Book Fair and Author Visit — Feira do Livro e Visita dos Autores

On Friday 10 November, LIS Library hosted a Pop-up Book Fair and invited three authors and one illustrator to visit the students. These events were held to celebrate Angolan Independence Day.

Year Four, Five and Six students asked the author Fatima Fernandes and illustrator Altino Chandelle insightful questions. Ms Fatima and Mr Altino are the creators of the Regina graphic novel series, based on true stories about Regina, Ms Fatima’s daughter. LIS students also met Regina.

The Year Two and Three Primary children as well as Year Seven, Eight, Ten and Eleven Portuguese students met the authors Kizola Nzambi and Hugo Leao. This husband and wife team have written number of different fiction books, based in Angola. They too answered many thoughtful questions and shared with the LIS students their personal journey on how they became authors.

Students and teachers enjoyed meeting the wonderful visitors and also shopping at the Pop-up Book Fair.

Thank you also to all the members of the school community who visited the Book Fair.

Na sexta-feira, 10 de novembro, a LIS Library tive uma Feira do Livro Pop-up e convidou três autores e um ilustrador para visitar os estudantes. Esses eventos foram realizados para comemorar o Dia da Independência de Angola.

Estudantes do ano quatro, cinco e seis pediram ao autor, Fatima Fernandes e ilustrador Altino Chandelle, perguntas perspicazes. A Sra. Fatima e o Sr. Altino são os criadores da série de novelas gráficas da Regina, com base em histórias verdadeiras sobre Regina, a filha da Sra. Fatima. Os alunos da LIS também se encontraram com Regina.

As crianças da primária dos anos dois e três, bem como os alunos do ano sete, oito, dez e onze de português, conheceram os autores Kizola Nzambi e Hugo Leao. Esta equipe de marido e mulher escreveu um número de livros de ficção que se realizam em Angola. Eles também responderam muitas perguntas e compartilharam com os alunos do LIS sua história pessoal sobre como se tornaram autores.

Estudantes e professores aproveitaram conhecer os visitantes maravilhosos e também fazer compras na Feira do Livro.

Obrigado também a todos os membros da comunidade escolar que visitaram a Feira do Livro.

Author Visit and Book Fair at LIS Library on 10 November 2017

Irá realizar-se uma Feira do Livro na Biblioteca da LIS na sexta-feira, dia 10 de Novembro de 2017, das 9:00 às 16:00. Haverá uma grande variedade de livros e jogos de língua portuguesa e bilíngüe disponíveis para todos os gostos e habilidades de leitura.

Esta é uma óptima oportunidade para os alunos escolher entre livros de vários autores de crianças, jovens e adultos, nomeadamente de livros angolanos. Os preços dos livros começam a partir de 500 AKZ.

Três autores e um ilustrador de Angola também irão participarar na Feira do Livro. Estes irão trabalhar com diferentes turmas ao longo do dia e estarão disponíveis para assinar livros. Clique AQUI para obter informações sobre os livros dos autores e como encomendá-los.

A Feira do Livro é uma óptima oportunidade para os alunos aumentarem a colecção de livros, mas também é uma oportunidade para construir a colecção da LIS Library. Uma percentagem do total de todas as compras feitas durante a Feira do Livro irá reverter para a Biblioteca da LIS em novos itens para a Biblioteca.

Todos os membros da comunidade da LIS são bem-vindos a participar nesta Feira do Livro e fazer compras. Um grande agradecimento antecipado aos estudantes e aos pais pelo apoio neste maravilhoso evento.

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A Book Fair will be held in the LIS Library on Friday 10 November 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  There will be a range of Portuguese language and bilingual books and games available to suit all tastes and reading abilities.  This is a great opportunity for students to choose from various books from leading children’s and young adult authors. Prices start at only AKZ 500.

Three local Angolan authors and one illustrator will also attend the Book Fair. They will be working with different classes during the day and will be available to sign books. Click HERE for information on their books and how to order them.

Not only is the Book Fair is a great opportunity for students to add to their book collection, but it’s also an opportunity to build the LIS Library collection.  A percentage of the total of all purchases made during the Book Fair will be given to the LIS Library to spend on new items for the Library.

All members of the LIS community are welcome to attend this Book Fair to make their purchases.  A big thank you in advance to students and parents for their support of this wonderful event.

A celebration of reading : Celebrar a leitura

A celebration of reading

Family Reading Night was held on Wednesday 4 October. Parents and children listened to a range of stories read to them by our wonderful teachers. It was lovely to see the children’s reactions to the stories. The children then had an opportunity to borrow books from the Primary Library.

Not only did we have a great time during Family Reading Night, but thanks to our generous families, we collected quite a few donations of color pencils / markers and writing paper for the children from House of the Children.

Please save the date for our next Family Reading Night. It will be held on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. More information and a sign up for this event will be shared in March 2018.

Ms Bronny and Ms Anton


Celebrate reading

On Wednesday, October 4, the LIS library hosted a Family Readings Session. Parents and children together heard a series of stories told by our excellent teachers. It was wonderful to see the children’s reactions to the stories. In the end, everyone had the opportunity to choose books from the Primary library to take home.

Not only did we have a lot of fun in this Session, but also thanks to the generosity of the participating families, we were able to collect a lot of school material – crayons and markers, as well as drawing and writing paper for the boys and girls living in the Children’s House.

Please mark the date of our next Family Readings Session on the agenda; will be on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. More information about this event and its registration will be announced in March 2018.

Greetings,

Ms Bronny and Ms Anton

End of Year Information – Dates to Remember and Procedures : Informação de Fim de Ano da Biblioteca – Datas e procedimentos a não esquecer

Library End of Year Information – Dates to Remember and Procedures : Informação de Fim de Ano da Biblioteca – Datas e procedimentos a não esquecer

Dear Parents

School holidays are just around the corner so that means we’ll need all library materials to be returned and library accounts cleared. Please check your email for regular updates listing items that are checked out to your son/daughter.

Please take note of the following dates:

  • 19 May – Last day for borrowing
  • 29 May – Last day the library is open. After this date, the library is closed for the rest of the school year.*
  • 31 May – All items need to be returned & library accounts cleared
  • 5 June – Families will be invoiced for lost/damaged library materials
  • 8 June – Last day of school –  reports released to those who have cleared accounts

*Year 12 Diploma students should see me if they need to borrow books for their studies over the holidays.

Below are some frequently asked questions about the end of year library procedure: Continue reading

Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated so that we reflect on how we can change our behaviour so that we take care of our planet. Some of our actions will make a difference immediately. Other changes take longer to see any improvement.

LIS will be celebrating Earth Day on Friday, the 21st of April, 2017. Everyone will have an opportunity to learn and share ideas about how they make a difference. The day will end with an Earth Day Assembly at 2:15pm in the big gymnasium.

We have different Earth Day displays in the Library and encourage you to visit us so you can tell us all about the action you take.

 

 

 

 

It’s a brand new school year!

It’s been lovely to see students (of all ages) visiting the LIS Library. I’m new this year but I already feel welcome. I’ve been greeted with lots of friendly smiles and some interesting conversations. It’s wonderful to to see so many students excited to talk about books they have read.

We want everyone to visit the library regularly. Students are encouraged to change their books as soon as they have finished reading them. They don’t have to wait until their allotted library time. Parents are encouraged to come in too! If you want your child to be a good reader, then you should show them you read. Have conversations about what you are all reading. Read a book together. Read for leisure.

Please take good care of the library books. Keep them in a safe, dry place. When transporting library books to and from school, make sure that they are kept well away from water bottles, wet swimwear and lunch boxes.

Please note that overdue notices will be sent home soon so we would appreciate the prompt return of any library books that didn’t make their way back to the library before the summer.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Library. Stop in and say hello! 

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” ― Albert Einstein