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Library

The purpose built Library offers access to an extensive range of print and online resources relevant to the needs of all our students.

Inspire, motivate, prepare

The 3 Teacher Librarians work collaboratively with Classroom Teachers in Library periods by integrating Information Literacy skills into the Junior School Curriculum. All students come to the Library for a weekly Library period with their Teacher Librarian.

  • Students in K – 2 have a half hour Library lesson each week with a Teacher Librarian and can borrow 2 books
  • Students in 3 – 6 have a one hour Library lesson each week with a Teacher Librarian and can borrow 4 books

Students learn how to use the resources and facilities in the Library and how to locate and evaluate information from a wide variety of sources, using a wide range of state of the art technologies. Students also regularly borrow fiction and non-fiction books as a high priority is the development of a love of reading, books and literature.

Promoting a lifelong love of reading

Students develop critical Information Literacy skills that inspire, motivate and prepare them for successful living and learning in today’s challenging information environment. The Kuhlthau Guided Inquiry process* is used to guide students through the flow of discovery in the process of learning from a variety of sources of information. This takes the form of: Open Minds, Immerse, Explore, Identify, Gather, Create, Share and Evaluate. The ultimate aim is improved results through excellent research ability.

Throughout the year, promotions, displays, visiting authors and illustrators, Book Fairs, themed weeks, reading competitions, the acquisition of the latest fiction and non-fiction books and the use of reading incentive programs such as the Premier’s Reading Challenge and Accelerated Reader occur to promote a lifelong love of reading and to connect students with books and literature.

Kuhlthau, C. 2012, Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School, California, Libraries Unlimited