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Resource Centre

POLICY

In an environment of faith, education and love, the school library aims to promote the intellectual, spiritual and social development of each student at St Peter’s so that they may reach their full potential.   In the school library, our staff members strive to meet the needs of all the members of our school community – from the students, staff and wider parish community.

STUDENT BORROWING

 All classes are given a weekly ½ hour borrowing time where students are encouraged to choose books to take home to read and share with their parents. (Studies show that these precious times spent with our children help creates a stronger bond with them as well as strengthen their literacy skills.)

Borrowing Limits: 
Prep students:  1 Book
Year 1-3 students:  2 Books
Year 4-6 students:  3 books 

Library Borrowing Days
MONDAY – 1GO, 4BL, 3GO
TUESDAY – 3BL, 2BL, 2GO, 1PU
WEDNESDAY – 1WH, 1BL, 5BL, 6GO, 4WH, 6WH, 3WH
THURSDAY – 6BL, 3PU, 2WH, 5WH, 2PU, 5GO
FRIDAY – 4GO, PBL, PWH, PPU, PGO
Please ensure that your child has a library bag for borrowing day.

Books are loaned out for a period of two weeks, after which an overdue notice is sent out to students in the class buckets.  Replacement cost is required for any lost or damaged books.

All students must have a fabric bag when they come to borrow.  This is one of the methods put in place to assist students to value not just their own belongings but also others’ property.  Specially printed calico bags are available from the library or uniform shop for $3.50 each.

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LUNCH TIME ACTIVITIES
 The Resource Centre is open at both lunch breaks (Monday to Friday) for Year 1 to 7 students.  During this time, the students may choose to play board games, do puzzles, read, work on projects, or draw etc.  The library is supervised by the Teacher Librarian or other staff members during these breaks.

LESSONS
 Special ½ hour lessons are conducted in the Resource Centre for Prep to Year 4 classes during the year.  These lessons focus on skills and literature appreciation. A timetable is negotiated at the start of each term with the class teacher involved.

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