DEC Scan Journal : Volume 34 Issue 4
2015 Volume 34, Issue 4 42 Contents Editorial Reflections Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews Student evaluation of the Great Book Swap In the lead up to the 2015 event, many students reflected on the Swap from the previous year and we were able to build on this foundation. A tradition feels like it is being established and a lovely atmosphere surrounds this important school event. The 2015 event was a fabulous success with many students taking part and raising much needed funds for the ILF. Understanding the needs of others and how it is possible to help them has been life enhancing for staff and students and everyone had great fun in the process. Participating in the Great Book Swap in 2016 highly recommended. Students in school uniform browsing the books on offer at Queanbeyan Public School’s Great Book Swap event The Great Book Swap is a perfect time to show the kindness and gratitude that we all hold inside. Alana, Year 6, QPS The Great Book Swap is a perfect time to show the kindness and gratitude that we all hold inside. Alana, Year 6, QPS I loved the Great Book Swap. It was so cool. I handed in a book I didn’t want anymore and chose a new book that I could sit down and enjoy. It felt nice to help others too. Emily, Year 6, QPS The Great Book Swap is an opportunity to address the disadvantage that so many remote communities encounter due to the lack of quality literacy resources. This event is an excellent occasion for students to make a difference in the lives of children and their families living in Aboriginal communities. Raising much needed funds to purchase books for children who are learning to read and speak in their second language, English, will lead to greater educational success. Rosemaree Whitehead, Aboriginal Education Community Group President and teacher at Queanbeyan Public School References and further reading Indigenous Literacy Foundation 2015, Indigenous Literacy Foundation, accessed 19 October 2015. MYCEETYA 2008, Melbourne declaration on educational goals for young Australians, accessed 19 October 2015.
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