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Spring into a NEW book!

While spring has now been with us a few weeks, it is a great time to look for a new book to learn some new ideas or meet new situation and characters. Below are some recent additions to the Chieri catalogue. Three by Justin D’Ath This action packed thriller deals with the themes of

October 6th, 2016|

Chieri Book Trailer Competition 2016

The results are in! Books have been read, film has been edited and the Chieri Book Trailer Competition is over for another year. While the number of entries was a little down on previous years, the quality was not and it was pleasing to see Year 7 students again take interest in the competition. The

September 8th, 2016|


Over the past few months, a group of dedicated Year 7 and 8 students has gathered in Chieri after school on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon to explore a program called Snap. This program uses block coding to allow users to create animations and games. The students followed a course designed by Ms Cheryl Howard,

August 25th, 2016|

Reading Genres

Since the inception of libraries, there have been institutions of organisation. Across history, librarians worked to systemise their collection to make it easier for patrons to access. Of course, the granddaddy of all these ‘organisers’ is Melvin Dewey, for whom the Dewey decimal system is named. In an age before Google, how useful to find

August 12th, 2016|

Chieri News

The iRead Hall of Fame The following boys are recognised for the effort they are putting into their iRead program. Each has collected three or more badges. 7 Ledda Joshua Buck - Humour, Horror and Sport badges Dylan Dhanapala - Action, Fantasy, Sport and Horror badges Jordan Dixon - Fantasy, Adventure and Sci Fi

August 1st, 2016|

The Book was Better

While Hollywood seems currently stuck on the idea of mining comic books to create the next action blockbuster, there are still many books optioned each year in the hope they become the next ‘Harry Potter’. It is rare that anyone tells you “the movie was better”. However, it is interesting to see the way a

July 13th, 2016|

Chieri News

iCode in Chieri In a recent newsletter it was announced that Chieri would host a pilot program in coding for Year 7 & 8 students. This program began Wednesday 8 June and Thursday 9 June after school with almost 30 boys participating. Why Coding? As a component of the new Victorian Curriculum’s subject, Digital Technologies,

June 16th, 2016|

Coding in Chieri

Our Year 7 and 8 students are being given the opportunity to apply for a pilot program that aims to teach coding using an online program called Snap. The program, called iCode, is being organised in conjunction with Ms Cheryl Howard, a lecturer at Monash University. iCode will run throughout the rest of Term 2

May 19th, 2016|

Humour in reading

Boys like to laugh. They love the absurd and, quite frankly, the gross. Reading can be a serious thing in the classroom, so when asked to make a choice of a book many boys opt for something funny. Andy Griffith and Paul Jennings are popular authors with our Year 7 boys. Both engage with short

May 5th, 2016|

What’s on display in Chieri?

The choice of a novel as an English text requires consideration of a number of factors, not just ‘whether the boys will like it’. The current displays in Chieri represent the diversity of authors, content and themes our boys have the opportunity to experience across their years at St Joseph. This diversity includes the horror

April 22nd, 2016|

Learning a Second Language

Teaching and Learning In an edition of the Newsletter last year, we were able to report that St Joseph's College had been successful in an application to Catholic Education Melbourne for funding to initiate a program with local primary schools. This program, called Vox Mundi (world voice), allows our Year 10 Language learners to work

March 16th, 2016|

Our Favourite Books

Working in Chieri has a number of privileges; one of the best is having the opportunity to talk to our boys and staff about books. Books they have read. Books they would like to read. Books they would like to see on a shelf in Chieri so someone else can enjoy reading them. During this

February 15th, 2016|

Chieri News

The 2016 Chieri Book Trailer Competition The Chieri Book Trailer Competition invites boys to make a short movie (trailer) to highlight the features of their favourite book. There are no hard and fast rules and it has been a real pleasure to watch this competition grow over the last three years. This year saw more

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