The primary purpose of a school library is to support and enhance the learning and teaching which occurs in the classrooms. Students are encouraged to explore the library collection and to borrow books from a variety of text types and, in the fiction area especially, by different authors. Children are given strategies for identifying books which they can read themselves.
Our school library / resource centre is regularly upgraded to meet the learning needs of the 21st century student. As well as an excellent collection of Fiction and Non-fiction books the resource centre has a bank of computers connected to the school network. Students also have access to notebook computers and iPads in their classrooms.
Children have an opportunity to borrow books each week during their class Library session. For the Prep children the borrowing period is 1 week. For all other year levels it is 2 weeks. Children may change books after 1 week if they wish.
Children are encouraged to become independent, responsible users of the resources. They are expected to take care of the 'library' which is a personal and shared resource belonging to the whole school community. You can help your child by:
ensuring he/she has a library bag clearly named
being aware of your child's library/borrowing day
setting aside a place at home where library books are kept
reminding your child to return books
supervising your child's handling of library books (especially younger children)
encouraging your child to accept responsibility for lost or damaged books. A damaged book, brought to the attention of the Teacher-librarian quickly, can often be saved
joining the Council library service
reading to and with your child