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
Every Thursday (Year 7-12) From 3:00pm – 4:00pm
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION WEEK
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 2||Years 3-6|
|How Many Elephants Counting Competition?||Gabrielle Urbahn Prep M||Thomas Bound 3G|
|Scholastic Read More in May Competition||Kaitlin Morris 2G||Emma Giles 6G|
|Scholastic Geronimo Stilton Birthday Card (Top 5)|
PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE REMINDER
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.
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|