Thursday, 30 June 2016

Maori Language Week 2016

This week we celebrate Maori Language and we have a display of books in our 
school library (whare pukapuka) 

A selection of our Maori Myths and Legends

Library books written in Te-Reo as well as a selection of bilingual picture books. We also have several books to assist in the learning of the Maori Language.

For more information, click on the links below

Sherrilee, our teacher of Te Reo at Beckenham School

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Student Librarians

These Senior Students that are Fridays 'Student Librarians' are awesome. Jessica and Alexa have the busiest day of the week and always manage to shelve a truck load of books every week correctly. They are incredible and their help is much appreciated.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Matariki june 2016

We celebrate Matariki June 6-June 10 in the library this month

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

ABC by Spike Milligan

The ABC - Poem by Spike Milligan
'Twas midnight in the schoolroom
And every desk was shut
When suddenly from the alphabet
Was heard a loud "Tut-Tut!"

Said A to B, "I don't like C;
His manners are a lack.
For all I ever see of C
Is a semi-circular back!"

"I disagree," said D to B,
"I've never found C so.
From where I stand he seems to be
An uncompleted O."

C was vexed, "I'm much perplexed,
You criticise my shape.
I'm made like that, to help spell Cat
And Cow and Cool and Cape."

"He's right" said E; said F, "Whoopee!"
Said G, "'Ip, 'Ip, 'ooray!"
"You're dropping me," roared H to G.
"Don't do it please I pray."

"Out of my way," LL said to K.
"I'll make poor I look ILL."
To stop this stunt J stood in front,
And presto! ILL was JILL.

"U know," said V, "that W
Is twice the age of me.
For as a Roman V is five
I'm half as young as he."

X and Y yawned sleepily,
"Look at the time!" they said.
"Let's all get off to beddy byes."
They did, then "Z-z-z."

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Samoan Language Week

Samoan Language Week begins May 29

We have several books in the Samoan language and books about Samoa in English. Come to the library and enjoy what is on display.

Talofa - hello
fa'afetai - thank you
tofa - goodbye
fa'amolemole - please
tulou lava - excuse me

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Wet Monday in the Library

Senior Students reading to the Junior Students

Boys reading and sharing

Queit reading alone

Sharing spaces (and chairs) 

Quietly reading together

Enjoying the library space. Graphic Novel series 'Amulet' is 
very popular at the moment among Yr 5/6 boys.

K'nex has become popular again.

Senior Student Librarians reading on duty.

Is the library still open?