OUR CORE VALUES @ SALC Making Connections SERVICE

Making Connections SERVICE

Service – ‘The Spirit of Selflessness

Service involves selfless giving and making a difference in the lives of others by identifying and responding to their needs, and carrying out that service without expecting recognition or reward. At St Andrews an ethic of service abounds which helps account for the commonplace, selfless, individual and community actions that go to enriching the lives of others.

Galatians 5:13 ‘….. but through love serve one another’

Source: Kotzur, T. (Principal) St Andrews Core Values

PICTURE BOOKS IN THE JS LIBRARY

Weezer Changes The World – read by Arwen Sharp

Castle, Caroline., UNICEF. (2002), For every child : the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in words and pictures, London : Random Children’s.

Readman, Jo., Roberts, Ley. (2006), George saves the world by lunchtime, London : Eden Project Books.

McCarney, Rosemary. (2014), Every day is Malala Day :, Saint Leonards, NSW : Allen & Unwin.

NON FICTION IN THE JS LIBRARY

Abouraya, Karen Leggett., Wheatley, L.C. (2014), Malala Yousafzai : warrior with words, StarWalk Kids library, StarWalk Kids Media, Great Neck, NY.

Brooks, Jeremy., Daly, Jude. (2009), Let there be peace : prayers from around the world, London : Frances Lincoln.

Kindersley, Barnabas., Kindersley, Anabel., UNICEF. (1995), Children just like me, A Dorling Kindersley book, London : Dorling Kindersley.

Taylor, Barbara. (2008), Planet animal : saving Earth’s disappearing animals, London : Carlton.

Walsh, Melanie. (2008), 10 things I can do to help my world, London : Walker.

TEACHING IDEAS/RESOURCES

Reflecting Action through Service: Teaching and Learning.

empathyImage Empathy: Created by Sonia Dunn for SALC reused with permission

 

 

 

 

WEBLINKS

 

Ever wondered what happens in Disneyland after dark?

The Kingdom Keepers written by Ridley Pearson is set in Disneyland after dark.

“Five young teens tapped as models for theme park “guides” find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches who threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside it’s walls.”

Source

http://www.dragonpage.com/2007/10/25/review-the-kingdom-keepers

This video is the author discussing the book.

 

Would you like to be a DHI (Disney Host Interactive?) Check out the series today… Let us know what you think.

James Patterson – “Books you can’t put down”!

I love reading James Patterson’s novels. I was thrilled when I first found out he also wrote for children.

The Maximum Ride  series is up to its sixth novel in the series (Fang) and it is ready to borrow.

James Patterson also writes the Daniel X series and Witch & Wizard series (2nd one recently released).

These books are also thriller, action and “Go, go, go”.

This is James talking about the book.

This is a fan made trailer for the up coming movie of the Maximum Ride book (due 2013).

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AUTHOR & SERIES

If you liked the pace of the Stormbreaker novels then try any of James Patterson’s novels suggested above.

PS: Witch and Wizard is also being made into a movie! WOW!