14 August 2017

Junior School Resource Centre

I would like to introduce myself as the Junior School Teacher-Librarian taking over from Mr Warwick Norman. I am not new to Scotch having been based in the Senior School for the past three and a half years. If you ever have any questions about the library service at Scotch please email me at library@scotch.wa.edu.au.

To start the term each class has shared stories centred around Gallipoli and the ANZACS. Many boys contributed personal accounts to their class on the heroism of great, great-great and great-great-great grandfathers. This generated an interest in our non-fiction collection on the various wars that Australian troops have been involved in and many boys borrowed books from this section of the library. I hope they have shared what they have been reading with you.

Over the coming year I look forward to getting to know your son and promoting a life-long love of reading. I also invite parents to visit and borrow from the library at any time.

I would also like to welcome two new faces to the Junior School library. On staff we have been joined by Emma Murdoch who is working with us three days a week for this term as our esteemed Marilyn Horn takes a well-deserved break for long service, and as a volunteer for book covering (Thursday mornings 8.30am - 10am JM Library) we have gained the services of a Ingrid Hopley. Although there is talk of Russian royalty and connections with New York fashion, Ingrid has asked that I say nothing about her in this article and so will simply say 'welcome to both ladies'.

Mrs Kathryn Salt

Junior School Teacher-Librarian