The Library Resource Centre has an extensive collection of books (print and online), computer programs, DVDs, CDs, charts and games. The library has three Inquiry Terminals and laptops which students can use to access the Internet and online programs.
Two teacher-librarians and two part-time teacher-aide staff the library. All classes attend regular library sessions, which are planned by the teacher-librarian and teachers. These sessions help develop information literacy skills such as defining, locating, selecting and translating information, and support the units students are working on in class.
The library is open to staff, students and parents before school from 8.30am and during lunchtimes. Students can borrow after school until 3.30pm, unless the library or staff are unavailable. All classes have regular borrowing times.
As a general rule, students may borrow:
- Prep - Year 1: one book for two weeks
- Year 2 - 3: two books for two weeks
- Year 4 - 5: three books for two weeks
- Year 6: four books for two weeks
Of course, students may return and borrow books as many times as they require during the week.
Students may borrow additional items for specific projects. Loans may be extended, if necessary, and books may be borrowed for all holidays except the six-week Christmas break.
The library has regularly been the venue for the annual Bardon Young Writers' workshops, and throughout the year hosts guest authors, such as Jackie French, Tristan Bancks and Deborah Abela, which is a wonderfully rewarding experience for our students and all those that attend.
In 2019, our school is offering Chess Coaching to
all students from Prep to Year 6.
Chess is a great game to learn and play on many
levels. Such as; strategy building, problem-solving, the art of being a good
sport. It is a game you can continue to play at any age.
Our coaches are from Gardiner Chess who also run
the tournaments we attend each term. We hope we will have Martin, Sophie and
Natasha back with us again this year.
Tournaments are run towards the end of each term
and are by invitation only. Separate paperwork will be forwarded to those
students offered a place. The cost of the tournament is separate from the term
Chess coaching will be on Wednesday and Thursday
mornings from 8.00am - 8.45am. We welcome beginners and advanced players alike.
Chess Coaching is a 7-week program and will be run each term.
Further information and details of how to register are outlined on the Registration Form (see the link at the top right-hand side of the page).