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Readers’ Cup and Tim-Tams

Toowoomba Grammar Junior School has a strong focus on reading and we encourage and support all our boys to enjoy reading.

The Junior School Library statistics tell the story; in just one week our Prep class of twenty boys borrowed 68 books between them, students in Years 1-3 borrowed 267 books and 94 books went home with boys in Years 4-6.

On the final day of each Term, a highly-anticipated assembly is held… the Tim-Tam Assembly!

A packet of Tim-Tams is given to one boy from each class to encourage him to read during the school holidays. There is a set criteria given to class teachers by Head of Junior School, Mr Scott Campbell, on how to select the winning student.

The ‘Tim-Tam’ boys are also given two rules: They can’t share their biscuits at all (even with family), and each time they eat one they should be settled in with a good book.

These quirky ways to promote reading are paying dividends within the School. For the second consecutive year Toowoomba Grammar School has won the Regional Readers’ Cup. This year’s Cup Team was comprised of Max Williamson, Jackson Smiddy, Oliver Clifford and Henry Paton. A large contingent of our boys also won individual awards as part of the Readers’ Cup.

This win can is ‘the icing on the cake’ in regards to our reading program. Our Junior School Librarian, Miss Michelle Worthington, also needs special acknowledgement for her fine work running our school-based competition and for working so well with our Regional Team.