Information Centre

The Information Centre is staffed by Mrs Carole Gardiner, (a professionally qualified librarian) and a team of dedicated student librarians who assist at intervals and lunch times. The Information Centre is open throughout the school day, including all break times as well as before and after school.

 

Our Vision

The Queen’s High School Information Centre will:

  • support the teaching and learning needs of the Queen’s High School community
  • support students in the pursuit of their individual reading and information needs, and assist them in developing life long learning skills
  • provide access to appropriate resources that support the curriculum and meet the needs and interests of library users of all ages, abilities and background.

Further details are contained in the Information Centre’s Strategic Plan 2012-17

 

Quick links

For the latest book news, the Book Group @ Queen’s blog and homework and research links, see the Information Centre website

Queen’s eBook library – students and staff log in is required to borrow eBooks.  Please contact the librarian if you need assistance.

 

Borrowing books

Books and other resources are issued for 3 weeks. Students may borrow up to 4 books at a time.

 

Returning books

Students are encouraged to return or renew their books on or before the due date. Books can be returned to the box outside the Information Centre or to the returns box inside the entrance. Students receive weekly reminders from their form teachers about any overdue books.

 

Reserving books

Books that are out on issue or on the New Book Display may be reserved by asking a librarian. When a reserved book is available, the student’s name is posted on the Information Centre white board and in the Daily Notices. Reserves to be collected and held for 1 week.

 

Resources for parents

We have several books that may be of interest to parents. To borrow one of the titles below, please contact the librarian.

Nuturing gifted and talented children (Ministry of Education publication)

The politically incorrect guide to teenagers by Nigel Latta

Understanding NCEA : a relatively short and very useful guide for secondary school students and their parents by Irena Madjar and Elizabeth McKinley

Beyond cyberbullying : an essential guide for parenting in the digital age by Michael Carr-Gregg