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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. https://library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Whats-On/Holiday-Activities/Holiday-Program 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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Holiday reading

Looking for ways to encourage your child to read over the holidays? Here are some great options to consider: Summer Reading Club The Summer Reading Club will be available online from Wednesday 1 December 2021 to Monday 31 January 2022. It’s a flexible, fun and practical program that has been purpose built for children and …

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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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Book Fair

Our annual Book Fair will be open at the library from Friday 20 August – Thursday 26 August and will be a fantastic start to our Book Week celebrations! This year we are running the fair with The Book Warehouse who have been providing Book Fairs to schools in Queensland for over 20 years. Last …

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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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Library and Information Week 2021

Primary Spotlight  Last week we celebrated Library and Information Week with the theme Adventures in Space and Time. We went to ‘infinity and beyond’ with exciting activities and enjoyed tinkering and thinking at our Makerspace, collaborative colouring and origami at lunch. We were impressed with the innovative designs of the Year 5 Lego WeDo Mars …

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National Family Reading Month

To celebrate the 25th Year of National Family Reading, Scholastic are encouraging families to take part in a 31 Day Family Reading Challenge – to read together for at least 10 minutes everyday in the month of May. Families can sign up for the challenge here and download the reading rocket log here or use …

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We love Lego We Do

Year 4 students were inspired by NASA’s Mars Perseverance mission this term as they built and coded their very own Milo Rover with the Lego We Do program. Students discovered ways that scientists and engineers use robots to explore places where humans cannot go and modified their rover to add a motion sensor to detect …

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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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The Reading Hour

Thursday 12 November: The Reading Hour – What will you be reading? From 1-12 November, Australians of all ages are invited to share and celebrate the joys of reading. The main event on Thursday 12 November is the Australian Reading Hour. You’re invited to stop what you’re doing for an hour, pick up a book …

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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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Middle School Character Day

Curious characters and wild imaginations were on display for Character Day 2020 when Middle School celebrated Book Week and it’s theme Curious Creatures Wild Minds. The fantastic array of characters at Middle School Assembly showcased the creativity of our students and highlighted the imaginations and cleverness of authors and illustrators that bring stories to life …

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Competition winners

This year Primary students were invited to create a Curious Creature to celebrate the 2020 Book Week theme. We received numerous entries and fantastic combinations of animals, making the task of judging super difficult for illustrator Paul O’Sullivan. He commented on the number and quality of the entries and we commend everyone who participated in …

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Primary Book Week wrap

This year every class participated in Book Week themed iDiscover lessons. Flashbacks of these lessons will be shared via Facebook over the next few weeks, but we’ve included some student reflections below that capture a glimpse of the exciting activities we completed. We also enjoyed daily first break activities and a ‘Relax and Read’ time …

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Book Week thanks

Thank you to our amazing GCC community for your support of the 2020 Character Day and Primary Book Week Parade events! The ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’ theme was a fantastic opportunity to let our imaginations run wild as we celebrated all creatures great and small. The creativity in the costumes this year was outstanding and …

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Book Week is nearly here!

Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books, and Australian authors and illustrators. Although the timing of Book Week may be different this year, we are excited to be celebrating the ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’ theme with the following events planned next week, from 19-23 October: Primary School Prep – …

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Book Week is coming!

So… students get ready for the excitement –  activate your imaginations and make a plan for Primary Book Parade Day and Middle School Character Day. Come dressed as a character from a favourite book, or team up with a few friends and join in the fun. Further details of the Book Week events will be …

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Literacy Pro Millionaire Readers

We recently celebrated the amazing achievements of the following students who have read 1,000,000 words this year. The Millionaires Club rewards students for the number of words read in Literacy Pro, which students can easily track on the Literacy Pro homepage. We currently have 260 Year 3-6 students in the club and I’m sure this …

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