The Garth Boomer Resource Centre
Our school library provides students with a wide selection of learning material, a dedicated computer room, and reading corner. During school hours, a class workspace provides room for up to 30 students to spread out while working with the teacher librarian or class teacher. We like to encourage students to make use of the resource centre during their lunch break to read, draw, play games or use the computers.
Governing Council meetings and workshops for staff are held in the resource centre, which is also available for hire after school and is currently used for drama classes twice a week.
Borrowing from the school library
Students and parents are welcome to borrow books for up to two-weeks at a time, which can be renewed if the book is not on request.
How many books can I borrow?
R-1 up to 2 books
2-5 up to 3 books
6-7 up to 4 books
Parents up to 5 books
8:50am to 3:10pm (3:00pm Wednesdays)
Students are welcome to borrow or return books under parent supervision from 8:30am-8:50am and 3:10pm-3:20pm.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
The Premier’s Reading Challenge was introduced in 2004 to help kids enjoy reading and improve literacy levels. It encourages students to read 12 books between the start of the school year and early September, including 8 books from the Reading Challenge List (marked with a special sticker) and 4 of their own choice.
Students record titles and authors on the official Reading Challenge form, which is then signed off by a teacher, parent of librarian.
Our teacher librarian works with classroom teachers to provide students with the right resources to use in the class, library or computer room to develop their inquiry learning skills.