The library at Junction Park State School was built as part of the Building The Education Revolution (BER) projects and opened on 3 December 2010. The teacher librarian is Mrs Karen Murphy.
Students may work with ICTs (Information and communication technologies), experience fiction and storytelling and develop information literacy skills in a whole class setting, small group, or as individuals working on research and other tasks. As part of the Australian Curriculum, Digital Technologies, the types of thinking for the 21st century world are encouraged - computational, design and systems.
Library Days 2021
Mondays IMPACT online critical thinking/numeracy group, 5R, Prep B, 3L
Tuesdays 1J, 5M
Wednesdays 5/6KS, Prep DS, 3MJ, 3HD, 4/5C
Thursdays 5/6KS (Year 6), 2SH, 6H, 4E, 2T, 2C
Fridays 6I, 4O, P/1F, Prep M, 2/3S, 1R
Rotations Weeks 4 and 7; Prep rotations Weeks 5 and 7
Mrs Murphy, teacher librarian & Library Lion
P-2 students need a library bag to protect their books.
These are available from the Uniform shop.
Prep children may borrow 2 books for 1 week.
Please return library books to the class teacher the day before the lesson.
Year 1 and 2 children may borrow 3 books for 1 week.
Year 3 and 4 children may borrow 4 books for 2 weeks.
Year 5-6 students may have unlimited loans for 2 weeks. Please use common sense and consideration for others.
This is, of course, dependent on books being returned on time and students having a good record of returning library books.
In Grades 4-6, one of the books will be a lexile book.
Students are tested during Year 3 or 4 to find their reading level, using a computer program designed by Scholastic Australia. This level is a number called their lexile level.
More information can be found on the Scholastic Australia website Lexile levels.
Premier's Reading Challenge.
CBC Australian Children's Books Of The Year
Established in 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.
The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature.
The categories judged are:
- CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers
- CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers
- CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood
- CBCA Picture Book of the Year
- The Eve Pownall Award for Information Book
Children's Book Council of Australia
2021 has the theme Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds
Scholastic Australia Book Club catalogues are sent home about 8 times per year. You can buy books for your child and any money spent earns rewards to buy more resources for the school Library.
If you miss the deadline, you are still able to order but will be charged for the postage and handling for it to be delivered to your home.
Mrs Karen Murphy in the library will be the Book Club coordinator in 2021.
All Queensland state school students can now download multiple free copies of the latest Microsoft Office to their personal home computers and mobile devices.
A Queensland handwriting resource for lower primary contains QCursive fonts, editor software (to process unjoined to joined characters), and style and joining rules.
Please note that your child's password needs to have been set by their class teacher before you can do the Microsoft download.