Category: JBC Library

Premiers’ Reading Challenge 2019

The Premiers’ Reading Challenge began in 2005 and since then more than 2.8 million students have read close on 48 million books. MacKillop College students, too, have been an integral part of this challenge for a number of years. Literacy and numeracy skills lay the foundation for success in learning and in life and the… Read more »

Library Homepage

Have you visited the Library home page recently? If not, take a look at the new format. The library catalogue appears first and foremost while you are still able to search for the library resources. Then, the existence of the two boxes, ‘Library LibGuide’ and ‘Reading Matters’, can lead students to all the resources available… Read more »

Take a book, share a book

In October this year, a man named Todd Bol died just weeks after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. It is unlikely that you’ve ever heard of him – a family man from Wisconsin, who was passionate about communities and books. Yet the legacy he left behind earned him obituaries in the New York Times, The Washington… Read more »

Reading vs Study

Another term done, and it’s been great to see students and staff coming in for some holiday reading. Personally, I’ll be tackling a couple of dystopian series, assuming there are some still on the shelves by the end of the day. For our Year 12 students though, it’s all about study as their final exams… Read more »

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 »