Library News | Junior School

Library News | Junior School

Display Highlight: Attributes of the PYP Learner Profile

Our current PYP Learner Profile display is for the attribute of Risk-taker. According to the IB, if we are risk-takers ‘We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.’

This display includes books about people who have embodied this characteristic throughout their lives, including Amelia Earhart, Elon Musk and Steve Irwin.

We also have a section in the display where students are encouraged to record the name of someone they know who demonstrates this learner profile attribute. We invite you to participate in this discussion by chatting to your son/s about what being a risk-taker looks, sounds and feels like, and sharing with them someone you admire who shows the attribute of being a risk-taker, or a time when you have had to be a risk-taker.

Overdue books

If your son had books that were due back last term and these were not returned by the end of the term, these books have been marked as lost on our catalogue and you will notice a replacement charge for these books on your school account. Please continue to search for these books and, as always, if they turn up and are returned to the Junior School Library, we will arrange for a credit to be made to your account to cancel out these charges.


Book Week 15-19 August 2022

Week 5 is fast approaching, and we have lots of fun and exciting experiences planned for this year’s CBCA Book Week celebrations. On Monday 15 August, popular author Oliver Phomavannah will inspire students in Years 3-6 about all things writing and reading, and on Tuesday 16 August, Belinda Murrell will speak to our boys in K-2 about her books and writing. The boys may wish to visit the Library after their visits and borrow books by these authors.

Students in K-2 will have a chance to visit the Scholastic Book Fair in the Library with their class early in the week and make a wishlist to bring home, and other students will be welcome to browse and purchase from the Book Fair before school, at lunch and after school during that week.

Further details will be outlined in the Library news in the weeks ahead, but don’t forget that all students in K-6 are encouraged to dress as their favourite book character for the Book Parade on Friday 19 August, or alternatively to dress to the Book Week theme of ‘Dreaming with eyes open’. We have already had many boys visit the Library to tell us what costumes they are planning to wear, or ask what we will be wearing that week – which will remain a secret for now!

Miss Gillian Gratton | Teaching and Learning Librarian

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