December 3, 2020
by Director of Library and Information Services, Ms Leonie Darken
And there you have it, in the blink of an eye, we are at the end of another year!
During the last weeks of term we put on our festive face and the library continued to be a busy hive of activity. This last week of term has seen us host many classes finishing off assessment tasks, many individual students catching up on unfinished tasks, Year 10 and 11 students on private study sessions and our usual WIRED reading groups. Students have been encouraged to borrow and read over the holidays, with all items borrowed due back the week they return to school in 2021.
Santa greeting students in the KRC foyer. Busily borrowing books!
There have been two notable highlights this week: hosting the National Chess Finals Competition and Pizza Lunches related to the KRC Reading Challenges.
Ten of our students competed in the National Chess Finals over Monday and Tuesday managing to be the first SPC team in history to get to the nationals. This is a testament to the dedication of the students who were playing on the team who have risen from scraping a qualifying place in the local competition a few years ago to the National Finals. Their improved standing in this competition must be applauded and the boys should hold their heads high having achieved 12th place nationally. A great improvement from their 22nd place in the State Finals last year. The team members were: Adam Severino, Ben Collier, Toby Clack, Jack Sheehan, Darcy Williams, Sean McMahon, Lachlan Wills, Jack McKenny, Hugh Ollerenshaw and Rorey O’Kelly.
Chess boy’s camaraderie – getting ready for the next round of competition.
The KRC Reading Challenges were celebrated in the library on Wednesday. Years 7, 8 & 9 boys were congratulated for their efforts to engage in the WIRED Challenges and invited to attend a Pizza Lunch. Year 7FC, Year 8F and Year 9G were able to also acknowledge the enthusiasm of their English teacher Mr Brad Murray, who kept them motivated towards their end goal – participate and reap the rewards!