One of the strengths of SLAV is its strong and active Branch structure.

When you join SLAV you also join one of 22 regional and metropolitan branches which meet regularly throughout the year.

Your local branch

  • gives you the opportunity to connect with peers in your region.
  • provides you with professional learning and collaborative opportunities.
  • gives you a voice through your local branch representative at SLAV Council meetings.


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By Julia_Petrov

Contact: Julia Petrov and Leonie Darken
School: St Patrick’s College – Ballarat

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Contact: Sharon Marchingo

School: Crusoe 7-10 Secondary College

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Contact: Jacinta Fleming

School: Gippsland Grammar School

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Contact: Vacant

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Contact: Christine Lean

School: Christian College, Geelong

Geelong Ning

By Leonie

Contact: Janelle Collins: Wanganui Park Secondary College

Contact: Jennifer Frisardi School: Notre Dame Shepparton

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Contact: Susan O’Malley

School: St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School

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Contact: Christine Wilson

School: Overnewton Anglican Community College

By Glenda Morris

Contact: Glenda Morris, Methodist Ladies’ College, Kew
Contact: Roxanne Ciddor, Bialik College, Hawthorn


By camillaelliott

Contact: Julie Pagliaro, St Kevin’s College, Toorak
Contact: Camilla Elliott, Mazenod College, Mulgrave


Term 4 Meeting

Dinner at Buccatini Restaurant (date TBC)

By Reina Phung

Contact: Reina Phung
School: Ivanhoe Grammar ( or

Contact: Alexia Gibbons
School: Ivanhoe Girls Grammar (

Term 1: Thursday March 16th
Venue: Ivanhoe Girls Grammar
Focus: ‘Future Ready Librarians’

Term 2: Thursday 15th June
Venue: OLMC
Focus: Book Week ideas and activities: ‘Escape to Everywhere’

Term 3: Thursday 14th September

Venue: Santa Maria College – Library

Focus: Book Week Reflections and sharing of what works and what didn’t.

Term 4: Thursday 9th November

Venue: Parade College- Preston Campus

Focus: Library renovations and display


By slav

Contact: Joyce Sendeckyj, Christian Brothers’ College, St Kilda.
Contact: Sue Osborne, Haileybury College, Brighton.

Ning Administrator: Joyce Sendeckyj Salesian College

By cryan

Contact: Gabrielle Douglas, Caroline Chisholm College

Contact: Catherine Ryan, Westbourne Grammar School

2016 Meeting dates for your diary:

Term 1: To be Confirmed
Term 2: To be Confirmed – CBCA judges talk
Term 3: To be Confirmed

Please contact us for more information about upcoming events

By Cheryl Taylor

Contact: Galen staff – Cheryl Taylor

School: Galen Catholic College

By Eileen Cooney


Convener: Michelle Nye  – Hillcrest College

Lynne Moller – Gleaneagles Secondary College

Eileen Cooney – Mount Lilydale Mercy College

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By Cairistiona

Contact: Cairistiona Tait

School: John Paul College Frankston

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Convener: Joyce Asa Leausa – Wonthaggi Secondary College

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Contact: Margaret Sinnott

School: Emmanuel College – Warrnambool


Branch meeting
Monday, 18 September 2017
Venue: St John’s Primary School, 263 Russell Street, Dennington
Parking: Staff Car Park
Host: Emily Lloyd
Cost: Free
Afternoon Tea provided: Please let me know of any dietary requirements
RSVPs: Essential. Please email Marg Sinnott, Convenor of SLAV South Western Branch or phone 0429 612523
There is a possibility of having a meal together at the end of the meeting. Please let me know if you are interested in this (at own cost). It would be a quick meal, understanding people having to travel etc.

Topics of Discussion:
A wrap up of all Book Week celebrations – what worked well, what would you like to try next year
National Literacy and Numeracy Week – how did that go?
Library Plans for Term 4

By slav

Contact: Anne Hines

School: Chaffey Secondary College

By Janita

Contact: Janita Morison
School: Chairo Christian School

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Convenor:  Tara Crowe

School:        Horsham College