Battle of the Books


Battle of the Books is an inter-school knock out quiz for Grade 6 and 7 children in the City of Johannesburg. The Skirmish competition is offered to Grade 4 and 5 children. The reading list is prescribed by the City of Johannesburg’s Library and Information Services. Our school has been competing in the competition for well over three decades. We have been fortunate to include Battle of the Books as an extra-mural. Our Team members in the ‘Battle’ include Grade 6 and 7 boys who have committed to this extra-mural since Grade 4. Team members are given fifteen prescribed fiction books to read from February until the competition in September. We have had a brilliant year, excelling at the Library round, the Zonal round and the Regional round. The Team are to be commended on their commitment, performance and their splendid manners and attitude at the competition! We bid farewell to our Grade 7 boys who embark on High School in 2020. May your years ahead be inspired by ‘Open Books ‘and ‘Open Minds’.