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Featured @ the Library

17/07/2017

​Term 3: Early Bird Regulars!

To commence Term 3 we shine the spotlight of our usual ‘featured at the library’ segment onto some of our regular ‘early birds’, who brighten up the library with their arrival soon after opening time each morning. Wonjae, Marlon, Will and Dylan are all Year 9 students who use make good use of time management skills by coming into the Library bright and early, so as to complete assignments and homework. They say that they like the peaceful atmosphere at that time of day. The boys were also keen to take advantage of our new ‘news’ zone which screens live coverage of local and global events as they happen in the morning and during the day from the ABC, CNN and SBS. SBS presents the news in a range of different languages and this aligns with the international mindedness values that are part of Benowa State High School, since we have over 55 different nationalities represented here! With the library stocking several newspapers each day, Will and Marlon thought it was a good opportunity to browse through the ‘Gold Coast Bulletin’ and ‘Courier Mail’ so that they could start the day fully informed about local issues and events!

 
Kate Stanley
Teacher/Librarian
 
 
 

Star Reader Term 3: ‘living someone’s writing’!

 

Jack Wilson of Year 11H is our Star Reader this newsletter! When asked what motivated him to read, Jack paid tribute to his English teacher, Mr McKee, who inspired Jack with his teaching of the interesting plot style and intriguing characters in ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ by Harper Lee. Over the recent holidays, Jack checked out 4 books which feature strong protagonists who are self-sufficient and independent – great role models for teen boys! In the action genre, of ‘Truancy’ by a young Japanese author, this new, cool series is based in a dystopian setting where two brothers fight against each other whilst simultaneously attempting to bring down the education system! This would make a great movie! Jack also recommends ‘Variant’ by Robison Wells, depicting how the main character uncovers a plot where students at an exclusive senior boarding school are gradually being turned into some sort of sinister zombie machines. Jack can also recommend Harlan Coben’s new series, ‘Shelter’, again pitched for senior boys, where the basketball playing protagonist discovers a bizarre historical background to the disappearance of his father. This book keeps you wanting to read the next title in the series! Jack really likes how he can see the author’s perspective through their words and portrayal of their main characters. It is pleasing to see Jack becoming such a prolific reader! In his own words, what Jack likes about reading is that it is ‘living someone’s writing’.

Kate Stanley
Teacher/Librarian