McAuley Author Visit

14th September, 2018 Students from Junior school were lucky enough to attend workshops with Nicholas Lochel, co author of Zakora, today in the McAuley Library. Nicholas Lochel grew up in Brisbane, Australia, along with his two brothers and sister, Alison, with whom he is co-writing the ZARKORA series. It was the close bond he shared…

Black Out Poetry Competition

6th September, 2018 Last week the winners of the Black Out Poetry Competition were announced.  We had two competitions running: Junior Competition with two categories – Junior Winner and People’s Choice Winner Senior Competition with two categories – Senior Winner and People’s Choice Winner. Scroll down to see both the Junior and the Senior entries. …

McAuley Spring Holiday Reads

The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery by Deborah Abela India never wanted to enter the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee, but with the encouragement of her town, her family and some newfound friends, she overcame her fears, made it all the way to the grand final at the Sydney Opera House and won! Sepron vs Narga…

BOOKS TO MOVIES PAGE 6 2018

We have these books in our Libraries which are being released as movies during 2018.  You can read the book and compare it to the movie or visa versa.  Is the book always better?    Monster by Walter Dean Myers Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I…

Winter Holiday Reading McAuley Library

Snuggle up with a good book these holidays, browse through the new books we have available now in the McAuley Library.   The Book Of Answers (Book 2)  by A.L. Tait  An orphan in exile. A band of rebel girls. And a prince whose throne has been stolen. Come on a journey full of danger,…

Holiday Reading December 2017

17th November, 2017 The 91-story tree house   Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Join Andy and Terry in their ridiculous 91-storey treehouse! Go for a spin in the world’s most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert island, hang out in a giant spider web, visit the fortune…

ESCAPE TO EVERYWHERE PHOTO BOOTH

21ST AUGUST 2017 The All Hallows’ Libraries are celebrating book week this week with a number of activities during lunchtime and before school. In the Potter Library we have a photo booth set up for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  with props from places around the world for the students to “escape”.   McAuley Library has…

NEW BOOKS FOR MCAULEY

Artie and the Crime Wave by Richard Roxburgh Year 6 Literature Circles Text Artie and his best friend Bumshoe have stumbled upon a Cave-of-Possibly-Stolen-Stuff, and along with it a gang of shady characters including scary Mary, fang-toothed Funnel-web and the devious Mayor Grime. Artie and Bumshoe’s attempt to solve the mystery sparks a chaotic chain…