School libraries

Junior School library
The Junior School Library supports the educational and recreational interests of students and staff from the Early Learning Centre to Year 6. The Library is staffed by a qualified Teacher Librarian and a Library technician. Students from Pre-prep to Year 6 have weekly borrowing sessions, with a focus on reading promotion and developing our students as lifelong readers. Loans are for two weeks, with open access to the collection so that students and their parents can borrow as frequently as they would like.
Reading activities
Information Literacy and Digital Citizenship Skills
Opening hours

Reading activities

The Library is involved in a range of reading activities including:

  • Scholastic Book Club
  • Scholastic Book fair
  • CBCA Book Week
  • National Simultaneous Storytime
  • Annual Library Lover’s Day
  • Kids Lit Quiz
  • CBCA Christmas Book Appeal
  • ACT Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge
  • Reading and writing competitions
  • Author talks
  • Year 6 library committee

Information Literacy and Digital Citizenship Skills

Students from Prep - Year 6 have regular library lessons planned collaboratively with class teachers as a partnership in the teaching and learning of the Units of Inquiry involved in the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme. These lessons focus on developing:

Information Literacy Skills:

  • Defining and planning information searches
  • Locating, generating, accessing data and information
  • Selecting and evaluating data and information
  • Primary and secondary sources
  • Recognising intellectual property
  • News and media literacy
  • Website evaluation

Digital Citizenship skills:

  • Media balance and wellbeing
  • Privacy and security
  • Digital footprint and identity
  • Relationships and communication
  • Cyberbullying and digital drama

Opening hours

Before School hours: 8.15am - 8.45am

Students are welcome into the Library before school when accompanied by a parent for shared reading and borrowing.

School hours: 8.45am - 3.20pm

The Library is open throughout the day for lessons and is utilised by a range of staff and students for a variety of purposes.

The Library is closed during recess but is open to students every lunchtime (1:45-2:15) for recreational activities.

After School hours: 3.20pm - 3.45pm, Tuesday - Thursday (Closed Monday afternoons)

Students are welcome into the Library after school when accompanied by a parent for shared reading and borrowing.

The Library is also used after school for a variety of co-curricular activities including robotics, coding, and chess.

Senior School Library
The Senior School Library was refurbished in 2022 to provide students with a modern collaborative, learning and research space. This facility supports the educational and recreational interests of students and staff from Years 7 to 12. The Library is staffed by a qualified Teacher Librarian and a Library technician. The Library has a wide-ranging collection of books, audio-visual material and equipment for loan that support the curriculum. The Senior School Library also features a textbook-hire service, provides advice on referencing, correct citation and research skills, and offers access to a range of online databases.
Online catalogue and databases
Opening hours

Online catalogue and databases

The Library subscribes to a number of databases that cater to the learning needs of our school community. These include Britannica, Infobase and Gale databases. Students also have access to eBooks for research and reading for leisure. All of these resources, as well as the Library catalogue, are available via the Library website.

Opening hours

The Senior School Library is open 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.

The Library is supervised by a Teacher Librarian after school who is available to assist students with homework and assignments. Mathematics and English teachers also provide tutoring in the Library one afternoon a week. In addition to this service, the School also offers an Evening Study Program for Year 8-12 students at the Library. This program allows students to complete homework and assessment preparation in a supervised environment, helping students develop healthy student habits.