“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”
All children are encouraged to borrow regularly from our well stocked book and non- book collection of library resources. The library features 6 computer terminals. Two of these are OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogues) which allow students to search the collection for books, magazines, DVD's, posters etc. for personal interest or to complete school work. The remaining 4 computers have been installed as work computers for students to complete assigned lesson work during out of class times.
Students may borrow a set number of fiction and non-fiction books according to year level. They may borrow for a maximum of 2 weeks. Library classes build an enjoyment of reading whilst improving students abilities to search for and use information whether in traditional print form or using digital technologies.
The ability to read is an important factor in success in all school subjects. As well, recreational reading can bring much joy to many children once the habit is established.
Encourage your child to use the school library, to have a book out at any given time and to treat books with respect. Try to find time to listen to your child read or talk about the book he/she is reading.
Your co-operation in seeing that books are returned in good time would be greatly appreciated. Children in P-3 are encouraged to use a draw-string or plastic carry bag for the library books, otherwise books are unable to be borrowed. Library books that are lost or damaged are expected to be replaced with a contribution towards their re-purchasing costs.