OLOR St Mary’s invites students to discover the world of reading


Pig the Star Book

What do a pig, a star, a big gift box and teachers dressed up in fancy dress have in common?

They all played vital roles in Our Lady of the Rosary St Mary’s Gift of Reading launch.

The Gift of Reading is the title to the school’s new reading program which is aimed at promoting reading as a fun and engaging activity.

OLOR Students

Assistant Principal Julianne Regan said the aim of this program is to take reading into the home of every family.

Principal Michael Siciliano said that reading is a gift that should be treasured by everyone.

Principal Michael Siciliano

“We love to learn to read and we love to read to learn. Reading is something you will use throughout your life,’’ he said.

The launch captured everyone's curiosity. When students and parents made their way into the school assembly, they encountered a giant gift box.

To begin the special assembly, the teachers put on a performance of Aaron Blabey’s latest picture book ‘Pig the Star’, which was met with great applause and captured the imagination of all who watched.

Students unboxing copies of Pig the Star

Then it was time to unwrap the big present which was copies of ‘Pig the Star’ - enough copies for each family in the school to take one home!

Thanks to Scholastic and its representative Kim Frankie who came on board and funded all of the books for the school.

Students reading their copies of Pig the Star


Students and their families were also treated to a whole-school shared reading activity and were able to use the bookmarks they had been given by Federal Member for Lindsay Emma Husar MP.

The school plans on making launching a new book a regular event each term as part of encouraging students to enjoy their reading journey.


Posted By CathEd Parra at 1/08/2018 8:16:18 AM

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