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Story Arts Festival

Studentswill be attending the Festival of Children’s Literature (SAFI – Story Arts Festival Ipswich) at several venues in Ipswich or Woodlands at Marburg (see below for dates and venues for each grade).  The students will be attending 3 sessions where they will meet and be spoken to by Australian authors and illustrators throughout the day.  As spaces are very limited for these sessions, we will not be taking any parents with us on this excursion.
As the cost of seeing these authors and illustrators is sponsored by the Ipswich District Teacher/Librarian Network there will be no charge for students to attend this Festival, however the students will be travelling by train into Ipswich as the festival will be starting at 9.45am.  The cost of train travel will be $5.00 per student. This money needs to be paid to the office by Friday 11th OCTOBER or you will need to transport your child yourself.  We need money paid by this date for the system to generate a list of those who have paid in time for the excursion.  
Students will need to bring their lunch, morning and afternoon tea, a hat and a drink bottle.  There will be opportunities to purchase books by the authors and illustrators at the Ipswich venues. These can be signed by the authors at set locations during breaks in the sessions. The average cost of books is between $15 & $20.  I will be helping to co-ordinate the Ipswich program on this day so students should see me if there are any problems with book signing.
Please complete the permission form below and return it to the office along with your money by FRIDAY 11th October to ensure your child is included in the train booking. 
Monday 14th October - 5A (Ipswich Venues)
Tuesday 15th October - 6A & 6B (Ipswich Venues)
Thursday 17th October - 3A, 4A & 3/4A (Ipswich Venues)
Friday 18th October - Prep, P/1, 1A, 1/2A & 2A (Woodlands at Marburg)