We have been honoured to have Leigh Hobbs, the Australian Children’s Laureate (for 2016 – 2017), as St Peter Chanel’s 2016 Author-in-Residence. We welcomed Leigh with a fabulous birthday surprise in the form of an amazing birthday cake and 500 accompanying cupcakes, depicting some of his book's characters. Leigh hosted an evening for parents, carers and children where he spoke of his work and his passion for reading, writing, drawing and literature in general. In a fun filled way, Leigh helped us discover his various characters, as well as unleash our own artistic talents! In addition, Leigh worked with all classes (Prep – Year 6) several times during the week to develop the students’ English and artistic skills and their passion for literature. This initiative reflects the wonderful partnership between the school and our Parents and Friends Association.