The library houses a wide range of Reference, Information and Fiction resources for the children to access. All students have a regular visit to the Library and during this time they are encouraged to borrow resources.
The students are welcome to come to the library during first lunch break, when a Teacher is on duty. They can read, borrow, draw, play games, catch up on homework, do writing or use the library computers for school work (assignments, LOTE etc).
The library is fully automated and uses the web based program, Oliver. Our catalogue can be searched online by clicking the Oliver link on the Parent and Student Portals.
On a practical note, we strongly urge you to provide a named library bag for your children. This prevents damage and loss of books. It is also really helpful if you can help your children to remember their borrowing day, so they get into a regular routine of borrowing, reading and returning their resources. Parents are always welcome to come to the library to share a book with their children.
Bookclub operates at least eight times per year, usually twice per term. Brochures are sent home with students. Simply select any books your child would like and return the order form to school by the due date. Bookclub operates on a cashless system with payments made on line via the Scholastic website. Alternatively cheques made payable to Scholastic will be accepted. The school sends all the orders in together and the books are delivered to the school. Books are then delivered to students to take home. The Library is able to hold an order and deliver to parents if the item is for a special occasion, just make note of this on the order form. The school receives a percentage of all orders to obtain resources for the school. Thank you for your support.
Reading with your Children
Parents and family members are valuable partners with the class teacher and school library staff in encouraging children in their literacy development. It is our aim to help children to develop a lifelong love of reading and develop a thirst for knowledge.
Reading aloud and sharing stories with your child is a great way to spend time together. Even better, reading and storytelling helps promote language, literacy and brain development. Take some time to read with your children, or alternatively talk with them about what they are currently reading. After all, we all spend way too much time watching TV, so take a few precious minutes each day, turn off the television or computer and READ!