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Libraries

Information Literacy

Sandringham College Libraries offer a supportive environment for all students.
About our Libraries

Our College has two libraries; one at each campus. Both are dynamic, welcoming and progressive spaces, which cater to the academic and social needs of students. Our libraries are managed by a team of qualified educators and library trained professionals, who are passionate about literacy, innovative resourcing and student wellbeing.

Information Literacy & Research Skills Program

In an era of misinformation and ‘fake news’, library instruction plays a critical role in students’ lives. Our Information Literacy program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to access and use trustworthy online sources. This enables students to investigate topics critically, find answers, and make informed choices. Students also learn about the research process, plagiarism and referencing. These are essential skills for students wishing to continue into tertiary studies.

Special Programs

The library team deliver a range of ongoing academic and co-curricular programs and activities, including:

  • Homework Club (with tutors and refreshments)
  • Study skills sessions
  • ‘University readiness’ programs (senior students)
  • Guest author talks
  • Book clubs
  • Competitions (short story, poetry and read-a-thons)
  • SLAM Poetry
  • Makerspace activities (craft, freestyle art, tech tinkering)
  • Film viewings
  • Art exhibitions
  • Breakfast Club (with newspapers and conversation)
Resources

Digital resources and digital literacy represent key areas of focus for the Library. We offer an extensive online library service, which includes hundreds of thousands of authoritative articles, videos, images and audio-files. In addition to this, custom online topic guides are developed by our Teacher Librarian throughout the year, to supplement specific units of study.

Start exploring the College online library now:

“Welcome to our school, a place where we respect the past and work together to create the future.”

Amy Porter, College Principal