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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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Coding fun

This term our Prep and Year 3 students have been busy coding and creating in their iDiscover library lessons. The Preps have created interactive stories by exploring the characters, backgrounds and blocks in the Scratch Junior App. Year 3 students have used Scratch and Makey Makeys to create digital, interactive versions of cinquain poems, exploring …

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Premier’s Reading Challenge

There are two weeks left to complete the Premier’s Reading Challenge 2020! This year the Premier invited students to read the following number of books: ·   Prep to Year 2 should read or experience at least 20 books,·   Years 3 and 4 should read at least 20 books, and·   Years 5 to …

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STEM fun in the Library

Year 2 Library Fun In Term 2 the Year 2 iDiscover library lessons encouraged students to be tinkers and thinkers. We learnt about people who have achieved small and great things and who may have made lots of mistakes along the way. We enjoyed Storytime from Space and saw the design process in action. We …

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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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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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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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Felice Arena – Year 3-6 Author Visit

Felice Arena was our guest author for the Year 3-6 Author Visit on Monday 25 February. Felice is a hugely popular speaker at schools and festivals in Australia and abroad and delivered an entertaining presentation, filled with high-energy and interactive improvisations that captivated and engaged staff, students and guests. Felice shared about his journey as …

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Book Week fun 2018

We are thrilled to share the photos of our Book Week events again in this issue of the Eagle. The theme for Book Week 2018 was ‘Find your Treasure’ and we celebrated with a rich array of activities, events and competitions to explore the theme. Once again we were in awe of the colour and …

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Library News

Beerwah Library Refurbishment: Have you seen the new look Beerwah Library? During March the library underwent refurbishments to create a revitalised space which meets community needs and changing library trends. The refurbishment celebrates the local landscape by integrating hinterland themes and colour palettes. A great venue to explore during the holidays! At the Sunshine Coast Libraries …

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Library News 2 March 2018

Queensland School Library Week and Competition (P-12): In 2018, the Queensland School Library Association of Queensland is introducing the ‘Queensland School Library Week’ from 5-9 March to focus on the work accomplished by qualified teacher librarians and library staff in improving literacy and research skills in print and digital formats in school libraries. There is extensive …

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Library News 9 February 2018

Secondary News: First term is in ‘full flight’ and students are steadily working on assignments and discovering a favourite author or genre from our growing collection. The library provides a range of resources and activities to support student learning and reading for pleasure. Research assistance is available at the library and students are welcome to borrow …

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Library News

Merry Christmas from the library team! Thank you for the amazing support we have received throughout the year with the library programs and Book Clubs we run. It is a pleasure to work alongside College families and to promote a love of reading and lifelong learning. We pray that the Christmas holidays will be a …

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Library News – return dates

End of year return dates – reminder: Special thanks for your assistance with end of year book returns. Prompt return of items assists the library team as we assess and prepare resources for the start of next year. Please note that items lost or damaged beyond repair will incur the full replacement cost. If items are …

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Library News – Book Week

We are thrilled to share the photos of our Book Week events in this issue of the Eaglet. The theme for Book Week 2017 was ‘Escape to Everywhere’. During Book Week we held our annual Secondary Character Day and Primary Book Week Parade, where an amazing array of book characters came to life. We were …

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Library News 9 June 2017

Opening Hours Prep – Year 6 Students:         8:00am – 3:15pm Year 7-12:                              8:00am – 4pm Homework Club Every Thursday (Year 7-12)   From 3pm – 4pm Library News National Family Reading Month Winners Many thanks to the staff, students and …

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Library News 12 May 2017

Opening Hours Prep – Year 6 Students:     8:00am – 3:15pm Year 7-12:                          8:00am – 4pm Homework Club Every Thursday                (Year 7-12)  From 3pm – 4pm Library News NATIONAL FAMILY READING MONTH (For Prep – Year …

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Library News 24 March 2017

Opening Hours Prep – Year 6 Students:     8:00am – 3:15pm Year 7-12:                            8:00am – 4pm Homework Club Every Thursday  (Year 7-12)    From 3pm – 4pm Library News Small but Loud Voices Each year to celebrate the Voices on the Coast Literature …

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Library News 17 February 2017

Library Hours Prep – Year 6 Students:     8:00am – 3:15pm Year 7-12:                          8:00am – 4pm Homework Club Every Thursday  (Year 7-12)   From 3pm – 4pm Library News A huge welcome to the new staff, students and families that have joined the GCC …

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Library News 20 February 2015

Library Hours  Prep – Year 6 students: 8am – 3:15pm Year 7 – 12 students: 8am – 4pm Secondary Homework Club Teachers volunteer their time to assist with the Homework Club on a rostered basis. Every Thursday (Year 7-12) From 3pm – 4pm Book Club Thanks Special thanks to the families who used the new …

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Library News 6 February 2015

A warm welcome from the library team as we commence the new year. We look forward to meeting new families across the College and continuing to support teaching and learning at GCCC. We have begun planning our events for the year and are excited about what’s in store for 2015! Koorong Kids and Scholastic Book …

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Library News – Secondary

Year 8 Readers’ Cup Competition The Regional Competition for Year 8 Readers’ Cup was contested last Friday evening, October 17 at Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim.   Nineteen teams of enthusiastic readers from secondary schools across the Sunshine Coast Region competed for a place in the final.  Their challenge was to answer tricky and challenging questions derived …

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Library News 24 October 2014

End of Year Book Returns (Prep – Year 12) Please note the following dates for end of year book returns and encourage students to return any overdue items or texts no longer required. Letters have been sent this week to Primary families with students that have items overdue from Term 3. Middle and Secondary students …

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Library news 5.9.14

MS Readathon – Finished on 31 August The reading period for the MS Readathon finished on August 31. For those who took part please ensure you finalise your details via the website at http://www.msreadathon.org.au. Thank you for helping to contribute to such a worthwhile cause. Premier’s Reading Challenge – Finished 5 September The reading period …

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Library News 22 August 2014

Library Hours     The library is open Monday-Friday during term time. Prep – Year 6 Students:              8:00am – 3:15pm Year 7 – 12 Students:                 8:00am – 4:00pm Homework Club:   Every Thursday (Year 7-12)        From 3:00pm – 4:00pm GCCC gets “Connected to Reading” for Book Week 2014 Across time, people have loved a great story …

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Library News 8 August 2014

Library Hours The library is open Monday-Friday during term time. Prep – Year 6 Students:                  8:00am – 3:15pm Year 7 – 12 Students:                      8:00am – 4:00pm Homework Club:   Every Thursday (Year 7-12)              From 3:00pm – 4:00pm Year 7-12 Homework Club – Research and Discovery Sessions During Homework Club over the coming weeks, …

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LIBRARY CELEBRATIONS

In March this year Jane Murray was honoured for 10 years of extraordinary service at GCCC. Many of those years included working diligently in the library ensuring that staff and students had access to a wide range of vibrant library resources. We would like to pass on our sincere appreciation for the dedication and passion …

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