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Readers Cup 


Naomi Chapman —

News from the Waimea College Library team.


Calling Year 9 and 10 keen readers! 

The Year 9 Readers’ Cup Competition begins later this term and we want to defend our winning title. This is a reading competition where teams of 4 to 5 students read a set of six books, and then compete with other school teams to answer quiz questions about each book. The winning teams from each region then compete at the national finals. It’s great fun with the chance to win lots of prizes.

New for 2022 is the Year 10 competition, Battle of the Bibliophiles. Teams of 6 students compete online to answer 100 questions about 15 books. Teams must register by March 11 and book titles will be released on this date.

To register your interest or for more information, email Library@waimea.school.nz or speak to a Librarian. 

Learning from home? 

The Library website may be useful to you when working from home https://www.waimea.school.nz/library/

Follow the links (and you may need to log in to o365 with your school email and password) for help with research, book recommendations for reading responses, and accessing ebooks and audio books.
Email Library@waimea.school.nz if you would like help finding something specific. 

Student Librarian Positions Available 

If you are interested in being a Student Librarian pop into the Library for further information or to collect an application form. 


Aurora's End by Amie Kaufman (The Aurora Cycle #3)

For those of you who have read books 1 and 2, the final of this trilogy is here and it’s great! The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, best-selling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy's last hope for survival. (www.goodreads.com)

Lily by Rose Tremain

Nobody knows yet that she is a murderer...
Abandoned at the gates of a London park one winter's night in 1850, baby Lily Mortimer is saved and taken to the London Foundling Hospital. Fostered by a farming family in rural Suffolk, she enjoys a brief childhood idyll before she is returned to the Hospital, where she is punished for her rebellious spirit. Released into the harsh world of Victorian London, Lily becomes a favoured employee at Belle Prettywood's Wig Emporium, but all the while she is hiding a dreadful secret... (www.goodreads.com)