Eastwood Heights Public School

Truth through knowledge

Telephone02 9876 4732

Emaileastwoodht-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Our School Library

The Library is the information hub of Eastwood Heights Public School with many resources available for staff and students. Children have access to a network of 30 computers, an electronic whiteboard and an interactive panel to enhance their learning.

Texts in our Library are divided into the following sections:

·         Kindergarten Fiction and Non-Fiction
·         Junior Fiction and Non-Fiction
·         Fiction (which includes senior fiction texts)
·         Non-Fiction
·         Visual Texts
·         Teacher Resources

Library Opening Hours

The library is open Monday - Friday every week from 9.30am until 3.30pm for class lessons and borrowing. The library is also open during second half lunch on Monday - Thursday.

Borrowing

Every class visits the Library once each week.

Children from Kindergarten can borrow 1 resource.

Children in Year 1 and Year 2 can borrow up to 2 resources.

Children in Years 3-6 can borrow up to 3 resources.

Children may borrow as often as they wish if they are avid readers. They must however return

books before new ones can be loaned. All children must have a library bag to borrow.

Library Staff

Ms Sandy (Teacher Librarian) works from Monday to Friday.

Mrs Gates (Clerical/library assistant) works Wednesdays.

Premiers Reading Challenge

Eastwood Heights Public School is a proud participant of the Premiers Reading Challenge.

Students from Kindergarten to Year 2 are involved in a shared challenge with their teacher reading the books to them.

Students in Years 3-6 are actively involved in doing the challenge independently and can easily locate the books in designated sections of the library. Each book has a sticker providing the PRC identification for that book. Students are required to enter this ID onto their Student Reading Record on the Premiers Reading Challenge website. Students use their Portal user name and password to log on.