Introduction to the school library

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The school library is central to learning and plays a key role as a place for encouraging innovation, curiosity, and problem solving. Our library is a catalyst for literacy and reading and for teaching and scaffolding inquiry learning. School libraries make a difference to students’ understanding and achievement and provide support for teaching and learning throughout the school. The school library is an important part of the school community and reflects and welcomes this community.

Our school library plays a key role in the cultural and social life of the school. It can be a central point for engagement with all kinds of reading, cultural activities, access to information, knowledge building, deep thinking and lively discussion.

School Library role

The vision, principles and management of our school library can be recorded in our school library management statement. This document reflects our school’s vision for learning and underpins our library’s services, and organisation.

Learning and teaching. The school library provides a model for inquiry learning and building knowledge and confidence in seeking and processing information. The school library is pivotal to developing 21st century learners.

There is a large and growing body of evidence showing the impact of the school library on student achievement.

It is a fundamental resource for supporting students’ learning, and a key support for teaching staff. Our school library reflects and encourages collaborative learning and sharing of ideas.

Literacy and reading. School libraries are places for learning and thinking, and play a key role in supporting and developing enjoyment of reading and multiple literacies.

 

Some pictures of Our School Library.

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