Library News

Cover 2 Cover Reading Challenge

This week marked the end of our Cover 2 Cover reading challenge. Earlier today, we awarded prizes at the College assembly to those who engaged in the most reading during the past seven weeks. Due to publication deadlines, it was not possible to publish the winners as the challenge was still underway.

But we can report on what has been happening in the final days. We have been impressed with the enthusiasm of some of our juniors, who have managed to read over fifty books in a short time frame and have been fighting fiercely to be on top. Their individual battles have crossed into homeroom battles as they fight for the special pizza lunch.


Extended Loan Periods

To encourage students in their reading, but also to reflect lending periods provided at local libraries, students will now be able to borrow fiction and non-fiction books for three weeks instead of two weeks. However, Non-Fiction loans for some items may change according to demand. In addition, students in the junior school (years’ 7 to 9) are permitted to borrow four fiction items instead of two under the previous arrangements. 


Unlimited Holiday Borrowing

Students will be allowed to borrow books to read over the 2019-2020 Summer Holiday period. To be able to borrow, students must not have any outstanding items on loan. 


The Amazing Race – Newman 2020 Orientation

On November 26, the Library organised The Amazing Race which was run with Year 6 students that will form the Year 7 Newman Class in 2020. 

They were required to complete literature themed challenges that covered a number of subject areas in rooms scattered around the school. There was also a road block where one student in each team had hula-hoop for ten seconds straight. Once completed, they had to dash down to the finish line in the Yallunga Hall. Thank you to the Year 10 Big Ideas Class for their assistance along with our other volunteers in Years’ 8 and 11. 



Fabian Amuso

Teacher Librarian