Library News

Year 3-6 Literacy Pro Parent Pipeline

GCC's Mrs McKellar | National Simultaneous Storytime

On Tuesday 10 March we held our first Year 3-6 Literacy Pro Parent Pipeline Session in the library. For those parents/caregivers that couldn’t attend here is the link to the slideshow presented. We are planning to hold these sessions every term this year to provide more opportunities to partner with families and to share our
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Library News – Week 5

Voices on the Coast 2020: There’s always an exciting buzz in the air when students attend the Voices on the Coast Literature Festival. This year’s festival had two student days held at USC plus a number of additional events aimed at enthusing readers and emerging writers across the Sunshine Coast region. An enthusiastic group of
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Library News 7 February 2020

GCC's Mrs McKellar | National Simultaneous Storytime

A huge welcome to new staff, students and families that have joined the College community this year. Please note our opening hours below. We look forward to supporting teaching and learning at the College and continuing to encourage a love of reading, offering high interest, engaging and informative print and digital texts and resources.  Primary
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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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