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?

Spring has sprung! : the October librarycook

The October issue of Delicious promised a spring clean - complete with exclamation mark, to highlight, presumably, the "delicious detox" recipes, the 7 ways with avocado, and the super-greens pasta.  Putting aside her quite natural revulsion to the term "detox"*, the librarycook opened up the magazine and commenced her perusal. And found an array of … Continue reading Spring has sprung! : the October librarycook

No Country for Old Men |A Film Society Review

This movie is about: "While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell, a … Continue reading No Country for Old Men |A Film Society Review