The Resource Centre
The Resource Centre is the centre of learning at the Hub, and library
staff provides a friendly welcoming environment for all school
The Library Collection
Our well stocked library provides a wide variety of materials both
fiction and non-fiction, including the most recent publications. These
available to students, teachers and the parent community.
Open borrowing times
- Before school 8:30-8:50
- After school 3:10 – 3:30
- Borrowing during class time.
Younger students spend time with the class teacher listening to stories and discussing literature, and borrow their own materials during
this time. Older students borrow their own reading material independently and access the
open borrowing times available. Parents are also welcome to browse and borrow with younger children.
The Premier’s Reading Challenge
The Premier’s Reading Challenge is offered to all our students from Reception to Year 6.
Students are encouraged to be involved in the awards program, which challenges young people to read 12 books at their level before September. Students that complete the challenge receive a certificate or medal.
Each year we have a themed display in our library. Once students complete the challenge they are able to choose a picture, add their name & add it to our display. This year we had a Pokemon theme.
More information is available at www.prc.sa.edu.au
Read Inspire Create
The theme of Bookweek 2023 was ‘Read Inspire Create’
Book Week is an annual event and a main school focus in Term 3. During the time leading up to Book Week, students read and explore the recently published books that have been short-listed to win awards run by the Australian Children’s Book Council. (opens in a new tab)
In the weeks leading up to book week students had the opportunity to read all of the CBCA shortlisted books, during their library visiting time. They then got to vote for their favourite book. This year’s most popular book was ‘There’s no such book’!
We held craft activities during the recess breaks. Students made Giraffe headbands, Dog hand puppets & Snappy peg frogs. Some of our older students
volunteered to help the younger students with these activities, this year. It was great to see so many students enjoying the craft making.
Students from two classes attended a ‘Let’s Build It’ session with local Adelaide author Mike Lucas. Mike spoke about his family history, what lead him to become an author and also that he owns Shakespeare’s bookshop in Blackwood. Students listened to Mike read one of his most popular picture books, ‘Let’s build a house’. There was also a hands on component. Students were able to try to build their own walls. Seeing how high they could go without their wall falling over. To finish off students were able to ask Mike some questions. We were also lucky enough to have Mike sign two copies of his books, which are available in our library.
On Friday we had our annual Book Week Parade. It’s always a fun way to end the week. Students are encouraged to dress up using the theme of one of the shortlisted book or their favourite book character. It was great to see so many students & staff dressed up this year & how creative their costumes were.
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During week 3 & 4 of this term we held our Scholastic Book Fair. The day before we opened the fair, all students came to the library to see what books were available & to make out a wish list. It was fantastic to see our students really excited about the books and saying how they enjoy reading.
It was awesome to see so many families attend over the 4 days.
All money raised will be used to purchase resources for all of our students to enjoy. Congratulations to our three lucky door prize winners Tori, Ella & Brooklyn.
Huge thank you to Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers, Students & Staff that supported our fair, making it a big success!!
National Simultaneous Storytime
Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools and many other places around the country.
This years’ event took place on Wednesday 24th May at 11:00am, Students throughout the school watched the live stream of the book ‘The Speedy Sloth’, written by Rebecca Young and illustrated by Heath McKenzie. They also saw Heath explain how he designed and drew the main character. Then they created their very own Sloths, which are proudly displayed in our library.