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Library Home: 2016 Library News

Remembrance Day

Boys in Years 7 and 8 have been learning about the significance of Remembrance Day over the last two weeks. The picture books One Minute's Silence and And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda provided the stimulus for thoughtful discussions.


Library Monitor Party

Amazing Year 8 Slam Poets!!

Our second annual Year 8 Poetry Slam was an outstanding success, with the quality of poems far exceeding our expectations!
Thank you boys for your wonderful creative input!

(Read more at our Library blog, The Pulse)

Philosophy of Science Talk in the Forum by Mr Scott Jones

Roald Dahl Celebrations - 100 Years since his birth - see our blog for more.

The Middle School Magician Competition

Harry Potter fun in the BGS Libraries

Author Mick Elliott Visits BGS

BGS Open Day 2016

TEDxYouth@BGS - for Year 12s Friday 12 August in the Forum

On Friday we will be hosting a TEDx event for Year 12 students from BGS and BGGS. We are very excited about our speaker line-up, which includes three speakers and three performers from BGS, and two speakers and five performers from BGGS, as well as seven amazing external speakers.

See our website for more information.

Book Fair

Our boys were keen shoppers at the recent Book Fair held in the Middle School Library. The fair was organised by Dymocks Brisbane who did a great job in keeping up with demand as titles sold out. Among the most popular titles was the new Jack Heath book 400 Minutes of Danger, the sequel to very popular 300 Minutes of Danger which Jack promoted when he was visiting BGS in Book Week.

Battle of The Bard

Middle School Book Club's Author Skype

Both the Years 5 & 6 and Years 7 & 8 Book Clubs were luck enough to have the opportunity to Skype with fantasy author Henry Neff during morning tea last week.  See our blog for more information.

Olympics Fun

Ms Verdon is our Library Legend for Term 2!

A new visitor makes a bad impression!

This week in the eXchange

On the weekend Ms Barker presented a workshop in The eXchange to teacher librarians on effective marketing techniques. 

May the Fourth - Star Wars Trivia Quiz

Book Week Activities for 2016

Our inaugural Tea-Dueling competition - what a hoot!!

Yr 7 Book Reviews on Glogster

Challenge your favourite teacher to a duel!! Friday lunchtime in the Learning Commons

A project of

Year 8s visited the Senior Library to read and borrow

Kermit visits the Middle School Library as part of the new display.

Have you read a green book recently? 

The Quadcopter Construction Crew - hard at work in The eXchange!

Library Orientation in the Middle School Libraries

Books to celebrate Australia Day

To celebrate our unique Australian heritage and lifestyle, we've borrowed an idea from The Courier Mail and created a display using well-known or significant books about Australian identity. Make sure you call into the Senior Library to borrow one of these iconic books.

Steampunk Hat Making

Harry Potter Dress Up Day

Snitch & Broomstick Races

Harry Potter Lunchtime Crafts

Christine Bongers - Writer in Residence

Author Christine Bongers is currently working with small groups of boys in Years 5-8 to help them develop their writing skills. The program will continue into next term. It is great to have Christine back working with us again.

Christine is the author of Henry Hoey Hobson, Intruder and Dust.

Marco Gliori visits the Year 5's, see our blog for more.

Yr 12 Quarantine in the Lilley Centre - see our blog for more


Science Week 2016 - See our blog for more.

Middle School Book Fair

Did you buy something?  Visit our blog post for more.  

A busy week in the BGS Libraries!

Mini Olympics in Week 2

Our biggest Readers Cup competition ever!!

Ms Smith with our Readers Cup team and Centenary Library mascot, Grumpy Cat.
This year a record number of teams competed.  Read more on our Library blog, The Pulse.

Year 6 Squishy Circuit STEAM Activity

To complete their unit on electricity the Year 6s visited the Centenary Library to participate in a STEAM activity called 'Squishy Circuits', run by our very own Makerspace coordinator Ms Hunter. The boys had lots of hands-on and creative fun while also learning first hand how circuits work. To find out more visit our blog

Meccano Creativity

Innovation and Big Ideas!!

Last Friday lunchtime Brian Ruddle, Managing Director of the
Impact Innovation Group,
a specialist innovation and technology commercialisation company and Project Director for Innovate Queensland
spoke to some of our Year 11 and 12 boys.
Brian's message:
See opportunities and take them.
If you’re not learning, re-think what you’re doing so you keep growing,

Droid Races Video - Read more about it on The Pulse

Star Wars Droid Races - heaps of fun!

Maximising Microsoft

Visiting 'Book Week' Authors: Jack Heath & Will Kostakis

Build Your Own PC with Prithvi

Tea-Dueling Video

A busy week in Centenary Library - see our blog for more.

Library Lovers Day- see our blog for more

Centenary Library First Borrowers of 2016

New posters spice up our new Fiction area!!

Steampunk Science with Ms Bruerton