Acting Knowledge & Learning Strategist
Libraries are no longer places of total silence, they are dynamic learning spaces that promote both collaborative and independent learning. This is clearly evident every day in our school library. Just this term we have worked together with a number of faculties to deliver exciting and innovative experiences for hundreds of students.
Double, double toil and trouble was whispered by Year 10 Drama students as the audience weaved its way through the library. Rows of books and study tables had been transformed into another world as the Drama students performed their version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
International Women’s Day was celebrated with a Student Soap Box at lunch time. Hundreds of students packed the library as students from all year levels took the opportunity to voice their feelings on issues close to their heart.
Every student in Year 9 was invited to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party as they explored and managed their newly developed research skills and students from all Year 8 Religion classes followed clues that led them to a new understanding of Early Christian Communities. Year 7 students were all involved in activities that encouraged their curiosity and widened their reading opportunities and we hope everyone is now thinking about their holiday reading.
Open Day was incredibly busy as we demonstrated augmented reality, green screen activities and members from the student book club, Chapter Chicks, spoke about their recent visit to the State Library.
Displays that focus on current social justice issues, the environment, our love of books, St Patrick’s Day and the upcoming Premier’s Reading Challenge have all held pride of place this term. Our library is a versatile place full of dynamism and learning. Every day is a new and exciting day where authentic learning is evident in every nook and cranny.
Mrs Chris Woods
Acting Knowledge and Learning Strategist