National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries and schools all around Australia. Now in its 19th year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy. Tangara was involved in this event on Wednesday, 22 May at 11am.

This year's book was "Alpacas with Maracas" written by Matt Cosgrove. Mrs Ellis read to Reception Rust, while Mrs Chigwidden read to Kindergarten and simultaneously, Dr George read to Year 1 and Year 2.


Our Kindergarten students were working very hard in the lead up to Mother's Day to prepare some special surprises for their Mums! Please enjoy the photos of KR and some of things our children from KW had to say about their Mums...

She dyes her hair red and black, but just a little bit of red. I make Mummy smile when she says “No”, and I say “OK”. That makes her feel really happy because I don’t usually do that.

Her favourite drink is water, and her favourite thing to do is clean the dishes. She doesn’t do much cooking because Dad is a really good cooker.

Her favourite thing to do is talk to some other ladies. I know she likes it because she smiles.

Her favourite things are ch words: chocolate and chicken. Even when she’s tired she keeps working, working, working.

I know Mummy loves me and she is so beautiful. She gives me kisses and cuddles. Her favourite drink is lemon juice and her favourite thing to do is “cook different things that I don’t like”.

I knows she loves me because she told me today. I tell her “you’re the best”, then she says “no you’re the best”, and then I say “you’re the best”, and then it goes on and on.