Australian Christian Schools Library Network

Australian Christian Schools Library Network

The Christian School Libraries’ eGroup is intended to provide support for, and promote communication between, Library Staff in Christian Schools.  This is usually done through email and also through sharing of files.

This list is managed by Margaret Aitchison and Jessica Macri from Tyndale Christian School in Blacktown, NSW.

To join the Christian Teacher Librarians Google Groups Listserve:

  • You need to sign up for Google to enable you to join any GoogleGroup.
  • You should then go to the Google Group at!forum/christian_schoolstls and request to join the group.
  • If you have any issues you can send an email to the administrators of the Group – Margaret Aitchison or Jessica Macri. Their email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Margaret or Jessica will get back to you as soon as they can.



Anyone from the Sydney (and nearby) area is invited to attend our hub meetings which are held during Terms 1, 3 and 4 (conference is in Term 2).  These are usually held during week 6 or week 7 but a reminder email will be circulated through the eGroup.

Hub meetings are usually held at Tyndale Christian School

58 Douglas Rd
Ph 02) 9621 2111

Please contact Margaret Aitchison (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.



Sydney Hub Meeting Wednesday March 04

Present: Helen Thompson, Michelle Macdougall, Laura Power, Judy Scotney, Margaret Aitchison, Jess Macri, Stephen Brinton

Apologies: Helen Brown

Australian Christian Schools Library Network.

Helen Thompson gave an update on our new Association.

After conference changes needed to happen so to remove responsibility from a single school and way back in the past someone had raised the notion of forming our own association.

  • Helen did research - we can be non-profit and unincorporated.

  • We have an ABN and a bank account. - To get this we need a constitution and an AGM.

  • Interim office bearers are

    • President - Helen Thompson

    • Secretary - Margaret Aitchison

    • Treasurer - Helen Brown

  • Association needs members to vote on constitution and committee members. There will be an election for these positions at our AGM, which will be held at the conference

  • We now have Name and Logo and Website and a domain name

Australian Christian Schools Library Conference

Conference details all on our website.

We are looking forward to a great conference.

Sharing Session

Margaret shared on the change from DVC to Enhance Direct and TWIG

1. Enhance Direct

Factors were:

DVC had changed from no support fee to a support fee of well over $1000

We still had to edit programmes and could not always get missed programmes

Cost of Enhance direct

Our invoice is $300 for Junior School students and $3.65 for Senior School.


We signed up to an offer through the AIS and so we get a discount every year. This sight is used a great deal by our Science and Maths departments.

3. Devotional emails from Andrew McDonough

Helen Thompson shared on the value of a school membership.


Sharing and Prayer Time.

Laura is taking Long Service but will still be at the conference.

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