Children’s Book Week

This week the Library  has been promoting Children’s Book Week

with displays . . . .




competitions . . . . .



and a literary soundtrack to accompany students to class after recess and lunch.

Come over to the Library and find out the Book Week Award winners. While you’re here why not put an entry in the “What’s Your Teacher’s Favourite Book ?” competition?

Eleni Hale wins the 2019 Readings Young Adult Prize

The winner of the 2019 Readings Young Adult Book Prize is Stone Girl by Eleni Hale.

Stone Girl follows Sophie, a vulnerable yet resilient girl who becomes a ward of the state following the sudden death of her mother. As she falls into a system meant to help, Sophie quickly realises that the foster system is where Australia’s kids fall through the cracks. Kicking around from home to home, Sophie forms a broken family with Gwen, Matty and the intoxicating, destructive Spiral – fellow casualties of abuse and neglect. Together, and apart, they struggle against a system which promised safety, but swallowed them whole. Eleni Hale delivers a raw dose of reality to her readers with tender yet unflinching prose, and deftly navigates the intricate violence of broken systems and the truths lived by Australia’s foster youth. Stone Girl is earth-shattering and essential reading

more here

Awesome Library Displays

Library team members Aneta and Liz have been working hard over the past few weeks  preparing some fabulous displays throughout the Library. They are colourful and informative, and hopefully inspire students and staff to use the books and enjoy the ambience of our fabulous Library.                                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks Aneta and Liz!



Bookmark Competition

Congratulations to Ana Paola of year 10. Her entry won 1st prize in the Library’s annual bookmark design competition. She wins a $20 itunes voucher, and her design will be used to make 350+ bookmarks for the new year 7 cohort for 2019, as a  “Welcome to the SSC Library” gesture.

Many thanks to the other students who entered the competition. All entries will be made into bookmarks for student use throughout 2019.


What a treat!

On Monday 26th March, the Library patrons were treated to a Lunchtime mini concert, performed by the Palm Court Strings.

Fresh from their gig at Government House the week before, the audience of students and teachers were suitably impressed by the musical skills displayed. The ensemble played a variety of music, including classical works and popular standards like “Moon River” and “New York, New York”.

It was a truly wonderful lunchtime event, and we hope to see more music ensembles performing in the Library in future.