Virtual authors visit and book talk

2 December 2021

We are honoured to have hosted two interactive virtual author visits and book talks for our Primary students today as part of Book Week 2021.

The morning saw our Foundation to Year 2 students engaging with the wonderful Jacqueline Gause, author of children's book "Friendship in any language". Jacqueline is an educator, author and speaker with 16 years of experience in education in the United States and internationally, and is the founder and CEO of Gause Educational Network, LLC.

Below is a review of Jacqueline's beautiful children's book:

"Khamis, a new kid from Abu Dhabi, is concerned about fitting in on the first day of school in America. The book engages the reader in a wonderful story of an unlikely friendship that blooms between four children from different countries and cultures. Throughout the adventures of the school year the children discover they are more alike than different. Friendship can be complicated for children. But when you speak a different language and miss your home country that can make things a little harder. "Friendship in Any Language" is a book for both girls and boys as they explore similarities and differences that make them unique and support building and maintaining friendships."

Our Year 3 to 6 students were fortunate to take a peak at Trace Balla’s next graphic novella in progress. Trace also held a live drawing demonstration during the zoom session. Afterwards, students created mini concertina cartoon books.

We would like to thank Jacqueline and Trace for their time and the fantastic interaction with our students who loved to hear and learn from you!!!