One of the most incredible aspects of working in the Library is seeing learning in action through the changeover of reading material and the support that our Library receives through consistent visitors.
We love watching our students use the Library resources; lunchtimes are always busy and full of students exercising their critical thinking skills during a game of Chess or Uno. Students practice their reading strategies by exploring our shelves of fiction and graphic novels. The Wellbeing Wall is always examined closely and we find that we’re often changing out the texts available in this section as we showcase new books that help to support our wellbeing and mental health.
Teaching colleagues are often bustling in and out of the Library, investigating new books that have been delivered and sometimes even some older titles that support our curriculum. It’s pretty exciting when we’re able to provide a text that will help support the learning that happens in a classroom and we’re always on the lookout for recommendations that can be used as either model texts or just interesting reading.
We’ve had some great recommendations over the last few months from both staff and students and we look forward to continuing to fill our Library with the books that *you* want! If you have a recommendation, then please include it in our Recommendations Book which you’ll find on the Library circulation desk.
Excellence in learning occurs when the team works together – students, staff and parents. The Library is the heart of this team and while we don’t know the exact secret to happiness, we do know that we’re never sad when we’re surrounded by books!
New to the Library this month:
Neurocomic – recommended by the VCE Psychology team
The Art of Taxidermy – recommended by Year 9 student, Kai Rogers
The CHERUB series – recommended by Year 12 student, James Basford
Teen Breathe magazine – recommended by the VCAL team
Kit Magazine – recommended by the Library team
Welcome to Consent – recommended by the Wellbeing team
Premiers’ Reading Challenge
Don’t forget to log all your finished books on the PRC website. If you don’t have any login details, then you can ask Miss Pauer. You get House Points for all the books you log on the site and for everyone that finishes the challenge, there is a hot chip lunch on offer! https://vprcidentity.eduweb.vic.gov.au/account/login
We have several students that have completed the Challenge already! What an amazing reading journey they’ve had.
Book Club is back on!
Running every Tuesday lunchtime, if you would like to participate in Book Club, please speak to Miss Giles. We chat all things books and reading. There are lots of fun activities and we also supply the snacks. We’ve been busy writing some recommendations that are for students, by students, which you’ll be able to find in the Library.