Premier’s Reading Challenge
Students are encouraged to take part in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Students are asked to read eight books from the Premier’s Reading Challenge list and the other four books can be the student’s choice. The Premier’s Reading Challenge books are easy to find in our library collection as they have a Premier’s Reading Challenge sticker on their spine.
Students in Reception and Year 1 may complete the Challenge supported by their class teacher.
Class teachers of students in year 2 to year 6 will give a Student Reading Record to their students to fill in and return to their class teacher when they’ve completed the Challenge.
The Challenge begins in January and ends in September. You can find out more about the Premier’s Reading Challenge at their website.
Rally e Lecture
Students in the Bilingual French Program can access both the Premier’s Reading Challenge and Highgate School’s own “Rally e Lecture” as an additional reading challenge with French texts. This French challenge ends in November each year.
The library also has The Glass Room meeting space and two large screens for classes to use. The spaces have been designed to support whole class, small group and independent research, by including large tables as well as comfortable reading nooks.
The library recognises a range of international celebrations, such as ANZAC Day, International Women’s Day and NAIDOC Week through various book collections and interactive information displays. In addition, it supports the curriculum, by providing classes with books which enrich students’ inquiries and general knowledge.
Highgate School includes access to an ebook collection (which includes a translation facility) and other online research materials such as World Book.