Book Week

​​Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, this year celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the 'Book of the Year' awards.

The official date for Book Week 2016 this year is August 20th - 26th, however we celebrate at St Ignatius School on Monday 8th August and Tuesday 9th August.

 The theme in 2016 is...Australia: Story Country!

Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.