Student Reader of the Month for March

Katerina, Year 11D

What book are you reading now?                                                                                                                                                                                                       “The Fifth Wave” by Rick Yancey

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What was the last book you read?                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Darkfall” By Isobelle Carmody

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Why do you think reading is important or why do you like reading?                                                                                                                                         “I’ve been reading since I could string a line of words together. Some people have Xbox, some have T.V, and others , sports or art, but I have my books. Reading is my favourite pastime and helps me relax after a long day at school”.

Staff reader of the Month for March

Chris Bassios,   Teacher of English at SSC for 25 years

What was the last book you read?  

 ” A Delicate Truth”  by John le Carre

index                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What  book/s are you reading now?                                                                                                                                                                          “Persuasion “    by Jane Austen       

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 “Under Western Eyes”   by Joseph Conrad   

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Why do you think reading is important or why do you like reading?

“I read regularly—at least 1-2 hours daily—  because  it is such an  enjoyable and  important activity. I would much prefer to read a book than watch television. Reading  develops the intellect and puts us in touch with other worlds and ideas. The capacity to read a printed word or text and form the  required image or idea in our mind is a facility that is fast disappearing from our society. It needs to be nurtured and respected.    This is where the work done by libraries and schools is crucial towards developing this vital skill “.

 

 

Student Reader of the Month for February

Andrew, yr 11

What book are you reading now?

” Infinite Jest ” by David Foster Wallace

What was the last book you read?

” Lunar Park ” by Bret Easton Ellis

Why do you think reading is important or why do you like reading?

” I guess I like reading because most of the time it leads me into learning about new things ( a person, place, date in history etc) and makes me envision things that myself or others may or may not ever actually experience or perform, yet still is prominent in the back of our minds.     Also the ability to gain trivia from reading helps me in a semi-regular basis.                                                                                                                           I think reading is important because it helps people learn about the world and open their minds to new heights and possibilities. “

Staff Reader of the Month for February

Jill English,    Principal Strathmore SC

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What book are you reading now?

” 11.22.63″ by Stephen King

What was the last boook you read?

” The Casual Vacancy ”  by J.K. Rowling

Why do you think reading is important or why do you like reading?

” What I enjoy about reading is the opportunity it gives when you are reading a good book to be totally absorbed in another time and place.”