Library


Library Aims

The Library aims to serve the school community by providing resources, print and electronic, for the teaching and learning program of the school. In doing this it strives to support the school's vision and mission. 

The library endeavours to resource all areas of the curriculum and assist students and teachers with their research needs.


Library Resources

The library provides students and teachers with a range of up-to-date resources to inform all areas of the curriculum. 

BOOKS

The non-fiction section is predominantly tailored to resource our unique General Studies curriculum and its needs. The fiction section caters for a wide variety of stages and interests, from picture books to senior fiction.

OTHER RESOURCES

The library also has a range of additional resources available to teachers for classroom use, including DVDs, cameras, video camera, data projectors, iPads and charts.



Our Library

Set centrally within the school, the library is a distinctive learning space, where students of all ages can browse, borrow, study, and make use of computers and the internet, thereby engaging in many learning experiences - individually, in small groups or as whole classes.

The library has a stepped reading pit, surrounded by our picture book section.
The pit is used for story time, reading time, DVD viewing, class lessons, low-key games or just quiet reading.
Tables are available for classes, reading or study periods. A bank of eight computers, with internet connection, is accessible for study or research, during class time and lunch time.


Library Hours

The library is open Monday to Friday from:

  • 8:45am – 11:15am
  • 11:35am – 12:45pm
  • 1:05pm –  4:00pm

The library is open during lunch-time every day.

Primary students have class library lessons on specified days.

Teachers may reserve ‘the pit’, the library, or the computers for class use, by means of the booking form in the library office.


LIBRARY LESSONS

Primary library lessons endeavour to promote the appreciation and enjoyment of good literature and reading for pleasure as a lifelong habit. In addition, the lessons also encourage and support the development of information literacy and research skills, thereby fostering a long-term enthusiasm for learning.




Library Staff

Monday - Wednesday: Mrs Caren Wyngaard (Teacher in the Library)  

Wednesday - Friday: Mrs Debbie Williams (Library Technician) 



Borrowing Procedures

Students may borrow up to five items from the library at any time.

Students wishing to borrow more items may negotiate this with the library staff. The borrowing period is two weeks, which is extended during holiday periods. Items may be renewed, unless there is a prior reservation.


Students with overdue books are unable to borrow until overdue books have been returned. An account will be issued for lost books and must be paid.



Library Behaviour

Students in the library are expected to behave respectfully towards staff, each other, the resources, equipment and physical surroundings of the library. Quiet behaviour is expected from students using the library. Students who fail to respectfully comply may be asked to leave the library.


No food or drink is to be taken into or consumed within the library. Students (not accompanied by a teacher) wishing to use the library during class time, must seek permission from library staff, by means of a note from their current class teacher.


World Book Online

The library subscribes to World Book online. Please see library staff for details if you wish to access this resource from home.