October 30, 2020
by Director of Library and Information Services, Ms Leonie Darken
Lots on in the KRC
We have seen the KRC utilised by a variety of groups over the past fortnight. As part of the ongoing WIRED (Wide Interest Reading English Development) and to coincide with Book Week, the KRC hosted a virtual author talk with Archimedes Fusillo. Archie is a well published author, his most recent book published during COVID, is Tribal Lores. He spoke inspiringly to the boys about his motivation to succeed or more pointedly, his lack of it at their age. His explanation of the impact of a good teacher who was pivotal in turning his attitude around and his love of story in everyday life gave the boys great insight into where his inspiration has come from. The takeaway was that success is earned. The recorded session will be played to all other year 9 classes during the current WIRED cycle.
St Patrick’s College has been competing in school chess tournaments for the past couple of years and this year for the first time ever, we won the Diocesan Chess Cup. (Pictured)
Last Thursday we hosted a half day Chess Tournament in the KRC and 13 boys represented the College well, as they competed online for a place in the National competition. They were successful and will now participate in another virtual tournament (normally a trip to Queensland) at the end of the year. Their success was celebrated with a Pizza Lunch held in the library. Well done boys! Well done staff involved in getting them here!
Finally, we have enjoyed seeing boys eagerly arriving in the KRC to engage in the Library Lego Challenge. It has seen some inventive construction centred around the themes:
Creatures / Monsters, It’s Not Rocket Science, Mad Houses
We now have these displayed in the KRC. Other ongoing Book Week activities are Picture Story Book Reading Rap and Monster Character Quiz.