Library and Resource Centre
The Glen Eira College Library is a vibrant and engaging place of learning and discovery. We provide quality resources, services and technologies to ensure successful and rewarding outcomes for all of our students. Our Library Monitors play an important role in day to day operations – particularly in the areas of resource selection, extra-curricula activities and helping with library duties. We have a thriving lunchtime Book Club, afterschool Homework Help sessions, and a number of other activities designed to appeal to all. In addition to fostering a love of books and reading, the library provides a caring and inclusive environment well utilised by all members of the Glen Eira College community.
“When in doubt, go to the library.”J.K. Rowling
10 ways that libraries power high performance schools
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has recently released a document that explains the importance of school libraries, and the services they provide. The role of the school library has increasing significance in today’s world of information overload. You can read more here.
Premiers’ Reading Challenge (PRC)
The PRC is open to all Victorian children from birth to 16 years in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by the closing date of the challenge. To meet the Challenge you need to read between 15 and 30 books (depending on your year level) by a set date and keep a record of them. If you meet the Challenge this year, the Premier of Victoria will send you a certificate of achievement.
Congratulations to the 54 GEC students in Years 7-9 who completed the challenge in 2017! Certificates for all participants will be available in Term 4. During Book Week, the following students were named the top readers’ in each year level:
- Antoine – Year 9
- Alexander – Year 8
- Alicia – Year 7
The Book Club is meeting weekly at lunchtime in 2017. All students are staff are welcome to join in for a fun, informal discussion about books and reading.
Next meeting: Wednesday 25th October
Miss Karys McEwen – Librarian
Mrs Megan Gatt – Library Technician
Student Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Before TEAM: Year 12s only
Recess: Year 12s only
Lunch: after second bell, closed on Wednesdays for Book Club
Book Club – held weekly on Wednesdays at lunchtime
Board Games – Scrabble, Chess, Pictionary, Balderdash, and many more!
VCE Sessions – check the daily bulletins for further information
Comic Book Club – student run club held regularly in the library
Homework Help is held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. Specialist teachers and volunteer tutors are available to help students on a one-to one basis or, if preferred, in small groups.
There is a suggestions box on the front desk in the library. Please let us know if you have any book recommendations for the library, or any other general feedback.
Collection Management Policy
For more information on collection management in the GEC library, please read our policy here.
(currently only accessible while logged into GEC network)