Ironbark Ridge Public School

Strength, Respect, Excellence

Telephone02 8814 5687

Our library

Our teacher librarian is Mrs Judy Paton.

At Ironbark Ridge we endeavour to develop in students a love of reading and encourage them to read as widely as possible so as to deepen their reading experiences.

The Library is open every lunch time throughout the week.

Library with Mrs Paton 

Students from Stage 2 (Year 3 and Year 4) may borrow three books each time they visit the Library.

Stage 3 (Year 5 and Year 6 ) students may borrow up to eight books each week.

Students visit the Library for one hour each week for Library lessons but may borrow as often as they wish however they must return books before new ones can be loaned.

All students in Stage 2 (Year 3 and Year 4) and Stage 3 (Year 5 and Year 6) attend Library lessons for one hour each week. During this time the classroom teacher and Mrs Paton develop and reinforce 21st century learning by ensuring students work to their full potential whilst providing a learning curriculum that is vivid, real, enjoyable and challenging. Together with the classroom teacher, Mrs Paton encourages students to be active, creative, independent and self-critical learners using ICT, books and other media to support and enhance teaching programs. Learning opportunities are integrated with lessons from the classroom by embedding ICT activities in the Library.

Mrs Paton manages the purchase of resources for the Library that are linked to the curriculum and can be integrated into teaching and learning programs.

Students from Kindergarten may borrow one book each time they visit the Library.

Year 1 and Year 2 students may borrow two books each time.

Students visit the library once each week for Library lessons. They are encouraged to choose suitable books themselves as this develops their tastes and skills. Students may borrow as often as they wish if they are avid readers however they must return books before new ones can be loaned.