End of Year Book and Mac Returns (Prep – Year 12)
Thank for your assistance with end of year returns. Ensuring items are returned efficiently helps us prepare resources and texts for the commencement of the new year. Overdue emails will be sent to families with outstanding items. Items can be returned to the library up until Thursday 1 Dec and then to the Main Administration during the holidays.
Prep – Year 6: Items were due back Friday 18 November (WEEK 7)
Years 7: Items due back Friday 25 November (WEEK 8)
Years 8 & 9: Items due back Tuesday 29 November (WEEK 9)
Years 10 & 11: Items due back Friday 25 November (WEEK 8)
Year 12: Items were due back Tuesday 15 November (WEEK 7)
Lexile Reading Program
Many thanks to the families that support our Lexile Reading Program across Years 4-8. We have been amazed at the reading progress students have made in 2016. Over the year the combined totals for Year 4-8 students included 11,341 quizzes taken and 105,091,599 words read. This is a phenomenal result and students are to be commended for their reading achievements and commitment to the program. Next year the Lexile Reading Program will commence in Year 3 and continue in Year 9. We’re also introducing an eBook collection of Primary Lexiled titles. Exciting times ahead!
As I’m writing, we are about to deliver the end of term Primary prizes for reading levels and will be announcing our “Dream Team” party plans. The following students will be also be honoured at Assembly in Week 9 for their outstanding reading achievements.
Year 4-6 Highest Lexile growth per class:
Year 4-6 Highest points earned per class:
Year 4-6 Highest Points Overall:
4W – Jayden Neideck: 260
5M – Dylan Wood: 442
Beau Doneathy: 887
Summer Reading Club
We are pleased to announce that the Summer Reading Club is on again over the summer holidays. Last year the Summer Reading Club was a huge success! Over 48,000 children participated across Australia, and more than 333,000 books were read.
Celebrating its sixth year as a national program, the Summer Reading Club is the perfect opportunity for students to keep reading over the holidays. The theme for the 2016 Summer Reading Club is Heroes and Villains. Young readers will be encouraged to engage with a variety of traditional and non-traditional heroes and heroines as they explore the themes and conventions associated with super and everyday heroes, and their villainous counterparts.
Registration is FREE through the Summer Reading Club website at www.summerreadingclub.org.au National prizes are also up for grabs for those who participate in the online activities.
We are excited to announce that the Koorong at School Online Program is available at GCC! The program allows you to purchase items from our very our Glasshouse Christian College Webstore. This provides an easy way for families to purchase items with convenience of home delivery.
The Koorong at School Online Program replaces the Koorong Kids Program we were previously running in and is a convenient way to browse and purchase Christian resources. Every purchase made will earn commission for the College. We have added a number of titles to showcase products and Christmas recommendations. Look out for a parent letter to follow with all the links to browse and buy items from our Webstore!
Have a blessed and safe Christmas and make the most of the extra time over the holidays to enjoy some great reads!
Vanessa McKellar and Beryl Morris