Hunter River High School

Quality Relationships, Quality Learning

Telephone02 4987 2306

Emailhunterriv-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Library

Library

 

Library Staff:

Teacher Librarian: Mrs Tracy Jones   (tracy.jones28@det.nsw.edu.au)

Library Assistants: Mrs Janne Dowker

                                  Mrs Deb Lee

Technology Support Officer: Mrs Janette Lyons

Hunter River High School library promotes A SAFE, WELCOMING AND SUPPORTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.

 

Opening Hours: 8.30am – 3.30pm (Monday – Friday)

HRHS Library offers a high quality, multi-format information service which supports all members of the school community to achieve successful academic, creative and vocational outcomes.

It aims to:

  • support the development of reading, viewing, listening and researching as vital foundational skill for all students;
  • prepare students to be informed, critical and mindful users of information;
  • deliver teaching and learning programs, particularly Information skills, occurring in context;
  • support, deliver and collaborate with teachers through the creation of resources and curriculum content;
  • create of a positive, friendly and welcoming environment where students always feel safe and supported;
  • provide a wide range of learning resources and opportunities to foster academic, social, physical and cultural developmental growth of students, eg: various clubs, makerspace area, technology support, visiting performances and challenges;
  • contribute to the teaching and learning of: Information Literacy, Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship and Inquiry Learning;
  • provide learning opportunities designed and created to cater for a range of learning styles and ability levels;
  • provide a future-focussed physical learning environment which allows for communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.

 

What do we have in the library?

  • Qualified library staff to assist students with research and information search skills, and technology needs.
  • A variety of resources that cater to the information and recreational needs of the school community. These include collections of: fiction, graphic novels, non-fiction, senior study guides, manga, magazines, educational games and puzzles. Students can also access our digital collection of websites, eBooks and apps through OLIVER.
  • A photocopier available for use by students to print assignments.
  • Technology:  Thirty desktop computers, thirty chrome books, a bank of 10 IPad’s on our TechBar.
  • Wi-Fi is available.
  • A makerspace area where students can create, invent, explore and think critically with STEAM based activities and challenges. Students can use items such as a 3D printer, Arduino kits, raspberry PI’s, robots and Lego to assist with school assessment tasks.

Do you have a research or collection query? Do you need help finding information? Ask one of the library team: