Every Tuesday in the Library, students are able to join in the creative building and fun at our new Lego Club!
Inspired by a fantastic donation of Lego from our college’s Wellbeing Coordinator Jacki Landy, we have put together tubs of various bricks and pieces for participating students.
Whether ‘free building’ or attempting a Lego Club Challenge, we have loved seeing students from all year levels design, build, problem solve, and then proudly display their unique structures. There are truly no limitations to their creativity!
Completed builds are photographed and then displayed in the library foyer, before being dismantled so that the whole construction process can begin again. Feel free to pop in and see these one-of-a-kind masterpieces for yourself.
Students and staff returned to new-look library in 2019, after we underwent a ‘library reinvigoration’ at the end of last year. The layout of the library has completely changed, allowing for new spaces which encourage students to study independently or in groups, explore the collection, research with intention, and find a comfortable place to relax with friends.
We were excited to have new paint schemes, mobile shelving and fresh signage which has changed a dated space into a modern and inviting area. The response from students and staff has been overwhelmingly positive, and we have already noticed a greater increase in non-fiction browsing, use of the class space, and interest in different fiction genres.
Simple changes have had maximum impact, and we are excited to continue to roll out some new initiatives in 2019. The school library environment offers our students the chance to foster a love for reading, and feed their curiosity for knowledge, so we are passionate about investing time & thought into this space.
Welcome to 2019 in the Norwood Library! This will be a year of exciting change in the library space, hundreds of new books, fun programs and lots of time to read, read, read.
All Year 7 students starting at Norwood will be introduced to the library on Friday 1st February. Here is a summary of what you need to know about our library:
The Norwood House Reading Challenge at Years 7 & 8 will run from March until August 31st.
All students who wish to participate and record their reading for the House total can collect book slips from their Mentoring teachers or the Library. Each House colour is provided so that you can see your House total rise. Come visit the Library to see the House Jars displayed!
We will be asking you questions about the books you are submitting to verify that they've been read.
February 14th may be known as Valentine's Day, but did you know that libraries around the globe celebrate Library Lovers Day?
We asked Norwood students to share a book they love and write a little note explaining why it's such a good pick. Here are some highlights...
Welcome back to a new school year at Norwood!
The library is always here for students to use for a range of services: resources, study areas, online guides, a huge fiction collection, computers, printing, eLibrary, and much more.
Check out our new library information flyer which was used during transition by each new Year 7 student:
The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s theme for Book Week this year was ‘Find Your Treasure’ which was a wonderful way of recognising the many books which we treasure.
We hosted some fun activities in the library including a ‘Find Your Treasure HUNT’ which showcased different genres our students read (Romance, Fantasy, Sport, Animals, etc.). Book mark mindfulness colouring was also popular during recess and lunchtime, and students had a chance to guess the number of ‘treasures’ in our treasure jar to win it all!
For the second year running, the library hosted a Readers’ Cup event for Year 7 & 8 students during Book Week. Months of preparation went into
the teams of 3-5 students who studied three books chosen by the librarians and prepared to answer trivia-style questions.
The teams then competed at lunchtime in the library on Thursday August 23, and did a fantastic job working collaboratively to answer questions before the timer went off! Rounds were scored with the highest scoring team becoming victors.
Congratulations to our winners The Dream Team : Zack Harvey, Ethan Wilson, Mia Brice, Klara Formichi and Molly Lewis!
It's only accessible at school at the moment, but will eventually be available online, anywhere, anytime...
Use the catalogue to:
As the temperature drops it's the perfect time to grab a good read, curl up in front of the heater, and be entertained!
Did you know Norwood has access to great ebook titles from Wheelers ePlatform? You can borrow online and read on your computer or favourite device. Follow the instructions below to download the ePlatform app, or come and see the librarians for information on reading ebooks on your computer. Help guides are also available online.
Some titles available right now include:
As we pause on ANZAC Day to remember the sacrifices of our service men and women, you may be curious to learn about the stories and experiences of wartime. One of the best ways to explore a time in history is to read the stories which help us imagine what it was like to live through a world war.
Why not borrow a novel set during World War One, and see for yourself:
The Library Resource Centre is open
Monday - Friday
8:15am - 4:00pm (open Recess and Lunch)
Homework Club: Wed-Thurs - 3.15pm to 4.15pm
Staff: Miss Kate Atkinson, Mrs. Kerri Jones
Every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:15 PM in the library.
Get help with classwork and homework from teachers - healthy snacks provided.
Parent permission is required - please pick up a form from the office or library.