The centre is a happy, enjoyable and rich informative learning area of the school. We as librarians are keen to foster in students an appreciation of literature and information technology.
The students have access to a wide variety of up to date fiction, non-fiction resources (both in print and screen based texts) and use digital technologies.
Both teacher/librarians work in conjunction with classroom programmes particularly the Australian Curriculum – History and Geography across the year levels. The programmes are very much ICT based.
The Premiers Reading Challenge is an important focus where teachers, parents and students work together for student’s success.
Some background information about the Premiers Reading Challenge
|Second year||Bronze medal|
|Third year||Silver medal|
|Fourth year||Gold medal|
|Fifth year||Champion medal|
|Sixth year||Legend medal|
|Seventh year||Hall of Fame medal|
|Eighth Year||Hall of Fame Reader for Life award|
At Magill School for the early years students there are a number of ways they can complete the Challenge
For the older students the Challenge is about reading for meaning and gaining knowledge about new authors and challenging themselves.
Parents play an important role in developing young people’s awareness and appreciation of literature. You are always welcome to support your children in choosing books to read at home to support their interests, literacy skills and development.
2017 Resource Centre highlights
June - Michael Panckridge 3-7
August - Tanya Batt R-2
August is a time to celebrate all things books and Bookweek
The Resource Centre will also be having a Scholastic Bookfair and the dates are 29th May – 2nd June
Anne Gilligan & Debbie Knott