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
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Sandringham 7-10 Library Orientation

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Year 7 students are currently taking part in Library Orientation classes.    Armed with an iPad, the students are encouraged to look for the QR codes placed around the library and then scan them.  Once scanned, the QR code will give the students information about the library.  For example, students will learn the opening hours of the library, they will learn about homework club, different genres available in fiction, reference books and encyclopedias.  They will also learn that the library offers a warm and welcoming environment.