Writers' Festival

2017 Writers' Festival

Welcome to our second successful Writers' Festival. This year our topic was Australian Landscapes. 

Over the last year our students have continued to build on their figurative language strategies after two successful years of our new writing model. Watch the video on the left to see how our school was transformed and to hear some of our students writing. 

2016 Writers' Festival

Welcome to the first annual Delacombe Primary School Writers' Festival.


The aim of this festival is to celebrate our students' hard work through building a sense of purpose, pride and inclusivity to their writing. Every single student in the school has a piece of writing and artwork displayed in our corridors which have been transformed to match this years theme, Spring!

Listen to some of the grade 5/6 students sharing a paragraph from their Monet's Garden writing piece.

Delacombe Primary School was alive with alliteration and super excited about similes on Friday.

The inaugural Writers’ Festival had the whole school humming with hyperbole as parents and pupils alike enjoyed spring inspired essays and art works.

Teaching and learning coach Stephanie Lee said all 309 pupils had been taking part in the Ann Angelopoulos inspired Writing Model all year, using figurative language techniques.

Since the start of term 4, they also created art works to go with their stories, with all unveiled at the Writers’ Festival.

“We did vocabulary work first, then a sentence, then a paragraph and then a text,” Ms Lee said.

The festival culminated with awards and a scavenger hunt involving parents and pupils.

© 2016 Delacombe Primary School