News from the Arthur Holt Library

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” They are the words of the American author and educator Margaret Fuller, spoken almost 200 years ago, but they remain as true today as they were in the 19th Century.

This can be a stressful time in the school calendar. Learning Progress Conversations have commenced; the work is piling up; and exams are looming. It can seem hard to find the time for anything outside of study, but in fact one of the best things you can do for yourself – or indeed one of the best things you can recommend for your son to do – is to pick up a book and read it.

Not only will it help you to relax, it will also help you to maintain perspective and sharpen your mind for the weeks ahead.

If you find a moment in the school day, perhaps you might like to pop into the library and take a turn on our new reading chair. It’s proved a popular addition among both staff and students and there isn’t a better spot in the school to take five minutes out of your day and enjoy all the benefits of a good book.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate three of our Teacher Librarians for completing the Huskisson Triathlon last week. Competing as the ‘Tribrarians’, Ms Nell from the Preparatory School, Ms Courtenay and Ms Raffaele did us proud with their personal-best beating performances.

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”

– Anna Quindlen

Stefanie Gaspari | Director of Library Services

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