Library News April 2021

Read a Million Words House Challenge…Ready Set Go 2021!
The Read a Million Words House Challenge for 2021 has been launched with great enthusiasm, with students counting their reading from the holidays as a start. House tallies have begun to appear in the Shortis Library foyer. Fascinating book chats are occurring where students verify their reading and share thoughts on authors, titles and stories. Bonus points can be earned by writing reviews for the library catalogue and the library blog.

The challenge runs from 1 April – 4 August 2021 and is open to all students and staff of Whitefriars College.

More information: Read a Million House Reading Challenge 2021 Guide


Lego Club
The first Lego Club of term two saw students take on a 20-minute challenge to ‘make a duplicate of an everyday item’.
Year 7s, Henry Robinson, Riley Edwards, Santiago Paulini, Tom Clancy & Luke Paciocco amongst others, quickly got their thinking caps on to create an iPhone; Water tap; Apple, Lemon, Blueberry, Slipper & Gas lighter and candle.


Coming up …Term 2 at the Shortis Library

  • May the Fourth Be with You – Star Wars Day celebration Tuesday 4th May
  • Book Club chats, quizzes and book verifying on Monday (Lunchtime: Day 1, Recess: Day 6)
  • Chill and Read sessions on Wednesday lunchtimes.
  • Lego Club on Thursday lunchtimes.
  • Magic the Gathering Card Club on Friday lunchtimes.

Contact Library: Ph: 9872 8320

The Shortis Library Team