Our library supports and enhances the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. It's one of the most exciting places, a hub of learning, reading, research, discussion in the school. Accreditation standards are increasingly focusing on the information science role and function in the school. It showcases a commitment to the Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATL) by us being proactive in recommending resources during the unit of inquiry.
Our library is open at 7:30am until 3:30pm, from Sunday to Thursday. Students and parents can borrow books for 1 week, fines are not charged for the overdues, but for the lost or damaged books, the cost of replacing the book is charged to the borrower. Each child should have a library bag (available in the stores) to be responsible of his library book.
What students will be taught-skills/attitudes
Librarians promote and support the development of transdisciplinary skills, international mindedness, the IB learner profiles and PYP attitudes and concepts, research skills using the Destiny program. We begin the year discussing with the students how the IB learner profile and PYP attitudes and skills influence life in the library.
The traditional activities and exciting events like world book day, character costume parade, book fairs, book club and reading programmes draw links between the real world, literacy and information literacy.
The library supports the programme with a balanced collection of resources which allows students to research and reflect using diverse learning styles, their cultures, beliefs and mother tongue languages.
We work collaboratively with teachers and parents in providing resources and information literacy through inquiry. Our aim is to develop inquiry, knowledge and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. We encourage students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their difference, can also be right.