Thursday, May 21, 2015

Samoan Language Week: 24-30 May 2015

By Sia Fuauli 

We are preparing to celebrate Samoan Language week here at Horowhenua College. Didn't the girls do a great job?

Monday, May 11, 2015

New Zealand Music Month 2015

By Christine Hurst

Christine was inspired to create this awesome display from a picture on Pintrest. It was interesting to hear that many of her students had not seen records before and couldn't believe they were so big and that you had to turn them over to hear all the songs!
Thanks for sharing Christine!

Monday, April 27, 2015

ANZAC Day 2015

By Gabrielle Karsai

Thanks to Gabrielle, from Parramatta NSW, for sharing her 2015 ANZAC display. It has a personal touch this year with an emphasis on how war has affected families within the school community. She particularly focused on the written word and the importance of letters, both for the person far from their loved ones and for those waiting at home. 
I'm sure it was extremely interesting and informative for all involved.

Monday, April 20, 2015

National Poetry Month

By Rose Hopkins-LaRocco

Thanks to Rose for this fabulous interactive display for National Poetry Month. 
I love the creative use of a bookshelf space for the display.
Details of National Poetry Month 2015 can be found here: National Poetry Month (America)

Time to GEAR UP up for our new Catalog!

By Donna Powers

No better way to introduce a new computer system! 
Thanks for this spectacular display Donna, it will certainly gain the attention of your patrons.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


By Sally

I just love this clever display by Sally from Christchurch, New Zealand. 
It was a joint effort with students and members of the public - a great way to bring the joint (school & public) community together. The poppies are all knitted, crocheted, or sewn. 
I bet it has a huge impact on everyone who sees it, it's really impressive! 
Well done Sally and thanks for sharing it.

Reading helps the mind Bloom!

By Denise Borck

A gorgeous Spring display that just makes you want to pick up a book! Thanks for sharing Denise! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Need some ideas for the holidays?

By Miriam Tuohy

Miriam's fabulous new display gives students lots of free ideas to do in the Easter holidays.
It is an awesome idea - under each picture is a qr code with a link to more info about the idea.

Ideas include:
  • Read (links to the local and school libraries)
  • Try something new (links to you-tube tutorials on knitting, crochet, doodling...)
  • Get fit for winter sport (links to 'Map my walk', 'Map my run'...)
  • Write (links to information about writing a journal, story...)
  • Holiday activities on in the locality.
  • Cook (links to some good websites for cooking)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Never judge a book by its movie

By Elaine Pearson

Prompted by the number of books being made into movies at the moment, I decided it was time to do another movie/book display.

I found images of DVDs which I printed onto card and stuck onto a film strip. To give a bit more dimension to the display I used a glue gun and stuck each DVD on with some packing chips so that they stood out from the board.

Check out this blog for some up-to-date movie news:

Monday, March 16, 2015

St Patrick's Day

By Christine Hurst

Look at all those books at the end of the rainbow! Good one Christine.