Library News

The library would like to welcome back all students and let you know about the many different events planned for our community this term.

Year 11 and 12 Exam Preparation

As an extension to the opening times of the John XXIII College community in weeks 4 5 and 6 the college Library will be open till 7pm on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday for study. Students will be able to sit and do extended study in the library both individually and in groups as they prepare for exams. Refreshments will be provided to senior students in order to keep their energy levels up. One important consideration is that I would ask parents to pick up their son/daughter at this time due to the days being shorter and night approaching earlier as we approach winter.

Further information will be provided in the coming weeks on the college website.

Author in Residence 2012

This term the Ignatius Library will be hosting three Authors -in-Residence J.C. Burke, James Foley and Morris Gleitzman. Each author will conduct workshops with particular year groups across the College

James Foley, illustrator of the picture book "The Last Viking" will entertain students from Years Two to Six and give his perspective on the creative process in relation to character construction. During small group sessions he will do workshops on 'cartooning and illustrating' and comic stories.

The acclaimed Australian author J.C.Burke embarked on a Literary path in 2000 initially training as an Oncology Sister. Her first book "White Lies" garnered praise and inclusion in the Children's Book Council's Notable Book List. Over the last ten years J.C.Burke has continued to produce well crafted, authentic novels which focus on the 'human condition' and strike a chord with a young adult target audience. During her residency, J.C. Burke will conduct workshops with students in Years Nine to Twelve.

Morris Gleitzman visits us on May 22 at the invitation of the University of Notre Dame, with John XXIII College being one of only four schools invited in Western Australia. Mr Gleitzman will discuss the concept of Narrative in relation to his own novels. His target audience will be students in Years Five to Seven.

Bradley Tyrrell
Coordinator of Library & Information Services