THE GREAT GENRE SPECTACULAR
The Great Genre Spectacular is an annual competition for Year 7 students where classes participate in genre themed activities.
Prizes are awarded to the top three teams from each class for their efforts, as well as prizes for the guessing and dragon naming competitions, and the highest-ranking class overall wins a pizza lunch.
CONGRATULATIONS to all Year 7 classes for their participation and engagement in this year’s Genre Spectacular. The battle was well contested, and the top three classes were only separated by 2.2%!!!!
Well done to the major prize winners:
Pizza lunch – 7ENGC, who will be enjoying their reward in Week 10.
Dragon name competition – “Ezrius the Uncrowned King” by Olivia Kunkel and Luca Avery from 7ENGA.
Guessing competition – Maria Kuku and Carys Davies from 7ENGA.
This term’s ‘Banned Books’ display has sparked a lot of questions and conversation from students. I frequently had students asking whether they could still borrow Harry Potter or The Hunger Games, and why I had banned these books, among others, not realising it was a display. Many students had not heard of this trend and were not aware of this happening throughout the world and in different time periods. I had many great conversations about banned books, censorship, prejudice, intolerance, and the right to read. Thank you for everyone’s interest.
From the display poster:
A banned book is one that has been removed from the shelves of a library, bookstore, or classroom because of its controversial content. In some cases, banned books of the past have been burned and/ or refused publication. Possession of banned books has at times been regarded as an act of treason or heresy which was punishable by death, torture, prison time, or other acts of retribution.
Students and staff are welcome to browse our NAIDOC week display to see some of the titles available by Aboriginal creators or about Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander history and culture. You can find these books in our collection by looking for this sticker: