Library News

Traditionally, Children's Book Week is a highlight on the Term Three calendar. This year was no exception, as the John XXIII College community celebrated a range of activities including Giant Games, Face Painting, Bingo, Speed Chess, Ignatius Centre Book Sale and a combined Ignatius Centre and English department Morning Tea.

As part of Book Week the Ignatius Centre hosted renowned West Australian author Dr. Glynn Parry who captivated students with humorous, personal anecdotes and inspiring tips on the writing process such as the three elements of a good story.

Students showed their appreciation with these responses.

"Dr Parry's talk was most entertaining and intriguing. His passion, energy and creativity was evident in his storytelling."

"He really showed how the writing process can be fun and that being in touch with your "mad side" helps reveal creativity."

Lorraine Holmes
Senior Teacher Librarian

We were also fortunate enough to have the College Alumni launch a new book, "To Learn and To Serve", written by Paul De Pierres. The book is a record of the military service by Alumni of Loreto (WA) - John XXIII College and St Louis Schools. The night was fantastic and encapsulates the work done by our Alumni and community.

Finally I would like to thank the staff in the library for their efforts this week. Literature is an important part of every child's life and the Ignatius Centre aims to ensure that a mix of both technology books and other assorted materials continue to engage our students in their passion for reading.

As Always the Ignatius Centre is available to help in any way we can so please feel free to come in and say hello.

Brad Tyrrell
Coordinator of Library and Information Services