Sandy 7-10 Book Club

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Sandy 7-10 Book Club students have decided on two books for the Readers’ Cup.  They are

 

The young elites by Marie Lu   young elites   and  The book of lies by James Moloney  book of lies

Students are now busy reading the books.  During term two they will form teams to compete, by answering questions on each book, and presenting a creative piece on one book.  The creative piece could be a poster, a video clip anything that portrays the book.

Book Club takes place once a week during reading.

 

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Sandy 7-10 Book Club 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASandy 7-10 Book Club held its first meeting for 2015 last week.  Students meet every week to discuss books, compete in Sandy Readers’ Cup and participate in fun activities based around YA fiction.  Students were lucky enough to meet Jack, an original member of book club run by Mrs Holmquest.  Jack completed Year 12 at Sandringham College last year and will continue his studies at Deakin University, he was an avid reader during his time at the college.

During the first meeting students discussed World War I fiction, new books are being released regularly to coincide with the 100 year commemoration of the landing at Gallipoli.   Popular titles amoung students are

  • The year it all ended by Kirsty Murray
  • When the guns fall silent by James Riordan
  • The trenches by Jim Eldridge

2015 book club members are in the process of deciding which two books to read for the Sandy Readers’ Cup. Students have so far recommended

  • The young elites by Marie Lu
  • Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Michael Vey the prisoner of cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
  • Book of lies by James Moloney

Holiday Reading

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOver the past week students at Sandy 7-10 have been borrowing books for their holiday reading. Students have been allowed to borrow as many books as they feel they can read over the break.

The Sandy 7-10 Book Club have also put together a suggested list of books to buy for Christmas they are…

* Shiver series  by Maggie Stiefvater

*Zac & Mia by A.J Betts

*We were liars by E. Lockhart

*Any book by John Green

*Drama by Raina Telgemeir

*The sky so heavy By Claire Zorn

*Divergent series by Veronica Roth

*Michael Vey:the prisoner of cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

*Agent 21 series by Chris Ryan

* The incredible here and now by Felicity Castagna

*Messenger of fear by Michael grant

*Writing Clementine by Kate Gordon

*Run by Gregg Olsen

*Why we took the car by Wolfgang Herrndorf

*All the truth that’s in me By Julie Berry

 

 

 

Debating success

Congratulations to all our debating teams for a strong finish to the season. Our Beaumaris C-graders won tonight, showing vast improvement in their first season of the competition, as did our D-grade team. The B-grade debate was a challenging, high quality affair, with a narrow but honorable loss to our team. Well done to all our speakers, you have done Sandringham College proud!

FIFTY TWO STUDENTS MEET THE CHALLENGE.

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Congratulations to the 52 Beaumaris students who completed the 2013 Premiers’ Reading Challenge. Students in Years 7,8,9 and 10 read at least 15 books to meet the requirements of the Challenge. Students frequently recommended books to each other and read widely, often choosing a genre they had not attempted previously. Celebrations were held in the Library where students were presented with their certificates and then enjoyed a morning tea.

Sandringham Sports Academy – Golf Update

After 7 weeks of Golf Academy at the Sandringham Driving Range, the boys have made some excellent progress with their swings. All involved are now hitting longer and straighter under the tutelage of coaches Jonathon and JD.

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Beaui Book Club vote on the Inky Awards

Beaui Book Club and students on Beaumaris Campus are being encouraged to read the shortlisted books for the Inky Awards.
The Inky Awards are run by the State Library of Victoria.
These awards are international awards for teen literature, voted online by teens.
The panel shortlisting the books is made up of six teenagers and two authors.
*GOLD INKY is for a book written by an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.
SILVER INKY is for a book written by a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than Australia.
Previous winners include
*’The Fault in our Stars’ by John Green (2012)
*’Clockwork Angel’ by Cassandra Clare (2011)
*’Stolen’ by Lucy Christopher (2010)
*’Shiver’ by Maggie Stiefvater (2010)
*’The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins (2009)
*’Looking for Alaska’ by John Green (2007)
*’Notes from a teenage undergound’ by Simmone Howell (2007)

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This years books are all highly entertaining, with a few that have been stand out favourites with students…

‘Cry Blue murder’ by Kim Kane & Marion Roberts seems to be the favorite in the Gold Inky category (Be prepared for a heart stopping twist in this novel set in Melbourne)
and
‘See you at Harry’s’ by Jo Knowles is the favorite in the Silver category (make sure you have your tissues ready if you read this one)

I would encourage you all to read these books they are truly enjoyable reads.

To vote go to
http://www.insideadog.com.au/vote