Pukapuka – he whakakitenga, he hokinga whakamuri
Books – a gateway to our future and our past
|Ext 228||Janet Burgoyne-Thomas||Librarian|
|Tracy Branje||Library Assistant|
|Ext 229||Karen Dowle||Teacher in Charge|
The Library is open for student use from 8.00am to 4.00pm. Students have access to books, magazines, computers and a photocopier before school, after school, at intervals and lunchtimes, and during scheduled class visits.
'A few snapshots of our students taking part in the workshop with Fleur Beale.'
World Book Day Competition Winners
1st Aleks Apperley
2nd Amber Fitzpatrick
3rd Brad Clarke
BookMark Competition Winners
What’s happening in the Library for Term Two?
May 13th Fleur Beale the very popular New Zealand author, is visiting and conducting a writing workshop (in conjunction with the English Department.)
Fleur’s books always feature somewhere in the ‘top reads’ here at Te Awamutu College.
Te Awamutu College is again, a judging school for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults. Votes close Friday May 13th.
The Library is a busy and integral hub of the school. Students at Te Awamutu College are invited to take advantage of the various resources available.
We make every effort to ensure that our Library meets the needs of today’s students by staying in touch with the requirements of the school curriculum and updating our selection of non-fiction texts consistently, along with monitoring current reading trends for popular fiction.
Students have access to 16 desktop computers and 15 netbooks to assist them in conducting research for their classes. There is also a media display which keeps students informed about new books and promotes a reading culture in our school.
Top Ten List
Top 10 Books read at Te Awamutu College 2015 (so far)
- Everything Left Unsaid by Jessica Davidson
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- Mercy by Rebecca Lim
- Jacked: Ford Focus ST by Eric Stevens
- Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- I am Rebecca by Fleur Beale
- Smart girls get what they want by Sarah Strohmeyer
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
What’s happening in your Library?
The Library regularly runs promotions, displays and competitions.
Congratulations to our 'Design an Alternative Book Cover' competition winner, Claudia van der Hulst, 2nd place went to Natasha Cole with Luke East placing 3rd.
A special Highly Commended prize went to Starsha Bird.
Services available to assist Senior Students
Access to research databases such as Epic www.tki.org.nz/epic2 (students can utilise databases containing thousands of international and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, biographies, substantial reference works and images - free of charge).
A quiet study space.
A DVD lending library to enhance in-class learning.
Booklists to assist with theme reading for Senior English classes.
“What I love most about libraries is that the books can only be borrowed, but the knowledge and inspiration they contain are yours to keep.”