Students are able to read and choose books in the School Library during class time as part of the school literacy programme, which is run in conjunction with the English and Pupil Support departments. Students are also welcome to read in the School Library at lunchtimes.
Opening times for students at lunch are listed on the School Library door. Students are also able to borrow resources during class time.
Students are encouraged to use the School Library as a reference centre when carrying out investigations, during class time and at lunchtimes.
Students use the School Library for researching information as part of course work with various departments in the school and can work on homework tasks when the Library is open at lunchtimes. The Librarian assists senior students to improve their research skills, resource evaluation skills and note taking and planning skills during their study time in the School Library. If you need help with an assignment speak to Miss Johnston, who will help you with planning your work and selecting relevant resources.
Senior students may use the School Library during their study periods. Students are expected to work at these times in a way which does not disturb other library users.
Students can borrow much of the material in the careers library. The computer program Kudos is on all of the networked PCs, which students may use to help with their career choices and course selections. Students can also use PlanIT via the Internet.
Pre-booking Library PCs is advised to make sure you have a computer available when you need it.
Lunchtime Library Activities
Miss Johnston, Mrs Duncanson and senior students run a Homework Club on Mondays .
Students can read, do homework, play chess, take Accelerated Reader quizzes and change library books any lunchtime. Miss Johnston and Miss Gardner staff the library on Tuesdays. Miss Johnston and Dr Rock are on duty on Thursdays.
On Wednesdays Mr Murray runs the Chess Club alongside the usual lunchtime services which are run by Miss Johnston.