Mission Statement: “To foster a love of reading and resource 21st Century learning at both schools.”
“Libraries are the beating heart of the school, not mausoleums for dusty books.” – Stephanie Harvey
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 4.00pm
The library is open during Lunch Time for activities such as board games, reading, competitions and quizzes. Activity times are 1.00pm – 1.25pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Meet the Library Staff
- Jacqi Wilkins (Primary School)
- Lesla Ford (Secondary College)
- Tessa Burdekin (Volunteer)
Watch this space for Recommended Reading, Book Reviews and New Books added to the MNSC library!
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Literacy in Action at Mirboo North Secondary College
Local author, Scot Gardner visited Mirboo North Secondary College as part of the college special focus on Literacy and also as a “world first” class use of his new publication “Off The Map”; a vivid collection of short stories that explore the joys, heartaches and longing embedded in the complexities of the human condition.
Gardner shared his observations on the writing process and his special interactions around his bush office to build deeper understandings about the power of language. He inspired many with his creative and humorous delivery. His rapport with young people and his flexible delivery of key literacy ideas was really enjoyed by students from Years 7, 8 and 10.
Year 7s stretched their imaginations with experimental writing and producing paragraphs with no ‘e’s, which was an awesome vocabulary stretch. Year 8 Masterclass students were delighted by his cheeky support in writing character profiles and tricks to anchor those characters in readers’ memory, while Year 10 students rearranged their thinking; inspired by the idea that human stories maintain integrity over years because it is the human connection which counts.
A student observation, “I read your book, ‘Book Mark Days’ in Grade 6 and it really helped me understand who I am as a person. I couldn’t put it down” drew his response
“Yeah – it’s just like Romeo and Juliet” was a dream bonus for her teacher who is trying to deliver cannon literature to an audience who find it a challenge.