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Boxes and Boxes of Books.

Finally they are here!

Thursday afternoon the air in the village rang with cries of “Salo, salo, salo,” which heralds the coming of a cargo boat. We were particularly excited about this cargo because we had put 44 boxes of books on board when we were in Vila to see Melinda and Peter.

The books were donated by the family and friends of Rowville Secondary College, Woodend Primary School and my mother, Rhonda Wain. So, many, many thanks to all involved. Very special thanks to Emily Luck who coordinated the book drive, Bron Rees-Allen and her 7B IT Class and Les Clement and his 10G Civics Class.

The students and members of the school council helped to carry the books for the unloading point in the village to the school. Everyone helped out.


We’ve opened all the boxes and are steadily working through categorising them ready for the library (it has helped a lot that they have been sorted out before going into boxes – thanks guys!) It was like Christmas and I was tempted to abandon work to read various picture story books which brought back memories for me (See Dick Run, The Hungry Caterpillar, Come Back Amelia Bedelia and Giant John in particular!)

Now all we need to do is finish the roof-rebuilding project and we’ll have a place for our library as well. We’re very excited.... this is me when all the books were arriving!


Thank you all SO MUCH!

Posted by debnic 17:04

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GREAT!!!!Stop grinning Deb or your head will fall off!! All the effort is worthwhile although I must admit sometimes I wondered if it was actually going to happen.It is all woth it if only one or two kids become more involved in reading.Congrats to all at Rowville who put in to make this come about.Keep up the good work Nic "Nic can fix it" (who needs Bob the Builder) luv Mum & Dad xxx

by mumdadw

Hey Debbie!
Guess who?? Its me Andrew from KingsWay School in New Zealand! this is kinda weird ae! but boy oh boy is it neat. i mean i haven't seen you, the kids, nor the village people for only two days now! and already i miss you guys. You have seriously imprinted our hearts forever. Oh and you might be glad to know our international flight wasn't delayed 5hours! haha we got in today. i never knew i would be contacting you so soon. But i tell you God works wonders. so i can talk to you now! haha well make sure you tell everybody i do miss them. and does everyone else. and once again tell Cheif Timothy tanku tumas for everything once again.
God Bless,
Your pal from New Zealand... KINGSWAY!!
Andrew Kinzett.

P.S. i think ur next post shuld have pictures of the mural! haha

by Andrew-kws

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