The Research and Study Centre is a hub of activity, study and reading.
Last week we were honoured to be officially awarded the Western Australian School Library of the Year trophy by the West Australian School Library Association. This is a true indication of the calibre of the team we have here in the Research and Study Centre – it is a privilege and pleasure to work with them each day.
Over the last several weeks we have had a very busy Maker Space – Mrs Gersbach and students have been making “drama llamas”, rock paintings, round loom weavings and shrinky dinks; Mr Burton has been creating dice towers – we’ve even had a power drill there!; and Mrs Hanham has been overseeing electronics.
The Book Club has enjoyed a book tasting at the “Café RASC” inspiring lots of reading and recommendations. Mr Rozells has been running a Robotics club on Wednesdays and Thursdays with several keen students. The robots perform the Macarena with alacrity!
On Fridays before school, to coincide with our “Starbooks Café” display, we offered hot chocolate to students reading and had many customers.
We have just finished running a “Book Spine Poetry” competition with our Year 7s – over 60 entries were submitted and several are on display in our STAR area.
Yesterday, I did a presentation to all the Year 7s, a revision of Term One’s SMARTS program we did with them in the first term. And of course, there are all the lower school English classes coming in for fortnightly reading sessions and other classes doing research on all sorts of topics.
Preparations have been made for our next major theme of the term – Mystery. As it is one hundred years since Agatha Christie published her first book, we are celebrating the genre of Mystery big-time – keep an eye on the notices for competitions, movie viewings, book promotions and games.
Head of Research and Study