Library News 22 November 2013 - Glasshouse Christian College

Library News 22 November 2013

  • November 20, 2013

Library Notice

The library will be closed from Monday November 25 to sort returns and prepare resources and Secondary texts for 2014.

Book returns and last minute assignment work or printing is allowed.

End of Year Book Returns

Please note the dates below for book returns. These dates ensure that books are returned prior to students finishing for the year, allowing library staff to sort and prepare text books required for the start of 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: Report cards will be withheld for individual students until all texts are returned and lost/damaged items are paid for. Please see Vanessa McKellar in the library or via email if you need to discuss any items.


Prep – Year 6, Year 11              WEEK 7 – Friday 22 November
Year 7 – 10                                 WEEK 8 – Extended to Thursday 28 November

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Celebrating Reading

Book Bot

Thank you to those families who took part in the 2013 Premier’s Reading Challenge and MS Readathon. As part of the Premier’s Reading Challenge Celebration Week, students who completed the Challenge were awarded certificates this week signed by the Premier of Queensland, Campbell Newman. This year they had the added bonus of theme park vouchers attached to them. More than 730 schools registered this year and we were honoured to have a large number of students from Prep – Year 7 take part. The two classes with the highest number of participants were 1G and 4M. Each class and their teachers, Mrs Hay and Mrs Wynn, received prizes for their efforts.

Special thanks also to the families that took part in the MS Readathon. Overall an amazing $263,956.63 was raised this year. GCCC students raised $419.84 to contribute towards this total and it was a privilege to thank those students who supported such a worthwhile cause at Assemblies this week.

MS Readathon

Lexile Framework

Finally, Year 5M and 4M were awarded prizes for their outstanding achievements in the Lexile Reading Program. 5M had the most students participate in the program and the students in Year 4M achieved the highset number of Gold Awards. Brilliant reading efforts from our middle Primary classes!

Special thanks to our 2013 Library Monitors

Thank you to the many library monitors across Year 6 –10 who have graciously served in the library during Primary and Secondary lunch breaks this year. This week students who assisted were rewarded with a special thank you and a Middle School Library Monitor Party. Jesse Woods, Rory Tait and Hannah McCredie were awarded Library Assistant badges for diligently serving for over 12 months. I look forward to some of the current Year 6 students joining our Middle School Library Monitor Team in 2014.

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Summer Reading Club

Holiday Reading

The Summer Reading Club is a great way to encourage students to keep reading over the school holidays. Last year 35,614 children registered and an estimated 262,397 books were read. For details about the Club go to The 2013 Summer Reading Club runs from Monday, 2 December 2013 to Friday, 31 January 2014. Registrations are open now.

See you in the library

Vanessa McKellar

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