Libellum Society news

Middle Earth comes to the Annie Mackay Room

The Libellum Society’s annual Book Café took the students on an unexpected journey to Middle Earth! The Girls Grammar community was invited to see the works of JRR Tolkien come to life on Wednesday 1 June in the Annie Mackay Room and witness the setting of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Staff and students visited Rivendell, Gondor, Mordor, and The Shire, and met their favourite characters.

Students enjoyed a feast fit for a hobbit to satisfy their second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, and supper cravings, with a mixture of genuine Tolkien food, such as Lembas, and decorated biscuits and cupcakes. The Café was a wonderful event and the Society raised $280 for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Readers Cup success

Our Readers Cup team recently placed second in the Brisbane North competition, hosted by Girls Grammar on 14 June. The team of Remy Kalinin (8H), Serina Stratten (8O), Allanah Steer (7H), Charlie Watkins (7E), Charlotte Wilson (8G), and Amber Zhao (7H) competed against 10 other schools in the five-round quiz. The competition tests the teams on the details of five newly published Young Adult novels. This is our best result to date. Congratulations to the team!


After a two-year hiatus, BOOKS2DEVOUR is back again! On 1 August, the Libellum Society is once again hosting our most anticipated event of the year, and everyone is invited to join in. BOOKS2DEVOUR is a cake decorating contest for the whole school, where all cakes are inspired by books. The cakes will be displayed in the Library before being judged and then collected at 3 pm to take home and eat.

Students can enter in a team or individually to win some great prizes. We have had some top-tier cakes in the past, but we are looking to see our expectations blown away this year.

Odetta Kalinin (10H) and Dorothy Rae (10G)
Libellum Captains

Ms Christopherson and the Readers Cup team: Remy Kalinin (8H); Charlotte Wilson (8G); Allanah Steer (7H); Serina Stratten (8O); Charlie Watkins; (7E) and Amber Zhao (7H)

The Hobbits: Caitlin Trout (7G) and Parker Herbertson (7G)

The Elves: Darcey Moodley (7O); Freya Pearn (10H); Allanah Steer (7H); and Eve Wilkinson (7M)

Women of Gondor: Leia Kirkham (12B) and Camille Cahill (12G)