Welcome to the Library

Torquay College Library is a warm, welcoming, safe and secure environment which students love to visit. It is extremely well resourced with current, relevant and engaging books. Students have a 30 minute scheduled Library session each week and it is open every lunch time from 1.15p.m. to 1.45p.m. We also have parent resources available to borrow and parents are most welcome to visit. The library is open every day until 4.00pm for families to visit.

November 25, 2019

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November 25, 2019

In the Library we have been discussing  Non Fiction resources and the Dewey Decimal Classification System.

One of the beautiful books we featured was "The Big Book of Birds" by Yuval Zommer.  It inspired Mrs Sayers and her class, B6 to complete some beautiful artwork and they collaborated with Lesley in the Library to complete these wonderful owl collage pictures.

October 22, 2019

Alison Lester and Scully's Singing Stories


Come and meet Alison Lester! Alison has created more than 40 children's picture books including family favourites Magic Beach, Noni the Pony and Kissed by the Moon. Join us for a special story time for the launch of her new book The Painted Ponies. There'll be craft activities and local musical collaborator Michelle Scully will lead families on a magical musical journey through Ali...

September 12, 2019

Book Week.

All students at Torquay College voted for their favourite book from the CBCA Shortlist.

Here are the results!

Voted Number 1:

Cicada by Shaun Tan: 

In his latest picture book, acclaimed Australian illustrator, writer and film-maker Shaun Tan explores the ponderous themes of migrant workers and workplace bullying through the voice of a hardworking insect who has toiled away, unappreciated and without promotion, alongside...

July 22, 2019

Review of "Good Selfie: Tips & Tools for Teens to Nail".

By Jaime M.

This is an amazing book about setting achievable goals and building self confidence.  Turia has gone through an incredibly difficult time in her life and it is awesome the things she did to push through.  I love how she answered young people's questions and the quotes that were shown throughout the book.  The way Turia wrote this book is almost as if she is tal...

May 17, 2019

Huge thank you to the amazing Turia for donating 2 copies of her book "Good Selfie: Tips & Tools for Teens to Nail Life".

Good Selfie contains simple strategies to help kids and teens build self-confidence, get through hard times and go after their goals.

It's real, straight talking and funny.

Parents are welcome to come in to the Library to borrow this wonderful resource.

Happy Reading.

Kathy and Lesley.


May 6, 2019

Get Ready for National Simultaneous Story time!

  Alpacas with Maracas are about to take Torquay College by storm.

All over Australia on Wednesday 22nd May in Libraries, Schools, Pre-Schools and on radio and television, the book by Matt Cosgrove Alpacas with Maracas will be read at 11.00 a.m.

This is to promote the importance of reading aloud to children of all ages.

Studies have shown that 10 minutes exposure to reading each day...

April 5, 2019

Library Activities

During planning week one of our Library activities was based on the series of books "Little People, Big Dreams." In reading these books we explore the lives of incredible people from designers to scientists who all began as a child with a dream. We read about Stephen Hawking, his personal challenges and amazing discovery,  then we followed this up with an activity which is on display in the Library....

August 31, 2018

We have enjoyed celebrating Book Week at Torquay College, presenting all the CBCA shortlisted books and voting for our College favourite.

Our guest presenter, Mark Penzac, was interesting and engaging.

The students' story writing has been a big feature in our Library in our "Writers' and Illustrators Festival".  Our students have enjoyed having their own book featuring in the Library and parents and grandparents have commented o...

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Torquay College acknowledges the Wadawurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, learn and play and recognise the resilience, strength and pride of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We acknowledge the connection to land, waters and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging throughout Australia.

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