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Boronia Park Public School

Boronia Park Public School

Friendship, Harmony, Cooperation and Respect

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Boronia Park School Library is an innovative learning centre.

It has varied collection of fiction books from beautifully illustrated and written picture books for K-2 students as well as fast fiction stories. It has a large range of series books and long involved novels from popular authors from Australia and around the world. It has a relevant contemporary reference section for students to access during research activities.

The library boasts a useful collection of teacher's resources covering all Key Learning Areas to help with lesson preparation and delivery. There is a SMART board for teachers to use during research lessons, the school’s computer lab and iPads for students to access to locate information and complete projects.

Children are welcome to visit the library during lunch time Monday to Friday to enjoy playing a range of games, participate in art and craft activities and reading.

Library Program
The library program follows a K-6 Information Skills scope and sequence, closely linked to the enquiry process and the school’s IT scope and sequence.

K-3 students have a half hour library lesson each week which involves reading a range of fiction texts and enhancing their information skills. During this time they also borrow books of their choice.

Students in 4-6 also engage in literature activities and borrowing time as well as weekly half hour research sessions where they use the library to locate information to consolidate and extend classroom lessons on a range of topics.

The library online
All students are encouraged to borrow regularly from the library with the support from the teacher librarians. Furthermore, students are encouraged to monitor their own borrowing using the Oliver Library link in their student portal. Using the Oliver Library portal, students can:

  • Search or browse for books
  • View their current loans
  • View their loan history, which can assist in completing the PRC reading log
  • Renew their current loans (a maximum of 2 times)
  • Read an ebook
  • Write a book review
  • Set “interests” to allow for book recommendations

Premier’s Reading Challenge

As part of our school’s literacy program, all students are encouraged to participate in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC). The PRC rules and booklists can be found here. The challenge begins early in Term one and finishes at the end of August each year. K-2 students are required to read 30 books and 3-6 students need to read 20 books to complete the challenge.

Student’s reading logs need to be submitted online and a signed hardcopy sent to the library.  All students completing the challenge received a Boronia Park Public School merit award, which contributes to the Boronia Park merit award system.

Book Week
Each year on the school’s Grandparent’s Day, the library hosts a Book Fair. All books purchased are donations to the school.  The books are processed quickly for the purchasing student to borrow first and then shared among others. For years to come, students are reminded of their donations, as a donation certificate is placed inside the book.

During Book Week in term 3, all classes make a major poster for display in the library based on the short listed books nominated by the Australian Book Council. These posters are a wonderful and colourful addition to our library. The school also conducts a Book Character Parade or hosts and author to visit. This year we look forward to welcoming Australian author Ursula Dubosarsky.