Miles Franklin Award 2023

Clonard College alumni, Kgshak Akec has had her novel, Hopeless Kingdom longlisted for the prestigious 2023 Miles Franklin Award. This is an amazing honour for Kgshak and she is the first Clonard student to be long listed for the Miles Franklin. The short list for […]

Poetry Workshops

Year 7 students were fortunate to have renowned slam poet and poetry performer Emilie Zoey Baker present poetry workshops on Monday 15 May in the Brigidine Centre library. Emilie is a dynamic speaker and she engaged students really well with her enthusiasm and contemporary approach […]

2023 World Poetry Day at Clonard

World Poetry Day is an international event started by UNESCO in 1999 to give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional, and international poetry movements’. Clonard College celebrated the day in 2023 with a poetry reading by staff and students in the library. An appreciative […]

Visit by Author and Old Collegian, Kgshak Akec

On Wednesday 19 October, Clonard alumni (Class of 2014) Kgshak Akec came to speak to students in the library about the publication of her debut novel, Hopeless Kingdom, published by UWA Press. Kgshak spoke about her cultural homeland of Sudan, her schooling and emigration to […]

Book Week 2022 Wrap-Up

The library was been a hive of activity last week, celebrating Book Week 2022! The theme for this year was Dreaming with Eyes Open. Congratulations to the library team who outdid themselves, creating a beautiful dreamscape within the library space. Special book readings by the […]

Library Lovers Day Monday 14 February 2022

Since 2006, Library Lovers Day has been celebrated to showcase the role that libraries can play in our lives. This year’s theme of ‘Show the love’ encourages people to visit a library, participate in many of the services and activities a library can offer, as […]

Science Week and Book displays in the Library

One of the many pleasures of being a librarian is to find different ways to appeal to and engage students with the library collection and library spaces. The Brigidine Centre library is a wonderful space to showcase student learning and during Science Week we have […]

Art in the Library

The Brigidine Centre library is fortunate to be able to display art works from Year 8, 10 and VCE students. Here is a sample of their wonderful art. Thanks to Ms Newnham for arranging the art display and to our talented students. The display of […]

Olympics Display

The Olympics are with us and so too is the Brigidine Centre library Olympic display. The display has been organized, designed and presented by Ms Bath. The display includes clothing and materials from Ms Blythe’s Olympic collection as well as memorabilia from Ms Rush’s attendance […]