Resource Centre Facilities

The Resource Centre provides an excellent facility that supports our students in both their recreational reading needs and in classroom based activities. A well equipped classroom area is also available to staff and students with Smartboard access and banks of computers as well as wireless laptops.

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Regular Borrowing

Classes have a regular weekly borrowing time and the Resource Centre is open each morning between 8:45a.m and 9:15a.m for any students who may wish to borrow more often. The Resource Centre is also open before and after school until 3:30pm for borrowing and at recess and lunchtimes when students may choose to read quietly, play games or use the computers on their designated day. 

Students are able to borrow both books and DVD’s for a loan period of one week. Overdue items appear first on a class list that is given to the teacher and after 10 days overdue Diary Notes are handed to the students. After one month an overdue letter is sent home with the student and after 90 days a letter is posted home to parents. Parents can either pay for lost items at the Resource Centre, on-line or at the Front Office. Whilst every care is taken when returning items mistakes can still occur, so please, if you have any queries regarding outstanding items please don’t hesitate to call in, telephone or contact me via email on debbie.fuller629@schools.sa.edu.au

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program that was introduced by the Premier in 2004 to:

  • Encourage students to read more books and enjoy reading 
  • Improve literacy levels.

The Challenge requires students to read 12 books between the beginning of the school year and early September. 

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is compulsory for every student. This link will provide a full list of titles in the challenge and other relevant details. http://www.premiersreadingchallenge.sa.edu.au/prc/

Australian Children’s Book Week

Australian Children’s Book Week is an exciting time for our school with author visits, Book Week parades, competitions, prizes and poster creations. We look at those books that have been shortlisted and explore the works of many talented Australian authors and illustrators. Visit the Children’s Book Council’s web site to find out more about this exciting event http://cbca.org.au/

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National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Running for over 15 successful years it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children's book that explores age appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum. National Simultaneous Storytime is celebrated at this school for years Reception to Year 2 along with our feeder Kindergartens.

Other Activities

The Resource Centre displays student’s work and has various displays at times depicting celebratory events.

Various competitions are held throughout the year with prizes being awarded.

An RSPCA Winter appeal is held each year with students donating blankets, towels, dog and cat food. These items are given to the Lonsdale Animal Shelter.

A Scholastic Book Fair is held each year giving parents and students an opportunity to purchase some bargains!

The Scholastic Book Club is run via a parent and is a wonderful way to encourage students to read.

“The more you read the more things you will know, the more that you learn the more places you will go” ...Dr. Seuss

Page last edited: October 14, 2016