Library, Clubs & Activities

2020 Darebin Mayor Writing Awards

The competition ends 30th of June so students pick up that pen quick! 

Find Competition entry forms and entry guidelines  here  

First Prize –  $500 cash 

Second Prize –  $250 cash 

And a host of book vouchers to win.


Library News

As many public libraries close, students have been taking full advantage of our fantastic library collection and stocking up on books for the holidays. 


Thornbury High School Library is excited to announce that we now have ebooks and audiobooks available for download. For further details and to access the collection check out our library catalogue  here 

or browse the Wheelers  here 


The library has been busy getting ready to welcome back students with approximately 20,000 books reshelved and rearranged! Year 11 VCAL students undertook a time management project to assist librarians with this massive task. The library has never looked better with new furniture and new shelving. 


Don’t forget the library catalogue is online and available 24/7. Access via compass or here:


The catalogue includes not only the listing of physical books available in the library, but also a curated collection of over 18,000 authoritative websites suitable for student study. A key focus in research classes has been to assist students to use the library catalogue to find information because our library resources are reliable and trustworthy.

The library has been busy adding new eBooks for research to our library catalogue. These are downloadable pdf books on various topics including Australian history, geography, health, food tech, social issues and more! Students can access our eBook collection when they log into the library catalogue at school or at home.

There has never been a better time to read a good book. Reading for leisure provides an escape from everyday pressures and is proven to reduce stress. If students are looking for reading inspiration they can go to the library catalogue and select “books and wide reading” There students can find author interview videos, links to book excerpts, book review websites and everything students need to be inspired to read.


Although public libraries are closed, you can use your Darebin Libraries membership card to access free online resources including:

  • Britannica Library and World Book online: ideal homework help for student research projects.
  • Borrowbox:  a collection of thousands of eBooks to read and audiobooks to listen to
  • RB Digital: a range of online comics to read with over 1,500 titles from Disney to Marvel to manga

Not a member? Parents/carers can sign up online for a temporary membership giving you immediate access to these free online resources.


Pathways Team

Reminder: Year 10 Work Experience Week in June has been cancelled.

Important: Current Year 12 students are reminded that they cannot enrol in a CSP (Commonwealth Support Place) course at university without a Tax File Number. Students must apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified through an interview at a participating Australia Post office.  To apply and also to find out about participating Post Offices, visit TFN Application

Virtual Career Expo 17 June – 21 June.

Students can connect with many universities and TAFEs and participate in livestream talks or schedule a one on one video chat with course advisors. Find out more and register here.

Early Entry Opportunities – click on the links below for more information.

La Trobe University Aspire Early Admissions Program applications are now open.

ACU (Australian Catholic University) Community Achiever Program applications are now open.

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.