The resource collection at St Martin's Library Resource Centre (LRC) supports the effective implementation of the Australian Curriculum and provides students with a wide variety of reading materials. Students, Teachers and Staff have access to a wide range of contemporary resources that support effective learning and teaching.
The LRC is staffed by a full-time Teacher-Librarian and a full-time Library Assistant. It provides areas for flexible learning and teaching arrangements. This allows for whole class or small groups to engage with print resources and digital devices, including interactive whiteboards, lap-tops, desk-tops and iPads.
The collection is managed online through the OLIVER database.
A range of literature-based activities are organised throughout the year:
Students are encouraged to make informed choices about what they borrow. Independent readers are introduced to the 5 Finger Test. This provides guidance for students as to whether a book will be easy, challenging or too difficult for them to read. ( http://www.guruparents.com/5-finger-test/ or google this term for more information)
Each class visits once a week. In addition to a Library book, the Preps, Year 1, 2 and Year 3 students borrow take-home readers during this time. Students in these classes need a waterproof Library bag for borrowing. These are available from the Uniform shop.
Students can visit during lunch-times from Monday to Thursday. Designated days for Years 3-6 are established at the start of each school year. Students have access to chess sets, cards, a small range of board games. They can also use this time to return and borrow books.