What a happy start to the year it has been. Thank you to everyone who has remembered to bring back the books that were borrowed over the holidays. We love to hear about your favourite reads.
Each class in our Junior School will be visiting the library for browsing and borrowing every week.
Kindergarten can borrow 1 book (in term 1 as they settle in)
Years 1 and 2 can borrow up to 3 books
Years 3 and 4 can borrow up to 4 books
Years 5 and 6 can borrow up to 5 books
Books may also be returned before school and at lunchtimes.
The library will be open before school for quiet reading Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8 - 8:30am. On Thursday and Friday mornings, we will be hosting Book Clubs for Stage 2 and Stage 3 students. Keep your eye out for the Co-curricular booklet when that is released and make sure you sign up quick. Spaces are limited.
Our collection continues to grow and over the holidays we were able to add some exciting new books. Make sure you pop into the library over the coming weeks to have a look at our new books display to enjoy what’s new on offer. Also remember to let us know if there’s a book you would like to see in the library. We love to receive recommendations!
Once again this year, our teacher librarians will be visiting classrooms once a week to teach our students how to become skilled researchers. Our focus this year will be around a deeper exploration of the history syllabus.
Library monitors in 2020
It is wonderful to have responsible and helpful Stage 2 and Stage 3 student leaders in the library as Library Monitors. If your child would like to be considered for the role, they should write an application (one paragraph which includes your child’s name and class) explaining why they would like to be a monitor and hand it in to Mrs Cotter by the end of Week 2.
The Year Ahead
2020 looks to be a year packed with fun and informative events. We are looking forward to once again hosting the Premier’s Reading Challenge, National Simulataneous Storytime, Australian Reading Hour, Book Week and the KOALA (Kids Own Australian Literature Awards) as well as some special ‘themed’ weeks dotted throughout the year, starting with Love Your Library in Week 3.
Looking forward to sharing in your child’s love of reading, books and learning with great anticipation.
JS and GS Teacher Librarian