Library

Our school library provides a wide variety of resources that supports our students and teachers in all levels of the curriculum. Our resources include networked computers, a pod of laptops, a wireless data projector and screen, a comprehensive non-fiction and reference collection servicing all areas of the curriculum, and a diverse up to date fiction section catering for all reading levels, which is promoted to encourage reading as a pleasurable lifelong habit.

We have an enthusiastic group of Student Librarians who give up their time to help in the library before school, lunchtimes, and after school. Their duties include assisting with shelving, issuing and returning books, promotional displays, book covering and various other duties as required. This voluntary service can go towards their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Interesting and vibrant displays are used to promote current events and create interest in national or international news, as well as showcasing the students’ work from different departments. We also belong to the New Zealand Book Council which allows us have visits from New Zealand writers and poets throughout the year.

Our library catalogue is accessible throughout the school and provides information about our opening hours, author profiles, new books and same favourite useful links including EPIC. We are fortunate that the National Library provides schools with a free subscription to EPIC, an electronic database, which provides a valuable resource for all curriculum learning areas. Students can also access EPIC from home.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library.

Thank you.

Mrs Asprey and Mrs Keenan

This week ...

Monday 22 May

8.45am - Yr 12 SUS Trip
8.45am - Civil Defence Training Day
5.00pm - Kapa Haka in PAC

Tuesday 23 May

10.15am - School Singing Practice

Wednesday 24 May

11.00am - Swimming Sports - all Yr 11, 12 & 13
3.30pm - Maori Achieve in A1
5.00pm - Kapa Haka
7.00pm - Board of Trustees Meeting in Staffroom

Thursday 25 May

8.45am - Yr 13 SUS trip
8.45am - Yr 11 Life Skills Plunket Course in F1
11.00am - Secondary Schools Barber Shop Competition
3.30pm - Study/Homework Club in Library
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme in A2
5.30pm - Poly Group Practice in PAC

Friday 26 May

8.45am - Health Open Day Massey University
8.45am - Yr 13 PED - SS Tough Guy & Tough Gal Challenge
1.30pm - NZ School of Travel & Tourism Visit in F1
7.00pm - Noho Marae Stokes Valley
- Newsletter published today

Saturday 27 May

- Noho Marae Stokes Valley

Sunday 28 May

11.00am - Noho Marae finishes

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