Library News 13 June 2014 - Glasshouse Christian College

Library News 13 June 2014

  • June 11, 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


Library and Information Week is held annually across Australia and ran from 19-25 May in 2014. We celebrated it in the library with a number of special events for students to participate in. Prep – Year 2 students were inspired by an author visit with well-known author/illustrator Narelle Oliver. Narelle spoke to Prep – Year 2 classes who were captivated by her love of nature and her passion for writing. Staff and students were in awe of her exquisite linoprint and collage illustrations and were keen to read her many of her award winning books. It was a fantastic opportunity to promote reading and for students to get a behind the scenes view of how a book is created and produced. The highlight of the day for many students was touching a real fox fur that Narelle used for her book “Fox and Fine Feathers.” Many students also purchased signed copies of Narelle’s books. We have a wide range of Narelle’s titles available for borrowing in the library.

Many Primary students across Prep – Year 6 took part in National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 21 May at 11am, by reading Too Many Elephants in this House by Ursula Dubosarsky. We joined with over 3261 locations across Australia that ran NSS. The highlight this year was hearing the story read in English and French. Year 2G joined in the fun by arriving at the library with elephant masks on!


Many thanks to everyone for helping promote our Read More in May celebrations and for putting entries into the Scholastic and GCCC competitions. Here are the GCCC competition winners who will receive prizes at upcoming Assemblies:

Years Prep – Year 2Years 3-6
How Many Elephants Counting Competition?Gabrielle Urbahn Prep MThomas Bound 3G
Scholastic Read More in May CompetitionKaitlin Morris 2GEmma Giles 6G
Scholastic Geronimo Stilton Birthday Card (Top 5) 
  1. Davina Toward 5G
  2. Kahlia Burton 2W
  3. Jemma Ritson 4M
  4. Aden Draper 4M
  5. Maddy Chidgey 5G

Read mor ein May winners









We have extended the Premier’s Reading Challenge registration date until Friday 20 June. Please consider getting involved and fill out the registration available at the library.

Reader’s Cup

A team of Year 9 students recently represented GCCC in the Regional Readers’ Cup competition held at Maroochydore State High School on 10 June.   Our team – Jesse Woods, Jake Cameron, Billie Sandes, Aaron Schafer and Hannah Knapp (Reserve) prepared well and competed enthusiastically as one of the 16 teams in this year’s competition.

The main motivation behind the State Readers’ Cup is to encourage students in their reading and to let enthusiastic readers in schools have an opportunity to shine.  After convincingly winning their heat the team contested the finals against teams from Immanuel Lutheran College, St John’s Catholic College and Mountain Creek State High School in what turned out to be a ‘nail biting’, tense finish with only one point separating each of the finalists.

Congratulations to the members of our Year 9 team for their brilliant teamwork, positive attitude and for their great effort in placing third in the overall competition.  This year’s competition was the most closely contested final in the history of the Sunshine Coast Regional Readers’ Cup and has certainly set a benchmark for future competitions.

The State Finals for the Readers’ Cup will be held during the Brisbane Writers Festival and we wish the winning team well when they represent the Sunshine Coast in early September.  The Year 8 Inter School Competition will be held early in Term 4 and the enthusiasm from the Year 8’s is already building!

Vanessa McKellar, Head of Library Services

Beryl Morris, Secondary Teacher Librarian


Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.
 – Bell Hooks


The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
 – Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”



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