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 Resource Centre

 
The Library Resource Centre of St Elizabeth's is central to the learning and teaching program of the school and is a personal and shared resource for each member of the school community.  The services and facilities of the library strive to meet the differing needs, interests, and learning and teaching styles of this community.  The library seeks to provide a welcoming, secure, and positive environment where each person is recognised as an individual with particular gifts and special needs.
 
St Eliz-1169.jpgThe facilities and services of the library resource centre are committed to establishing a learning environment which fosters the spirit of enquiry, the development of information skills, and encourages a lifelong appreciation of literature and reading.  The library houses 14 computers and provides access to the Internet as well as CD ROMs.  The library is staffed part-time during school hours with a Teacher Librarian and a Library Aide.
 
Each child in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 is required to have a named library bag and books may be borrowed for a loan period of up to two weeks.
 

Literature Program

All classes are introduced to the best Children’s Literature available.   In Term 3, the classes are taken on an intensive literature program culminating in Book Week celebrations. During the preceding weeks, the students study the Australian Children’s Book Council shortlisted books for the year. In addition, students are introduced to books that fit in with the themes or units that they are studying in class.
 

Lexile Program

 In addition to classroom reading programs, home reading and library borrowing, the Lexile Framework was introduced to enhance and develop the students’ love of reading. At St Elizabeth’s students in Years 4 to 7 have the opportunity to participate in the Scholastic Lexile Framework. This is an online reading program designed to match student to book more effectively.