What’s New in December!

Here Are the Library Team’s Top 5 Recommendations! The Binding  by Bridget Collins Historical fantasy/magical realism is not a genre this reviewer usually gravitates towards,  however I love stories about books, and more importantly, I love a good original yarn. The idea of taking memories from your mind and binding them into books is both … Continue reading What’s New in December!

THIS IS CRAAP! Evaluating Websites with Year 9

In an age of limitless information, available in under a second, being able to identify relevant, reliable and accurate information is an important skill for any 21st century learner.  In preparation for their upcoming science project, all year 9 classes are in the process of having a lesson in evaluating online sources using the CRAAP method.  … Continue reading THIS IS CRAAP! Evaluating Websites with Year 9

American Beauty |A Film Society Review

This film is about: A telesales operative becomes disillusioned with his existence and begins to hunger for fresh excitement in his life. As he experiences a new awakening of the senses, his wife and daughter also undergo changes that seriously affect their family. My Review: American Beauty is a wonderful film that explores in great depth … Continue reading American Beauty |A Film Society Review

Mother Tongue books and connection to language.

International Baccalaureate Organisation: "The current trend in migration and increased diversity in schools provides an opportunity to support student agency, affirm cultural identity and develop international mindedness through LANGUAGE." At the TGS Prep Library, we have been working on bringing our "Mother Tongue" collection to the front in our library space. We have spent some … Continue reading Mother Tongue books and connection to language.

Stan Grant: A voice for reason and unity

If you had watched the recent Adam Goodes documentary, “The Final Quarter”, you would have seen a figure emerge from amongst the chaos of a divided nation to provide reasonable guidance for all Australians. Stan Grant is that figure. As a true enlightenment thinker, it seems that regardless of the volatility or complexity of a … Continue reading Stan Grant: A voice for reason and unity

November librarycook – pretty in pink?

The November issue of Delicious arrived with a burst of pink.  A huge, hundreds-and-thousands-in-shades-of-pink-and-red decorated cake.  A sparkler.  Roses. And an invitation to celebrate 18 years of Delicious. The librarycook, however, must have been in a contrary mood.  She flicked through the no doubt exquisite cake recipes.  Past the almost-too-beautiful-to-eat bowl and salad recipes.  Kept … Continue reading November librarycook – pretty in pink?