Reading quality fiction has many academic, social and emotional benefits. It is one of our primary goals to maximise reading in the school by recommending and promoting the best new and classic titles to suit all reading levels and interests. Some of the ways we do this is by:
The library has an extensive and constantly-changing fiction collection. Teacher-librarians keep up to date with the latest titles and have a wealth of knowledge for teachers and students. We also provide a quiet and welcoming space where reading is encouraged and enjoyed.
During English class, students often come into the library to get as taste of some new titles and for some quiet reading time.
Kenmore State High School students take part in three Readers Cup competitions:
- the interschool competition for grade 8 and 9
- the regional competition against other schools; and
the inter-house Readers Cup for older students
Readers Cup teams compete to test their knowledge of a set list of books in a fun and lively way.
Book Week is the highlight of the library year. Reading is celebrated through a variety of displays, competitions and games.
RAW - Readers and Writers Group
RAW is a group run by English teacher
Ms Liz McKewin
and teacher-librarians Peta-Marie Teale and Josephine Hallmond. The group is ideal for passionate readers and creative writers at the school. RAW students are given preference to attend events, including writing workshops and excursions to events such as the Brisbane Writer's Festival.