Books In Homes

Once again we have been fortunate enough to be selected to participate in the Books in Homes program, sponsored by Mainfreight Australia Pty Ltd. Students will be asked to choose books in Terms 1, 2, and 4. At the end of each of these terms there will be a book giving assembly where students receive three free books, that’s a total of 9 free books for the year!

For Term 1 the theme is “A Rainbow of Reading”. Just like a rainbow has many different colours, our library has many different authors and genres. Students are encouraged to get into the spirit of the theme by coming dressed in brightly coloured clothes on the day of the book giving assembly. The book giving assembly will be Friday 23rd March at 2pm.

If you have any questions about the Books in Homes Program or the book giving assembly then please speak to Mrs O’Reilly.


ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime 2018

On Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 11am our school will participate in National Simultaneous Storytime. Schools across Australia and New Zealand will all sit down at the same time on the same day and share the same story. This year the selected text is ‘Hickory Dickory Dash’ written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. More details about how our school community will celebrate the event will be in the newsletter and on the website in Term 2. In the meantime if you have any questions then please see Mrs O’Reilly.

 2018 Premiers Reading Challenge


Broadmeadows Primary School has registered to be part of the Premiers Reading Challenge in 2018. As part of this challenge, students in F-2 will read 30 books from the selected list, and students in 3-6 will read 15 books from the selected list. The students will complete this as part of their school reading, however, may also choose to read at home to work towards completing the challenge. Students who successfully complete the challenge will receive a certificate, and can have their name added to the online honour roll of successful participants. Permission notes for online inclusion on the honour roll will be sent out soon. Parents can find more information about the PRC at:

If you have any questions, or just want to talk about the great books you are reading, then please see Mrs O’Reilly.