Prep – Year 6 Students: 8:00am – 3:15pm
Year 7 – 12: 8:00am – 4:00pm
The end of the year is fast approaching and all library and textbooks will need to be returned before the end of term. Please keep an eye out for upcoming newsletters as we outline dates to be aware of. Support with end of year book returns is greatly appreciated as prompt return of items assists the library team to assess and prepare resources for the coming year. Please note that items lost or damaged beyond repair will incur a replacement cost. If items are paid for and later found we are happy to reimburse replacement costs.
The first set of returns includes Year 12 students. Students will be emailed a current list of library loans to assist with them with the returns process. All Year 12 loans and laptops with chargers need to be returned by Tuesday 13 November 2018.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
Congratulations to the readers that took part in the 2018 Premier’s Reading Challenge. Students who completed the Challenge recently received their Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier of Queensland. The Premier’s Reading Challenge is not a competition but a way to encourage students to develop a love of reading for life. Through the challenge children and students are given an opportunity to develop their appreciation of the English language, and additional languages, and are encouraged to explore and enjoy a wide range of literary texts.
For students to successfully complete the Premier’s Reading Challenge they were required to read or experience the number of books indicated below:
- Prep to Year 2 – read or experience 20 books
- Years 3 to 4 – read 20 books
- Years 5 to 9 – read 15 books
The Challenge is held every year during Term 2 & 3 and is a wonderful way to encourage and reward reading. We look forward to taking part in 2019!
MS Readathon Fundraising
A very special thank you to those who took part in this year’s MS Readathon. Donations are still being accepted at www.msreadathon.org.au. We had ten students participate who together read a combined total of 56 books and raised a phenomenal $680. In total, over $405,000 of funds were raised through the MS Readathon this year! What a brilliant effort. Every cent counts and is greatly appreciated by the families of those living with someone who has MS and those searching for a cure. E-Certificates have recently been sent to participants and we will be honouring their efforts at the College with a special thank you.
The Reading Hour
Did you take part in the Reading Hour on 20 September? More than 1240 organisations and 2324 readers registered to participate in Australian Reading Hour in 2018. Anytime is a great time to read, but we’d like to thank those families that took part and participated in this annual event. Stay tuned for details about the Summer Reading Program which is the next reading event on the calendar to inspire students to read over the Christmas holidays.
See you in the library.
Vanessa McKellar and Beryl Morris, Teacher Librarians