Beaumaris campus of Sandringham College on track, principal says
Books are a great gift for Christmas, here are a few suggestions…
*The sky so heavy by Claire Zorn
*Slated by Teri Terry
*The fault in our stars by John Green
*Cry blue murder by Kim Kane & Marion Roberts
*Life as we knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer
*See you at Harry’s by Jo Knowles
*This is not a test by Courtney Summers
*The whole of my world by Nicole Hayes
*The way of the warrior by Andrew Matthews
*How I live nowby Meg Rostoff
*Divergent by Veronica Roth
and the old favourites
*Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
*Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowlings
*Specky Magee Series by Felice Arena
Have a wonderful Christmas and New year, and see you in 2014.
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.
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)
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)
‘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
Not only did Beaumaris Campus students get to dress up in footy gear or as their hero today, but members of the Beaui Campus Book Club had a an amazing morning tea to celebrate the completion of the Readers Cup. Students have read two books, Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan and Legend by Marie Lu. They have completed a quiz on each book and have created a jigsaw puzzle.
For their reward they feasted on party pies, sausage rolls, cakes and watermelon while listening to each member discuss their favorite book.
Well done on a fantastic term!!!
Over the last few weeks, Year 7 students have been working hard in English on their monster projects. Students researched famous monsters such as the Loch Ness monster and the Yeti and involved using both the internet and books. During the process they learnt how to take research notes and how to write a bibliography. Once this was complete it was time to get creative, the boys engineered their own monster. Year 7 students have enjoyed this project and created some amazing monsters. The monsters were then introduced to an audience of staff through an oral presentation. Following the presentation, the boys were rewarded with a morning tea of monster eye-balls and monster biscuits prepared by Mrs Bell The monsters will be on display in the library.
Solozilla, Greed, Boris, Motnaph, Squid-Ball Emet, Hairy Larry, Potato Assassin, Happy Hayden, Nocostakulosos, Jerry.S and Ravigan