91 Storey Treehouse / Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

The latest installment of the Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths has just been released. If you would like to borrow it please email nicole.mcdonagh@education.wa.edu.au Join Andy and Terry in their ridiculous 91-storey treehouse! Go for a spin in the world’s most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert…

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

This book received Honours in the Older Reader category for Children’s Book Week. If you would like to loan it please email nicole.mcdonagh@education.wa.edu.au Subhi’s imagination is as big as the ocean and wide as the sky, but his world is much smaller: he’s spent his whole life in an immigration detention centre. THE BONE SPARROW…

Children’s Book Week 2017

This year’s theme for Children’s Book Week, 19-25 August 2017, is “Escape to Everywhere”. Unfortunately due to the fire, we are unable to run our Annual Book Fair which is normally held during Children’s Book Week. However, we were still able to put up a display of the shortlisted books. For a list of titles,…

Have your say – new library

Students, have your say about what you would like to see in your new library. If you have ideas for new titles, new activities or anything else you would like to see in your new school library please email Mrs Nicole McDonagh, Library Officer at nicole.mcdonagh@education.wa.edu.au or pop in to have a chat in the…

New library update – August 2017

You may think not much is happening with the new library – yes the old library site has been quiet over the last six months but be prepared for a flurry of activity very soon. The tender is about to be announced.   Library staff have been hard at work behind the scenes as there…

Year 12 students – return library loans asap

Year 12 students, your time left at Atwell College is rapidly passing by. In order to graduate, you will need to have your leaving form signed off by library staff. In order for us to sign you off you must return all outstanding library loans (no matter how overdue). If there are any outstanding items,…

Mega load of new graphic novels now available

We have just added a large volume of new graphic novels, (both D.C. and Marvel), and manga to the library collection. If graphic novels or manga are your preferred genre, check out the new arrivals in the library (D Block staff room, second floor).

New library location

The temporary library/resource centre is located in the staff room in D block (second floor).  Due to the size we are restricted to the number of students we can have in this space particularly at lunchtime. We do have books for loan and board games and UNO are available. Smartrider requests available before school, lunchtime…

New maker space – arts and crafts

Through the generosity of many school libraries, we have been able to create a fabulous new art and craft maker space for students to use at lunchtime.  A wide variety of paper, craft, beads, glue and novelty items are available for students to unleash their imagination.  The maker space is located on the big trolley…

Return your library books because of the fire

Because of the fire we need to have all library books that are out on loan returned.  So, even if your library book is very overdue, can you please return all your library books either to the returns tub located in D block reception area or to the Library/Resource Centre located in the staff room,…

Library fire – 27 March 2017

On Monday morning, 27 March 2017 the Atwell College Library and Resource Centre was extensively damaged by a suspicious fire.  Library staff are devastated at the damage caused, and the impact this will have on students who regularly used our library collection and facilities. Damage has been estimated at more than one million dollars.  We would…

New release: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

The library has recently purchased the following new release. Email me at nicole.mcdonagh@education.wa.edu.au if you would like to loan it: Carve the Mark: review November 11, 2016 Wendy Darling 2016, 2017, fantasy, sci fi or futuristic, sponsored post, Wendy 18 ★★★ Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth Published by Katherine Tegen Books on January 17,…