Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program A Success

Published Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

On Wednesday 29 March at Harrington Street Public School, Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone will present a prize to the school for winning the ‘School’ category of the Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program.

On Wednesday 29 March at Harrington Street Public School, Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone will present a prize to the school for winning the ‘School’ category of the Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program.

The program ended with entrants reading a total of 3,780 books during the nine weeks from late November through to the end of January.

Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, congratulated Harrington Street Public School on their great efforts and for encouraging the most students from a school to enter the program.

“The extra prize category was added to the program to entice competitiveness between schools and ultimately keep children reading over the long summer break.

“Harrington Street Public School had the highest number of students in the program with 84 registering and 42 successfully completing the whole program.”

“Well done to the teachers at Harrington Street Public School for their commitment to children’s literacy and encouraging so many students to enter the program,” Mayor Carbone said.

Harrington Street Public School Principal, John Massard says that reading is an integral part of everyday classroom life, strengthened by a strong library program and wealth of resources.

“The Fairfield library program was advertised in classrooms, the school library, at parent meetings and at the whole school assembly to encourage the students to continue to read for enjoyment and to find answers to their questions about life and the world we live in,” John Massard said.

Fairfield City Open Libraries launched the Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program in November 2015 where 449 children signed up to read books in the first year and 684 children signing up to read in the second year.

“The reaction to the program was overwhelmingly positive,” Mayor Carbone said. “We saw many children return from our first year program to participate for a second time.”

“Reading during the summer holidays helps to maintain literacy skills and the habit of reading, preparing children for the new school year,” Mayor Carbone said.

PRIZE PRESENTATION DETAILS

Where:
Harrington Street Public School, Harrington Street, Cabramatta West
When: Wednesday 29 March
Time: 12pm

Photo opportunities available:

Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone

Harrington Street Public School Principal, John Massard

Students of Harrington Street Public School

 

ENDS

Media enquiries:    Suzie Sekulic, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone:                    9725 0166
Email:                        fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au