Books are back again!

The St Joseph’s College Library (Brother Liguori Resources Centre)  is coming back together again….thanks to planning, hard work, and the superb work of the whole team!

This week saw our new shelves arrive – minus the canopies of course! Those were ordered, along with new furniture, just this week. But the shelves and books have arrived, filling up our new spaces.

No, I’m not sharing all the ‘makeover’ yet – that’s for later. But just so that you know it’s really happening – here’s the Atlantis team working their magic. Hundreds of boxes were retrieved from their hiding spaces, laid out and sorted according to colour codes, before teams working under the direction of my library staff, began to restock our new shelves.

The boys have been desperately waiting for the books to come back. So week four of Term 1, and their passion for reading will see a huge number of books being borrowed again!

Big week, successful conclusion – even though it ended on Friday 13th.

Out with the old! in with the new!

The school year is over for us…but NOT for me. I started the year with high hopes, and conclude the year with a record of successes and failures. Typical year!!

Boys are gone and most school staff are gone except for the dedicated core who can’t stop planning, preparing, and working – always looking for better ways to serve their education community.

I am proud to say I am queen of all I survey – rubble, rubbish, sledge hammers, broken glass, and sweaty workmen ripping apart the school library. My staff are gone, but my cool architect, Cecilia Kugler from CK Design, and I are meeting, ringing, planning, and playing with colours, designs, and more. Cecilia and her team have been an amazing inspiration, and we are looking forward to the fruition of the plans that have been developed. Thank you CK Design!

These holidays we are dealing with Stage 1A! of four stages. We will keep rolling out the stages during the year, and into the next. But the worst part of the overhaul will happen over these holidays, with paint, carpet, and major layout changes being accomplished. During Term 1 we will get our new shelves and our new furniture. Next will be our brand spanking new service desk – a beautiful marble and glass look! After that new offices, new learning spaces and more. But first the basic changes that underpin the re-design of our mulitmodal learning environment for our students.

But as I write this it’s just plain devastation and I’m regularly being evicted to work on my computer up in the staff dining room. Bonus is the ready access to coffee!!