The Library programme aims to make literature and information, in digital and hard copy formats, accessible to every boy, and to motivate him to read for leisure. It also teaches boys how to use information effectively for a variety of purposes, which are linked to the classroom programme across a wide range of learning areas.
From Pre-Primary through to Year 6, lessons include one book change with a literature component per week and for Years 4 to 6, one inquiry lesson per fortnight, involving the research process.
Resources available to boys from the Preparatory School Library include books, magazines, DVDs, videos, stories on CD and stories on cassette. Boys are encouraged to borrow as often as they like and to make the most of the resources available.
In Years 4 to 6, there is an opportunity for boys to be part of the Bookclub, which meets during lunchtimes, while Year 5 and 6 Library Monitors are boys who volunteer to help in various ways in the library one lunchtime per week.
The Prep School Library also welcomes parent volunteers, known as FOLA (Friends of the Library and Archives), who assist with covering and shelving resources at different times during the year. Please contact senior librarian Mary Hookey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9442 1722 if you are interested.