For those interested in reading along with us...

Book Club:

Read. Write. Discuss. Share.

Experience the joy of the written word.

Thursday lunch times in the Library.

Open to all year levels.

Week One:
Report on our holiday reading

Week Two:
Discuss – Monster Blood Tattoo by D.M. Cornish

Week Three:
Work on story projects

Week Four:
Discuss – Tapestry by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Week Five:
Write to the Author

Week Six:
Discuss – Brave New World by Adols Huxley

Week Seven:
A lesson in book binding (Special Guest)

Week Eight:
Discuss – They came on Viking Ships by Jackie French

Week Nine:
Complete projects

Week Ten:
Visit the
Mawson Lakes Library and Café


  1. monster blood tattoo...
    now there's a book i wouldn't mind reading...

    and a funny thing...the name of our councellor at school is Maria Chiarolli... mmm I've spelt that wrong!

  2. Jordan and I become good friends whilst in a play based on a book by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli called 'Boys' Stuff'. Our teacher wrote the play around what Maria had written and we invited her to come see it. She came along to a rehearsal enjoyed it and was really grateful for what we were doing...
    Fun times!
    Hope you get lots of eager beavers to your book club :) Sounds great!

  3. As you know Rach i'm not a big novel reader, but i have read 'Brave New World'. Actually i was supposed to read to read it for yr11 english, but i left school instead (definately more fun than english). I finished reading the book a couple of years ago while recovering from the flu. I will be interested to hear what you have to say about it.

    Cheers adi (doc)

  4. Link away! Although it does make me a bit shy...and wishing I was more eloquent...can it be an anonymous link? Hahaha...Hope you're still loving your job :) Love Ellie

  5. I realise that this comment is over four years late, but considering that I stumbled upon this a couple of days ago, I feel the need to make a (hopefully) worthwhile contribution. ;-)

    I had the honour, pleasure and privilege of having Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli as my first English teacher at St Paul's College in 1990, and Maria Merlino-Chiarolli (her sister-in-law, I might add) was a temporary relief teacher at the time. Naturally, I have very fond memories of them both, and I thought you might be interested. :-)


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