The Gilles Street School Library provides a wide range of resources and services. It can be used to assist with learning at school and for personal recreation and relaxation. There is a comprehensive collection of resources available for use by all members of the school community, including our Intensive English Language students who have access to approximately 700 books in 20 languages. There is also a dedicated Parent and Families section containing a wide range of resources focusing on raising and supporting children. It also includes a variety of learning support games.
Two highlights each year are the Premier's Reading Challenge and Book Week. All students are encouraged and actively supported to complete the PRC. Awards are acknowledged and presented during a special assembly in November. Students also participate in a variety of activities including a Dress Up Parade, to celebrate Book Week held in Week 5 of Term 3.
The library is open between 8:30am and 3:30pm Monday-Friday.
Each class has a weekly borrowing session. Students can also borrow before school, after school and at break times. (Junior Primary students must have a book bag when borrowing).
During recess and lunchtimes students may read, research, draw and play quiet indoor games.
Community members may borrow in the 15 minutes before and after the school day.
We have limits on the number of books students and community can borrow to ensure equitable access to the collection. Borrowing limits are as follows: