Library News

Lit Pro Reading Awards

Congratulations to the Year 3 – 9 students who have been reading their way to success this semester! They have completed a total of 16,360 quizzes and read 71,970,510 words on the Literacy Pro program. To celebrate the achievements of our Upper Primary students, every child received a prize for their reading goal achieved and
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Code Club fun

In Term 4, selected Year 3 students were invited to attend Code Club at the Library where we met weekly to code using the Scratch platform. The aim of Code Club is to provide a platform where students can explore and create interactive stories, games and animations using coding. Coding is becoming an essential skill
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The Summer Reading Club is on now

Although the school year has come to a close we are excited to promote The Summer Reading Club to advocate for the importance of recreational reading across all ages, particularly during the summer months. WHY? There is a tendency for students to lose some of the academic achievement gains made during the school year as
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Special thanks Year 6 library monitors

The Year 6 library monitors have played a vital role in the library this year. They have been active in supporting library staff and students regularly assisting with shelving, displays and first break activities. The students have served diligently and have shone brightly in their roles, with some staying on to volunteer once the leadership
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Holiday writing and illustration workshops

Special thanks to Speakers Ink for promoting these events for us to share with the GCC community: Brian Falkner is an award-winning international author and writing coach. He is a highly sought-after speaker in schools around Australia, the US and New Zealand. His infectious enthusiasm, humour and energy make every appearance a popular and memorable
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End of year Library returns

As the end of the school year approaches students and families are notified of the dates to keep in mind for the end of year textbook and library book returns.  Here are the end of year return dates for each year level: Year 12: Year 12 students have commenced their exam block and we wish
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Celebrating Australia’s children’s literature

GCC's Mrs McKellar | National Simultaneous Storytime

Do you have a favourite childhood story? During the September holidays, I visited the National Library of Australia in Canberra to see the Story Time: Australian Children’s Literature Exhibition and had the opportunity to be immersed in many of my childhood favourites. The Story Time Exhibition is presented in association with the National Centre for
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MS Readathon

We would like to pass on an epic thank you to those who took participated in this year’s MS Readathon. Collectively, more than 104,000 books were read by 21,000 children around Australia. The MS Readathon raised an incredible $1,244,175, which will allow children who have a parent living with multiple sclerosis to attend a special
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Readers Cup – all wrapped up!

The Regional Readers Cup Competition for 2019 has concluded with the Year 7 competition, the final for the year, taking place at Chancellor State College last Thursday 24 October. Our enthusiastic team: Dominique Doolan, Brianna Albrand, Kiera Lerch, Grace Palmer and Meme Lewis took up the challenge of reading 6 books, a total of 1505
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Mem Fox in conversation with Trent Dalton

Join Mem Fox and Trent Dalton on Wednesday 30 October at the State Library of Queensland as Mem launches her new book The Tiny Star. In an event for teachers, teacher-librarians, library staff, parents and carers. These two award-winning writers will discuss fostering a love of reading between carer and child, sharing stories across generations,
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