Overdue notes will soon be given out to students as we prepare for stocktake at the end of the year. We also have a lot of books missing from the library. This means they will not turn up on a student’s overdue note as they have not been loaned out. Please have a look around at home and send any unused library books back to school as soon as possible.
Computer Use in the Library
We are going to trial some new guidelines for computer use in the library from Term 3.
On Mondays and Thursdays at lunchtime only, games are permitted to be played on BYOD devices. The following games are acceptable for use at Korowal:
- Magic: The Gathering
- Tapped Out
This process has been discussed at length with staff and students, as we want all students to have a healthy work/life balance and to make sure breaks are being used wisely. We will keep an eye on the success of this trial and keep you posted of any changes or developments.
A “Study Area” has been created in the library (near the desktop computers) for students wishing to do schoolwork during break times. This area also contains a powerboard and USB ports to recharge devices, so ensure you bring your charging cables to school.
Book Week and Open Day in the Library
I’ve been busy buying books on our wishlist, so they will be available for you to purchase and donate back to our library during Open Day. The library will also have a Book Week Display in the Junior Room which should be ready before Open Day and Fair. The Book Week theme this year is “Escape to Everywhere”, so our primary students have been thinking about places they escape to in their imagination whilst reading books. This term we are also ‘speed dating’ some of the Children’s Book Council of Australia categories during library lessons so that we can really get to know them before voting for our favourites in a few weeks.
For Open Day, we will be having a book sale, where you can buy a book to donate to the library. Your name will be placed on a book plate inside the donated book. The library will also be having story time in the Junior Fiction room featuring stories from this year’s 2017 Children’s Book Council of Australia shortlist as well as some fun origami bookmark making.
And finally, thank you everyone for making me feel so welcome at Korowal. I’m still getting to know all of our students’ names but looking forward to seeing everyone at Open Day.