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Mountfield Community Cybrary

Opening hours - 8.30 am - 3.00 pm Monday to Friday

Reading is a priority at Hilder Road State School. We encourage students to read quality literature daily and borrow from our Cybrary on a regular basis. The Cybrary is open every day before school at 8:30am and every lunch time (1.20 pm - 1.45 pm) for students to borrow books and access computers for educational games, research and assignments. We are not open during wet lunch times.

The name, 'Mountfield' Community Cybrary links the local area history with the 21st Century use of computers and technology. The name 'Mountfield' is the title of the original dairy farm property which became our school grounds in 1979. The school community uses the Cybrary for various meetings, school functions and lessons.

 
 The word 'Cybrary' comes from the name adopted by the University of Queensland Library to 'describe its integration of cyberspace and physical space'. The name recognizes the need for combining print and electronic information sources. 
 

Our Cybrary is a bright, colourful and welcoming environment for our students, staff, parents and school community to use and enjoy. The well-resourced Cybrary is air-conditioned with 11 computers and comfortable, custom-built furniture. Our adjoining space is the Marino Room which has an additional 31 laptops for whole class access to computers. Teachers use the screens and data projectors for demonstrations, modelling and various learning activities. We have 50 iPads and a set of iPods for teachers to borrow for their classrooms.

 
 
 

Our students enjoy reading and relaxing in our armchairs, playing games, doing research or assignments and accessing computers for learning purposes. The spacious and purpose-built building is conveniently located on ground level and in the centre of the school. Our refurbished courtyard is adjacent to the Federation Garden.   

Readers Cup

Hilder Road State School will be hosting the Brisbane Central Readers Cup competition again this year in our school hall on Wednesday, 6th June. Last year 26 schools competed in the Readers Cup competition. Readers Cup is organised by the Queensland Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia. It is a state wide competition for young readers. Teams of four students together read a set of 5 books, and then compete with other schools to answer quiz questions from the books. The competition was introduced in 2004 to celebrate 50 years of CBCA in Queensland. It caters for Years 5/6 students in primary schools.

Readers Cup competitions challenge students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading. It allows readers to compete at a regional and state level similar to sporting competitions and to meet other students with an equal passion for books. See the website for further information. https://readerscup.org.au/

Book Club

Our wonderful Teacher Aides conduct our Scholastic Book Club twice each term. Brochures are sent home with the students. Our school earns 20% of the total sales as rewards points to spend on Scholastic resources for our Cybrary and classrooms. Book Club generates approximately an additional $2,000 worth of valuable resources for our school. The preferred method of payment is by LOOP but if you are paying by cash please enclose the correct money in an envelope. Cheques should be made payable to Scholastic Australia. See the website www.scholastic.com.au/LOOP

 

Date Claimers for 2018

Mt Coot-tha Young Writers Workshop: 3 Nominated Year 6 students 28 May – 1 June at Rainworth SS library

 

Year 4/5 Writers Workshop: Brisbane Writers Festival - 15 nominated students from Yrs 4/5 (7 September + varying dates) at the State Library, GOMA and our school library

 

 

Great Book Swap: Indigenous Literacy Fund raiser on 6 September (+ varying dates) in our school library to raise funds for reading materials for Indigenous students in remote communities. Students bring a gold coin and a book they are willing to swap.

Readers Cup: Wednesday, 6 June

Book Fair: 19 -26 July

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