September 15

Thank you for attending the afternoon tea meeting

14 teacher librarians met at Nepean Performing Arts High School’s library on Wednesday afternoon and enjoyed sharing some great ideas from their 2017 CBCA Book Week celebrations.

Sue Pitt and Ian McLean had prepared digital slideshows to present and Kelly Finch shared an art activity that involved using Publisher‘s tools to change backgrounds from photos of students reading to create new surroundings so they could “Escape to everywhere”.

We also discussed the exciting concept of “Book Styling”:
Jimmy Cook
#BookStyling: Captain Jimmy Cook discovers third grade.

Many thanks to our teacher librarian host, Karuna Chetty, for making us feel so welcome.

Ian McLean,
Chairperson, PMBW TLs.

Here are Penrith PS’s class displays to celebrate CBCA Book Week! Click HERE to view a slideshow.

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“Escape to everywhere” display by Classes KF & 3F, Penrith PS

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“Chip” mobile by Class 3/M, Penrith PS

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“The gigantic book of genes” display by 3W, Penrith PS

During Book Week, Penrith PS also had a visit from author Bruce Pickworth, a former teacher at that school. He had introduced his picture book The godwits to students in Class 23, and all of Stage 2 and Stage 3. This resource has strong links to the new geography and history syllabuses, and will feature at our Term 4 full-day meeting.

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“The godwits” by Bruce Pickworth & Lorraine Robertson

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Bruce Pickworth

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“The godwits” display by Class 5/6N, Penrith PS

And here are some old friends…

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Bear and Chook read the latest picture book by Lisa Shanahan.

August 30

Term 3 afternoon tea meeting

The Committee of the Penrith, Mt Druitt, Blacktown and Windsor (PMBW) teacher-librarians invite you to an informal afternoon tea gathering to network, and to share the successes of your Book Week activities. This is a great opportunity to meet your TL colleagues, especially if you are often unable to attend full-day professional learning opportunities with us. We hope to see you there!

Date: Wednesday, 13th September (Week 9)
Venue: Nepean Creative & Performing Arts High School Library
115-119 Great Western Highway
Emu Plains
Time: 3:30 for 4.00pm – 5:00pm
Topics: Networking opportunities and sharing of Book Week successes
Cost: Free. Afternoon tea refreshments will be provided.
RSVP by Friday 8th September to Karuna Chetty (Teacher Librarian)
Email: karuna.chetty1@det.nsw.edu.au or
Phone: 02 4728 7200
Parking details: TBA.

March 12

Invitation to Term 1’s Afternoon Tea – about PDPs

Hi Teacher Librarian colleagues,

The Penrith Mount Druitt Blacktown Windsor (PMBW) Teacher Librarians Professional Learning Group invites you to meet Bradley Cook (Teacher Quality Advisor, Nirimba) at our afternoon tea meeting this Wednesday.

Bradley will be talking about Professional Development Plans (PDPs) as they relate to Teacher-Librarians. The presentation will be 40 minutes. You are encouraged to bring along your 2016 or draft 2017 PDPs, for discussion and sharing of ideas and strategies.

When: Wednesday, 15th March (Week 8 Term 1) 3.45 – 5.00pm.
Cost: This is a FREE event! Afternoon tea will be provided.
Where: Hambledon PS Library, Bali Drive, Quakers Hill, 02 98373200
Who: This event is open to all teacher-librarians

Please RSVP by Tuesday 14th March to: Terrie O’Hearn, TL at Hambledon PS, our host
Terrie.Ohearn@det.nsw.edu.au or call 02 98373200.

You are welcome to park in the school grounds if there is room. Otherwise, street parking is available.

The PMBW Committee looks forward to sharing in this valuable literary afternoon with you!

Ian McLean (Penrith PS)
Chairperson, PMBW Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group.

August 22

Meet Aleesah Darlison at our AGM

Our Term 3 2016 Afternoon Tea Meeting is also our Annual General Meeting to establish the 2017 Committee positions.

• Hosted by Lyn Drew – Penrith South PS (Committee members please bring a plate)
• Thursday 22 September (Week 10, Term 3)
• From 3:30 – 5pm
• Special guest – author Aleesah Darlison
• Copies of Aleesah’s books will be available for sale on the day by The Children’s Bookshop

We look forward to seeing you all.

September 11

Invitation to Term 4’s PMBW Literary Afternoon Tea

Hi Teacher Librarian colleagues,

The Penrith Mount Druitt Blacktown Windsor (PMBW) Teacher Librarians Professional Learning Group, WestWords and Walker Books take great pleasure in inviting you to meet author Sally Murphy.

Sally is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for children, including CBC Honour Book, Pearl verses the world and Toppling, winner of the Children’s Book category in the WA Premier’s Book Awards. Her most recent book is the verse novel, Roses are blue. Sally will be speaking about her books and on working with children as readers and writers.

When: Thursday, 30th October (Week 4 Term 4) 3.30-5pm. Afternoon tea will be served 3.30 – 4pm
Where: Quakers Hill PS Library, Medlow Drive, Quakers Hill
Who: This event is open to all teacher-librarians, teachers, public librarians, parents and adults interested in writing for children.
Cost: Free.

Please RSVP by Friday 24 October to: Michelle Kotowski, michelle.kotowski@det.nsw.edu.au or call 9626 9655.

Parking not available on school grounds: please park in local streets. Sally’s books will be available for sale courtesy of The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft. Please feel free to invite teachers from your school too! The PMBW Committee looks forward to sharing in this valuable literary afternoon with you!

Jenny Scheffers (Caddies Creek PS)
Chairperson, PMBW Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group.

March 18

Invitation to Term 1’s afternoon meeting

Hi Teacher Librarian colleagues,

The PMBW Teacher Librarian Group Committee has plans well underway for another very exciting year of professional development and networking! The first event is our Term 1 Informal Afternoon Meeting which will be held at Richmond High School’s library. This will be an invaluable opportunity to network with other Teacher Librarians from across the District and to hear more about our exciting Term 2 Conference. The details of the Afternoon Meeting are listed below.

Date: Wednesday 26th March (Week 9)
Cost: free
Venue: Richmond High School, Lenox Street, Richmond
Parking: in school grounds and nearby streets
Time: 3.30pm – 5pm

Please RSVP by Thursday 20th February to host teacher librarian Lolita Garcia phone: 4578-1177 Library extension: 216 or email lolita.garcia@det.nsw.edu.au

We hope you will be able to join us!

August 31

Cupcakes for Book Week!

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The committee says: “Thank you so much Cathie Cattermole for putting in the ‘extra effort’ with hosting our afternoon tea meeting at James Erskine Public School this week. Your library is lovely and the cupcakes were mind blowing!”

Book cover cupcakes

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August 13

Afternoon tea meeting

The PMBW Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group is hosting a no-cost, informal afternoon tea meeting in James Erskine Public School’s library on Wednesday 29th August (Week 7 Term 3).

This will be a valuable opportunity to network with other Teacher Librarians from across the District. We will be discussing school’s Book Week celebrations and the Committee will be providing an update about our exciting Term 4 Reading Beyond 2012! Conference.

The details of the Afternoon Meeting are listed below. We hope you will be able to join us!

Date: Wednesday 29th August (Week 7 Term 3)
Cost: free
Venue: James Erskine Public School, Peppertree Drive, Erskine Park, NSW
Phone: 02 9834 3009
Parking: in school grounds after 3.30pm and across the road from the school in the shopping centre
Time: 3.30pm – 5pm
Please RSVP by Wednesday 23rd August to host teacher librarian Cathie Cattermole ph: 02 9834 3009 or email catherine.cattermole@det.nsw.edu.au

Regards,
Jenny Scheffers (Teacher Librarian, Caddies Creek PS)
Chairperson,
Penrith, Mt Druitt, Blacktown & Windsor Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group

August 2

Afternoon tea at Blacktown South PS

Our District Teacher Librarian group is hosting an informal afternoon tea in Blacktown South Public School’s library on Wednesday 31st August (Term 3 Week 7).

This will be a valuable opportunity to network with other Teacher Librarians from across the District, particularly if you are newly appointed. Come along and have a tour of Blacktown South’s PS’s new BER library and share your Book Week success stories. The details are listed below. We hope you will be able to join us!

Jenny Scheffers (Teacher Librarian Caddies Creek PS)
Chairperson,
Penrith, Mt Druitt, Blacktown & Windsor Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group

Date: Wednesday 31st August 2011
Venue: Blacktown South Public School, Flushcombe Road, Blacktown
Phone: 9622 2449
Teacher Librarian Host: Lee Arundel
Time: 3.45 pm – 5.00 pm
Cost: free
Parking: no access to in-school parking until 3:30. Parking in Benaud Street and Flushcombe Road

RSVP by Wednesday 24th August to Lee by phone or at
lee.arundel@det.nsw.edu.au

February 21

Join us for afternoon tea!

Our District Teacher Librarian Group is hosting an informal afternoon tea in Penrith Public School’s library on Wednesday 9th March (Term 1 Week 7).

This will be a valuable opportunity to network with other Teacher Librarians from across the District, particularly if you are newly appointed. Come along and have a tour of Penrith PS’s new BER library, and get inspired by some quick and easy “shoestring makeover” ideas. The details are listed below. We hope you will be able to join us!

Jenny Scheffers (Teacher Librarian Caddies Creek PS)
Chairperson,
Penrith, Mt Druitt, Blacktown & Windsor Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group

DETAILS:
Date: Wednesday 9th March 2011
Venue: Penrith Public School, cnr Doonmore St & High Street, Penrith
Phone: 4721-2158
Teacher Librarian Host: Ian McLean
Time: 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Cost: free
Parking: Doonmore St, or limited parking in school car park after staff cars leave.
RSVP: by Wednesday 2nd March to Ian McLean
Ian.McLean7@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 4721-2158

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