Year 8 Readers’ Cup Competition
The Regional Competition for Year 8 Readers’ Cup was contested last Friday evening, October 17 at Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim. Nineteen teams of enthusiastic readers from secondary schools across the Sunshine Coast Region competed for a place in the final. Their challenge was to answer tricky and challenging questions derived from 8 fantastic books. Our GCCC team consisting of Eloise, Matthew, Lachlan and Nathan valiantly combined their thinking skills and teamwork, representing our college well during the heats. Our team missed out on competing in the final, but thoroughly enjoyed the fast-paced competition and the excitement of humorous the evening. Celebrated author, Tristan Bancks entertained the crowd with his and engaging stories and also shared some great writing tips to enhance any storywriter’s creativity.
Tristan attributes his successful writing journey to the encouragement and persistence of his own Year 4 teacher who inspired and ‘insisted’ that his students write every day for 15 minutes in their ‘Anything Goes’ booklet. You can read more about Tristan Bancks’ humour, achievements and creativity at his website – www.tristanbancks.com
Finding high quality information on the Internet can be tricky and appear time consuming and pressured during a busy assignment time. Quality online resources and resource pathways for Secondary students can be accessed via our College’s Library Connect page. Students are encouraged to ‘check out’ the resources at the ‘iResearch’ section on Library Connect or the Library Weebly – http://gccclibrary.weebly.com. Sunshine Coast Libraries (http://library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au) also provide a range of excellent online resources for students to access free of charge using their local library card.
Please see Mrs. Morris or someone from the Library Team for further information or a guided tour of these resources. Additional help is also provided when students attend Homework Club on a Thursday afternoon in the Library secondary space.
Beryl Morris, Secondary Teacher Librarian