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

Bookmark 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.

About Us

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)

LibraryWhat’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  (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.”
Anthony Breznican


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