The Resource Centre is welcoming, vibrant, colourful and the literature and technology hub of the school.
Our junior fiction collection of books includes new and favourite titles as well as many first chapter books including the latest series for Prep–Year 3. The extensive Junior Non-fiction section encourages younger students to enjoy the rigor and investigative nature of information books.
Our fiction section has considerable depth in covering a wide range of genres to suit many interests and reading levels. Students also enjoy following popular authors which further encourages broad reading for pleasure which has great classroom as well as life-long benefits.
Our large collection of up-to date non-fiction books allow students to investigate any topic which stimulates their interest and keen zest for knowledge. This collection is also accessed by teachers for use in classrooms in addition to the comprehensive Teacher Reference collection.
Teachers bring their classes in for a weekly timetabled borrowing session however the Resource Centre is also open at the following times for additional student borrowing from Monday to Thursday:
- before school 8.30am–8.50am
- first break 11.15am–11.45am
- after school 2.55pm–3.10pm.
Prep and Year 1 students can borrow 1 book at any one time. Years 2 to 6 students can borrow 2 books.
eBooks - State Schools Digital Library for yr 3-6
Lunch times in the Library are popular for student borrowing, reading for pleasure, makerspace activities, while the computer lab is active for supervised coding activities.
Our STEAM Makerspace incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths subjects through lunchtime open-ended art and STEM challenges based around themes and events.
The computer lab is a valuable learning space which contains a class bank of laptops where timetabled classes build effective Information and communication technology (ICT) skills using a variety of programs, learning objects and applications. Computers, laptops and iPads are also located in each classroom throughout the school.
ICT Leadership pathways
Two Technology Captains lead the Tech Crew of YR 5-6 students in fortnightly meetings to inform, assist students and share their skills in lunchtime coding groups in the computer lab.
There are two Class ICT Leaders per class which provide opportunities for younger students to develop ICT leadership skills in their classes.
Resource centre events include:
- Welcome Week
- Library Lovers Week
- Leaders Week
- Premier's Reading Challenge
- National Simultaneous Storytime
- BSS Book Week Celebration
- Book Fair