Calvary Christian College has two library facilities catering for approximately 1200 staff and students from Early Childhood to Year Twelve. The library facilities are designed to be stimulating and welcoming places for learning, reading, sharing, discussing and creating.
The Springwood Library caters for students and staff in Pre-Prep to Year Six.
The Culbert Library on the Carbrook campus caters for students and staff in Early Childhood to Year Twelve. It accommodates six classes, in addition to smaller spaces.
The libraries lend resources such as books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and newspapers. Students can also access chess sets, jigsaw puzzles, puppets, and a variety of educational toys and games for use during break times.
Access to online curriculum resources is provided through an intranet site which includes an extensive collection of digital video material, and also databases. The libraries provide computer access, and work closely with the Technology Department to optimise technology provision to maximise learning outcomes. By making them aware of the consequences of their online behaviour, students will become ethical and responsible internet users, with an appreciation of the long-term benefits of creating a positive digital presence. Our Library webpage provides access to quality information to assist students with their information needs.
Library staff assist the school community in their referencing, reading and research needs, and in resourcing the curriculum. The library program includes Book Week activities, Book Clubs, Readers' Cup, author visits and student volunteers. The libraries have qualified teacher-librarians in both Junior and Secondary areas. The Junior School Teacher-Librarians regularly teach junior classes and facilitate the Accelerated Reader Program for Years Four to Six and are involved in the delivering of the PYP program. The Secondary Teacher-Librarian is timetabled for weekly sessions with the Middle School offering vibrant reading and literature programs. The Secondary library has active Book Clubs in both Middle and Senior School and a Craft Group. All Library staff work with classes, teachers and students, to promote engagement in the curriculum, development of information literacy skills, integration of information and technology skills and lifelong learning.
Students from Prep to Year Six, when accompanied by an adult, are welcome to use the Library before or after school. The library is open for Years Seven to Twelve students from 8.15 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. daily.