Curriculum - Library

Our library is a friendly and busy place that exists to encourage children to read, and question the bigger world around them. The library actively works to support the teaching and learning of classroom programs and aims to foster students reading skills and their love of books.

 

Our collections

The library at Tom Price Primary School contains a large collection of books, which are constantly growing and changing in order to keep it fresh, relevant and up-to-date.

 

Our services

The library is open from 8.00 am to 2.30 pm on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays. Weekly library classes are taken by the grade teachers. The library is open to students for lunchtime on Wednesdays and Thursdays for, reading, playing board games and drawing.

Borrowing from the library

Students may borrow up to two books dependent on the year level, for one week at a time. Every grade has a scheduled library time which students can return their books to the library or alternatively they can bring them directly to the returns box in the library. Every child needs a library bag to protect their books. If a book does happen to get damaged at home, please return it to the library as soon as possible and inform a teacher. We have special materials to repair damaged books. If a book is damaged beyond repair however it is school policy to ask that parents pay for a replacement copy.

 

Book Club

The Library runs Book Club for students through Scholastic Australia. Catalogues are sent home to parents twice a term. A percentage of all sales is returned to the school in the form of books and other resources for the library.


Resources

Children’s Book Council of Australia
http://cbca.org.au
Click here for information about Australian children’s books and everything to do with Book Week.