The role of St Joseph’s Library is to support all teaching and learning in the school,
through its resources, services and facilities.
This happens through;
• a comprehensive learning program designed to give students the necessary skills to become information literate and thereby becoming lifelong learners.
• the promotion of literature and good reading habits to develop literacy skills, essential to all learning.
• the provision of a variety of resources, selected and organised to meet the needs of all users, i.e. students, teachers, and parents.
At all times, programs are planned with classroom teachers to ensure continuity of teaching and learning between the library and the classroom.
What’s on offer all the time!
• Quality teaching and learning
• Great resources for both learning and leisure, with books to meet every interest and reading level
• Assistance in finding the perfect book for schoolwork or fun
• 17 computers for catalogue searching, internet research, the development of technology skills and lunchtime activities
• Lunchtime activities, including quiet games, computer games, board games and chess, drawing and colouring in, and of course, reading
• New book display with books which can be reserved at the library or online (see details below)
• A welcoming and caring environment
What’s on offer from time to time!
• School Readers Cup for Years 6 & 7
• Interschool Readers Cup for the winning teams from our school competition
• “Voices on the Coast” - a literature festival for interested students in Years 6 & 7
• Children’s Book Week for everyone, featuring our annual Book Week Parade and promotion of the shortlisted books for the Children’s Book of the Year Awards. This year’s them is "Champions Read!” Click here for more details http://cbca.org.au/Default.aspx
• The Premier’s Reading Challenge for all students Click here for more details http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/readingchallenge
How can I access the library from home? Search the library catalogue using Oliver