Gold Creek School hosted a visit by the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, on Friday 23 August 2013 to celebrate Book Week.
On a day where both students and teachers made an incredible effort to dress-up as their favourite book character, the Governor-General enjoyed a morning with the four kindergarten classes.
As Patron of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, the Governor-General was joined by the ACT Vice-President of the Children’s Book Council, Dr Belle Alderman AM, for a welcome song and book reading by the students, followed by an opportunity for Ms Bryce to read one of Narelle Oliver’s latest books ‘Don’t let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen’.
In their literacy classes during the week, the kindergarten students prepared a very special book of handwritten notes and pictures for the Governor-General as a memento of her visit to Gold Creek.
After the book readings, the Governor-General joined families of kindergarten students for a morning tea which was catered for by the Senior Site hospitality students.
Later, Principal Linda Baird invited the Governor-General to officially launch the school’s new website (www.goldcreek.act.edu.au).
After the visit, the Governor-General remarked
I’m amazed by the quality of the reading and writing of those children. That’s a very good school with many exciting things happening.
A special thank you to all involved in the planning of the Governor-General’s visit, which was a very special way to celebrate Book Week.
Secretary, Gold Creek School P&C