Our Sacred Heart Library
is in the process of renewal.
We are presently in the
phase between demolition and construction.
Regardless of the state of construction, our school library continues to
provide valuable resources to both students and teachers. In the meantime, ALL our student’s borrowing
needs are housed in another building.
Each student visits weekly for their literature lesson and borrowing
Escape to Everywhere
The reading theme for
this year is “escape to everywhere”.
This is a wonderful description of the power of reading. How many of us remember, fondly, places that
we were transported to via the books we read?
This opportunity is a
valuable way for our students to grow in their awareness and understanding of
the world. There is magic in being able to transport yourself to another time
and place and view the surroundings as the book character does.
Bookweek is our annual celebration of reading
Each year we host the well-loved
Sacred Heart Book Parade on the Wednesday morning (Exhibition Holiday) and
invite all our parents and community to attend.
This parade showcases each student’s love of reading as they dress up as
their favourite character from a book they have read.
During Bookweek the
Sacred Heart Readers’ Cup Competitions are held. Our students are all involved as each class teacher
has read all the books to their class and then chooses a team to represent the
class at the competition. Competition is
quite intense to find the winning team, who earn medallions and a treat for
Visiting authors and
illustrators are welcome at Sacred Heart.
Each year funds from the library budget are allocated to provide
visiting speakers. These speakers are
the authors or illustrators of books that have been used for English lessons
and so deepen our student’s understanding of the writing and creating process
behind the literature they use.