Year 8 Micro-Fiction Competition Winners!

This week we announced the three divisional winners of our Year 8 Micro-Fiction Competition. There were so many high-impact and creative pieces it was really hard to choose who would get the prizes but after much consideration we decided on the following: Joshua Butler of Stephenson took the first prize in the Postcard Fiction category   … Continue reading Year 8 Micro-Fiction Competition Winners!

WHY OUR STAPLERS HAVE NAMES by Ms Herlinger

So, why DO the library staplers have names? As we welcome our latest stapler, Desdemona, it’s timely to ask the question – just why do we name our staplers? It’s a long story.  Back in the distant past (sometime back in 2016), the library staff had finally had enough.  We were sick of the never-ending … Continue reading WHY OUR STAPLERS HAVE NAMES by Ms Herlinger

Year 8 Micro-Fiction Competition

Micro-Fiction Competition Last week, over two afternoons, the Year 8 cohort (who would ordinarily be jumping, swimming, running or throwing things at their various sports activities) instead came to the Arthur Holt Library to apply the same energy and competitive spirit to the process of writing creatively. The results were quite remarkable, demonstrating once again … Continue reading Year 8 Micro-Fiction Competition

librarycook + lamb pie = scrumptious

Will this winter never end, thought the librarycook?  Or will the arctic conditions last until Christmas?  As usual, the librarycook’s thoughts turned rapidly to food, and the September issue of Delicious didn’t let her down. Lamb, carrot and harissa pies struck just the right note – warm, comforting, slightly spicy – future versions may up … Continue reading librarycook + lamb pie = scrumptious

2017 Alumni Display with Ms Yates

This week in the library we have a Trinity alumni display celebrating ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’. What does it take to be an entrepreneur? The word, in and of itself, is not a job title. Rather, it describes a person who is willing to take risks in order to start their own business, often with connotations of … Continue reading 2017 Alumni Display with Ms Yates

Why I love P.G. Wodehouse and you should too -With Ms Herlinger

  Bertie Wooster, Jeeves, Mr Mulliner’s endless stories about his relations, golfing stories about people rich enough to play golf all day, Lord Emsworth and his pig, I mean, who cares? Isn’t Pelham Grenville (Plum) Wodehouse a relic of the past? OK, I know. Wodehouse writes about nothing, really. Highly privileged, upper class twits, and … Continue reading Why I love P.G. Wodehouse and you should too -With Ms Herlinger

Celaena Sardothien: Character of the Week

  "My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name's Celaena or Lillian or Idiot, because I'd still beat you, no matter what you call me."   Celaena is known for being passionate, determined and strong willed character. Maas describes her protagonist as a 'beauty' being part fae (fairy) is partly … Continue reading Celaena Sardothien: Character of the Week

Character of the Week: Myfanwy Thomas

Myfanwy Thomas is the badass protagonist of Daniel O'Malley's crime novel 'The Rook'. Myfanwy awakens to find herself surrounded by a pile of corpses in a London park. She remembers nothing, not the names or faces of the people - not even her own name or how she came to be there. Myfanwy discovers a … Continue reading Character of the Week: Myfanwy Thomas