​Our dynamic, contemporary library shares learning tools and resources, but is also a vibrant community hub. 

We offer a substantial and evolving book collection, a range of online and interactive resources, and weekly classes with an expert teacher-librarian. 

Our library is a welcoming space to read, relax, reflect and play.

Read, relax, reflect, enjoy

Our Library is a safe space where students can read, relax, engage, create, design, explore, research, learn and have fun! Our aim is to provide a warm and engaging environment that encourages a love of reading, digital citizenship and life-long learning.

Students are encouraged and supported by their teachers and Library staff to use the library for personal enjoyment, reading and study purposes. 

Supporting the whole school community

Our library is not just for the students! Teachers meet for coaching in this space, which is rich with parent and educator support tools and student resources. Ample additional equipment, such as computers, games, TVs, stationery and study space, can benefit all members of our school community.

A responsive, contemporary library

Classes visit the library on a regular basis to read, research, and work on learning tasks. Teacher Librarians teach programs embedded within class units of work to develop students’ information literacy, understanding of literature, and interest in reading and lifelong learning.

 Highlights include:

  •  STEAM/Design Room for creating, designing and technology.
  • Reference Room for research and visual language.
  • Reader Room for Home and Guided Readers.
  • Teacher references are supplied in the Reference and Reading Rooms.
  • Dedicated parent/carer references shelf.
  • Collaboration and flexible learning spaces, including high tables, floor space, adjustable mobile chairs, internet café, collaborative nooks, laptops, and desktops.
  • Student clubs, including Chess, Dance, Writing, Scratch, Robotics and Readers' Cup.
  • Books housed in conceptual groupings, such as Junior Non-Fiction and Historical Fiction, for easy access and developing and changing topical displays, such as ANZAC Day, Book Week, scary books, or fairy tales.
  • Hosting talks and workshops from popular authors and illustrators. 

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