Bug’s big award

Project. Circular Head’s ‘Reading Bug Egg’ has been recognised on a state level, winning an award in the 2016 Local Government Awards for Excellence. The project, which aimed to encourage reading and a love of stories among children, was the winner in the ‘Delivering Excellence – Smaller Councils’ category. The award was presented to Circular …

2 years ago

The egg comes first

Over the past 16 months as Minister for Education and Training, I have seen many great examples of community engagement in education, but none better than that of the Circular Head community. What a pleasure it was to attend the unique and exciting event – the hatching of a Reading Bug Egg. It was heart-warming to witness children …

3 years ago

Incubated, hatched, celebrated

Event. The mystery surrounding the inhabitant of the rare Reading Bug Egg was finally solved when a crowd of around 400 witnessed its hatching. Having circulated local schools, businesses and events over the past 10 months, sounds coming from the egg signalled something was almost ready to escape as excitement began to peak inside Smithton …

3 years ago
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Egg-xactly right

I am writing to express my absolute delight in the recent hatching of the Reading Bug Egg. I walked into the SCF building and the buzz of excitement and the voices all singing eagerly to try and encourage the egg to hatch was absolutely incredible. The performance was mesmerising for both young and old alike, …

3 years ago

Egg-citing times 

Event. All will be revealed this afternoon (Thursday August 6) at an ‘Egg-straordinary’ event for the whole family. The Reading Bug Egg – a literacy initiative introduced to the community last year – will finally hatch following close to 3000 books read by local children and adults. The project has been a collaboration between Rural …

3 years ago

Ready to hatch

Event. Following nine months of incubation and more than 2700 books read, the Reading Bug Egg is now ready to hatch. Next month, the community is invited to an egg-citing once-in-a-lifetime event for the whole family in which all will be revealed. Discovered in November last year and nursed by Rural Health’s HIPPY team, the …

3 years ago

Egg-cited to read

Literacy. Children at Giggles Early Learning have spent time enjoying books and dress-ups with the Reading Bug Egg. According to Giggles owner Linda Wooldrage, the visit has been supported by offering children a literacy environment focusing on the book, I Went Walking by Sue Machin. “Educators are aware children of this age enjoy a range of texts, …

3 years ago
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Capturing imaginations

Literacy. Children’s voices have sounded loud and clear from Circular Head Child Care Centre recently in an effort to encourage the Reading Bug Egg to hatch. An initiative by Rural Health’s HIPPY team, the Reading Bug Egg has been frequenting local schools and community events since its discovery late last year. Currently under the care …

3 years ago

Eager to hatch

Literacy. From the Edith Creek Primary School library you could hear a buzz over the past fortnight. It was the buzz of lots of little voices enthusiastically reading to the Reading Bug Egg in the hope that maybe, just maybe, the book they are reading will be the one needed for it to hatch. For …

3 years ago

A love of literacy 

Competition. Since its discovery late last year, the Reading Bug Egg has intrigued children across Circular Head. A total of 2100 stories have been told to the egg, and 135 children have collected a free book after having read a minimum of four books to a willing listener: the Reading Bug will hatch only when …

3 years ago