Special Events

- Book Week
- MS Readathon

Book Week

We are very pleased to announce that Vermont Primary School will be celebrating “Children’s Book Week” in the week beginning the 22nd of August 2022. Please read below for an outline of the activities so far...  These will be updated as we get closer to the date.



  • Dress Up Day Monday 22nd August 2022

Every year the whole school enjoys dressing up and parading our costumes to our school community. In past years, (except for the last couple) the whole community could celebrate as a part of the audience. This year we can re-introduce a parade for all of the students to participate in, including the kindergarten children. We will confirm if our parent community can also attend. We are really looking forward to enjoying the amazing costumes and capture our excitement and passion for reading and dressing up as our favourite book characters. The Book Week Theme this year is: “Dreaming with eyes open…”.  To link with our favourite books we are saying that Reading is dreaming with our eyes open, as we know that good books can stimulate our imagination and we can dream ourselves into the book. This way we can travel to other places and times and into imaginary worlds.  This will ensure that there are some interesting creations.  We can dare to dream!!



  • Author Visit Years 3 - 6

We are very pleased to announce that we have author Morris Gleitzmann attending Vermont Primary School on Thursday the 25th of August.  Morris Gleitzman is a bestselling Australian children’s author. His books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in humorous and unexpected ways. His titles include Two Weeks with The Queen, Grace, Doubting Thomas, Bumface, Give Peas A Chance, Extra Time, Loyal Creatures, Snot Chocolate and the series Once, Then, Now, After, Soon and Maybe. The payment and permission required will be outlined in Qkr from Thursday 4th of August.



  • Author Visit Years Foundation - 2

Author Bec Filliponi will be attending Vermont Primary School on Friday the 26th of August. Bec and illustrator Julie Gebbing have created story books that explore a range of concepts such as kindness, resilience, positive identity, connection. These stories are set in beautiful places all around the world. Our children will explore important ideas in fun and creative ways as they will be involved in a workshop!!! The payment and permission required will be outlined in Qkr from Thursday 4th of August.



  • Classroom Activities

Each grade will have some special Book Week Activities to include in their week. Some are celebrating a range of different authors, whilst others are completing some creative tasks.


  • Vermont Primary School Kindergarten

Each year we ensure that our Kindergarten staff and children are included in our whole school activities when we can. This year they will be participating in their Dress Up Day and our Foundation Teachers will be arranging a time to meet with them to read some of their favourite books. Hopefully they will be able to join us up in the classrooms, which also helps them to familiarize themselves with the current Foundation Teachers.



  • Library Activities Foundation to Year 2

We are very lucky to have a lovely library at Vermont Primary School. Mrs Evans will have a colourful display and some activities for the children for when they visit her in the library on the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

On Friday at the Colouring Club with Mr Tran, the children will have some special activities to colour associated with Book Week.



  • MS Readathon

As part of our upcoming BOOK WEEK Celebrations, we are also very excited to announce that Vermont Primary School are participating in the MS Readathon. We have completed this in the past with terrific success. The Readathon will inspire our children to read as much as they can, for an incredible cause. They will be helping children who have a parent with multiple sclerosis. This Readathon will start on the 1st of August and end on the 31st of August.  To register, read the details below!


We are all looking forward to Book Week!! One of our favourite weeks of the year!!!!!!!!!


Jacci Strachan

on behalf of the Literacy Professional Learning Team

Vermont Primary School


MS Readathon

We are very excited to inform you that Vermont Primary School have signed up for the MS Readathon this August.


The MS Readathon is a fundraiser which has been supporting people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 45 years. It aims to bring together the enjoyment of reading and the inspiration of creating a difference in the lives of people living with MS.


Participation in the MS Readathon is OPTIONAL.


If you would like your child to participate in the MS Readathon and represent Vermont Primary School, you can register your child by simply heading to the Readathon website: https://www.msreadathon.org.au


- Select ‘Register’

- Click ‘My children to read’

- Fill in the contact details of a parent/guardian

- Enter your child’s details and add Vermont Primary School  

- Follow prompts until registration is complete.


**A reminder to not write your child’s surname. Their first name, or first name and surname initial, and their grade is all that is required (e.g. Jimmy S 4JS).


Please read the privacy information on the website for further information.


The MS Readathon is such a wonderful way for children to help other children, all while falling in love with the wonder and magic of reading.


If you have any queries regarding this year’s MS Readathon, please feel free to contact:

Nerida.forster@education.vic.gov.au (Grades F-2)

Cyara.pittas@education.vic.gov.au. (Grades 3-6)


Nerida and Cyara 

on behalf of the Literacy Professional Learning Team

Vermont Primary School

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