Reading and book news

Read a Million Words House Challenge

Students have been adding ‘words’ enthusiastically to their reading logs for the Read a Million Words House Challenge. The Read a Million has been running since 28 March and finishes on 5 August. Thank you to the parents who have encouraged and supported their sons to read widely for the challenge, especially during the Home Learning Program. Students embraced the Shortis Library’s eBook collection once they ran out of print books to read. Congratulations to the following students who earned bonus points for their house by writing book reviews, now published on the Library Blog:

Keegan Lim, Year 7 Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Demigod Files by Rick Riordan

Noah Mendez, Year 7 Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Zander Downie, Year 7  The invaders by John Flanagan

Minh Nguyen, Year 12 A Twisted Tale: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell and Words in deep blue by Cath Crowley


Book Club

Book Club continued online during the Home Learning Program with Mrs Cass Andison taking the Year 7 and 8 students through the first book of the Tomorrow, When the War Began series (John Marsden). With the release of the new book in the Hunger Games series, Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (Suzanne Collins), a very special book club event was held, an online Hunger Games Kahoot. Books and other prizes were awarded – congratulations to the following students:

James Dorrat-Sims, Year 7 – 1st

James Fennell, Year 8 – 2nd

Thomas Kelly, Year 7 – 3rd


Honourable mentions and other prize winners:

Hayden Rujak, Year 8

Samuel Ng, Year 8

Elian Deeb, Year 7

Julian Pruscino, Year 7