Sensationally, stylish shoes!

Everyone knows how much I love shoes! Not so long ago I shared one of my favourite books, Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat, by Stephen Michael King with year one. It’s about a timid girl called Millie whose creativity is stifled by the people around her. Every day she makes brown shoes, black shoes and plain, ordinary work boots when all she really wants to do is use her flair and imagination. This changes the day two vagabond minstrels, Jack and the dancing cat roll into town and give her the courage to finally be herself.  Inspired by Milli, year one designed some super stylish creations that would be the envy of Jimmy Choo, Manola Blahnik and Christian Louboutin. I’d certainly like one or two pairs of these in my collection.


Have you read this great book? Why not look for it in our library.


Art Show Wrap

What an incredible art show! Congratulations must go to the Maitland Society of Artists who coordinate the event now in its fifth year and everyone who attended over the three days. A special thank you to the students and staff of Tenambit Public School who created the surreal art work that adorned our school hall and garden.  You made all it all worthwhile.








Alison’s book review


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney

I am a Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan. I was looking in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid section and found the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid. This is the most wonderful Diary of a Wimpy Kid book and I suggest all fans reads it. It doesn’t matter if your don’t usually read things like this but you must read this one. It is new and will be extremely popular so as soon as you grab it, take it home and have a look, and yes it is in our library.

I won’t tell you what it is about because it is a surprise. You need to read it yourself and if you can’t, ask a friend. It is also a Premier’s reading challenge book for 5/6.  Leave a comment for everyone who reads it.

by Alison

Luke’s book review


Pokemon Team Rocket Blasts Off! adapted by Tracey West

This book is a bit funny to me because in chapter 6 Team Rocket’s pokemon, attacks Ash and Brock dressed like girls. Then a new pokemon comes in and saves them.

I love the illustrations because they look really surreal which is what this years art show is about. I also love Pokemon because it is fantasy and I love fantasy.

Pig is back!



I spent time today searching for a few books that have been requested by our students, ‘train books’ for Liam, Mission 2 of Kitten Kaboodle for Jasmine, more ‘Choose your own adventures’ for a number of stage 3 boys, skate and scooter books (having trouble here)… My search took me from Dymocks at Charlestown, to Harry Hartog at Kotara where I discovered the next instalment from the master Aaron Blabey, Pig the Winner.

I fell in love with Pig the first time I met him. He’s greedy, he’s selfish, he’s a fibber, and he hasn’t learnt his lesson. In this instalment our loveable pug will do whatever it takes to win. Lucky Trevor is there to help when things get a bit grim. I can’t wait to share this with you.

Surrealism, Dreams & the Imagination

Tenambit Public School is once again hosting an art show in conjunction with the Maitland Society of Artists over the weekend of the 18th, 19th and 20th of March. Each year students work to transform our hall according to the theme. This year we’ve had fun with Surrealism, Dreams & the Imagination. Over the last five weeks an enthusiastic and talented group of young artists have been working on a number of installations.  Without revealing too much here is a sneak peek of what’s in store.

Stage 3 students have been working on an installation that we’ve titled ‘Fractured Fantasy‘.


Stage 2 students have been inspired by Belgium artist Renee Magritte and we’ve titled our work, ‘Family of Man‘.


We look forward to sharing our finished pieces with you soon. Watch this space! Continue reading

Jasmine’s book review


Kitten Kaboodle Mission 1: The Catier Emerald by Eileen O’Hely

Kitten Kaboodle is an adventure-loving fur ball who is part of a secret agency called CAT (Clandestine Activity Taskforce) that tries to stop DOG (Disaster Organisation Group) who steals the catier emerald from a museum with a high-tech security system. To do this they must capture pedigree kittens. Little did they know that not all of the kittens were pedigree as Kitten Kaboodle was spray-painted as a pedigree kitten to find out where they were training cats with the same high-tech security system as the museum.

I would recommend this to everyone who loves adventure, fun, and fat cats.