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Library: 2015 Library Highlights

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Grumpy Cat has arrived!

The Centenary Library has just adopted a new mascot, Grumpy Cat and he is being made feel very welcome.  He has sat with students as they do their homework or read a book and has even had a car made for him.  Come in and say hello to Grumpy Cat and maybe even give him a hug.            

Senior Library Christmas Trees

Pixel Papercraft

Two Year 5 boys have shown leadership by beginning the Pixel Papercraft activity during Wednesday lunchtimes. This is a fun activity where boys can cut out and make minecraft figures. Well done, Tom and Tom!

Mad Hatters Tea Party

BGS visits the ABC Book Club

On Wednesday night a group of BGS students and staff attended a live filming of the ABC television show 'The Book Club' in Toowoomba for 'ABC On The Road'. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were lucky enough to chat to Jennifer Byrne afterwards.

See our Library blog for more...

Middle School Book Fair

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

Jazz in the Learning Commons











During lunch time on Tuesday the Lilley Centre was treated to some wonderful jazz music performed by our very own BGS students. Thanks boys!!

Year 5 Research in the Library







The Year 5 students have been researching European countries in the Middle School Library for their Geography classes.  Please see our blog for more information.  

BGS at Brisbane Writers Festival - see our blog for more.

Year 7 Form Senior 'Read' Posters

'Step up in Style'- BGS Library decorations for Open Day

The Centenary Library Rubik's Championship

Year 5 Live Key Production


The Year 5's have been hard at work on their St Helena Island tourism advertisements.  To find out more about how they created these excellent pieces of work using newly acquired ICT skills visit our blog

'Urban Reflections'

Congratulations to Year 7 student Jack who recently won the category ' Years 7-9 Architecture' at 'Camera Obscura 2015'.  His piece titled 'Urban Reflections' is a beautiful photo of our very own Lilley Center. 

Year 10 Elective Showcase - see our blog for more details

Book Week 2015 Years 5 & 6 Activities

Poppy making in the Middle School Library for Anzac Day

Author Mark Greenwood visits year 6!

          To find out more about when Mark Greenwood came to visit please see our library blog.

Library Legend Mr Timms!

Library Lovers Day

Its a challenge!


This year the boys have been enjoying putting together jigsaw puzzles in the Centenary Library.

Magformers have arrived at the Centenary Library!

Come in to the Centenary Library before and after school and at lunchtime and see what you can create. 

Year 9 Book Talks

Pauline McLeod from Riverbend books visited BGS on Tuesday to talk about some of the new books available in the library that the Year 9 students can use for their upcoming book trailer assignment.  To your right you will find just a few of the libraries favorite books you can use for your book trailer unit.

Year 8 Poetry Slam - See our blog for more

Skyping about Binumi

Today at lunch, the Lunchbox Club boys shared an online conversation with a trainer from Binumi.
Binumi is a new program 'on trial' in the library that can facilitate making movies effectively and quickly for school based tasks.

As well as learning some fun short cuts for movie making, the boys also practised their online communication skills as we enjoyed a successful Q & A session with the experts! Login here to try out your skills, or email Mrs Hunter for login details.

'Stories from the Inside' with Mr Kruger - see our blog for more

Leaders are Readers - our School Captains

Years 5/6 Library Monitor Party

Year 6 Natural Disasters Live Key Productions

Strategic Games Club

To find out more about what happens on a Tuesday afternoon at the 'Strategic Games Club' please visit our blog

Displays that featured in the Learning Commons in Term 3.

Open Day 2015 - see our blog for more.

BGS & BGGS Shared Book Club

Science Week 2015

BGS Chess boys blitz the competition!

Each week the BGS Chess boys are coached in the library, and each day they play endless games of chess. Recently, 16 of our boys competed in the third round of the Brisbane Secondary Schools Chess Championships. The boys won 22 medals, and each took home at least one.  Our Premier team is now the Brisbane Secondary Schools Champion Chess team for 2015, and our top 2 teams have been invited to compete at the State Finals next term.

Lego in the Library!

Lego has arrived at both the Middle School and Centenary Libraries.  Why not come in and have a go at building something yourself?  For more information visit 'The Pulse'. 

Year 8 Form Senior 'Read' Posters

Senior Library Jigsaw

After many weeks of hard work spanning most of Term 2, the Senior Library jigsaw has finally been completed!  

'Colour My World' photo competition winners!


Congratulations to Ned Creese for being awarded the Overall Winner of the 2015 “Colour My World” Photo Competition.

Congratulations also go to Kit Lindgren and Nathan Campbell for their Runner Up awards.

Best in Colour Category Awards
Red – Elliott Perkins
Orange – Nathan Campbell
Yellow – Reilly Creagh
Green – Oscar Medek
Blue – Kit Lindgren
Purple – Kit Lindgren
Brown – Oscar Medek
White – Nathan Campbell

With a total of 152 entries, competition has been tight this year!

Year 7 Bushranger Activity- See our blog 'The Pulse' for more!

5-8 Book Club – Trash Book Discussion

Scavanger Hunt in the Centenary Library