Welcome to Term 1 2018

Our first display for the year is a celerbration of Chinese New Year. We have had a great response to our request for new student librarians and they have started their training. We have started compiling lists of resources we would like to add to our collection and the first book orders have been placed. We have on display a new selection of magazines of interest to teens and students can vote for any they think it would be good to subscribe to. Once the results are in we will decide how many new ones we can add.

All Year 9’s have had their library orientation sessions and we are now exploring using the fiction section in their library times.

Library Week competition  results

The students really enjoyed the challenge of immersing themselves in a book cover. Our judge was Ms Darling and here are the winners:




Most seamless


Best face

Most creative



Best body morphing

Student vote Runner up

Student vote winner

Blackout Poetry

We had some very creative entries. Ms Powell judged our poems. Congratulations to our winners.

1st place River Y9

2= Simonay Y13

2= Rory Y9


Library Week

is coming

Week 9 

18th – 22nd September.

Competition One

Bring out your inner poet by creating a

blackout poem.

Steps to creating a blackout poem.

  1. Select a page from an old book, magazine or newspaper. (available at library)
  2. Find a word that pops off the page then look for other words to go with it to form a thought or an idea.
  3. Use single words, parts of words or small phrases.
  4. Look for words that make you feel an emotion: hope, love, anger, despair.
  5. Grab a pencil and underline or put a box around the word/words you want.
  6. Once you are happy with your poem take a permanent marker and outline your words carefully.
  7. Blackout the rest of the page so only your poem remains,
  8. Be as creative as you like with this process.
  9. Hand your poem in with an entry form by Friday 15th September.
  10. Good Luck.

Watch these videos to get some inspiration then collect some pages from withdrawn books from the circulation desk and have a go. Don’t forget to fill out an entry form and attach it to your poem.

Entries close Friday 15th September so they can be judged in time for Library Week.


You could get really creative

Competition Two:


Term 3 2017

This term we have introduced two new promotions.

Free Book Friday on the last Friday of each month we will be giving away a book. Any students who would like to own this book can fill out an entry form and post it in the box to go in the draw.



Books into Movies: You can now look on the WEOPAC (library catalogue) under Reading Lists to see  the books we have in our library that have been made into TV series or movies.




Keep warm this winter get into the kitchen and cook.

Term 2 2017

This term our students are being encouraged to keep warm by getting creative in the kitchen. Wonderwall has been challenging students to think about why some species of migrating birds fly in a V formation and what the collective noun for a group of tigers is?

We have been  having fun with our counter display choosing book based on the colour of their cover . Here is our current one “These books blue us away”

With the colder weather our puzzle table has been very popular. The students were particularly proud when they completed this puzzle.



Term 1 2017

This term we are celebrating the freedom to read. In many countries for a variety of reasons many books that we have in our library have been challenged or banned, usually only temporarily.

We have also put up our annual ANZAC display in remembrance of all  New Zealanders killed in war and in honour of all returned servicemen and women.

Some of our entries in this year’s Book Spine Poetry Competition

DSC07696At the end of term 2 we put up our winter display hoping that in the next few weeks we might see some snow on the hills of Dunedin and we did!!.

We have had lots of prospective families come through the library during Open Night and we have just celebrated a very successful Library Week.

To help get us in the Olympic mood we now have up our Olympics display with a medal totals board which we are updating daily.






This  year marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. Countries all over the world are marking this anniversary with special exhibitions and productions of his work. Here in the library we have a display highlighting some of the books we have relating to Shakespeare. We have also compiled some information about the wealth of words and phrases that either originated with Shakespeare of were made popular by him.