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Siena College nominated in The Age 'Schools that Excel' Awards

Siena College has been nominated in the inaugural 'Schools that Excel' Age awards, which celebrate the achievements of ten Victorian secondary schools that have shown consistent academic growth over the past decade.

We are however very concerned at the impression given in The Age this morning that Siena College has abolished books and library services. We have transformed our library into a learning centre that continues to offer all library services to our students and staff, including a significant collection of fiction and non fiction books. Our valued staff, especially our library technicians support the ongoing resourcing of our community. Learning possibilities, including the classic library offerings, have expanded learning options, not diminished them.

In relation to comments about detention, we see no educative value in punitive measures at Siena College.  We have been an accredited Restorative Practices school for many years. 

Gaynor Robson-Garth

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