Primary Book Week Parade: This year’s Book Week theme ‘Reading is my Secret Power’ inspired an outstanding array of costumes at the Primary Book Week Parade. Students showcased their wide reading interests and staff went above and beyond to enhance the excitement of the day and are to be commended for their colourful and creative costumes and for getting into ‘character’ to inspire a love of reading. Special thanks to the amazing partnership that parents and caregivers play in assisting students with their costumes. Reading is definitely a secret power at GCC! See all photos here.
The Great Unwrapping!
Throughout Book Week students had the opportunity to guess a selection of mystery books in the library foyer based on clues about each title. From well-known picture books to humorous fiction, to the most widely read Book in the world, students had loads of fun guessing the titles and couldn’t wait for the ‘great unwrapping’ to reveal them.
BOOK 1 – The 57 Storey Treehouse
BOOK 2 – The Cat in the Hat
BOOK 3 – Pig the Pug
BOOK 4 – The Hobbit
BOOK 5 – Matilda
BOOK 6 – Where’s Wally?
BOOK 7 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
BOOK 8 – Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy
BOOK 9 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid
BOOK 10 – Noni the Pony
BOOK 11 – The Bad Guys
BOOK 12 – Where is the Green Sheep?
BOOK 13 – The Bible
Primary Song Winners
Here are the amazing winning entries we had to share from our Prep – Year 2 students – our super songwriters!
Secondary Character Day
Taking on the role of a character from a novel or a film script can be a challenge – who do you choose? There are so many fantastic options! For Character Day in the Secondary School this year we enjoyed an assortment of interesting characters featuring from each year level and an amazing cast of characters from the College staff.
Escape Rooms – The Lost Mummy
Escape Rooms returned for Book Week 2019, with a degree of excitement and a high level of enthusiasm from all teams that entered this year. Teams collaborated, sharing their reading and problem-solving skills to solve three main challenges to discover the pathway out of the Lost Mummy’s tomb (aka – media rooms in the library). Commitment, strategy and collaboration together with a measure of laughter were applied to the task as teams sought to solve the clues to complete each challenge to escape the ‘Lost Mummy’ tomb. Some records have been set for others to break when the Escape Room challenges run again in Week 6. Congratulations to all the teams that competed and look out for the announcement of the overall winners in next week’s newsletter.
Middle School ‘Relax and Read’ Day
Students in our Middle School enjoyed a session in the Library lounge area as part of Relax and Read Day 2019. As in previous years, hot chocolate with marshmallows and the added scrumptious cookies were on offer as well as a bit of time to relax and enjoy the good story the students brought along with them. One main difference this year was most of the students came in costume as Relax and Read Day was held on the same day as Character Day this time.
The 2019 BookFace Challenge winner displayed his creative talent stepping into the scene of the front cover of a book. Congratulations to Casey Woods in Year 12 for winning our first ever BookFace Challenge!
Prize Draw for Borrowers in Book Week
Students who borrowed during the week of Book Week were entered into a Prize Draw for each year level. Students will be presented with their prize at a forthcoming assembly – we hope they enjoy their next great read!
See you in the library.
Vanessa McKellar and Beryl Morris, Teacher Librarians