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Word of the day
Bifurcate; bifurcation (bi·fur·cate) v
Divide into two branches or forks: “The river bifurcates at the base of the mountain.”
Maori word of the day
Ringihia mai te wai ki tāku kapu.
Pour the water into my cup.
Learn more Te Reo here
Bonjour tout le monde! Hello everyone!
We are super excited to present the new QMC French blog - check it out for regular updates on French language, culture and events! Click here to take a look. Merci!
大(dà)家(jiā)好(hǎo) Hello everyone
Y12 & 13 poetry competition here
Would you like to be a student librarian in 2017?
Being part of the library team is so much fun . There are many benefits, such as being first to borrow new books and getting to choose new books! We have an awesome group of students who love the library and create lots of fun activities together.
If this is you, please come and see us in the library or
A timely reminder.....
Chinese culture club
Chinese club back in 2017!
Whakatauki...Words from the wise...
Waiho ma te tangata e mihi, kia tau ai.
(It would be better to let others praise.)
Interested in writing poetry?
Coming to Hobson- making reading more accessible to you!
Inter-House Reading Competition has begun!
1. The competition will run over terms 1 and 2 only.
2. Books must be borrowed from the QMC library.
3. The competition only applies to fiction books, and the books need to be age appropriate.
4. Each book read earns points for that student’s house.
5. Extra house points can be earned if a student writes a review for a book they have read.
6. For keen readers from Year 3 upwards there is a book challenge where the goal is to read at least 50 books over terms 2 and 3. Completion of the challenge will earn extra house points.
7. Each student will need to keep a log of books read. Reading logs available from the library.
8. Students will be asked questions about a book they have read.
1. Each book read qualifies for 15 house points.
2. Each review written qualifies for 10 house points.
3. Each student who reads 10 books will receive 10 additional house points, if you read 25 books you will receive 25 additional house points. Reading 50 books will entitle you to 50 additional house points
4. The student in each of the junior, middle and senior schools who read the most books will receive 30 additional house points.
Calling all writers/booklovers in Y7-10! Come along to the library
7.45am next Thursday, 16 March
for our first meeting.
We will be writing, playing games and generally having fun.
Bring your creative selves!
Isobel Scherf and Thea Thomas
Featuring Patricia Grace in the library
Come check out our Patricia Grace display in the library!
Read a great interview with Patricia Grace about ancestry, motivations behind her writing and her political standings here!
Old Girl Nina Powels has just had a piece published on new literary website The Sapling!
She writes a powerful piece about about Hermione Granger and mixed racial identity.
"Hermione was the first character I ever met who was deeply, unapologetically herself."
Read the full article here!
What is truth?
This is a great blog to read if you're interested in how to be a discerning consumer of news- which is an important skill in the 21st century! Here
Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Young Writers
See here for details
Bug Lab at Te Papa!
The bug lab is on at Te Papa until April 17th!
See here for more information
Poetry in Motion
Poetry in Motion holds monthly spoken word evenings featuring local and touring poets! It is an inclusive group which aims to raise the profile of spoken word as a meaningful, fun and entertaining art form and challenge people's notions of what poetry is and can be. If you aspire to be a performance poet or are looking for inspiration check it out here!
Very excited about the news that Peter Jackson and Weta are going to be making the movie of the
Mortal Engines series by Philip Reeve. If you've not heard of this gripping saga start with the first book Mortal Engines. It's available from our library
The Universe by Mira Karunanidhi
Get the low-down on sugar here
Year 7 students: Kids Lit Quiz 2017
Do you sneak a torch into your room so you can read until very late at night? Do you find yourself walking into rubbish bins because you try to read while you are walking to school? Do you wish libraries had shopping trolleys?
We are looking for QMC’s most well-read students for the Kids Lit Quiz team for 2017. The Kids Lit Quiz involves teams of 4 answering quiz questions on their general knowledge about books from a range of genres. Winners of the local competition get to compete nationally, and the winners from that competition can travel overseas to compete in the international final.
The local competition will be held in April 2017.
For any questions, please email Mrs Gooch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time to think about scholarships! Here
Reminder- You can only get access to the information on this website when you are logged on through our school or a public library.
Calling all performers, directors and playwrights!
Playmarket is a New Zealand play script publishing house that is dedicated to giving exposure to NZ writers. Their website is a fantastic resource for theatre scripts and information about playwrights and performers! Click here to access the script search function where you can search amongst hundreds of script summaries, and check out the opportunities for script advice, script writing and mentoring.
Listen to an Agatha Christie mystery novel