Category: JBC Library

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 »

Parents and VCE Exams

Tips for Parents of VCE Students Coming up to exams the stress is palpable, not only for students, but their parents as well. The Library has compiled a list of tips for parents to help their teenagers throughout the exam period. Nutrition – ensure that your child is eating a wholesome, nutritious diet. Healthy food will… Read more »

Bookmark Competition Winners

To celebrate Book Week 2016, the Library ran a bookmark competition for years 7-12. The objective was for students to create a bookmark that encapsulated the theme of Australia: Story Country. The Library had an overwhelming amount of submissions across all year levels, but there could only be three prize winners. Thalia Mack from 8… Read more »

CBCA Children’s Book Week 20th – 26th of August 2016

Background Book Week is celebrated each year in mid to late August. This annual event highlights the importance of reading, and draws on the joy of stories and the creativity of Australian books. The aim for Librarians during Book Week is to create an exciting environment that uses displays and activities that challenge and stimulate… Read more »

Plagiarism and Online Referencing Generator

What is Plagiarism? Plagiarism is the most common type of academic dishonesty, and involves a person using another’s work in their writing and research without appropriately referencing the material. It is both student’s legal and ethical responsbility to ensure they are referencing and acknowledging the creator of work that is not their own within their… Read more »