Robert Schoenmaker Library

Reading is my secret power

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) 2019 theme Reading is my Secret Power captured the imagination of our students during the annual Book Week and the CBCA Readers Cup.

Our College’s Readers Cup teams did exceptionally well in the Brisbane North competitions.

  • The Year 5 and 6 Readers Cup team came 12th in their event. The team included Sarah Secker, Jacinta Power, Isaac Smith, Emma Dawson and Lilly-Eve Perks.
  • After winning the Brisbane North trophy our Year 7 and 8 teams competed at the Queensland final and came 4th in the State. Congratulations to Daniel Burton, Laura Guy, Olivia Gittins, Bronwyn Wearne and Brodie Youngman.
  • Our Year 9 and 10 teams came 3rd and 1st in the Brisbane North competition.
  • The Year 9 and 10 Readers Cup team that came 3rd included Lauren Gormley, Baylee Callander, Ethan Poole, Siena Hardie and Ellen Gittins
  • The Year 9 and 10 team that came 1st included Jessica Goodwin, Stephanie Klip, Hannah Power, Charlotte Guy and Keira Holmes.

Thank you to the College community and our generous grandparents for their support of the Book Fair in August. Around $18,000 worth of books were sold that week. Unlocking the secret power of reading opens new worlds of understanding in our students.

Joy Payne
Director Library Services