The Melbourne High School library is a welcoming, dynamic and stimulating community which complements and supports the MHS statement of purpose. (see - http://www.mhsviceduau.com/mission-statement )
The library provides students the opportunity for creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking. The library aims to support teachers in developing critical and creative thinking, ethical, intercultural, personal and social capabilities of students.
It aims to:
support students’ learning and enrich their research;
prepare students to be informed, critical and mindful users of information;
provide access to a wide variety of relevant, well managed resources to support teaching and learning;
support, deliver and collaborate with teachers through the creation of resources and curriculum content;
inspire students to be lifelong readers;
prepare students for the transition to tertiary study;
provide an environment which encourages students to become responsible citizens
be a space for the exchange of ideas, collaboration and creativity
promote intellectual freedom and democratic ideals
We are open each school day 8 am - 4 pm
Monica is passionate about delivering a contemporary library service for the MHS community. Her strengths include digital literacy, research, data analysis and problem solving. She teaches using a student centred inquiry model. Her sports coaching role at MHS is a work in progress, but she is ambitious and strives for coaching glory. Monica is originally from Sydney but has spent many years working in large International Schools in the Middle-East, Thailand and Hong Kong. She is happy to talk sports with everyone and is very willing to listen to you.
My teaching career started in LOTE and English before I developed an interest in the broad, cross-curricular role of teacher librarian. I love teaching in the spaces between academic subjects, especially critical, digital and media literacies. I’m dedicated to human-centred pedagogy which inspires excellence through compassion and encouragement. Coordinating WIG (Writing Club) allows me to help build community, and to encourage students to lead by example, as well as helping them find their own voice in writing. I currently teach VCE English Language (year 11) and Personal Development.