Reading, studying, getting help or just have some time out - the library has been the place to be in the winter term.
Life in the library has been a steady stream of classes, internal and external exams, enquiries and reading, not to mention junior librarians' training most days and boarders' prep every night of the week. It is also the venue for IB practice exams, the Peer Reading programme, Excel Tutoring on Mondays after school, OCESOL speeches (Oral Communication for English Speakers of Other Languages), as well as the Gateway chainsaw course and Access-it Library Roadshow.
Our mantra this year has been to bring boys and books together and to connect them with the resources we have available in the library.
Promotions and displays have featured current topics of interest:
- Rugby World Cup
- Anniversary of the moon landing
- Māori Language Week
- National Poetry Day
- Year 10 cardboard sculptures
- 'Real Life Action'
- Year 9 'What's Next?'
- Mental Health Awareness Week
- Conservation Week
The other major focus this term has been on rejuvenating the Fiction section of the library. Firstly we 'weed' the tired and unpopular books then replace them with the latest titles from a list of recommendations, and suggestions from the boys. This is an ongoing process requiring student input and the knowledge and expertise of our experienced staff who have a feel for the needs of our library users. If you want to see what we have available, take a look at our New Items carousel on the Library Webpage (link below). We welcome your feedback.
The holidays are just around the corner, so don't forget to stock up on family reading. Let us know if you find a book that you just can't put down!