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​Library Opening Hours

8.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri

8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. Tuesday

Students may visit library before and after school and during both play breaks (10.20 – 10.40, Prep- Year 3, and 1.10 to 1.30, Year 4-6).

 

Staff

Maree Johnson (Teacher-Librarian)
Meryl Todd (Library Teacher-Aide/Technician)
 

2017 Library Leaders 

Isabella McLeod 6N, Ella Willis 6W, Elizabeth Hocking 6N, Arielle Yehoshua 6W & Millie Toy 6W
 
 
The Library Leaders have each given up 2 breaks a week to work in the Resource Centre, helping students in the RRZ zone or training Junior monitors. They have also been involved in choosing an author to visit our school in Term 3, as part of our Book Week celebrations.
 

Volunteers

As well as Jane Catterall who coordinates Book Club and Mel Florence, another teacher-aide who helps us whenever she can, there are another 7 volunteers who generously spend whole days in the library, shelving, covering, accessioning new resources, labelling, managing the loans desk and many other tasks. The Resource Centre wouldn’t function without their assistance. So a huge thank you to Helen Logan, Anne Farmer, Hazel Prosser, Mary Delgado, Anne Pope, Veronica Hawkins and Maree Harte for your hard work this term.
 

Library Loans

Preps may only borrow 1 Junior Fiction or Junior Non-Fiction book per week. To make it easy to remember, all other students may borrow the same number of resources as their Year level e.g. Year 1 – 1, Year 2 – 2, Year 3 – 3 and so on.

Please help your children to remember to return their library books on time. At the end of term, we contact parents whose children have well-overdue books. Students are reminded during their library lesson and then if the book/s are still overdue after a month, Meryl will phone you. This is followed by an email and finally a letter from me. This is all time-consuming so please help us to ensure this doesn’t happen too often.

Caring for Library Resources and Library Bags

Please ensure that your son or daughter (especially in Years Prep to 3) have a library bag. Those sold at the Uniform Shop are waterproof. If students don’t have bags, we ask that the library books stay in their classroom until they bring a bag to take them home. This is very important in wet weather.

RRZ  and Monitors’ Clubs

In Term 2, RRZ or the Resource Research Zone is about to move to a larger space, in the library courtyard. Currently students are enjoying inventing and constructing, making movies, creating characters out of play dough and using pool noodles to make the longest marble run possible.
 
The monitors have been working hard this term and only will be presented with their badges next term. We may have as many as one per class!
 
 

Term 2

•    Premier’s Reading Challenge starts – May 16
•    Year 6 Readers’ Cup Regional Finals - May 17
•    National Simultaneous Storytime – May 21
 

Term 3

•    Voices on the Coast Year 6 Excursion – July 20
•    Author Visit Years 4-6 – August 16
•    Book Week Visiting Performance - Musical for Prep – Year 3 – August 23
•    Book Week Character Parade – August 25
•    Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes – August 25
 

Term 4

•    Book Fair – October 27 – November 3
 
Looking forward to meeting new parents and especially those of you who have time to volunteer to help in the Resource Centre.
 
Maree Johnson
Teacher-Librarian