When I started at Trinity in 2015, my experience in story-telling had, I might say, lapsed. I had some early experience reading aloud in my babysitting years of my early teens, but in the 10 intervening years , I hadn’t so much as picked up a picture book. My regular bookshop and library haunts had … Continue reading Story-telling: an exercise in confidence
NEWSFLASH: The Arthur Holt Library recently acquired a first-of-its kind HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) headset. This technology is a fully immersive first-person experience that may hold the potential to change the future of education. Can you imagine teleporting through boundless virtual worlds, or traveling back in time and physically walking around a virtual … Continue reading VIRTUALLY TRAVELLING LIBRARIAN
For whom is a school library designed? Who feels the most at home, who has the most access, who gets the best service on a daily basis from the library? If students are not the first response, we should be worried. Of course there are other members of the community who deserve for their voices … Continue reading Through Their Eyes
Earlier this month I was invited to participate as a speaker in EduTech Asia 2018. This event is Asia’s largest education conference bringing together over 3000 attendees from across the globe to learn, be inspired and exchange ideas. Learn My speaker role involved moderating two roundtable discussion on the topic Disruption is the New Black: … Continue reading The Traveling Librarian visits Singapore
In school today, students are often asked to conduct independent research to answer a question, find out more about a subject, or to inform a presentation to their class. We know that the research process crosses curriculums and subject areas because finding information is necessary in every discipline - in school and long after, and … Continue reading The Research Process: don’t worry, it’s normal to feel this way!
Throughout Term 4 we will feature some of Trinity's most fascinating staff members as they describe their cultural tastes and library memories: My favourite author is …. Actually I don’t have just one, I like works by Isabelle Allende such as Paula and Eva Luna, because she uses magic realism in a sophisticated way. … Continue reading FACULTY IN FOCUS – WITH MS SMITH SERGY
Study+ now runs four nights a week and provides a nutritious meal in the dining hall followed by two hours of valuable supervision and support for students as they undertake assignments and homework. The Old Boys who contribute their time to help the current students form a cornerstone of the program and we are pleased … Continue reading TERM FOUR STUDY+
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!
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
Week 5 is Science Week across the nation and this year’s theme is Future Earth. The library has been collaborating with the Science Department to come up with some initiatives that will inspire the students to think about their role in a more sustainable future for our planet. The focus for us is on … Continue reading NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK with Ms Courtenay