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Library Opening Hours, Staff and Vision

Library Hours

8.45 – 4.30 Monday to Friday

The library is open from 3.30 to 4.30 each afternoon for homework and study for students from Years 7 to 12.

Library Staff

Mrs Rachel Richards: Director of Learning Resources
Mrs Sharon Bowers: Teacher
Mrs Jennie Gibbs: Library assistant
Miss Ann Ross: Teacher/Library assistant
Mr Duncan Sargeant: Library aide

The Teacher Librarian and library staff are available in the Library to:

  • Offer support to students and teachers in meeting their resource and information needs
  • Select resources, both physical and digital
  • Foster the love of reading through literary activities and events
  • Maintain a safe, comfortable space to learn, share or read with friends

Our Library Vision:

The role of the Library is to facilitate learning in accordance with our Christian philosophy of education. We seek to support the College in advancing a community of Wisdom, Integrity, Service and Excellence in and through Christian Education.

The Library aims to offer services and resources to support all members of the Brindabella community in becoming critical thinkers, lifelong learners and effective users of information in a variety of formats and media.

Library Activities

All classes from K-6 have a weekly lesson time in the Library with Mrs Richards or Mrs Bowers. During this time they have the opportunity to borrow books as well as take part in a lesson focussing on literature appreciation or information literacy. Students in Years 7 and 8 come to the Library each fortnight as part of their English program. 

The Library also hosts a number of special events during the year including author visits, National Simultaneous Story Time, The Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge, Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, Great Book Swap and Book Week activities.

Students at the Lyneham Campus ELC also have the opportunity to visit the Library each week for borrowing and story time with Miss Ann. Charnwood students have access to their own Library for borrowing and weekly visits from Miss Ann.

The Library offers a comfortable and inviting work environment for all students wishing to read or complete work during lunch breaks or study periods.

Books are many things: lullabies for the weary, ointment for the wounded, armour for the fearful and nests for those in need of a home” From The tender moments of Tishkin Silk by Glenda Millard

How do I Reference my work?

At Brindabella Christian College we follow the Harvard style of referencing.

An example of a Harvard Referencing Guide can be found here

Free Bibliography tools can be found at:

www.citethisforme.com
www.harvardgenerator.com

Plagiarism

College students must refer to the BSSS document ‘What is Plagiarism? How you can avoid it’.

Links

National Library of Australia www.nla.gov.au
Libraries ACT www.library.act.gov.au

Digital Citizenship

Cybersmart www.cybersmart.gov.au
The easy guide to socializing online www.dbcde.gov.au/easyguide
www.digitalcitizenship.nsw.edu.au
www.commonsensemedia.org

Family Friendly Search Engines

www.kids.net.au
www.duckduckgo.com
www.kidclicks.org
www.kidtopia.info
www.ipl.org
www.sweetsearch.com
Oliver Catalogue (also feature on top of our homepage)
https://oliver.bcc.act.edu.au


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