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National Simultaneous Storytime 2022
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National Simultaneous Storytime 2022


On Wednesday 25 May, the whole school took part in the 2022 National Simultaneous Storytime event. Although Australian-based, many schools throughout New Zealand also take part each year. Now in its 22nd successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes.

This year’s story was Family Tree. If you would like to know more about this event, follow this link. You can go here to download a pdf of the book, if you would like to look at it onscreen and discuss it with your child.

Ākonga across the school took part in different follow up activities, including exploring their own family tree, creating leaves with wishes for the future, drawing their family, etc.