Week and have been very keen to know which books would be the winners.

SPW Book week 2021 storytelling

“Book week is the most interesting time of year to go in the library and the best place to go at lunch.” – Bella, Year 2

This year’s Book Week theme, Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds was well received as students and staff prepared for a fun filled week of library activities. The main question on every child’s lips was how many more sleeps to Book Week as the countdown began!

SPW Book Week 2021

The library transformed into a realm of different worlds with children creating their own worlds with Lego and craft, storytelling, short story writing and more.

SPW Book week lego build

Children loved the ancient story pyramid and many enjoyed entering the different Book Week competitions.

SPW Book Week 2021 story pyramid

We even went to outer space searching for new worlds with the ever popular photo booth.

“Book week’s the best for competitions, photos and reading!” – Olivia H, Year 4

SPW Book week 2021 outer space

The week ended with our much loved Book Week parade where students and staff had gone all out to have fun linking to book characters or the theme.

SPW book week parade 2021There was plenty of excitement as the students paraded past the other classes before filing into the chapel to hear the winners of the shortlisted books.

SPW book week 2021 paradeThe students voting preferences were compared to the national judges and great cheers were heard when the St Peter’s Woodlands choices were announced.

SPW book week parade 2021It was a great week and we cannot wait to do it all again for Book Week 2022!


Thank you to Annette Mesecke, Information Specialist, for sharing this story.