Upcoming Library Events

July 31, 2020  
Junior School Teacher - Mrs Karen Bowmaker

Premier’s Reading Challenge
Changes to “Reading Rules” for 2020

Students need to upload titles to their student reading record by 28 August 2020. This year students can borrow up to 10 ‘Choice Books’ replacing the ‘5 Choice Books’ rule. Please click here to go to the Premier’s Reading Challenge website where the changes to ‘Reading Rules’ are explained. You can also watch this guided video which will show you how to add your bonus choice books. PRC books are also available through our online e-platform. Here are instructions on downloading and accessing eBooks. The last two instructions explain how to refine your search for Premier’s Reading Challenge titles. Students need to upload titles to their student reading record by 28 August 2020.


Book Club Issue 5
orders due via LOOP by 5 August 2020

Book Club brochures have been sent home and you can also view Issue 5 online. Orders are via the online LOOP platform. There are no cash payments. Click here for instructions on accessing the Library OLLE page and how to purchase books.


Accelerated Reader Programme for Year 2 to Year 6

Students in Year 2 to Year 6 are participating in the Renaissance Accelerated Reader Programme. Parents can view their child’s progress by logging on to ‘Home Connect’ with their child’s Renaissance username and password. Their log on details are saved on their Google Drive in a document named ‘AR’. Home Connect is located on the Library OLLE page. You can now search our ebook platform for Renaissance titles. Click here for instructions.


Book Fair TERM III

The Goodhew Research Library will be hosting a Book Fair in Term III. We will advise of the dates for the fair soon. 


CBCA Book Week
17 – 23 October 2020, Term IV

The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s ‘Book Week’ is an annual, national event that encourages and celebrates the talent and literary imagination of Australian authors and illustrators, existing and emerging, to deliver quality literature to Australian children.
There are six categories in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards:

  • CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood
  • CBCA Picture Book of the Year
  • Eve Pownall Award
  • CBCA Award for New Illustrator (previously the Crichton Award)

If you would like to learn more about Book Week please visit The Children’s Book Council of Australia.

Book Week usually occurs in Term III however due to COVID-19 it has been moved to Term IV where we will celebrate with our dress-up day, Book Week activities and visiting authors Tristan Bancks and Jack Heath. Students have been introduced to each of the authors and their books in Library lessons and  I encourage all students to read as many books by these authors as they can to make the author visits as rewarding as possible. Information about the authors and excerpts of their stories are available through Term II class Library OLLE pages. We will keep you all informed of our Book Week events.



Underneath Our Masks We Are Still Smiling


The End of An Unexpected Term II