Library Staff: Lynne Marks, Anita Little, Wai Peng Heath




Middle/ Senior Library:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: Open from 8.15am (for students in Years 4-12 only).

Monday to Friday: Recess and Lunch

After school:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until 4pm.

Wednesdays until 3.45pm.

Junior Library

Students may borrow books after school if they bring a book bag and return the books they have finished reading. Please see staff in the Senior Library for access and loans.


May is Family Reading Month

Each year in May, Scholastic runs a Family Reading month. Students are encouraged to read for 10 minutes a day throughout May and keep a reading log of their progress. They can then go into a draw to win a $100 book voucher.

Entries close: 7th June, 2019

For more information and to sign up go to:


From Mrs Heath:

Do you know how Mark Twain choose his name?

One story is that his name came from working on the riverboats on the Mississippi River. The cry that would be given to give the minimum safe level for a boat to pass was two fathoms (3.7 metres). This was often called out as mark twain or by the mark twain. The mark was the measuring line on the rope used to test the depth and twain was another way of saying two.



New Title for the Parent Library    

A new book has been added to the Parent Library, located in Reception. 

Defeating the Ministers of Death  by Professor David Isaacs.

The compelling history of vaccination. We may fear terrorist attacks but in truth humans have always had far more to fear from infections. In 1950 there were an estimated 50 million cases of smallpox worldwide, which killed 10 million people. At the end of WWI, Spanish flu proved deadlier than the war that had just eradicated nearly 20 million people. In 1980, before the measles vaccine was introduced, an estimated 2.6 million children died each year of this disease. Less than 100 years ago, child and infant death due to illness was a tragic event dreaded by every parent - from the most revered to the poorest. Today, these diseases are seen not at all or only rarely, thanks to the development of antibiotics and vaccination. Vaccination, especially, has given 20th- and 21st-century parents a peace of mind their ancestors could only dream of. The story of vaccination is rich with trial, error, sabotage and success. It's the tragedy of lives lost, the drama of competition and discovery, the culpability of botched testing, and the triumph of effective, lifelong immunity. Yet with the eradication in the first world of some of our deadliest diseases - and the fading memory of their awful consequences - complacency has set in. We forget the power of these diseases at our peril. This is a book for everyone who fronts up to get their jabs and might want to be reminded why. (Back cover)



Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize

Year levels; Years 9 and 10

Deadline: Tuesday 8th October, 2019, 5pm

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The Simpson Prize

Year levels: Years 9 and 10

Deadline: Friday, 8th November, 2019

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National History Challenge

Year levels: Years Prep-12

Deadline: 30th August, 2019

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HTAV Historical fiction competition

Year levels: Years 5-10

(HTAV member schools only- St. Andrews Christian College is a member)                                

 Deadline: Friday 2nd August 2019

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