Our Learning Resource Centre, located in the library building is well equipped to support teaching and learning programs at the school. The centre is open every day and staff are experienced in library operation and also provide ICT support.
The Centre is seen as the hub of the school. Aside from functioning as a library in terms of student and teacher book and resource loans, it also houses our computer bank incorporating an interactive data projector and separate viewing area with an interactive whiteboard.
Students select from a wide range of books during their weekly class book exchange and can change their home reading books as often as needed before or after school. There are dedicated Library Search computers available in the centre and students and staff can also access this search screen from their classroom computers.
We have many resources available via the school’s computer network. These include several series of non-fiction books in e-book format, programs containing interactive activities and information from all learning areas across a range of year levels.
A library monitor program has been established at the centre. Year 6 students are given the opportunity to apply for this role. They learn the automated loan system and carry out various roles that assist with the running of the centre. Each monitor is rostered on a particular morning or afternoon and is also part of a class roster, where they are responsible for scanning their class’s library books.
The library is open to students on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes. Students enjoy using the computers to access Maths programs, play board games, draw & colour-in and play on the Wii and Nintendo.