The Library provides a wonderful haven for students to enjoy a variety of lunch time activities. There is a different focus activity each day but students are always welcome to simply relax, read, draw or chat with friends in a safe and attractive environment.
Mondays and Thursdays are “Making” days where students can access a large variety of recycled materials and tools to create imaginative projects. Students can also enjoy learning new skills such as origami and card making.
Tuesdays are for story-telling. Each week a different mystery reader appears in the library to share a favourite story. Students may also read to each other or to their younger buddies or make up plays using the puppets and puppet theatre. Just who the story teller will be each week is a closely guarded secret and there is much excitement when students arrive in the Library and discover the identity of the mystery reader.
Wednesday is “Games” day where students can choose from a large number of board and card games or bring their own games to play with friends.
Friday is our quiet day. Students may choose activities that are quiet in nature and this creates a pleasant respite after a busy week. During the winter months, children’s programs are shown on the large electronic whiteboard. Some favourites are Charlie and Lola, Round the Twist, Monkey Magic and classic episodes of Batman.
Students have a chance to take part in the annual Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge. Reading is an essential life skill for everyone and the Challenge encourages families to be actively involved in supporting children to read. The Challenge invites children and young people to read a set number of books and record their efforts online. It’s a great way to get them talking about reading with friends and family, and to push themselves to read as many books as they can. Join the Challenge today and discover new authors, get expert tips, book recommendations and more. Participation is free. To find out more about the Challenge and access the booklist visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/prc