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National Simultaneous Storytime – direct from the International Space Station!

National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime

Waverley will host students from our Junior School, the Science department and selected Year 7 students to celebrate this national event on Wednesday 19 May. This year is particularly exciting as we have astronaut, Dr Shannon Walker from the International Space Station reading the book. 

This wonderful event (organised by the Australian Library and Information Association) is an annual event that started in 2001. Libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes and bookshops around Australia register to read the same picture book at the same time. In 2020 there were over one million participants in over 14,000 locations, including many locations outside Australia (New Zealand, Thailand, UK, Canada, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong).

Click here to find out more about this year’s event (with lots of links and ideas for activities) 

We look forward to sharing some photos of Waverley’s participation in coming editions of Nurrunga.


Mr William Roberts

Head of Library Services