Readers are Leaders

Mr Andrew Stark – Head of Libraries

It has been a very busy start to Term Four for the Senior Library!

Last Thursday, a group of intrepid TSS boys ventured to St Hilda’s for the first of two Philosophy and Reading Club meetings for Term Four. Students viewed part of a fascinating documentary that explored the environmental impact of the clothing industry. This was very revealing, thought-provoking and controversial and took many students by surprise.

Many of us only consider the ‘sweat-shop’ element to the clothing industry – this documentary showed the devastating effect the cotton industry has had on water quality and supply in parts of Asia. Needless to say, there was considerable discussion on the ramifications of this on our own industries in Australia and how our schools can become more environmentally conscious.

For our next meeting, we are hoping to attend the NTL (National Theatre of London) film presentation of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on 9 November at HOTA. More details to follow.

On Monday evening the first of three Parent Study Skills presentations occurred. This first session looked at approaching the ‘big three’ : Science, Maths and English and thanks to Ms Waring, Mrs Gibson and Mr McDonald for sharing their advice regarding how to prepare and approach their subject areas. The presentation from this evening is available via both the link below and the ‘Presentations and Tutorials’ tab on the library page (LibGuide).

The second session for parents will be held next Monday 21 October. The topic is ‘Research 101’. All parents of boys in Years 10 and 11 are welcome to attend these sessions – boys are also very welcome to join their parents. For further details, please contact me directly at [email protected] .

The Senior Library will also be open to students for the next four Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 4.30pm. Year_10_and_11_Parents_2019_Session_One_The_Big_Three

 

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