Library News

Research and referencing assistance for students

It’s Library and Information Week! A week when we are reminded of the need for students to create, research and reference with wisdom and integrity. In a world so full of information it can be challenging and a little overwhelming for students to effectively locate quality, relevant resources for assignment research and study. To assist
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Literature Circles

This term, Year 5 and 6 students commenced their Term 2 Literature Circle (LC) units with 45 LC teams meeting weekly to discuss a group novel in online Zoom meetings and breakout sessions. To make this unit possible Mrs Gail Mitchell our Head of Primary, Mr Adrian Ford our Deputy Head of Primary and Mrs
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Ready for a reading adventure?

The State Library of Queensland’s Reading Adventure Club is a fun way to get kids excited about reading, with weekly challenges to kick-start their imaginations and chances to win great prizes. Although the challenges are posted weekly, they can be completed anytime. You can also join the Club as a family and complete the challenges
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Sunshine Coast Libraries – Supporting Learning and Reading at Home

Here are some fantastic links to support learning and reading at home from the Sunshine Coast Libraries. Online membership is available and gives immediate access to the Sunshine Coast eLibrary. If you aren’t in the Sunshine Coast Council area you can still join. It’s also a good idea to check your local Public Library service
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Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Competition P-12

The Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society has chosen the theme “We Used to Live There” for this year’s poetry competition. Students across Primary and Secondary are invited to prepare an entry. As always, it’s an optional theme, so students can write about whatever topic sparks their poetic genius. For further details go to the Dorothea Mackellar
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Reading thanks, support and links

GCC's Mrs McKellar | National Simultaneous Storytime

On behalf of the library team we’d like to say a huge thank you to GCC families for encouraging students to keep reading during COVID-19. It’s been a challenging time and we appreciate all of your efforts. This week we are focusing on ways to support you in this endeavour. Webinar – Helping with reading
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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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