iHub - Library Matters series Term 3 Week 3

Wednesday, 03 Aug 2022

Aunty Jenny Skinner - shares her story 

During our BDC NAIDOC Week celebrations, Aunty Jenny, a beloved local Gumbaynggirr Elder, shared stories of her childhood and life growing up in Coffs Harbour with some of our staff and students. Her memories of some of the hardships of those times, inspirational wisdom and optimism - made this gathering a very special one. 

In NAIDOC Week we all came together to learn about and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their achievements, culture and contributions to our local communities, and this country. Wonderful opportunities were provided - to participate in a variety of activities and events to help support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Current and upcoming Displays 

Term 3 see the iHub featuring several displays to highlight special events, and to support the teaching of English and some HSIE subjects. 

Much Ado about Shakespeare Display: several Shakespeare plays (Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, and Romeo & Juliet), as well as a study of rhetoric, are being supported with a display curating the library’s resources on these significant areas of English study this term. As well as showcasing a variety of different forms of each play (traditional, manga, and graphic novel versions), students are exposed to significant texts to help them learn the historical, and social background of Shakespeare’s time - and how to approach analysing/interpreting his plays. 


Holocaust Museum (September 1):

Year 10 History students have begun their library research sessions on the Holocaust, with the intent of each creating a museum piece that demonstrates their understanding of an element of this terrible chapter in recent world history. In week 7 the students will present their research and work in a museum exhibit to be placed throughout the iHub. This is to be part of a series of events on the day, including a session on Coffs Harbour at war. More information to come!

Curating displays is a wonderful way to stimulate interest in books, increase readership of various parts of our collection, and to support the students' knowledge of the curriculum matter that they are covering during the term. 

AEL Acer High Schools Cup

eSports players in Year 7-11 - the third term competition for the Acer High Schools Cup is to start soon! (Entries close 5th August)

The games are:  Overwatch, Super Smash Brothers and Rocket League players

NOTE : Overwatch and Rocket League are cross-platform games - so can be played on PC, Switch, X-Box and Playstation! (remember to play online you will need to have the services to support it, ie PS Plus for Sony, Nintendo Online for the Switch).

Games are every Saturday from 2pm (starting 13th August!)

Conditions of entry:

  • Students must be aged 13 years or older
  • Students must be enrolled at an Australian Secondary School
  • All members of a team must be from the same School
  • Teams must be registered by a teacher of the School
  • Students must adhere to the Rules

Please see Mr Walker in the iHub for entry into Term 3 competition, or email awalker@bdc.nsw.edu.au.

ALSO certain games every week are recorded and commentated on via Youtube!

LINKS for Parents :

The Acer High Schools Cup (works with #PlayItFairOnline)