Where the Magic Happens!


‘Outside of your comfort zone is where the magic happens’. That’s the quote I chose for the Homepage of our brand new blog at Tenambit Public School. It’s the message I gave to my enthusiastic group of bloggers as they embarked on this exciting new journey.

I remembered back to the beginning of 2015 when I too was undertaking the same journey when beginning this blog. It was all very new and more than a bit scary. But I know that to learn and grow we need to continually challenge ourselves. We should not be afraid to try new things and understand that we have to fail sometimes in order to learn.  If we always settle for safe and comfortable, we are never going to know what we are truly capable of.

I hope that you visit our new blog regularly and share the learning and experiences of our newest bloggers at Tenambit Public School.

The learning begins when you step outside your comfort zone! That’s where the magic happens.



Stephen Michael King

I was lucky enough last Friday to spend time with one of my favourite author, illustrators Stephen Michael King. Stephen spoke candidly about the difficulties of his early school years, about the writing and illustrating process and the joy it brings. He offered encouragement as I too picked up the pencils and joined him in letting my thoughts and ideas flow freely on the plain paper before me.



Hats on Tenambit for NSS

NSS 2016 Web Banner


On Wednesday 25 May at 11am  Tenambit Public School will join over 3100 libraries and schools across the country for National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS). This is an initiative of the Australian Library and Information Association held every year as part of Library and Information Week. This year we will be reading the picture book,  I Got This Hat written by Jol and Kate Temple.

Do you have a great hat? This might be the perfect opportunity to show it off. More details will follow.

Jye’s book review


Blueback by Tim Winton

Blueback is a book about a boy named Abel who loves the sea. He goes out one day in a dinghy looking for crayfish. He dives down deep under the sea to look for crayfish on the rocks. A huge black shadow surrounds him. He picks up a crayfish and something pulls it out of his hand. He panics and swims back to the surface.

Do you know what the shadow is? If you want to find out you’ll have to read this wonderful book.