Category: JBC Library

The Great Book Swap

The Social Justice team have registered to do the Great Book Swap as part of Book Week this month. A fundraiser for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, the GBS promotes reading locally whilst raising funds for books for remote communities. This year they hope to raise $300,000 nationally. We are therefore seeking donations of books in… Read more »

Holiday Reading!

Sometimes, even the most avid reader can find it difficult to find the time to read. A recent survey of over 600 MacKillop College students in Years 7-10 revealed that 44% would like to read more than they currently do, the main impediment being a lack of time. Fortunately the school holidays present many of… Read more »

Too busy to read?

We often hear that modern life is too busy for reading. There are simply too many demands competing for our limited hours each day and whether a teacher, student or parent, we simply cannot afford the luxury of stopping everything to read. But what if we reframed reading as a necessity, rather than a luxury? … Read more »

Bookmark Competition 2017

As part of our upcoming Book Week festivities celebrating the theme “Escape to Everywhere”, the Library is now accepting entries for our Bookmark Competition. There are prizes to be won and every student is welcome to participate. For further information please see below.

June Reading Challenge

A new month means that the Library is excited to announce a new reading challenge for Year Seven students. Students are encouraged to read as many books as they can from the any or all of the following genres in our Library collection: Mystery Fantasy Relationships If students have books at home that they wish… Read more »

May Reading Challenge Wrap Up

Congratulations to all of year 7 who undertook the challenge of reading as many books as they could during the month of May. Students were challenged to read as many books with titles that would complete the alphabet. Whilst the year 7 cohort are celebrated for their perseverance, there were three classes with a stand… Read more »

March Reading Challenge Wrap Up

Well done to the Year Seven cohort who participated in the Library Reading Challenge over the month of March. The Library would like to congratulate the following students for their enthusiasm and consistency in reading throughout the challenge: Elizabeth Parek (7 Teal) Mia Rose Bogdanowicz (7 Teal) Ann Manamel (7 Gold) Matthew Marich (7 Green) Jason… Read more »

The Inky Awards 2017

What are the Inky Awards? The Inky Awards is an annual award that celebrates young adult literature, with both the longlist and shortlist selected by adolescents. There are two winners of the Inky Awards: the Gold Inky Award which recognises an Australian title, and the Silver Inky Award which is awarded to an international book…. Read more »

Year Seven Reading Competition

Throughout term one, the year seven cohort has been welcomed into the Library for both their English and Digital Technologies classes to explore the Library and enhance their information literacy skills. To ensure that students continue to be connected to the Library and to promote the pleasure of reading, Library staff have developed a monthly reading… Read more »

Safer Internet Day 2017

This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations took place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. With a theme of “Be the change: Unite for a better internet“, the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, especially for children and young people. The Library embraced… Read more »