Evaluating a Website

Chris Betcher has put together a useful set of slides to help us all in evaluating a website. Take a look and heed his advice. Advertisements

Earth Hour 2009 @ TC Library

  At 8:30pm on Saturday, March 28, people from over 80 countries turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – and cast their vote for action on climate change. TC Library is going to VOTE EARTH by turning the lights off in the Library on Friday, March 27, from 12.30pm – 1.30pm – no … Continue reading

100 best novels – 1923 to the present

Time magazine critics have picked the 100 best English language novels from 1923 to the present. The list includes some greatest works such as The Catcher in the Rye, A Passage to India, To Kill a Mockingbird. Of course, as with any list, you can never satisfy everyone – there are too many competing standards for how to judge … Continue reading

Earth Hour 2009 – Vote Earth! 8.30 pm Saturday, March 28

930 cities and towns in 80 countries have already committed to VOTE EARTH for Earth Hour 2009.  For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them … Continue reading

Monty prefers Laughs to Lectures

Monty ‘Boori’ Pryor always leaves his audience with more questions than answers. Although he talked about difficult and painful events in his and his people’s history we all left the lecture theatre with smiles on our dials. Why is that? Monty prefers to deliver his message with a laugh rather than a lesson. Perhaps, after … Continue reading

New books in TC Library

Real life, real emotions, awesome stories: Girlfriend Fiction. By popular demand,the rest of “Girlfriend fiction” books are now available in the Library. She’s with the band by Georgia Clark The (not quite) perfect boyfriend by Lili Wilkinson The sweet life by Rebecca Lim Cassie by Barry Jonsberg Bookmark days by Scot Gardner    Winter of grace by Kate … Continue reading

Hands In – Food, Culture, Music

Embrace the unique and vibrant culture of Africa whilst raising funds for Toorak College’s partner school – Kwabazothini in South Africa. The night will provide an African styled dinner and African entertainment to be held in the cloisters at Toorak College on Friday 13th March from 6.30 – 9.30 pm. Tickets are $42 for students … Continue reading

New books in TC Library

More new exciting books have been added to the Library collection. In Our Time: the speeches that shaped the modern world by Hywel Williams In Our Time brings together 40 of the most memorable, eloquent and influential speeches since 1945. From stark warnings against the threat of totalitarianism to celebrations of independence long fought for, and from … Continue reading

Cupcakes and Cover Wars

Members of Toorak College Book Club enjoyed cupcakes while meeting with prominent YA authors, Simmone Howell and Justine Larbalestier, at the State Library on Sunday afternoon.  Both authors spoke about their new titles and the vagaries of the publishing world including title wars and cover wars.   Justine has a terrific blog where budding writers and … Continue reading

Donating TC Bushfire Appeal Money

Toorak College has raised an amazing $12,500 for the Victorian bushfire victims and this amount continues to increase.  TC plans to donate the money to Chum Creek Primary School to rebuild their playground. Chum Creek Primary School captured our hearts when they were featured on the front page of the Age newspaper on Tuesday 17th February. … Continue reading