The Library in conjunction with the Study Skills Programme offers the following lessons important in the development of skills necessary for students to become independent lifelong learners. In Year 7 students are introduced to the following topics that should hold them in good stead throughout their secondary education.

The lessons will consist of:

  • NetOPAC – how to access the Library catalogue and DVC video resources.
  • Note taking – how to take effective notes.
  • Plagiarism – what is it and how to avoid it.
  • Referencing – how to complete a Reference List, required for all set research assessments. This consists of two lessons – how to reference book resources and how to reference internet sites, periodicals, encyclopaedia articles and articles from the Ebsco database.
  • How to be an Internet Detective – how to judge authority sites on the internet.
  • Ebsco and eLibray databases – introduction to the use of databases as a source of peer reviewed information and authority information via the internet.

Along with the English Department, the Library has developed reading lists for all year levels for each English course. It is expected that students read at least 3 titles from this list, as well as their set class novels. English teachers will provide silent reading classes and times for these books to be selected. Students are able to borrow from the library before school, recess, lunch and after school to assist with borrowing.  The library is open from 7.45am – 6.00pm each day (until 4.00pm on Friday).



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