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‘All Kids can be Readers’

Last week, author Sally Rippin, was announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2024 and 2025. Sally’s theme as Laureate for the next two years is ‘All kids can be readers’. Sally loves to write stories with heart and with characters that resonate with children, parents, and educators. She is Australia’s highest selling female author

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Literacy Pro Achievements

What a fantastic year of reading we’ve had at GCC! One of the core programs used to promote reading at the College is Scholastic Literacy Pro. The program allows us to evaluate the students’ reading ability and provide them with a Lexile measure to recommend books that are just right for them. Students choose books

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Premier’s Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the students who took part in the Premier’s Reading Challenge this year and a special thank you to the families that supported this annual initiative. To successfully complete the challenge, students were required to read or experience the following number of books in Term 2 and Term 3: Prep to Year 2 –

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Book Week

We’ve decided that this year’s CBCA Book Week theme ‘Read, Grow, Inspire’ has been one of our favourites. As we celebrated the theme across the term, the excitement and enthusiasm grew for our annual Primary Book Week Parade and the Secondary Character Day events. We were once again in awe at the spectacular costumes students, staff

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Literacy Pro Rewards Reading

Congratulations to our Year 3-6 students for their fantastic reading achievements! We recently celebrated our end of Semester 1 Scholastic Literacy Pro Awards and the Term 2 Millionaires Party. Collectively across the College students have passed 21,203 Lexile quizzes and read 78,159,694 words, which is a testament to their hard work and consistent reading. Our

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Reader’s Cup 2023

Readers Cup season has commenced with two different Year Level competitions being held in recent weeks. The Readers Cup, organised annually by the Queensland Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, aims to bring children and books together in a celebration of stories and a shared passion for reading and learning. Readers Cup includes

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National Simultaneous Storytime

On Wednesday 24 May we joined over 2 million readers across Australia to celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS). NSS is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously around the country. This year The Speedy Sloth

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School Libraries Devoted to You

We recently celebrated Queensland School Library Week (QSLW). This year’s theme,  ‘Devoted to You’ aptly reflects the commitment that our library team brings to their role in supporting teaching and learning, encouraging a love of reading, and valuing and enhancing the well-being of our students who spend time in the library. These areas were highlighted

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Summer Reading Club

These summer holidays, adventure awaits your child through Sunshine Coast Libraries free Summer Reading Club. Whether going away or staying home, children can win fantastic prizes by embarking on three quests outlined in a Summer Reading Club Adventure Map. Just join up for online or within a branch and either download the map or collect

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Literacy Pro Achievements

Congratulations to the following students who have achieved phenomenal results in the Year 3-6 Literacy Pro program. We commend them for their diligence in developing reading habits that have led to such fabulous results. Special thanks to our College Community for your support of the Literacy Pro Program – we couldn’t do it without you! 

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Year 7 Readers Cup 

Each year our college invites students to participate in the Sunshine Coast Regional Readers Cup competition held at various points across the year depending on the year level.  The final competition for 2022 was held on Thursday October 20 at Maroochydore State High School. Our keen Year 7 Team – Zara Watson Brown, Sophie Sharma,

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Premier’s Reading Challenge

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2022 Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC). A round of applause to Mrs. Eskdale and 1M for having the highest number of participants and Mrs. Andrews and 4G who followed closely behind. Thank you to the families and staff that supported the students as they completed the challenge. The PRC

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Visit Beerwah Library these school holidays

Register online these holidays to participate in the amazing programs on offer below. Registrations open Friday 16 September at 4pm. Event When Need to book? Age Botley Robots Tues 20th 2-3:30pm Yes 6-12 yrs Too Short for Netty Storytime Wed 21st 9:45-10:15am Yes 5-12 yrs Magnetic tile drop in build Mon 26th 10-11:30am No

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Book Week highlights

We are privileged to be part of a community that supports a strong reading culture and would like to extend our gratitude to the College community for partnering with us as we celebrated Book Week. The staff dedication and community support of these events contribute to the excitement and engagement of students and provide memorable

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Book Fair thanks

Our annual Book Fair was held in the library this week as we commenced the 2022 Book Week celebrations. Book Fair catered for a wide range of reading interests and abilities and gave students a hands-on book buying experience. Choice was the key as students were encouraged to select best-fit books. Primary and secondary students

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Book Week 2022

We have big dreams for this year’s Book Week Celebrations. We can’t wait to celebrate together and are looking forward to the Primary Book Parade and the Middle and Senior School Character Days. Students can take part in these events by dressing up to celebrate the theme ‘Dreaming with eyes open’ or come as a

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Book Fair

Book Fair is coming and will be held from Friday 19 August – Thursday 25 August at the Secondary end of the Library. It will cater for students in Prep – Year 9 and include a large range of books to browse and purchase from 8:00am to 3:30pm daily, with cash and EFT sales available.

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Readers Cup

We recently had two teams compete in the Sunshine Coast Regional Readers Cup Competitions. The Readers Cup is organised annually by the Queensland Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia and aims to bring children and books together. It includes competitions across Year 5/6, Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 where students are challenged to

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LEGO Champions

Inspired by the LEGO Masters Grand Final Week we recently held our very own week-long Primary LEGO Competition. Many students were eager to design and build every day at the Library and impressed us with their fabulous creativity and teamwork skills. Thank you to everyone who took part – your creations were a huge hit

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Celebrating World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day was celebrated in our library on 21 March with Secondary students being invited to share their own poems. Students were encouraged to use poetry to share their ‘voice’ and to write about something important to them. During World Poetry Day we also watched some Poetry Slams on video and were particularly inspired

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Holiday reading

The Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation is proud to partner with Bolinda BorrowBox to offer a very special collection of free audiobooks. Every month, a new author and audiobook will be featured on the website, showcasing the incredible diversity of talent in Children’s Literature. You can listen to the first chapter here and then access the

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Holiday activities

Book Launch Party Award-winning author Aleesah Darlison is launching her latest book Rusty the Rainbow Bird at The Little Book Nook at Palmwoods on Saturday 2 April. Aleesah has written over 50 books for children including picture books, chapter books, novels, and series. Aleesah’s stories often champion the cause of animals and the environment. She

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Library News: Book Club Thanks

Book Club Thanks Thank you to our College community for your generous support of Book Club this year. Your orders have fostered the students’ love of reading and allowed us to earn a commission to purchase items for the College. Special thanks to our amazing Book Club volunteers who order, sort, pack and deliver Book

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Book Fair Thanks

Our annual Book Fair recently ran throughout Book Week and was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate reading with the College community. Primary students enjoyed the preview and purchase sessions and completed a Wish List for their top picks – a challenge for some due to the wide range of titles available. Dropping in before school

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Book characters walk the red carpet

Congratulations to our ‘cast of characters’ who recently walked the red carpet. The Book Character Awards were held as part of our Book Week events and celebrated characters from real and imaginary worlds. Students entered a competition by writing a persuasive piece explaining why their character deserved an award. Everyone that entered was invited to

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Book Week highlights

Book Week  Each year since 1945 the Children’s Book Council of Australia has brought children and books together across Australia through the CBCA Book Week. This year’s theme Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds inspired a colourful array of costumes and engaging activities and events, highlighting the importance of reading and reminding us of the

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Book Week is nearly here!

The countdown is on! Get ready for the excitement, fun and colour that Book Week brings. We are looking forward to celebrating our love for reading at the College with our Primary Book Parade and the Middle and Senior School Character Day. Come dressed as a character from a favourite book, or team up with

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LitPro Reading Reading Achievements

Congratulations to the following Primary Millionaire Readers, who have read over 1,000,000 words on the Literacy Pro program this year. We celebrated their ‘marvellous’ progress with an ‘M’ themed party with the Readers Cup team this week. The latest Millionaire reading achievements can be found on the Primary Library Gateway page.  Literacy Pro Millionaire Readers:

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Year 5 and 6 Readers Cup 2021

On Thursday 17 June, the following Primary students participated in the Year 5/6 Sunshine Coast Regional Readers Cup Competition. The students proudly represented the College and competed against 25 other Readers Cup teams to showcase their amazing reading and comprehension skills. The team included: Jordana Bayliss Year 5Micah Matthews-Frederick Year 5Aimee Augustin Year 6Matthew O’Shea

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Voices Online in 2021

Voices on the Coast was celebrated last week and for the first time due to COVID, it was held online. As always, a great lineup of authors and illustrators were made available and our Year 6 students enjoyed sessions with Amie Kaufman on story writing and illustrating tips and tricks with Peter Carnavas. The sessions

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Queensland School Library Week

Future-focused libraries create opportunities for students to connect to learning in a way that stimulates creativity, develops thinking skills and encourages and supports reading. These activities and learning opportunities set them up for a great future.  Our College Library team is passionate about helping our students grow, learn and connect. This week students were involved

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Library News

P-12 Queensland School Library Week Competition In 2018, the Queensland School Library Association introduced the inaugural Queensland School Library Week (QSLW) to highlight the important work of school libraries. We are blessed with exceptional library facilities, resources and staff at GCC and are excited to be involved in QSLW 2020, which runs from Monday 15

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Primary Library lunch activities

Primary students are invited to participate in the following lunchtime activities at the library this term: FIrst Break Activities  Monday & Friday: P-6 Makerspace – Come and play, create, tinker and explore a wide range of games, apps and robotics.Tuesday: Year 3-6 Book Club – Share your passion for reading, scan and shelve new books

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Travelling Books

We are blessed to have amazing facilities and resources at GCC. From time to time we assess and gather older resources to pass them on to those in need. Over the years we have partnered with author T.M Clark and sent items to a warehouse at Fastair in Brendale, where they have been stored and

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Literacy Pro Millionaire Readers

Congratulations to the following students who are our 2020 Literacy Pro Millionaire Readers! They have read over one-million words on the LitPro program with many going beyond this total. This year the Millionaires Club replaced our previous Dream Team. The Millionaires Club rewards students for the number of words read, which students can easily track

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Book Club thanks

It’s time to say a huge thank you to GCC families for supporting the Scholastic Book Club this year and for helping grow our students’ love of reading. We transitioned to LOOP payments earlier in the year and thank families for transitioning to this so positively. Purchasing Scholastic Book Club items promote reading and allows

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Premier’s Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the readers who took part in the 2020 Premier’s Reading Challenge! Students who completed the Challenge received their Certificate of Achievement this week. The Premier’s Reading Challenge is not a competition but rather a way to encourage a love of reading. Through the challenge, children and students were given an opportunity to develop

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Year 7 Readers Cup

In 2020, Readers Cup competitions across the state have looked quite different to previous years and unfortunately most of the competitions held earlier in the year were cancelled due to COVID.  However, we were very excited to see the Year 7 Competition take place as planned and it was wonderful that it coincided with the

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