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Learning Resource Centre: Library Programs


The LRC encourages teachers and students to enjoy our extensive collection of resources.

In addition to these resources, our staff endeavor to provide numerous opportunities throughout the year for staff and students to get involved in the Library's co-curricular events and programs.


Read on below to find out about author visits, Book Week, displays, and the study free table.

Read the World (December 2017)

Learn Where to Draw the Line (November 2017)

Oh The Horror (October 2017)

Oh The Horror (October 2017 - Skull detail)

Oh The Horror (October 2017 - Head in a Jar detail)

#LoveOZYA (September 2017)

The Inky Awards (Aug. /Sept. 2017)

What's for Dinner (August 2017)

20 Years of Harry Potter Magic (July 2017)

Knit One, Read Too (June 2017)

The aminkeos. From Knit One, Read Too (June 2017)

Keep Calm and Put Your Headphones On (May 2017)

May the 4th Be With You (May 2017)

Mission to Mars (Term 4, 2016)

The LRC uses regular displays to promote items in the collection. From much loved favourites to hidden gems to award winners.

Previous displays have included Women’s History Month feturing biographies from ispriational women, Dr Seuss' birthday, audio books, cooking and Australian YA. The works of Terry Pratchett were also highlighted and the display was a huge hit with the girls, with one student telling us she was determined to read through all 40 of his Discworld novels! With the announcements of the Stella Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Inky Awards, we’ve also managed to show off the wonderful books on offer in the library that were considered in their long and short lists – leading to a large number of these books being borrowed.

The circulation desk has also provided the perfect space for a small digital display. We have collected a number of staff and student 'shelfies' (a photo of a person with their bookshelf or favourite book) that are now on a slideshow at the desk (and below!). And of course, be sure to visit our 'Just Returned' book display to see what others have been reading if you're not sure what to read next!

We have many more exciting displays in store this year so make sure to come visit us and see what new books we have for you all!

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin Abdel-Magied Author Talk

Kate Mildenhall

Maithri Goonetilleke

Alice Pung

Lili Wilkinson

Maureen McCarthy

Isobelle Carmody Author Talk

Julia Lawrinson

Melina Marchetta

Shalini Akhil

The LRC also offers extension and enhancement programs such as our well established visiting author program. Each year we invite a minimum of three authors or inspirational speakers to come talk to the students during a lunch time. The program makes real connections with student’s passion for reading, and meeting a real life author is a buzz, particularly when they get to ask their questions. As tradition would have it, we present each speaker with a MacRob pen to assist them in their future writing. The LRC uses the 'booked out' speaker agency as the primary source for our authors. Please visit the website to get an idea of the range of authors available.

Some of the previous authors we have had visit MacRob include:

  • Alice Pung
  • Lili Wilkinson
  • Gabrielle Wang
  • Julia Lawrinson
  • Shalini Akhil
  • Demet Divaroren
  • Melina Marchetta
  • Isobelle Carmody
  • Maureen McCarthy
  • Carole Wilkinson
  • David Astle
  • Rosalie Ham

Stay tuned for more author visits in 2017!

The LRC houses a “study free table" in the fiction reading area. This area provides a number of quiet and relaxing activities that stimulate the mind, while allowing students to take a break and be creative. In the past students have created silhouette art made from magazine cuttings, as well as done some beautiful colouring in work. These are still on display in the LRC. We have some 1000 dot-to-dots for students to complete and have many more ideas that allow for mindfulness and relaxation time in between all the hard study students are putting in. If you have ideas you would like to share with the LRC or if you would like one of the previous activities to return to the "study free table" please feel free to email us. The LRC sees its role as not only a centre for study and academic work, but a place for students to develop themselves as whole people including socialisation and connection with the school, students and staff.

Puzzle and New Colouring in (December 2017)

Colouring In (Part of Oh the Horror!, October 2017)

The House cup (part of 20 years of Harry Potter Magic, July 2017)

One Million Stars to End Violence Project (June 2017)

The beginning of a puzzle (Term 1, 2017)

Querkles (Term 1, 2017)

Pokemon Shadow Art (2016)

Paper Cranes (2015)

Gifted and talent students are readily able to recognise patterns. This has been the subject of much educational research. Perhaps this can account for the endlessly popular language game board in the LRC. The board is updated daily with word puzzles which students eagerly anticipate. The challenge to find the answer is a very MacRobian trait.

We also have 3 magnetic poetry games. One “regular” game, one “geek” themed and one for “Shakespeare” fans. To complete the board we have a magnetic scrabble set. Our imaginative girls often merge and combine all of these games in creative ways, crossing over puzzles to words to games all at once. The LRC is pleased to be able to stimulate the creative as well as the academic brains of our wonderful students.


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