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Student2Student

The student2student program works by matching students who need to improve their reading with peer buddies who help and encourage them with their reading. Peer support is central to the program’s success. Evidence indicates that one of the best ways to support students who have reading difficulties is for the help to come from others near their own age.

Each student and buddy receives an identical book pack from The Smith Family. The reading buddy then telephones the student two to three times a week for at least 20 minutes, over an 18 week period. The student reads to the buddy, who uses the skills learnt in their training to assist the student with their reading and offer encouragement and praise. The buddy keeps a simple record of each phone call and reports progress to a Volunteer Supervisor fortnightly. Student2student operates nationally via landlines, mobile phones and digital.

Registration for 2021 has now closed, please consider being a part of the program in 2022

Chess Club

Chess Club

  • Every Lunch
  • Mentor other students
  • Learn to play
  • All welcome

Series

 

 

 

LATEST BOOKS

Age range 14+

Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything.
 So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone—the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to?
 Edgy and gripping, Please Ignore Vera Dietz is an unforgettable novel: smart, funny, dramatic, and always surprising

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Age range 13+

The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.

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Age range 15+

Graphic novel

When the students in class 3-E start showing signs of self-esteem, the faculty tries to wear them down again, and a class trip goes wrong when two 3-E girls are abducted.

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Age range 14+

Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. It’s no challenge—her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy—no one would get hurt and she’d get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she’s involved with are willing to kill to get what they want and she must discover their true identity before it’s too late.

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Age range 12+

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.
The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

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Age range 9+

James? Eddie? Freddy? Chris P. Bacon? In the ultimate name game between the miller’s daughter and the little man behind the spinning wheel, it’s anyone’s guess who will win. Navigate through three fractured retelling's of the classic fairy tale. In this story, YOU CHOOSE how it ends. Will you guess correctly and live happily ever after?

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Age range 12+

True stories of young women who made a big difference! From authors to activists, painters to politicians, inventors to icons, these inspiring teenagers are proof that girls can change the world.
Joan of Arc. Anne Frank. Cleopatra. Pocahontas. Mary Shelley. Many of these heroines are well-known. But have you heard of Sybil Ludington, a 16-year-old daughter of an American colonel who rode twice as far as the far better-remembered Paul Revere to warn the militia that the British army was invading?
This fascinating book features 30 young women who accomplished remarkable things before their twentieth birthdays. Visually compelling with original illustrations, this book will inspire the next generation of strong, fearless women.

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Age range 14+ 

A moving and explosive tale about what happens when tradition and the need to belong collide.

Frankie Rescio is struggling with the death of his sister. Next door, Lochie Marsh is about to have his world invaded by his estranged, pregnant half-sister and her layabout boyfriend. Despite tensions simmering just below the surface for both boys and their families, they form a bond that connects their different worlds. Until tribal lores threaten to bring everything crashing down.

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Age range 14+

Meet Tariq Nader, leader of ‘The Wolf Pack’ at Punchbowl High, who has been commanded by the new principal to join a football competition with his mates in order to rehabilitate the public image of their school.

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Age range 13+ 

  

When 18 year-old Maya leaves Chicago for a six week Australian home stay, she assumes she is heading to beautiful Barangaroo with its famous Sydney Harbour views "NOT Barangaroo Creek, a stinking hot, fly-ridden, wi-fi dead zone hours from a decent body of water. Add her host brother, Gus, who wishes she landed in someone else's sheep paddock, and Maya is convinced she's in for six weeks of Hicksville hell.Gus has an important trip planned this summer" a trip that does NOT include helping an animal-phobic girl from the States tick off items on her seriously cliched Aussie must-do list.

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General Audience

A rejacketed edition of Bev Aisbett's groundbreaking and bestselling classic, Living with IT, which has sold over 200,000 copies. Bev Aisbett is Australia's bestselling expert on anxiety, depression and panic attacks. In 1993, after recovering from severe anxiety and depression herself, Bev wrote the first of her bestselling books, Living with IT: A Survivor's Guide to Panic Attacks, which rapidly became a national bestseller.

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Library Catalogue - INFINITI

 

        

INFINITI Library System

Search the Infiniti catalogue for books, eBooks and other resources.

Click icon to search the MMCRC Library Catalogue

The first time you log in:

Username: Student number (Your four-digit code)

Password: infiniti  (you are then able to change to your school password)

If you have any problems please, contact the library staff in person or via email: librarylibrary@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au

Premiers' Reading Challenge

Reader's Review Competition

The Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge Reader's Review competition is open to primary and secondary school students!

Prizes

This year eleven winners will be selected, one in each category

Winners will receive:

  • a virtual visit from an Australian author, for their whole class
  • a prize pack containing three books from Penguin Random House

Winning reviews will be published on the Department's website. 

Important dates

  • Monday 28 June – competition opens
  • Friday 17 September – competition closes – last day to enter! 

How to enter 

Students can review any book that they have read for the Premiers' Reading Challenge.

1.     Make sure you are are registered for the 2021 Premiers' Reading Challenge.

2.     You can either write a review (see word limits below based on grade) or draw us a picture of your favourite part of the story.
        If you are in Years 7 to 8 you can record a 30-second video as your review.

3.     Download and complete the Reader's Review entry form.
        Don't forget to read the terms and conditions.

4.     Ask parents or guardians to sign the form.

5.     Email the review and the completed entry form, including the signed terms and conditions, to readingchallenge@education.vic.gov.au.

        Entries close 5 pm Friday 17 September 2021. 

       Reader's Review Entry Form (docx - 356.93kb)

Categories 

This year eleven winners will be selected, one for each category listed below.

There are lots of ways to enter, your students can write a review or draw their favourite part of a book that they read for the 2021 Challenge.

Students in Years 7 to 8 can also make a 30 second video where they share their book review.

The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. 

Grade 7 to 8

  • Drawing
  • Written review (500 words max)
  • Video review

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions (docx - 360kb) carefully before entering the competition. Ask your parent or guardian for help you if you need. 

Privacy policy

The Department of Education and Training will collect personal information for the purpose of the Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge as set out in the terms and conditions.

For more information please see the Department's Information Privacy Policy. 

LIBRARY NEWS

MMC CHESS CLUB IN THE LIBRARY 2021

The chess club has moved online and International!

          If you are interested in being involved with the chess team,

please contact: Ms Herbert: cherbert@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au

 

ClickView

ClickView Online allows you to access the ClickView video database.

Students 

Username: four digit-code@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au

Password: To log in first time click on "Forgot your password?".

You will receive a reset email to create a password. Make it simple so you remember it!

Teachers

Username: Mary MacKillop email

Password: To log in first time click on "Forget your password?".

You will receive a reset email to create a permanent password.

If you have any problems, please contact the library staff in person or via email: librarylibrary@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au

Library Lunch Activities

                                                      Image result for knitting children

Knitting and Craft Club 

  • In the library, Wednesday lunch time
  • Bring your project
  • or start a new one!
  • everyone welcome

LIBRARY HOURS

Opening Hours:

8:00am until 4:00pm 

Borrowing:

3 items at a time.

Fiction & Non-Fiction books              3 weeks

Laptops & calculators                       1 Day

Class sets                                         Overnight

Staff:

Teacher Librarian Mr King

Library assistant  Ms Bugbird

LATEST CLICKVIEW MOVIES

The Outsiders

Based on the S.E. Hinton novel, Francis Ford Coppola's evocative drama chronicles the lives of a group of troubled, poverty-level teenagers--called "greasers"--and their conflicts with the society at large, especially the affluent teens called "Socs."

 English, Literature & Media

Rating M 1983

The Crucible

Based on the play by Arthur Miller.

The Crucible is set in Massachusetts in 1692. In the small Puritan town, where one's life is dedicated to the service of God, several teenage girls are discovered in the woods and are accused of engaging in "the Devil's" work. As time goes by the village becomes consumed by cries of witchcraft.

 English, Literature & Media

Rating M  2014

12 Angry Men

A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court. Starring Henry Fonda

 English, Literature & Media

Rating PG 1957

THE DIGITAL LITERACY SERIES: FAKE NEWS

Can You Avoid Falling for Fake News?

 NEW  2020

This video equips students with strategic skills to analyse and easily spot fake news. It explores how to perform a visual check of an app or website, conduct reverse image searches and look for unusual domain extensions or misspelled words and poor grammar to verify whether news is real of fake. An essential resource for boosting secondary students’ digital literacy skills.

Lift off

It's, like, totally tubular. The '80s: The Decade That Made Us isn't about nostalgia; it's about the history of our modern world that spawned political, technological, cultural, and social revolutions that began in the United States and went on to dominate the world.

 History

Rating PG  2013

Viking Life

When Mikey catches his neighbour practicing for an upcoming film role as a Viking, he unexpectedly learns a whole lot about the real Vikings — and perhaps that his neighbour is taking his research just a little bit too far! This lighthearted and entertaining look at the Vikings is packed with fascinating information about the daily life of Vikings including home life, work, leisure, laws and society.

 History

Rating E  2014

The Castle

A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion. Directed by Rob Sitch

 English, Literature & Media

Rating M  1997