Penrith Anglican College is again participating in the Premier’s Reading Challenge 2016.
Students from Kindergarten to Year 9 are encouraged to be a part of this Challenge.
If your child is interested and has not received their password/logon details as yet please email Mr Mark Pullen, Head of Library Services, for the appropriate details.
To successfully complete the Challenge, the student must have their online reading record entered and finished by Friday, the 19 August. Students and parents are able to do this themselves using the user name and password provided.
For more information and details of number of books required to be read and also the titles, please log on to the PRC website at
Please feel free to contact the Library and discuss any concerns you may have.
PAC Library Team
Duncan Ball came to see the students in Years 3 -6.
It was his second visit to PAC and he was received with great excitement by the Junior School students (he also visited in 2005). Duncan’s most famous books, the Emily Eyefinger and Selby series are well known, not only to the students in our college, but Australia wide. Duncan’s popularity as an author has recently stretched even further as several of his books have been published in countries such Spain and China. During his hour long presentation, Duncan kept the students entertained by his animated readings of excerpts from his books, poems and plays, often told with great humour. After the presentation, many students stayed behind to chat to Duncan and get his autograph.
Sarah Davis Book Week
Penrith Anglican College Library recently held its annual author visits. The incredibly talented and highly acclaimed self -taught illustrator, Sarah Davis came to share with the Prep school both her passion for art and a desire for students to develop greater confidence in their own abilities. Sarah is credited with illustrating the rhyming and rollicking Marmaduke Duck series, the Fearless series and many other books including the Fierce Little Woman and the Wicked Pirate. A fulltime illustrator since 2009, Sarah was awarded that very same year the CBCA’s 2009 Crichton Award for her first picture book, the beautiful Mending Lucille.
Throughout the one hour session Sarah often had the children in peals of laughter. She shared with the students the complex process that an illustrator takes beginning with the author’s text, the research and initial ideas, progressing to many pencil drawings and sketches and ending with a two dimensional character which has layers of colour, a variety of emotions and a distinct personality. Sarah had student participation at every step of her presentation, this included throwing layers of imaginary paint onto a canvas or by asking students for their ideas about some characters she could draw. The students then found themselves demonstrating how these characters would look, talk and move.
The hour with Sarah flew by and she showed by her own enthusiasm and energy, that drawing is a fun, messy and often exciting adventure.