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  • February 19, 2013

A huge welcome to the new staff, students and families that have joined the GCCC community this year. We have extended our opening hours to assist with the growing numbers across the College and encourage students to consider visiting before and after school (please note hours below). Middle and Secondary students are encouraged to use library facilities after school until 4pm where library staff will be available to assist with research and assessment needs. Our popular Homework Club is running again every Thursday for Year 7-12 students. It is a great opportunity for students to seek 1-1 support from teachers.
Extended library hours for 2013
Prep – Year 6 Students: 8:00am – 3:15pm
Year 7-12: 8:00am – 4pm
Homework Club:
Every Thursday (Year 7-12) from 3pm – 4pm
Text Books
Middle and Secondary texts have been loaned out to students over the last few weeks. This year students have access to a range of print and digital texts that can be used at home and school, that support a range of learning needs and styles.
Students have been reminded of their responsibility for looking after resources. Text books are borrowed on an annual or semester basis as required according to subjects. Students write their name on the insert located inside the front cover of all text books at the time of borrowing. Please encourage your child/ren to regularly check they are using the copy they borrowed. It is recommended that books borrowed by students are not left in classrooms even when used regularly. All books remain the responsibility of the student who borrowed them. They are to be cared for respectfully and kept in good condition. Students are not to write in the texts or fold pages over. Text books are to be returned directly to the library by the student not via staff or other students. A replacement cost will be required for unreturned books or books damaged beyond repair. This will be finalised at the end of each year to minimise the disruption to borrowing it causes at the commencement of a new year. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this.
Book Club Certificate of Achievement
We recently had a visit from our Scholastic Book Club rep who hand delivered a Book Club Certificate of Achievement to our College. In 2012 we were one of the top 25 selling schools from Brisbane North to Gympie, achieving high sales and 262,035 in reading minutes. The reading minutes are based on a reading minute formula and the number of books purchased throughout the year. From our sales we were able to earn $2085 worth of Scholastic Rewards to purchase items for the College. Many thanks to the families and volunteers that helped make this possible. We are looking forward to another great year of Book Club and promoting a love of reading at GCCC.
See you in the library, Vanessa McKellar

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