Wednesday, 17 August 2016

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Coming up .....!

Check these dates, clean up your gumboots and get ready for .....
Our Fantastic Scholastic Kiwi Country Book Fair

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Wow ..... Check out our new sofa!

From this

To this :)
Thank you BoT!

NZ Book Council visiting authors

We were privileged recently to have authors who were finalists in the NZ Childrens Book Awards spend time with us at Frankley 

Rebecca Beyer and Linley Wellington,

Pukeariki librarians shared some of their writing secrets, including a fun fractured fairy tale, with Rms 1-8. They also read their latest co-written book,Tamanui The Brave Kokako of Taranaki. You can read more about the exciting project to re-introduce the kokako to Taranaki HERE


Renowned Taranaki author David Hill

workshopped with a number of our senior students, each of whom was requested to bring a piece of their own writing along. David was very complimentary about the quality of work that was enthusiastically shared and used this as a springboard to demystify and simplify the writing process. We learned several writing ‘tricks’ and the writer’s motto, STEAL - ideas from books and others’ work. We were also told never to throw any writing away, no matter how incomplete, as we might want to come back to it one day.