Library News 24 October 2014 - Glasshouse Christian College

Library News 24 October 2014

  • October 22, 2014

Library News 24 October 2014

End of Year Book Returns (Prep – Year 12)

Please note the following dates for end of year book returns and encourage students to return any overdue items or texts no longer required. Letters have been sent this week to Primary families with students that have items overdue from Term 3. Middle and Secondary students will be sent email reminders about overdue items in the coming weeks to assist with their returns.

Ensuring items are returned efficiently assists library staff managing loans and helps us prepare texts for the commencement of the new year. We appreciate your support with this large task. Feel free to contact to discuss any issues regarding returns. Please note that items lost or damaged beyond repair will incur the full replacement cost.

Prep – Year 6:Items due back Friday 21 November (WEEK 7)
Year 7-11: Friday: Items due back Friday 28 November (WEEK 8)
Year 12:  Items due back Tuesday 18 November (WEEK 7)

Literacy Pro (Year 4-6)

The Lexile Reading Program has recently been upgraded to the Literacy Pro Program and is available for students to access from the Library Weebly ( in the iRead tab. Students on the program are expected to consistently read Lexile titles and complete comprehension quizzes at their level, as part of their home reading program. They are expected to reach the required reading goals and will receive certificates of achievement for their efforts at Assemblies. More information about the program and achievement levels can be found on the Library Weebly.

The new platform has enabled staff to access a wider range of class and individual data to support students. It looks fantastic and has been well received by staff and students. Students have been given a new username and password and can access the site at home or school to complete quizzes. They should still have access to all of their data and reading records for quizzes completed before the upgrade. We encourage a slow and steady approach to completing quizzes and ask students not to rush, but to read for understanding to develop greater skill and accuracy in their comprehension. Teachers work closely with the data and can follow student progress and alerts to ensure that students are being successfully challenged and supported.

We are looking forward to the program continuing to flourish under the new banner of Literacy Pro. To promote the program a new range of Lexile titles are available in the Library and library staff are opening at second break for students to complete quizzes. We are also honouring our high flyers who have already attained their gold award. As part of the “Dream Team” they have set new personal goals and will be invited to attend an end of year party in the Library later this term.

MS Readathon (Prep – Year 12)

Thank you for those who took part in this year’s MS Readathon – you have done an awesome job!It’s now time to collect your donations and return your fundraising money.You can complete your fundraising by logging in to the MS Readathon website or by downloading and returning a completion form from the website.

In order to receive reading rewards, make sure you complete your form by 31 October.

Vanessa McKellar, Head of Library Services

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