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Zac McCallum —

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Thanks for an amazing Book Fair!

Thanks to everyone who came and supported our Scholastic Book Fair last week.  Whether you bought a book or two or just a pencil you supported our library.  We will have lots of fantastic new books coming to our library soon thanks to your Book Fair purchases.

Hell Pizza Reading Challenge

We are participating in the HELL Pizza Reading Challenge again this year, which is being run in conjunction with the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

The HELL Reading Challenge is a highly successful programme that gets kids reading and enjoying the pleasures of stories with free pizza rewards.

How the Reading Challenge works: Children are being given “pizza wheels”. Every time they finish a book a segment of the wheel needs to be signed by a teacher, parent or caregiver. When they have finished seven books, I will click the wheel and they can take their completed pizza wheel to any HELL Pizza store and redeem it for a free 333 Pizza. 

Here are the rules:

• Each pizza wheel is good for one 333 Kids' Pizza from any HELL Pizza store nationwide

• The wheel must be clicked by a librarian and stamped with the official school stamp

• One pizza per visit per child

• Wheels are non-transferable for money

• Children must redeem their free pizza in person, and before Monday 3 December 2018

If you have any questions or concerns about this please either come and see me in the library or email me - zac.mccallum@halswell.school.nz. 

Halswell Book Bingo

Another reading promotion that we run throughout the year is Book Bingo.  Children can work towards three different levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold.  They need to read a certain number of books and different types of books for each level (Bronze is 9 books).  Children can start these whenever they like and continue through the levels at their own pace.  When they complete each level they receive a certificate and a badge.  They can pick up a Bronze, Silver or Gold sheet from the library.