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!
Here Are the Library Team’s Top 5 Recommendations! The Nancys by RWR McDonald Funny, dark and above all, heart-warming, The Nancys is a murder mystery set in a small New Zealand town with 11-year-old Tippy Chan as its protagonist. Tippy loves her uncle's old Nancy Drew books, especially the early ones where Nancy was sixteen years … Continue reading What’s New in November!
We often associate picture books with children’s books, but as we wrap up celebrations for Australian Reading Hour this year I have had the pleasure of debating this ideal with readers (young and not so young). Just as the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words and picture books offer a unique opportunity for … Continue reading Picture books are Awesome
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
In the primary libraries the arrival of Term 3 means one thing above all: Book Week. Each year across Australia, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children and books together to celebrate CBCA Book Week. Book Week kicks off on the third Friday in August when the CBCA Book of the Year awards … Continue reading Book Week is Awesome
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
To celebrate History Week, the Arthur Holt library teamed up with the Trinity Archive to present a collection of books and artefacts from the last 100 years. The theme of this year’s History Week is ‘Memory and Landscape’, so we thought it would be a great idea to look at what was happening in the … Continue reading History Week in the Arthur Holt Library
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.
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
By Ethan Lambert Year 12 When doing research on the movie, Boyhood, I found out that it was filmed over a period of 12 years which was very interesting to me. The movie depicts a story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason. It follows him as … Continue reading Time lapse study of a boy worth watching
By William Jones Year 12 The film 127 hours is a classic. Starring James Franco, just as he came into the Hollywood scene, the movie is well filmed and a timeless joy to watch. The movie manages to hold the audience on the edge of their seats and as well as grabbing their empathy. Through … Continue reading Caught between a rock and a hard place
"As soon as I fell asleep, the nightmare started. I saw........." This was the starting point for our Spooky Stories activity held in the Arthur Holt Library for the Year 7 Orientation last Friday. The boys worked in groups of four to five and each had 45 seconds to come up with one sentence before … Continue reading Spooky stories from our new students
by Lachlan Lee Year 12 On Monday November 11, as part of movie society, the young men watched the original Fast and Furious which was first released in 2009. The movie was very good to watch as a group because in years 10, 11, and 12 there were many car enthusiasts. We all enjoy watching … Continue reading Great movie for car enthusiasts
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?
Today we watched 'Spy' a comedy/action movie starring Melissa McCarthy in the main character role. This movie was quite enjoyable and really touched upon my sense of humour, with actors like Jason Statham playing a role I would not expect him in. It incorporated a good story line along with a comedic relief, however … Continue reading I Spy with my little eye….
In our first movie society meeting, we decided to watch something more modern than we had previously seen, so we screened the 2013 film "The Heat" featuring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The film is about two police officers from very different precincts being put on the same case and needing to overcome their dislike … Continue reading Opposites put The Heat on criminals
What do the following sentences have in common? “She just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich?” “I look incredible. I wear your Granddad’s clothes” “I’m lightning on my feet.” “Desmond has a barrow in the marketplace.” “I’ve been reading books of old, the legends and the myths.” Give up? These – and many more … Continue reading Could you be the AHL Music Champ?