Santa Maria Library Wins Innovators Award

We are excited to share that the Santa Maria library is this year’s winner of the School Libraries Association of Victoria (SLAV) Innovators Award. Each year the award attracts entrants from all over Australia. Our library won this year’s award for their upGrade program.

upGrade is an e-course unique to Santa Maria College. Library staff have created this online platform to provide a self-paced learning environment where students are able to brush up on skills of their choosing. For example, a student may want to improve their referencing skills or develop their essay writing skills.

Amanda Crossley, Head of Library & Information at Santa Maria said, “With students being so adept at turning to the internet to learn, this award recognises the in-house curriculum support our program upGrade provides to students.

upGrade is available to all Santa Maria students via SEQTA. Students can brush up on their study or leadership skills, find technology how-to guides and more.

“Being a digital platform, upGrade is available at any time, and students are encouraged to utilise the self-paced learning environment,” added Amanda.

The Library team consists of Amanda Crossley and Amy Hollingsworth, Heads of Library & Information, Khrystal Trimble, Library Technician and Ruby Farrell, after-hours Support Officer. They are very excited to be this year’s Innovators Award recipients and are looking forward to seeing their upGrade program develop further in 2023!

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At Santa Maria College, we believe that leadership is a journey of learning, not just a title or position. For over 80 years, our Year 12 students have been at the forefront of shaping our school’s culture through their leadership. As one cohort graduates and another takes the helm, the baton of leadership is passed, igniting the potential within each new group of young women.

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