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Mission Statement

North Arm State School Library aims to provide an environment that:

· Provides an organized and well managed library which meets the educational and  recreational reading needs of students and the professional needs of teachers

· Encourages and enriches students reading for pleasure and develops an appreciation of literature

· Supports and promotes the development of information literacy skills that enhances life-long learning

 

 

Our Library

Our library is open every day during first and second lunch breaks for general borrowing, quiet reading and planned activities. Students are also rostered according to year levels to access the computers for project work and accessing school approved game sites.

All students have timetabled lessons each week.

During this time students borrow, listen to a story and view new books that have been purchased. Students are encouraged to use a library bag to ensure our library resources are kept in good condition. Each student is permitted to borrow two books for two weeks.

In the event of a book being lost or damaged children's borrowing rights are withheld until the book is either found or the school receives a monetary contribution to cover its replacement or another book from the same genre.

Our resources are divided into fiction, junior fiction, non-fiction and junior non-fiction.

The fiction section is divided into a favourites section for independent readers who like to read a particular series and a general section. The junior fiction section has a large collection of picture books suitable for all ages. The non-fiction section has been separated into Junior Non Fiction and General.

Books are purchased throughout the year. These purchases are determined by the children's interests and requests made by the teachers based on the units of work that are being covered.

In third term we hold a book fair where the parents and children can purchase books supplied by Scholastic Books. This is an excellent means of obtaining resources for the library as we receive commission  based on sales.

Travel Buddies

We have at North Arm some small friends who love to travel. Through their adventures our students learn about different countries and cities throughout Australia and the world and use Google Earth to track their journeys.

In 2006, Mr Pudding went to Peru and Bolivia with Liz, our library aide, the Simpson Desert and Murray River with Mr and Mrs Brit and to Moreton Island where he was camping with Year 7 and Mr Carmody.

During November and December 06,  Mr Pudding spent time in Canada and the USA.  In 2007, he travelled with Betty (our Business Service Manager) and husband Ken to Thailand, Greece, Italy and the British Isles. Christmas 2007 was spent on the snowfields of Canada.

Mothball the wombat, visited Groote Eyland.  During the September holidays (2007), Mothball went caravanning along the Great Ocean Road and over Christmas he went to England with the Gorman family and visited the home of Peter Rabbit and caught up with Badger from Wind in the Willows.

Unfortunately Mothball decided to stay in England on his last trip so Hedgie took his place and Poss the Possum and Edwina Emu have now joined our happy travellers.

2011 saw Edwina visit New York with Leo and his Mum and Mr Pudding travel to Western Australia with Mr and Mrs Carmody.

In 2012, Edwina is in France adventuring and Possie has just returned.

View the photos of their adventures and read their books in our library.



 

Information Communication Technology

At North Arm State School, ICT is integrated across the curriculum at all year levels. All teaching spaces have interactive whiteboards or data projectors. Students use computer and other technologies as an integral part of their learning.

Every class has a weekly session using Information Communication Technology to enrich their learning, communicate and promote creativity as life-long learners. 

Students create presentations that include the use of robotics, photostory, audacity,  web page creation, graphic tablets, digital microscopes, imovie and Microsoft Office Programs.