Throughout the year students may participate in a wide range of competitions and events facilitated by the Library. For further updates and dates please refer to the School Calender.
Every year the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) announces a theme and shortlisted books for Book Week. The event is week long and usually in August. At Indooroopilly State High School the event is celebrated by all with ‘Story Time in the Library,’ where teachers come in and read aloud to gathered students from the shortlisted books. There is also a competition held on the final day which is lots of fun. Keep an eye out for posters as they go up closer to the date. Book Week is open to all staff and students to participate and celebrate.
Kids’ Lit Quiz
2016 was the first year Indoooroopilly State High School has competed in the Kids’ Lit Quiz. The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual International literature competition for children aged 10 to 13. It puts readers onto the stage and lets them compete for fantastic prizes. Teams of four students are asked to answer 100 questions on children’s literature divided into ten categories, which vary each year.
The Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge is an inclusive team challenge which EMPOWERS participants to THINK, CREATE & COMMUNICATE. Opti-MINDS is a creative problem solving event for teams of participants from Preschool to Adult within 4 divisions.
Teams are required to long term demanding, open-ended challenges from one of the following categories:
Language Literature | Science Engineering | Social Sciences
In addition to the long term challenge they must complete a short term spontaneous unknown challenge on the day. The Opti-MINDS Challenge is an opportunity for all those with a passion for learning and problem solving to showcase their skills and talents in an exciting, vibrant and public way.
Every year Indoooroopilly State High School has several teams competing from the Junior and Senior school.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
The Premier’s Reading Challenge is an annual statewide initiative. The Premier’s Reading Challenge is not a competition but a way to encourage students to develop a love of reading for life. Through the challenge children and students are given an opportunity to develop their appreciation of the English language and are encouraged to explore and enjoy a wide range of literary texts. The challenge runs from May through August every year and is open to students in Years 7, 8 and 9.
Indooroopilly State High School participates in two different Readers’ Cups throughout each year. There is a statewide and a local competition for young readers. Teams of four students together read a set of books, and then compete with other school or public library teams to answer quiz questions from the books. 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. Every year Indoooroopilly State High School has several teams competing from the Junior and Senior school.
For updates on participation and event dates please refer to the School Calender, Posts Page, Student Notices and the Library staff.