Tag Archive | reading


One of our favourite imaginative multimodal texts is Francis, a chilling tale about a young girl who wanders off from camp and finds herself in a rather unsettling situation.

Click to watch Francis

Our Year 5 students took on the role of investigative journalists last week to produce a newspaper article about the disappearance of Francis. Have a read below…

Reading Buddies

The OC have really been enjoying taking part in Reading Buddies over the past few weeks with their new friends from 3AD. It’s lovely to see lots of reading, discussion and happy faces. Well done for being such great role models!

Careers Through Reading

Today our Year 5 students got the opportunity to take part in the Careers Through Reading program with the Aim High team from the University of Newcastle.

The program involves university students leading small reading group sessions and conversations about lifelong learning and post-school education opportunities. The program aims to strengthen the existing literacy component already provided in our school. During the visits students will continue to learn to interact confidently with their peers; speak confidently in group discussions; listen strategically and read with comprehension. The cross-curricular activity-based model for Careers Through Reading aims to strengthen the students’ love of reading whilst linking the importance of reading for positive educational outcomes.

Below is a great video about the program from the University of Newcastle and some photos from our first session today.