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Veronica Roth
Author of the Divergent series
2018 Brisbane Writer's Festival

Cally Black
Author of In all the dark places
2018 Brisbane Writer's Festival

Mark Smith (author) spoke to Year 9s and ran workshops for Year 8 classes. His writing has won a number of awards.  

Popular author Michael Gerard Bauer (with his book 'Don't Call Me Ishmael!') visits BBC for World Read-Aloud Day

Tristan Bancks spoke to Middle School students

Brisbane author James Moloney visits BBC

The Road to Winter' and the sequel 'Wilder Country' are very popular novels by Mark Smith - visiting author.

Jessica Townsend, author of 'Nevermoor' speaking at the the Brisbane Writer's Festival

Oliver Phommavanh, author of Thai-riffic speaking at the Brisbane Writer's Festival

Activities in the Library

Harry Potter Quiz

Harry Potter Quiz

Students selecting new Graphic novels from Zombster

Reading 'The Hobbit'

Mr Paul Brown (Headmaster) and Mr David Bell (Head of Middle School)

'The Hobbit'  Quiz

AR Pizza Party and 'Barnaby Brocket' Quiz

Semester 1


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Books into Movies


Call of the Wild by Jack London

Expected release date:
 December 25, 2019

What it's about: This live-action/CGI animated hybrid film will tell the classic tale of a sled dog's quest or survival.

Who's Starring: Karen Gillan, Dan Stevens, and Harrison Ford 

Artemis Fowl 
by Eoin Colfer

Expected release date:
 May 29, 2020

What it's about: The sprawling sci-fi universe of the Artemis Fowl series —begins with our wacky prodigy of a lead, Artemis, kidnapping a beloved elf-fairy with the help of his bodyguard and holding her hostage for a hefty ransom.  A story full of action, often referred to as “Die Hard” with fairies!

Who's Starring:  Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh Gad, and Judi Dench

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Expected release date:
01 March 2020

What it's about:   Movie is officially called Chaos Walking  The story begins in  a dystopian world with no women, where men can hear all of each other's thoughts.

Who's starring: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Nick Jonas, and David Oyelowo.

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

Expected release date:
August 2020              

What it's about:  A young silver dragon teams up with a mountain spirit and an orphaned boy on a journey through the Himalyas to search for the rim of Heaven

Who's starring:  Freddie Highmore, Felicity Jones and Patrick Stewart.

About Us

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Monday - Friday 7.30 am to 4.30 pm


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Book Week: Find Your Treasure

2018 Book Week
Theme:  Find your Treasure

Holiday Reading

Book to Film Adaptations

Whodunnit - focus on crime fiction

Happy Birthday Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published 20 years ago.

Book Week 2017 - Escape to Everywhere

Photo Competition to celebrate
Queensland School Library Week 5 - 9 March

Reading Initiatives



Literary Excursions

2019 Kids' Lit 

2019 Kids' Lit

 Year 8 CBCA Readers Cup

Year 7 CBCA Readers Cup

2019 Brisbane Writer's Festival

Jessica Townsend - Nevermoor

2018 Brisbane Writer;s Festival

Veronica Roth - Divergent

2018 Kids' Lit

2018 CBCA Readers Cup

2018 CBCA Readers Cup

Year 7 Network Readers Cup

Year 8 Network Readers Cup

Year 9 Network Readers Cup

Year 9 Network Readers Cup

Year 10 Network Readers Cup