2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge is open
The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.
The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9. At EHS we encourage all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 to attempt the PRC in 2017. All books read during the DEAR program in Roll Call and texts read in English can be included in the PRC.
The 2017 Challenge is now open and closes on Friday 25 August (midnight) for students. Students can pick up a green Personal Log Sheet from the Library. Each book entered in the Log requires a teacher’s signature and then students can enter their books online. Go to the website below to register and enter books read online.
A reminder to all students that the Library has a range of excellent reliable resources available online. Students are encouraged to access the new Library system – Oliver via the DoE Student Portaland conduct a Federated Search to access a range of online resources provided by the Department of Education (DoE) and Engadine High School.
Students have access 24/7 to ClickView Online– an online video library containing over 3,700 educational videos. They also have access to Encyclopaedia Britannicaand digital subscriptions such as the Sydney Morning Herald and Time Magazine.Information can be found on our Library Webpage in the link below or simply log into Moodle – Library – Library e-Resources for direct access.
Students have access to 1,271 eBooks. These can be borrowed via the EHS Website Homepage or through Oliver. See the link above for more detailed instructions on how to access these wonderful ebooks.
Our Fiction collection continues to grow. All new releases are available for loan from the Library and are on display. See our Library Webpage for a short synopsis of our latest additions - http://www.ehs.nsw.edu.au/what-we-teach/library/new-releases
CBCA Notable Books
Established in 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.
The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature.
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced the list of Notable Books(also known as the Long List) for the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.
This year the judges noted the high quality of entries, with the highest number coming from the Younger Readers and Picture Book categories. They also noted that the theme of war had declined from previous years, and in the Early Childhood category, the emphasis was on animals and emotions.
'The creativity of our authors and illustrators continues to surprise and delight,’ said CBCA National Chair Professor Margot Hillel OAM. ‘Every year we are thrilled to see stories reflecting issues of relevance and importance that are sure to engage young Australian readers.'
See the link for more details - http://cbca.org.au/notables-2017
Many of the notable books are available to borrow from the Library.
Source: Children's Book Council of Australia2017, The Children's Book Council of Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia, accessed 9 March 2017, <http://cbca.org.au/>.
New Opening Hours
The Library is open every day from 8:15am until 3:30pm. The Homework Centre operates in the Library on a Monday and Thursday afternoon from 3:05 until 4:15. Students are encouraged to make use of this quiet space for study, to seek teacher assistance and access all of the Library resources.
Ms Tracey Miller – Teacher Librarian / SRC Coordinator
Mrs Kerry Bell and Mrs Sandra Zantides – SASS Library Assistants