Refugee Week 2021
JUNE 20TH – JUNE 26TH
UNITY – THE WAY FORWARD
Well done everyone!
We have made it to the last week of Term 2.
Don’t forget to stock up on some books to read over the school holidays before the end of the week.
This week, Sunday June 20th – Saturday June 26th, is Refugee Week. The theme of Refugee Week in 2021 is Unity.
From the Refugee Week website:
“Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. The first Refugee Week events were organised in Sydney in 1986 by Austcare. In 1987, Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) became a co-organiser of the week, which became a national event from 1988. RCOA took on responsibility for the national coordination of Refugee Week from 2004. Major-General Paul Cullen, the foundation president of both Austcare and RCOA, actively lobbied, from the 1980s, for a global annual celebration of the contribution of refugees. His dream was achieved in 2001, when the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) coordinated the first World Refugee Day (June 20).
Refugee Week provides a platform where positive images of refugees can be promoted in order to create a culture of welcome throughout the country. The ultimate aim of the celebration is to create better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration enabling refugees to live in safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to Australia.”
Want to learn more?
Over the last few weeks, big changes have been happening in the school library recently. Not only have we re-shelved our Fiction books so that they are shelved by their genre, we have been re-arranging shelving in the Fiction area to create 2 new reading zones. These reading zones are spaces where students can sit and read or socialise, surrounded by books. Have look at some photos, further in this week’s newsletter.
There is also another book spotlight of a recently added title to the school library.
And don’t forget to follow the library on Instagram (@fhclibrary) for regular updates on reading suggestions, book reviews, photos from around the library and more!
Happy Reading everyone!