Parent Library: Parenting is a rewarding yet complex role that requires patience, persistence and prayer. The GCC Parent Library includes a range of titles that offer positive parenting tips for raising happy and resilient children and teenagers. The collection includes topics on child and adolescent development, relationships, behavioural issues and learning needs (to name a few). It’s located on the shelves beside the Mac Circle in the library. Parents/Caregivers and Grandparents are welcome to borrow from the collection for a period of two weeks and this period can be extended upon request. Please feel free to borrow or browse from the Parent Library and see library staff if you require assistance. The success of the Parent Library will be judged by its use, so please spread the word and pop in for a browse soon!
May is National Family Reading Month and students are invited to take part in the annual Scholastic Read More in May Challenge. To enter, students simply:
- Read for at least 10 minutes every day in May, and colour/highlight a book on the Koala Reading Log to show their progress. They will also be available in the library throughout May.
- From 1 May – 10 June 2018, students or parents/caregivers go online to scholastic.com.au/nfrm to enter the National prize draw. There are 50 x $100 book vouchers for students and their families to win.
- Keep the Koala Reading Log in a handy place at home and return it to the library by Monday 11 June, to go into the draw for a GCC reading prize for each year level!
Please note we’ll also be running the Premier’s Reading Challenge from 14 May – 27 August for Prep – Year 9 students. Information will follow regarding this shortly. Students are very welcome to take part in both challenges. Books read during the Read More in May Challenge can also be included in the Premier’s Reading Challenge.
Queensland School Library Week and competition (P-12)
Special thanks to the students who entered the ‘Queensland School Library Week’ competitions last term. All entries were displayed in the library and the top 3 entries from the Primary and Secondary were announced at Assemblies and sent through to the QSLA team. We were thrilled to be notified that Jade Fullerton in Year 2 won first prize in the Primary Artwork section for her illustration of Juliet Nearly a Vet and ‘The Lost Dog,’ inspired by the novel written by Rebecca Johnson. Jade received a $50 book voucher and a $100 book voucher for the library. What a fantastic achievement!
Top three primary entries
‘Juliet Nearly a Vet – The Lost Dog’ By Jade Fullerton Year 2
‘Elmer the Elephant’ By Zali Fullerton Year 2
‘Wombat Warrior’ By Laeni Rees Year 6
Top three secondary entries
‘Reading by the creek with my mate’ By Dylan Wood Year 7
‘Book leaves on the grass’ By Kiara Smith Year 12
‘Reading Henry Parkes Speech Book at Old Parliament House’ By Scott Roy Year 8
Have fun reading More in May!
Vanessa McKellar and Beryl Morris, Teacher Librarians