Term 1 has nearly disappeared so, belatedly, I’d
like to wish all students the best with your studies in 2017. One of the key
roles the library plays is to help you achieve excellence, so let us know if we
can help in any way.
When I say “we” I talk about the Library
Crew, both staff and students, and it gives me great pleasure to introduce our
Library Assistants for 2017. As can be seen in the table below, I am also
looking for a couple of new Year 7 Library Assistants. If your student is
interested and has an outstanding report from primary school, please get them
to see me. Those with the best reports for ‘effort’ and ‘behaviour’ are clearly
my first choices.
Aaron Myers, Courtney Sarcia
Zoe Pries, Abbie Lange, Katheryne Marsden, Hailey Rufus
Lauren James, Rachel Francis, Lara
Thompson, Emily Snow, Declan MacMahon, Rebecca Harrison, Crystal Perkins
Jemma Hill, Sharni Edwards, Tamika
Reitner, Jack Francis
Phoebe Pries, Karl Thomson
In Term 1, all Year 7 students were introduced
to the wide range of library resources available to them over their six years
of secondary schooling. This included both physical resources available at
school as well as online resources available through their Online Library (see http://resources.cabooltureshs.eq.edu.au/Library/).
Year 11 and 12 students were also
involved in inductions, particularly in relation to how the library can help them
achieve success in their senior years of schooling.
Of course reading has also been a focus
for the start of the year, with programs beginning for Year 8s and 12s. Our
Year 8 program is called “Reading Rocks”
and in a nutshell, the more students read and the more activities they do, the
bigger the prizes at the end of the year. Don’t forget, Year 8s, to see me to
get your tokens before you return your books and show me any activities you do.
On the subject of reading, congratulations
to our 2016 Reading Rocks prize winners (see photo below of some of these
winners). Our Grand Champion for 2016 was Kricquet Smith, who won a $100 book
voucher. Other major prize winners included Tamika Reitner, Jasmine Cromar,
Sienna Muller, Paige McKe nzie, Lilly Buchanan, Sharni Edwards, Ally Williams,
Rhyley Nipperess, Janus Muller, Memphis South, Jack Francis and Emma Walsh.
Over 30 more students also won prizes.
Year 12s are also grappling with their
Wide Reading, an assessment piece in English that spans three terms. After
Easter, all students should have finished their first book and journal and
should then seek advice about a second book to complement this.
Last year we developed ‘Sparks Space’ (a
dedicated area for all students who want to achieve their best) and in 2017 it
continues to be well used. Students can book out this area for a range of
purposes: to study, to have group meetings, to practice orals.
All the best for a great, 2017
Mr Boxall, Mrs Brand and Mrs John and