Library News | Preparatory Schooldeveloper
International Mother Language Day
On Monday, we celebrated International Mother Language Day! This is a day set aside to promote the importance of the first language we speak at home. Many of our families speak a language other than English and we love supporting students to continue to read in that language. Throughout the week, students were encouraged to borrow a book in their Family Language to share at home. If you have any requests for languages to be represented or great books from your culture, please reach out to us so we may continue to build the section.
Did you know that Trinity is surrounded by many well-stocked public libraries?
Our local public libraries offer free membership to all residents with a NSW address, and many library services allow patrons to borrow up to 30-40 items per card. The libraries also often host fun events and activities for children throughout the year. Highlights include Summer Reading Challenges at City of Canada Bay and City of Parramatta Libraries with prizes to be won, and Robot Building Kits at Rhodes Learning Space.
For more information about some of the library services around Trinity Grammar School, click the links below:
Strathfield Library and Innovation Hub
Concord Library, Five Dock Library and The Learning Space at Rhodes
Kogarah Library, Hurstville Library, Penhurst Library, and more…
Campsie Library, Bankstown Library, Greenacre Library, and more…
Ashfield Library, Haberfield Library, Marrickville Library, and more…
Lidcombe Library, Auburn Library, Regents Park Library, and more…
Parramatta Library, Dundas Library, Ermington Library, and more…
Library Lover’s Book review winners
Thank you to all the boys who entered our Library Lover’s Book review competition. Congratulations to the winning students below:
Infants– Tristan Boey, Vivaan Pasupati, Jeremy Ma
Primary– Sachin Garg, Joseph Obaid, Tank Yang, Riley Tran
Author Spotlight – Jackie French
Jackie French AM is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honorary wombat (part time); 2014–15 Australian Children’s Laureate; and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. Jackie was born in Sydney and grew up on the outskirts of Brisbane. She has lived for more than 40 years at the top of the gorge in the Araluen Valley.
Jackie has written over 200 books for adults, young adults, and children, on history, ecology, and her award-winning historical fiction for all ages. Some of Jackie’s books have sold millions of copies and won over 60 awards in Australia and internationally. Others were eaten by the wombats.
Jackie is also dyslexic and patron of literacy programmes across Australia with a wide and deep experience in learning differences and methods and their outcomes for students, as well as a passionate advocate for equal-opportunity education.