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November 2023 | Pizza Luncheon

As a reward for their great efforts with the Premiers' Reading Challenge, 9D got a pizza luncheon prepared by our Canteen lady Huong Ong. Congrats on a well deserved prize 9D!
November 2023 | PRC Winners

It's official, 9D are the winners of this years Premiers' Reading Challenge. 9D was expertly led by Lucy Dallimore and English teacher Deb Stringer. 9D will be rewarded with book vouchers and a pizza luncheon. 

October 2023 | Never Have I Ever 

Loved Netflix's teen drama 'Never Have I Ever'? Find similarly hilarious and diverse YA books on our book spinner by the circulation desk.   
October 2023 | New Books

Lots of new books on display as we head into Spring. Shout out to former Mac.Rob student Lili Wilkinson with her new fantasy book A Hunger of Thorns.

July 2023 | JSTOR Research Database

The LRC is pleased to announce we have subscribed to JSTOR research database. JSTOR offers a wide range of scholarly content in the form of journal articles, books, images and primary sources. This will help all Mac.Rob students with their research assignments - and is of particular use to the IB Extended Essay students. Access JSTOR via the Databases page.

May 2023 | PRC Captains

Here are our wonderful Year 9 PRC Captains for 2023. PRC Captains lead their class in the Premiers' Reading Challenge inter-form competition. From the left we have Lucy Dallimore (9D), Claire Peacock (9I), Sakina Kahmbati (9A), Nethasha Perera (9C), Nethma Herath (9F), Samrin Brar (9B), Shumaylah Haque (9K) and Maya Shiferson (9G) . Absent from the photo are Mia Mcnamara (9E), Ruth Goh (9H), Tanvi Mangalath (9J) and Amy Thomas (9L). 
May 2023 | IDAHOBIT Day

IDAHOBIT Day is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia. Mac.Rob will be celebrating it this Thursday and we have put together a display of great LGBTIQ+ library books to mark this special occasion. 

March 2023 | Year 9 LRC Inductions

In March, the LRC team ran an induction session for all year 9 students, getting them up to speed on borrowing, using the library's databases and library programs. 
March 2023 | International Women's Day 

It was International Women's Day in Week 6 and to celebrate we put together a display of books surrounding themes of female empowerment, feminism and gender equality. Thank you to our Duke of Ed volunteer who helped out.

February 2023 - New Checkpoints

The new Cambridge Checkpoints are now available to borrow. Get some help with your exam revision with one of our most popular study guides. 

February 2022 - New Library

Construction has finished and our brand new library is finally open to students. The new library is fitted out with a range of new collaborative study spaces, as well as new shelving and a more open plan design. The "university feel" has been noted by many students and overall the renovation has been warmly received. 


December 2022 - PRC Winners Pizza Luncheon

9I enjoyed the sweet taste of victory after winning this years Premiers Reading Challenge interform competition and being rewarded with a pizza luncheon. Congratulation to 9I, led by their English teacher Mr. Barwick and their PRC Captain Fizzy. 

December 2022 | Spring/Summer Reading Guide

October 2022 | Halloween Display

Readers beware, you're in for a scare! Try one of these horror books for Halloween. 

July 2022 | Winter Reading Guide

June 2022 | Holiday Borrowing

Holiday borrowing begins today for all collections except the VCE collection. Non-Fiction, fiction, magazines, DVDs etc are all able to be borrowed from today and kept until Monday the 11th of July Term 3. VCE items for holiday loans will begin at 8:00am on Wednesday 22nd of June.
June 2022 | National Reconciliation Week

This week is National Reconciliation week. The 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians. Supporting this week, we've put together a display and digital list of some of the best books by First Nations authors. See the list here. 



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