Uno Tournament

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Earlier this term the library held an Uno Tournament for all interested students. Overall, 40 students across Years 7-12 played in 10 pool division games. The winners of each of these games went on to play in one of the two semi-finals. The final game was played between two well-deserved students, Brady Gowlett (Year 7) and Abbey Black (Year 12). It was a nailing-biting final with both Brady and Abbey reaching ‘Uno’ several times, once at the same time. In the end, Brady took out the win to become Chisholm’s first Uno Champion. It was a great competition and wonderful to see so many students actively involved in the College Community.


A Busy and Exciting Term 1

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Term 1 has been a busy hive of activity for the Library. Throughout the term students have had opportunities to be involved in many reading extra-curricular activities.


On the 20th March, 8 students in Years 7 and 8 represented our College at the Kids Lit Quiz Brisbane Heat Competition. This is a competition which involves students answering 100 questions from 10  different categories. Both our Year 7 and 8 Teams topped a category round, finishing in the top 10 (out of 25 schools). The students had a great day and represented our College with pride.


On the 21st March, it was time for Students in Years 10-11 to get out and about, attending the Somerset Storyfest. This is an annual festival held at Somerset College, celebrating literature and Australian authors. 16 students attended the day listening to inspiring authors and poets from Scott Wings, Cath Crowely and Jane Caro. It was a fabulous day, with students taking away many thoughtful insights:

“When writing a story, don’t tell the reader what’s happening, show what is happening.”- Ruby

“Poetry slams can tell a meaningful story.”- Keely

“Books are more than simply words on a page.”- Sienna

“From books, you can learn so much more than just what it’s about.”- Jasmine

“People who don’t read, only live one life. People who do, live a thousand.”- Jorja

“The right sentence can change someone’s life forever.”- Natasha


To finish off a fun-filled term, Year 7 and 8 Students participated in our College Readers’ Cup competition. 10 teams of 4 competed against each other to be the team to represent Chisholm at the Brisbane Readers’ Cup Heats. It was a fun afternoon where students answered questions from the 4 books they had been reading over the Term. The final result:


Equal 3rd- The Grangers and The Bookworms

2nd place- The Epic Gamers

1st place- Da Book Boyz and Da Book Lady.

Congratulations to our winning teams, and all of our participants.


Library Lovers’ Day 2019

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Library Lovers’ Day 2019 was more successful than last year! This year we had over 50 students and staff participated in our annual Blind Date with a Book. The books were thoughtfully chosen for each participant and wrapped with love by the Library Reader Leaders. We had some very excited students (and teachers) collecting their book date today. We hope the Chisholm Community continue their enthusiasm and enjoyment for reading throughout the year.

Halloween Book Tasting

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Today some of our students got into the Halloween Spirit, attending the Spooktacular Halloween Book Tasting. Students sampled a range of horrifyingly good books and snacked on eyeballs, skulls, spiders and blood lollipop. A huge thank you to the Leader Readers who ran this event for students providing a valuable service to their school community in fostering a reading culture!

Book Week Author Visit

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Kids Lit Quiz 2018

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Congratulations to eight of our Year 7 and 8 students on their performance at the Brisbane Kids Lit Quiz Heat on Wednesday. The Kids Lit Quiz is a literature competition for students who love to read and is held all over Australia and in nine other countries. All of our students performed with incredible enthusiasm and intelligence. We would like to congratulate the Year 7 Team who came in 12th overall and the Year 8 Team who came in 22nd out of 30 competitive teams. A great effort, well done students!

Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival

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The Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival is an annual event where acclaimed authors from around Australia hold interactive sessions and workshops to celebrate reading and writing. This year Chisholm College invited 20 students across Years 10-12 to attended the Festival. On the day, students enjoyed listening to and engaging in discussions with popular Australian authors including: Richard Fidler, Cath Crowley and Jessica Watson. Some students were even lucky enough to meet Cath Crowley, author of ‘Words in Deep Blue’ and ‘Graffiti Moon’, and get their books signed.

Library Lovers’ Day 2018

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The Library Staff would like to thank all of the Staff and Students who helped us celebrate Library Lovers’ Day for another year. Participants signed-up for a romantic ‘blind date’ with a book of their favourite genre. Whilst on their dates the participants nibbled on some ‘bookworms’ and chocolate hearts. We would like that thank all those involved for another successful year of blind dating with a great book!

Check out this YouTube video of Graham Perrett, MP discussing Library Lovers’ Day in the House of Representatives!

District Readers’ Cup Competition, 2017

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Our team of (L-R) Michael Reabow, Emily Targett, Lauren Chewter and Poppy Douglas-Couling represented us with pride.  The team spent a lot of time preparing and was very competitive against the other 18 schools present at Redeemer College.