Virtual Author Events 2016

Kangaroo Flats Primary School students participated a  video conference about the Bottersnikes and Gumbles. The Bottersnikes are disrespectful and contribute to the rubbish problem. The Gumbles work together and try to clean up wherever they go.
The students were invited to illustrate a part of one of the stories and send them to us, 3 artists were selected… along with  Sky and Tyson who contributed during the session.


Term 1 2016


Bottersnikes and Gumbles- The Kings Party

 Date : Thursday 18th February

Time: 9.30am- 10.15am

Target Audience: Years 2-4

Each participating school receives a  complimentary copy of the book!


We will discuss new vocabulary they learned during the reading. Have them reflect on the message of the story. What does it mean to look after our environment.
Students will be encouraged to create their own character and story about caring for our environment

Curriculum Links

Year 2 Science
(ACSHE035) Identifying the ways humans manage and protect resources, such as reducing waste and caring for water supplies

Year 4 Science
(ACSHE062) Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions

Year 1 English
(ACELT1582) Discuss characters and events in a range of literary texts and share personal responses to these texts, making connections with students’ own experiences

Year 3 English
(ACELY1675) Identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of view

Additional Information

Watch this teaser animation video prior to commencement of session

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Susanne Gervay

Bullying No Way

with Author Susanne Gervay
I am Jack by Susanne Gervay



Date : Thursday 17th March

Time 9.30am-10.15 am

Target Audience Years 4-6


“It’s just NO to bullying. NO excuse. NO reason. NO way!

Good kids get bullied. Good kids bully. Good friends get scared. Good kids pass by.

Good people can do bad things.

Bullying is secret business hidden from parents, family, schools, others.

I AM JACK helps change all that!

My fantastic son JACK, who’s a kid just like you was bullied.

Well, it is quite a story … but it has a good ending.”

Susanne Gervay

Each participating school receives a  complimentary copy of the book!


I Am Jack is REAL!
Jack’s inspired by Susanne Gervay’s son who is annoying, funny, can fix nearly anything… and she loves him and calls him DARLING. He gets really mad about that.
He’d do anything for his family and friends – even though he jokes about it.
Jack didn’t understand how he ended up targeted, isolated, bullied, until it wasn’t funny anymore. He was afraid, powerless, victimised. When the parent of Anna, Jack’s friend rang to tell Susanne that her son was in deep trouble, she could hardly breathe with the pain of it.
It was a hard journey to win against bullying, but Jack did because the secrecy was broken, because his mother stood beside him, his family, his friends, his teacher and school were there. His mates came back and he found himself again and Jack fought for who he was.

Curriculum Links

NSW Outcomes

English – Stage 2
EN2-1A, EN2-4A, EN2-6B, EN2-10C, EN2-11D, EN2-7B, EN2-2A

Australian Curriculum

English – Year 3
English – Year 4

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