14 August 2017

LIBRARY


Important Notice: Middle School Library Movement

As the excitement of moving into the new Middle School building increases, the Middle School Library is also preparing to move into its temporary home while the new library is being built. This will affect students and families in several ways in the coming weeks:

1. The library will be closed at the end of Week 8 while we do a stocktake on the existing books before they are boxed in preparation for being moved during the holidays.

2. All items on loan will need to be returned to the library by the end of Week 8, Friday 13th of September.

3. Students should have returned their permission form to access eBooks from the Overdrive platform. These eBooks will be the main way that students continue their reading programs while the library is being relocated.

If you have any concerns please don't hesitate to contact me by emailing library@scotch.wa.edu.au.

I would like to highlight that the library, in conjunction with the Parent Association, have prepared well for this period without access to print books. Considerable investment into the eBooks has occurred in the past six months and I highly encourage parents and students to have a browse of the titles available.

Book Week in the Bunning Resource Centre - from Ms Kathryn Salt, Teacher-Librarian

Bunning Resource Centre

Children's Book Week was celebrated the week of August 19. This is the longest running children's festival in Australia, and celebrated its 67th birthday in 2013. This year's theme was Read Across the Universe. Throughout the week the BRC had various competitions running and the boys really got into the spirit of it all. As part of their library reading program the Year 10s created a 4 Pics 1 Word clue based on the novel they were reading. These were then used in a competition launched on the digital signage at 10:00 each day and this proved very popular with the boys. Treasure hunt competitions and Lego building were run at lunchtimes, and a quiz lunch was held on the Wednesday. In true James Bond style the staff got into the spirit by wearing a James Bond badge so the boys could use their detective skills to discover what books staff were currently reading. This was backed up in the BRC with a fabulous display of all the first editions of the Ian Fleming James Bond series kindly lent to us by Lance Quartermaine, our OSC Manager.

Mr Brad Tyrrell

Head of Library