Resource Centre

We have a large, well-stocked Resource Centre that caters for the learning needs of students Reception – Year 7. We are conveniently located in the school, occupying the downstairs western end of the Koonga building. Below is some information and and answers to frequently asked questions about our Resource Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions
01 – Staff- Who might help me?
02 – Opening times – When can I borrow?
03 – Borrowing limits – How many books can I borrow?
04 – Borrowing process – How do I borrow?
05 – Borrowing time limits – How long can I borrow books?
06 – Overdue books – What happens if I forget, damage or lose a book?
07 – Book Care – How should I look after the books I borrow?
08 – Searching – How can I find the book I am looking for?
09 – Resource Centre Use – What else can I do in the Resource Centre?
10 – Holiday borrowing- Can I borrow in the holidays?

1. Staff
Who might help me?

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Emma Green, Tali de Lacy and Christina Sapio are the people you will see when you come to the Resource Centre. We will help you find what you need.
During lunchtimes teachers are on duty 1.00 – 1.20pm and the desk is managed by Resource Centre Monitors, a group of Year 7 students.
2. Opening Times
When can I borrow?

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Books can be returned and borrowed on any day of the week. We encourage students to access the Resource Centre as often as they need to. Classes have a weekly borrowing time.

Please check with your child’s class teacher for their weekly borrowing session details. Below is a list of other borrowing and returning opportunities.

Monday – Friday:

Morning 8.30 – 8.50 am
Lunchtime 1.00 – 1.20 pm
After school 3.10 – 3.30 pm

3. Book Limits
How many books can I borrow?

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  • Reception – Year 2: 2 books (extra books can be negotiated with Resource Centre staff or class teachers)
  • Reception – Year 2 students need to use a library bag when borrowing. Generally the rule is no bag, no borrowing.
  • Years 3/4/5 : maximum of 6 books
  • Years 6/7 : maximum of 8 books

Older students are usually required to have a dictionary, maths text book and/or spelling text book on their own borrowing card. Many also have music texts. In these circumstances we negotiate the borrowing limits to ensure students have access to the range of resources they need to complete work required of them.

If a student consistently has overdue or damaged books they will only be able to borrow one at a time until we know they can handle their responsibilities better.

4. Borrowing Process
How do I borrow?

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Returning books is as easy as posting them through our returns slot in the front desk.Many teachers also provide a library box in their room in which children can put returns. Class monitors bring them to the Resource Centre in the morning.When borrowing books you choose the one you want and take it to the front desk. An adult or Resource Centre monitor will scan your borrowing card, then your book.
5. Time Limits
How long can I borrow books?

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Reception – Year 2: 1 week
Years 3/4/5:    2 weeks
Years 6/7:        2 weeks

Other resources such as dictionaries and other textbooks have due dates negotiated, usually for the end of the year.

6. Overdue Books
What happens if I forget, damage or lose a book?

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The process we follow for overdue or lost books is:

  1. Reminder note
  2. Overdue note
  3. Contact parent where possible
  4. Account sent asking for payment

We appreciate damaged books being sent back so we can try to mend them. Please do not attempt to mend them at home. If we are not able to mend them then an account may be sent.

7. Book Care
How should I look after the books I borrow?

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Reception – Year 2 children need a library bag to borrow. We encourage other students to use a library bag where possible.Students need to take responsibility for putting their library books in school bags, not left in lockers.Please be aware of drink bottles and lunch boxes in your bag, and make sure they are closed properly to avoid spills and crumbs damaging books.
8. Searching
How can I find the book I am looking for?

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Our computer system uses the Amlib Library Management System for managing resources in our Resource Centre.Students can search our collection from any curriculum computer in the school.Books from the Premier’s Reading Challenge are identified with coloured dot stickers on their spines.R – 2 has a green dot, Yrs 3 – 5 has an orange dot and Yrs 6/7 has a yellow dot.The Amlib system identifies the Premier’s Reading Challenge books by marking them with an asterisk.
9. Resource Centre Use
What else can I do in the Resource Centre?

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The Resource Centre is open at Lunch Time, 1.00-1.20pm.Students can access books, games, drawing and some craft activities during this time. Resource Centre computers may be used for searching the book collection and making reservations.
10. Holiday Borrowing
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We encourage students to borrow during all holiday periods, with the exception of the long break at the end of the year.

 

This page last updated: January 30, 2017