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High School Students Budget: $9.95 Movie Tickets

Posted by SalesianLibrary on August 3, 2010

I know how hard it is to get by on a low budget, especially that of a High School Student. But we all still need our entertainment and the cheaper, the better! Which is why I thought I’d share this recent deal that I found, with all of you. Through this website movie buffs can now get Hoyts movie tickets for only $9.95. If you’re going to take advantage of this deal you’ll have to do it quickly, as it ends in just under 16 hours. The tickets are valid for up to two months, for any movie session at Hoyts cinemas, except for sessions after 5pm on a Saturday.


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Zombify it! Competition

Posted by SalesianLibrary on July 26, 2010

Ever been reading a book and suddenly thought ”this would be so much better if someone had thought to put zombies into it’? I know I have! Which is partly why I decided to run a competition for the Library titled Zombify it!

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to take a chunk of text from a book you feel can be improved by zombies…and put zombies in there! The text you take from the book should be a maximum of 250 words.

 The competition is open to all Salesian Students, and entries can be handed in to the Library Staff, from Monday August 2 to Tuesday August 24. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced at the end of August. We have some great prizes for the winning three entries, including book and movie vouchers!

Remember, you must include the title and author of the piece of work you are zombifying or your entry will not be considered. Please also remember to make sure your full name, home group and year level are on your entry otherwise we will not know who you are!

 Good luck!

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Welcome to 2010

Posted by SalesianLibrary on February 15, 2010

Welcome to 2010 everyone! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday.

Keep watching this space for some great competitions we have planned for the future. One is a simple competition, where students can give us some ideas for Library displays. Then the student who enters with the most creative display idea will win  a prize. We’re also thinking of doing a writing competition about zombies and vampires, and the winner of that competition will have their work published here on the blog and possibly in the year book at the end of the year.

The Library also has some exciting plans that will hopefully come into fruition during the year!

Have a great year everyone!

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New blog: The Reader’s Nook

Posted by SalesianLibrary on August 4, 2009

I tend to read a lot of fiction that our Library doesn’t have a copy of, so I feel that I can’t review these on the Library blog. Therefore I’ve decided to start up a new blog called The Reader’s Nook which you’re more than welcome to have a look at. I also cover more adult fiction in that blog, rather than just young adult fiction, including historical fiction, literature, mainstream and chick lit.

I’m hoping, if I get a big enough following, to introduce competitions in the future and make this an ongoing thing.

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Winter is upon us

Posted by SalesianLibrary on June 10, 2009

Well, we can’t deny it any longer. Winter has arrived and the cold weather has kicked in already. I hate to see what it will be like in the middle of winter when the weather is this cold already. So to go with the wintery weather I’ve changed the layout of this blog to a wintery blue colour. I hope you guys like it.

And what else is better to do in winter than to curl up in front of the fire or under a doona with a great book & some coffee or hot chocolate? The Library just got in a whole heap of new books for you to check out and there’s plenty of great books on our shelves too. The following are just a few different books the Library has to offer.

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Premier’s Reading Challenge

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 7, 2009


We’re now ready to go with the Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2009. You maybe remember my post from earlier letting you know the school would be running the challenge.

Those who are interested in participating should collect their permission slip from the library and then return it as soon as they can. Myself or Mrs Stanislawski will be able to help you set up and account, and then you’ll be ready to start reading your 15 books.

To find out which books are part of the challenge you can use the search monitors. You just need to type in ‘Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge Year 7-8’ or ‘Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge Year 9-10’ and a list of books will come up for your particular year level. You may also browse the shelves and see the books that are part of the challenge have a sticker on them. There is an orange sticker for those in year 7-8 and a blue sticker for those in year 9-10.

Good luck and happy reading!

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Vic Premier’s Reading Challenge

Posted by SalesianLibrary on February 18, 2009

Years 7-10 students!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read 15 books. No it’s not mission impossible! You have until August to complete your mission. In return will receive a certificate from the Premier of Victoria, John Brumby and of course you will get to read some fantastic books!

There is a list of books in the Library, of which you must read at least 10 of (or 5 if you’re in year 10) and then the rest of the books can be of your choosing. Or for an easier way of choosing books, just browse the shelves for books with the Reading Challenge stickers on them. There are different stickers for the different age groups so if you’re in years 7-8 you should look out for the orange stickers and if you’re in years 9-10 you should look out for the round blue stickers.

Also if you’re planning on getting involved in the MS Readathon, you can add these books to your Premier’s Reading Challenge tally.

See the Library staff for more information!

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