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 Rovers, inspired by NASA’s Perseverance Rover, that were on display for Open Day. Many students showcased their Lego talents in the Lego Masters Challenge.
The highlight of our week was hearing Give me some space by Philip Bunting read from the International Space Station by NASA Astronaut Shannon Walker, a truly intergalactic experience for National Simultaneous Storytime!
Congratulations to the winners of the following competitions:
National Simultaneous Storytime Colouring Competition
1st Place Junior: Ava Dekker 1M
1st Place Senior: Amelia Hughes 6W
We would also like to give a big shout out to Charli Adam in 5G for winning 2nd place in the online NSS Senior Colouring-In Competition! See her entry here. Charli won $250 worth of Staedtler prizes for the College!
BREAKING NEWS 31.5.2021: Charli Adam in 5G has now won FIRST place in the NSS competition and her price is now $350 worth of Staedtler Products! Well done Charli!
Lego Masters Challenge
It was a tough decision for Pastor Syd and Pastor Josh to choose the winners of this competition with so many amazing entries!
1st Place: Marley Roy (4G), Anika Taylor (3W), Kya Taylor (6G), Darci Roy (6M), Lucy Atkinson (3W)
2nd Place: Aaron Newell, Cooper Beaven, Levi Cooper (4M)
3rd Place: Tanner Allen & Sebastian Gersch (1W)
Library and Information Week and its theme of Adventures in Space and Time, was another great opportunity for students to connect with learning a new skill, collaborate with others on a task or take on the challenge of solving a puzzle. Making connections with other learners, fascinating information or a new experience is what makes learning and life way more interesting and much more fun!
During LIW, the Make ‘n Do during Monday’s Library@Lunch was a macrame keyring session with Pastor Fi who demonstrated the technicalities and creative elements of creating using macrame. A piece of string, some good instructions (and a talented instructor), nimble fingers and some patience resulted in some great keyrings!
Library@Lunch this term has given students extra opportunities to connect and collaborate with friends or enjoy a challenging or entertaining game. The relaxation and the benefit of fun and laughter is known to aid positive thinking, concentration, memory and decision making. Seeing students leave the Library with a new skill, or gripping their next adventure in their hands as they walk away with an intriguing book is a great reward for our Library team – especially at the end of a wonderful Library and Information Week!
See you at the Library.
Vanessa McKellar and Beryl Morris