The overarching aims of the Kaleen Primary School Resource Centre are to: Build critical and creative thinkers, enrich learning with ICT and ensure our children are 21st century literate.
Our goal for junior school students (Kindergarten to year 2) is to develop a love of books and reading. We encourage children to borrow and return books, respect and care for resources and become active and enthusiastic library users. We also begin to explore the Dewey decimal system and learn how books are catalogued and where/ how to find them on the shelves.
The goals for senior school students (year 3-year 6) are to better develop knowledge of the Dewey decimal system; understand and begin to use the Information Literacy Process; refine research skills and begin to produce research assignments.
Our library is open for extra borrowing time 3:00-3:15 Mondays and Wednesdays, as well as 1:10-1:35 Tuesdays (Chess club), Wednesdays (Quiet reading) and Thursdays (Green Team).
We have an "Underground Library" that is currently located near the front door. This is a collection of "weeded", "cancelled" or no longer wanted books. Students can take these home without a library bag. They are for students to keep. They have the Kaleen Primary School barcode removed and should have a cancelled stamp on them or "weeded" written on them..
All borrowers need to use a library bag every time they borrow. We have spare plastic bags and welcome the donation of more plastic bags. Please bring them to the Resource Centre or drop them in at the front office.
As we are always getting in new resources that require covering, hinge taping and shelving we appreciate any volunteer helpers. If you have any spare time come on in!
2017 Term 1 Library time table- Click HERE to view
New to the Library- E-books accessed through our OLIVER library system. Click HERE for the step by step directions on how to access electronic books.