Library News 26 July 2013 - Glasshouse Christian College

Library News 26 July 2013

  • July 24, 2013

Library Hours 

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
Homework Club:
Every Thursday (Year 7-12)   From 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Read More in May National Winner

At the end of last term we celebrated the achievements of the Madison Long, Lilli Jameljanenko and Kaylee Utting who were the worthy winners of the GCCC Read More in May competition. This week we found out the Kaylee Utting (far right below), came 7th in the National Read More in May competition. Her family was one of top 10 families to record the highest number of reading minutes in Australia, an amazing 27,900 minutes during May! Kaylee has won a $150 Scholastic Voucher for her family to enjoy. A wonderful surprise to celebrate and a worthy family who obviously love to read!

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The top 10 families across Australia to record the most Reading Minutes in May came from the following schools:

Girton Grammar SchoolVIC
Eagle Junction State SchoolQLD
Woonona East Primary SchoolNSW
Lake Joondalup Baptist CollegeWA
Living Waters Lutheran SchoolNT
Boondall State SchoolQLD
*Glasshouse Christian CollegeQLD
Al-Faisal CollegeNSW
Epping Views Primary SchoolVIC
California Gully Primary SchoolVIC

More Reading Achievements to Celebrate

A number of other reading achievements were celebrated across the College recently. Prep W had the highest number of students register for the Premier’s Reading Challenge during Term 2, and 4M (below) recorded the highest Lexile achievements for Semester 1. Both classes received prizes to celebrate their efforts. Lara James from 4M was also awarded her Gold Lexile certificate at Assembly this week. Finally, Natasha Kukulies (below) from 9M was the first student in Middle School to reach the 2500 minute mark in The Minute Mob challenge. Fantastic reading efforts all round!

Group Readers To Hope and Back

Koorong Book Sale

Special thanks to the families that supported the Koorong Book Sale on the last day of Term 2. We had many Grandparents visit the library to buy items during the Grandparents’ Day celebrations. We sold just over $1940 worth of titles and received approximately $300 in commission, which will go towards buying globes for the Primary classrooms. The book sale is becoming a much-loved annual event that offers parents and students the chance to buy a range of Christian titles. For those who were unable to attend or are interested in Koorong titles, there is a Koorong bookshop on Brisbane Road at Mooloolaba. Our book sale was a snapshot of what’s available, compared to the huge range on offer at the Koorong bookshop. It is well worth the effort to visit. Titles can also be bought online at

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Literature Circles

At the end of Term 2 the Year 6 classes presented dramas based on novels they had read during Literature Circles. The students did an amazing job and made their novels and characters come to life. They are to be commended for the effort they put into their props, costumes and scripts. The parents and staff that attended the drama presentations in the Theatrette were highly entertained.

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MS Readathon

The MS Readathon is back and all students are invited to participate and help raise funds to provide vital support for Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Students who take part also have the chance to receive great reading rewards including book vouchers and even a Samsung Galaxy tablet. The MS Readathon is the nation’s longest-running and most respected reading-based fundraiser. Participation is easy and you can get started by following the three easy steps below.

How to take part in the MS Readathon

1. Register – Participants register online at

2. Read throughout AugustChildren can read any literature as long as it is at their own reading level. The reading period runs from August 1 – 31. Children can include all books used for the Premier’s Reading Challenge for the MS Readathon.

3. Fundraise from family and friendsAll students who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Appreciation and Reading Rewards to recognise their dedication to helping others.


Scholastic Book Club

Issue 5 of the Scholastic Book Club has been handed out to students this week along with the Koorong Kids Issue 3. Due to the Book Fair later in the term we will skip Scholastic Book Club Issue 6. The final two issues, including Koorong Kids Issue 4 will be handed out in Term 4.

Book Fair/Book Week

Book Fair will take place during Book Week in Week 6. The theme for Book Week 2013 is Read Across the Universe. Our Story Laboratory Book Fair will run from Tuesday Aug 20 to Thursday Aug 22. Book Fair is a whole school reading event where students, parents and Grandparents are warmly invited to the library to view and purchase a wide selection of Scholastic titles. Mark the dates in your diary and stay tuned for more details in upcoming newsletters.

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