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|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
GCCC gets “Connected to Reading” for Book Week 2014
Across time, people have loved a great story and enjoyed retelling and sharing stories with others. Stories are treasured and celebrated through the ages as a way of sharing culture, creativity and truth. Book Week is held annually each August in Australia, to celebrate the wonderful talent of our Australian authors and illustrators. With the “Connect to Reading” theme celebrating Book Week this year, students across Prep to Year 12 were encouraged to connect with books on page and screen to promote a lifelong love of reading.
Primary students enjoyed a wide range of Book Week activities, including judging the shortlisted titles, making bookmarks, enjoying mystery reader visits, celebrating Geronimo Stilton’s birthday and taking part in our annual Book Week parade. In the lead up to Book Week many students took part in our competitions. We were amazed at the creative entries for our Connect to Lego competition and impressed with the Connect with Colour competition. Students in Years 3 to 6 were stumped with our Connect 4 Challenge, where mystery readers shared what or who hooked them into reading and many students took part in our Chain Reaction genre activity. Stay tuned for a full list of Book Week winners in the next newsletter.
Secondary students had the opportunity to reflect on how they connect to reading and were also invited to participate in a number of competitions. Riddles, rhymes and chases kept students hopping during lunch breaks with the launch of our first Book Week Riddle Chase. Mrs Morris and Miss Gook stretched their imaginations and the use of the English language to come up with some extra clever clues to test our students’ creative and critical thinking skills. Here is a clue for you…where would you go and what would be your answer to this?
“Notes on a page with lines you’ll find – easy to see into the composer’s mind. The question’s a feat, with rhythm and beat – but first you must sing out a tune! From book to film, and a great stage show – this is the longest word you’d ever know!”
Many great stories have become the inspiration for movie classics and this became the focus for the Year 7 and 8 “Page to Screen” competition held during Middle School Assembly. From quirky questions about Roald Dahl’s favourites through to the inspiration of Shakespeare and C.S.Lewis, students had to quickly out-think each other to deliver answers in record time. Movie and book titles, characters and happenings came to life in a quiz about all things literary.
Our annual Book Fair kept everyone enthralled with a wide variety of titles and treasures to purchase. Thank you to the many families who visited the Book Fair and purchased items at the Library or online. Your support and contribution to our sales added to the commission we received to purchase more resources for the Library. Such a worthy cause! Finally, a very special thank you to the Library team and the following parent helpers who made Book Week and Book Fair such a success: Kelly Yeo, Kristina Bullard, Mandy Kirk, Lisa Ellis, Sam Swanson, Leah Roulston, Debra James, Keesha Tait, Karen Myers and Britt Holley.
Please enjoy the photo gallery below. Book Parade photos will be in the next newsletter.
See you in the Library,
Vanessa McKellar and Beryl Morris
Primary and Secondary Teacher Librarians