Library News

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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Full STEAM ahead with Lego WeDo

Last year we introduced the Lego WeDo program at the College in Years 4-6. The unique combination of LEGO® bricks, online tools and curriculum-relevant projects resulted in a range of engaging, high interest, hands-on learning experiences that focus on design, computational thinking and collaboration. The Lego WeDo program integrates learning by incorporating the STEAM disciplines
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Code Club

This year selected Year 4 and 5 students have been attending Code Club sessions in the library. Code Club uses the Scratch platform to teach the basics of coding, offering students a large number of creative projects ranging from simple to more challenging tasks. Scratch is built upon an online community that promotes collaboration. Once
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Beerwah & District Kindergarten Open Day

Our friends at Beerwah & District Kindergarten are very helpful in promoting the Glasshouse Christian College Open Day each year and we would like to return the favour by telling you about their upcoming event. Beerwah & District Kindergarten’s Open Day is on Saturday 12 October from 9:30am to 11:30am and everyone is welcome. All
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End of term Library reminders

Term 3 is almost complete and what a wonderful term we have had celebrating reading, borrowing lots of fantastic stories and learning new things each week. Primary and Secondary students have been reminded to return library books and any textbooks no longer required for their classes. Primary and Secondary overdue letters have recently been sent.
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Take the Time: Reading Hour 2019

Once again families, friends and students of all ages are invited to participate in the Australian Reading Hour for 2019. This special reading event will be held on Thursday 19 September and you can be involved by simply reading for an hour or by joining in a bigger event. Everyone is invited to stop what they’re
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Year 9 Readers Cup

Sometimes the best part of reading is sharing the journey and the enjoyment of a book with a group of friends. Chatting about plot twists, characters and discussing how the storyline is impacting a reader, can be some of the best conversations book lovers can share. This certainly was the case for our Year 9 Readers
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Escape Rooms – time, tenacity and teamwork!

As part of  Book Week celebrations, the library once again hosted ‘Escape Rooms’ – an exciting challenge for Secondary students to ‘break-out’ of a small space (aka a Media Suite). This year the Escape Rooms were themed ‘The Lost Mummy’ and required teams of students to use their reading, decoding and problem-solving skills to solve
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MS Readathon Update

The MS Readathon has officially finished for 2019. A huge thank you to those who were able to join the MS Readathon journey this year. This year’s readathon has been the biggest MS Readathon in over a decade, with 21,000 young Aussies taking part – sharing their love for reading and the importance of helping
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Peter Carnavas Prep – Year 2 Author Visit

During Book Week we held the Prep – Year 2 Primary Author Visit and were honoured to host guest author/illustrator Peter Carnavas for the day. Peter presented tailored sessions for each year level and led a breakout writer’s workshop for selected Year 1 and 2 students. Students were inspired by Peter’s talent for illustration and
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