​​student with bookThe Library at Christ The King​ is a wonderful and vibrant space that enc​​ourages our community to engage with literature and books and other media in a variety of ways.

Currently, borrowi​​ng limits are set by t​eachers according to the age of the children. Those books may be returned and swapped for another at anytime the library is staffed and open.

  • Each class has a set library borrowing day - please refer to class teacher.
  • Children must have a water-proof library bag; available for a small cost from the uniform shop (to prevent books being damaged by drinks and the need to recover the cost of the book)
  • Children have a responsibility to know which is their library borrowing day and to have their book ready to swap on the day.
  • Children are reminded if they have overdue books; overdue reminder slips are issued after several verbal reminders from library staff. Please help at home to keep the library books in a regular place to minimize losses, and the disappointment of your child not being allowed to borrow regularly
  • Lost books must be paid for by the parents, (the total cost of buying a new copy) and the children are encouraged at school to have a sense of responsibility and knowledge of the costs involved to the school of buying new books and replacing those that have been lost.

The school library is​ a service to all members of our school community.​

Our role for the library encompasses several areas of importance:

  • The learning needs of the children, both in resourcing for their classroom learning requirements and in weekly borrowing of recreational reading books for home reading;
  • The teaching needs of the teachers, by helping them to plan, resource their classroom teaching needs; support in classroom teaching or researching needs of the children in conjunction with the desired learning outcomes;
  • Maintaining the curriculum collection (Teacher Reference) in conjunction with the Curriculum Support Teacher;
  • The selection, acquisition and processing of resources for the library; and processing of all other resources within the school; the management of a resource budget to meet the learning and recreational reading needs of the school community;
  • Managing the access to the information and resources we hold in the library through accurate and detailed cataloguing systems, via the OLIVER library management system - accessible through the portal;
  • Maintenance of the physical library environment to enable the most effective use of the space for varied purposes across the school week, and re-shelving resources to their correct location.​