Our school library operates as a hub for a number of school and community initiatives, with our librarian organising a number of additional activities each year.
Students visit the library once a week to exchange reading books, listen to stories, learn about authors, research using reference books and the computer lab, and develop library skills. Reading based around themes (e.g. ANZAC Day, Harmony Week etc.) and a love of books are promoted.
As part of our pastoral care program, the school operates a very successful library lunch program. The program provides an environment in which students can engage in a variety of activities - Legoland, computer zone, art, drama, drawing, games, chill out zone - with support from staff, parents and peers.
Senior students are afforded the opportunity to extend their leadership skills as library monitors by organising and managing activities, engaging younger students and modelling values.
Our librarian, Suraya Drabarek, collaborates with Midland Library to access extra opportunities for our students including Better Beginnings sessions and a number of visits to Midland Library for author talks. An annual book fair is held to celebrate Book Week.
Library displays reflect current themes and the librarian works closely with staff to stock books relevant to curriculum foci. Read Anywhere, Anytime was one such program undertaken by the school.
The library hosts Homework Club, P & C meetings, Network meetings, Midland Early Years Action Group meetings and other community programs, in additional to staff meetings.