The library is central to learning and plays a key role as a place for encouraging innovation, curiosity, and problem solving. It is a catalyst for literacy and reading and for teaching and scaffolding inquiry learning.
The College Library undertakes to provide resources that support a wide ranging and challenging curriculum and, at the same time, foster a love of literature and learning.
Great care is taken to ensure that resources offered, and skills taught, are constantly evolving to ensure that we meet the needs of our staff and students in this ever-changing world, remaining abreast of developments and changes in education and digital technologies.
In the Library we strive to:
encourage students to have a love of literature by promoting and implementing a Wide Reading Program at the College
familiarise students with all forms of information available to them and give them the skills necessary to successfully navigate and be discerning users of these resources
provide current and relevant digital and other resources that will enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interests and abilities of the students
foster confidence and competence in the students so that their mastery of information and research skills will enable them to become independent learners who are well equipped for lifelong learning
Head Librarian - Mrs Gaye Marshall
Teacher Librarian (Wide Reading Program) - Ms Vivien Lally
Information Literacy Coach - Ms Victoria Hare
Library Technicians - Mrs Anne Yeates and Ms Stephanie Yeates
Library Opening Hours
Before School from 8.30am | Recess and Lunchtime | After School until 4.30pm
- Wide Reading Program – Each Year 7, 8 and 9 class is booked into the Library, with the Teacher Librarian (Reading Program), for one lesson a cycle, and students are taught the value of reading for not only enjoyment, but for the positive impact that good reading skills have on their studies across the curriculum.
- SURF – (Sustained, Uninterrupted Reading for Fun) – Because we believe that good reading skills are of utmost importantance in the study of subjects across the curriculum, students in all Years 7-9 classes (with the exception of practical subjects) spend the first 10 minutes after lunch each day, silently reading their Library novel
- Author Visits – To enhance students’ appreciation of books, and the importance of good reading and writing skills, each year we arrange for three authors of popular young adult literature, to address students in Years 7, 8 and 9, and conduct Writing Workshops for selected groups of students in each year level.
- L2L – (Learn to Learn) Program - The Head Librarian and the Information Literacy Coach, work closely with classroom teachers, to implement an Information Literacy program that focuses on teaching students research and literacy skills that are essential for successful Inquiry Based Learning.