Friday, March 30, 2012

SLA NSW Awards Celebration, 2012

SLA NSW Awards Celebration

Ian McLean, Stacey Taylor, guest speaker Maurice Saxby, Paul Macdonald and Alinda Sheerman at the School Libraries Association, NSW Awards at The Children's Bookshop, Beecroft, tonight. Paul is the proprietor of the shop... and so much more! He was receiving the inaugural Maurice Saxby Award.

Ian McLean

The John H Lee Memorial Award is for a teacher-librarian who demonstrates "excellence in leadership in innovative and collaborative teaching practice through the integration of learning technologies". Presented to yours truly. Many thanks to Linda Gibson-Langford who nominated me! This is a joint award presented by SLA NSW and Charles Sturt University. Ashley Freeman presented me with the award.

SLA NSW Awards Celebration

Uncle Al Cameron, Ian McLean, Aunty Pat Cameron and my special guest, Janette Mercer, who was my inspirational primary school teacher-librarian at Arncliffe Public School in the 1960s.

Maurice Saxby

Maurice Saxby is sharing a poem, chosen at random, from a well-loved book he received at age five. Captivating! (Even the bear was mesmerised.) Maurice described that magic moment where a child is immersed in reading and suddenly gets a cold chill at the back of the neck. CS Lewis called this unique sensation "Surprise by joy."

SLA NSW Awards Celebration

Teacher-librarian Jenny Scheffers (Caddies Creek Public School), Ian McLean and the School Libraries & Information Literacy Unit's Colleen Foley at The Children's Bookshop. Book rappers extraordinaire!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Packed to the Rafters!

Rafters house
And a leafy Concord street packed with filming gear!

Rafters van
Who ya gonna call? Dave Rafter!

Carbo's car
Carbo's orange Charger returns to the studio.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ten's News at Five

Ten's News at 5

Angela Bishop's showbiz report on last night's "Number 96" 40th anniversary celebration went to air today. Spotto Ian McLean, Vivienne Garrett (Rose Goldofus-Meyers) and Martin Harris (Mark Eastwood).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Celebrating the night Australian TV lost its virginity

Number 96 onscreen again, 40 years later
Forty years ago today, Australian TV lost its innocence.

Tonight, at the Star Bar in Sydney's CBD, we were there to celebrate!

Number 96 40th anniversary with Vivienne Garrett
With Vivienne Garrett (aka as Rose Goldolfus-Meyers)

Number 96 40th anniversary with Andrew Mercado
With TV historian and friend Andrew Mercado, who is holding a framed photo
of Ron "Herb" Shand, Mate-of-the-Month in the Kings Cross Whisper.

Number 96 DVD banner