We’d like to welcome you to our monthly E-Zine—The Bridge: Connections Through Reading!
The goal of The Bridge is to keep our supporters up to date with all things Books in Homes, including important dates and stories from across Australia—maybe you’ll learn something new about a community at the other side of this vast wonderful country of ours.
Indeed, we were inspired to name our ezine The Bridge after receiving one such story from Janet Westcott—Instructional Leader of K-2 and Books in Homes Coordinator at Walgett Community College Primary School in NSW.
There are around 150 students on the Books in Homes Programme at Walgett Community College Primary School, and it’s during their Book Giving Assembly in Term 1, 2014 where this story takes place. As told by Janet:
We could not agree more! The Walgett teachers and community understand the idea at the heart of Books in Homes—learning how to read gives you the power of choice! Whether it’s the choice of a book, a choice of a job, or just the simple choice to cross a bridge—when you can read, that choice is yours!
Click on the links below to view current issue:
The Bridge – Issue 28, March 2017
Books in Homes and the Martu; Sponsor Spotlight – Circus Group; Shout Out – Lucas Proudfoot and Shaka Shaka Hawaii; Role Model Corner – George Ivanoff (author); Top Tips for Schools – Why it is important for children to choose their own books
Click on the links below to view past issues:
The Bridge – Issue 1, May 2014
Featuring: Students Become Teachers in New Project with UWS; Sponsor of the Month: Bank of Melbourne; Letter of the Month: Liverpool West Public School; 5 Minutes with Duncan Ball.
The Bridge – Issue 2, June 2014
Featuring: City to Bush Connection: Chatswood to Jungdranung; Sponsor of the Month: Ausenco Foundation; Letter of the Month: Camooweal State School; 5 Minutes with Susanne Gervay.
The Bridge – Issue 3, July 2014
Featuring: Yakanarra School and Air Force Headquarters, Sponsor of the Month: Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation, Letter of the Month: St John’s Primary School, Auburn, Five minutes with Oliver Phommavanh.
The Bridge – Issue 4, August 2014
Featuring: Dr Ben Carson Event, Sponsor of the Month: Mainfreight Australia, Letter of the Month: M’Bunghara School, Glass Half Full, GiveMatcher, Five minutes with: Anita Heiss.
The Bridge – Issue 5, September 2014
Featuring: Children’s Book Week, Magabala Books, Bridge the Cap, Sponsor of the Month: MMG Century, Letter of the Month: Beresfield Public School, Five minutes with Emad Elkheir.
The Bridge – Issue 6, October 2014
Featuring: Meet our Interns, Sponsor of the Month: Universal Charitable Fund, Five minutes with Pip, Letter of the Month: Lightning Ridge Central School.
The Bridge – Issue 7, November 2014
Featuring: PK Mag – a digital mag for primary kids, Sponsor of the Month: Janssen, Shopnate, Bridge the Gap, Five minutes with Chris Cheng.
The Bridge – Issue 8, December 2014
Featuring: Top Ten list for Term 4, 2014, Sponsor of the Month: Quarry Mining and Construction Equipment, Letter of the Month: Sacred Heart Parish Primary School, Broken Hill, Five minutes with: Betsy Richens
The Bridge – Issue 9, February 2015
Featuring: Term 1 Book Catalogue, University of Tasmania, Sponsor of the Month: The Australian Workers’ Union, Magabala Books, Letter of the Month: St Dominic’ Centre for Hearing Impaired Children, Five minutes with: Rob Towner
The Bridge – Issue 10, March 2015
Featuring: Glencore Community Program North Queensland, Sponsor of the Month: Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains, Good Reading Magazine – PK Mag, Five minutes with: Alan Sunderland
The Bridge – Issue 11, April 2015
Featuring: Top Ten list for Term 1, 2015, Sponsor of the Month: The Charlie Perkins Trust for Children and Students, Books in Homes in Maningrida, Five minutes with: Dawn Meredith
The Bridge – Issue 12 – May 2015
Featuring: UWS Reading Ambassador’s Network, From Florida to Remote NT, Letter of the Month: Nganmarriyanga School, Five minutes with: Tom Jellett
The Bridge – Issue 13 – June 2015
Featuring: 54 Hole Golf Challenge, Book Expo Australia, Sponsor of the Month: GDF SUEZ Bonaparte, Letter of the Month: Wallaroo Primary School, Five minutes with: Melanie Lee
The Bridge – Issue 14 – July 2015
Featuring: Top Ten choices for Term 2, 2015, Sponsor: Transqual Logistics Training, Jack Andraka wtih Spineout Magazine, Partnering through PACE with Macquarie University for Maningrida Project, Good Reading and PK Mag, Five Minutes with: Alli Sinclair
The Bridge – Issue 15 – August 2015
Featuring: University of Western Sydney Book Giving Assembly Competition – Whalan Public School, Writers in the Park, Featured Sponsor: Mingara Recreation Club Ltd, Five minutes with: Jaqui Lane.
The Bridge – Issue 16 – October 2015
Featuring: Shopnate, Book Expo Australia, Sponsor of the Month: Government of Western Australia, Royalties for Regions, Kimberley Development Commission, SCEGGS Redlands, Five Minutes with: Rob Feldman.
The Bridge – Issue 17 – November 2015
Featuring: Welcome Sandra Wigzell, National Role Models Coordinator, Jungdranung Remote Community School visit Sydney, Books in Homes new tag-line, support from All Saints Grammar School, Senior Campus, Five Minutes with Wendy Lawrence.
The Bridge – Issue 18 – December 2015
Featuring: Success in Northern Territory Department of Education Families as First Teachers Program tender, Western Sydney University Reading Ambassador Program, meeting kids from Ngalangangpum School – Kimberley WA, Role Model feedback, recap on Books in Homes’ first 54 Hole Golf Challenge Event.
The Bridge – Issue 19 – February 2016
Featuring: Welcome Li Li, to replace Hester Lee, mum-to-be, Partnering with the Macquarie University PACE Program to develop an Evaluation Template, The Books in Claymore Homes Project, Curran Public School, Role Model – Navy diver Paul de Gelder , Books in Homes Australia Larapinta Trek 2016.
The Bridge – Issue 20 – March 2016
Featuring: Scholastic Australia – ensure all children across Australia receive their books-of-choice on time, Deb Abela – Role Model for Books in Homes since 2012 has just released her new children’s novel, David Streichler’s Larapinta Training Blog
The Bridge – Issue 21 – April 2016
Featuring: Role Model – Tim Cahill, Dawn Meredith & Jim Hayes, Books in Homes Role Model, are launching a new book: The Boy Who Went to War, Pamela Freeman’s & Liz Anelli’s exhibition: Desert Lake The Story of Kati-Thanda-Lake Eyre, David Streichler’s Larapinta Training Blog 2.
The Bridge – Issue 22 – May 2016
Featuring: Introducing Norma Tracey, the CEO and Founder of Gunawirra, Books in Homes Role Model Karen Tyrrell is having a Book Launch, Books in Homes Role Model Graham Toomey is holding a solo Art Exhibition, Books in Homes Annual Charity Golf Event at Central Coast successfully completed.
The Bridge – Issue 23 – June 2016
Featuring: Nowa Nowa Primary School Book Giving Assembly Day, All Saints Grammar, our new sponsor, David Streichler’s Larapinta Trail.
The Bridge – Issue 24 – October 2016
Featuring: Brooke Avenue Public School Book Reviews, Thirst and Lizzie Wilcox, The Larapinta Challenge Outcome, Murray Hartin Live CD Recording Invitation.
The Bridge – Issue 25 – December 2016
Featuring: Auburn North Public Schools Publishes Book, Footy Fables, Stephanie Alexander Term 4, 2016 Book Pack Competition Winners.
The Bridge – Issue 26 – XMAS 2016
Participation Agreements, Townsville Fire Basketball Player Kelly Wilson Visits Townsville West State School Book Giving Assembly, Wyong Public School Book Giving Assembly Video Launch, Anzac Stories Behind the Pages Exhibition.
The Bridge – Issue 27 – February 2017
A Bridge to Lithgow Public School, Sponsor Spotlight – Taysols, Shout Out! – Jack of Spades by Sophie Masson and Yvonne Low, Role Model Corner – Jo Henwood (storyteller), Top Tips for Schools – Book Giving Assemblies