The library aims to be an interactive and supportive teaching and learning environment both within and external to the classroom. We provide a safe space where students are able to participate in a range of activities including personal reading, individual and group study, chess and board games, and access to computers. The library supports both staff and students to implement, enrich and support the educational programs at Centenary Heights.
Our library is focused on developing academic excellence by providing access to a diverse range of print and electronic resources to support the curriculum, by promoting academic integrity through the development of research and referencing skills, and by fostering a love of learning and reading for our whole school community.
Please contact the library on 2121_Library@eq.edu.au with any questions regarding the library's operation.
Depending on staff commitments, the library is open daily to all students from 8am – 4pm. Students are welcome to use the variety of spaces to study, complete homework, participate in tutorials, read, research or partake in numerous other activities.
Collections can be accessed via the online library search. Students will need their MIS ID and library password to log in.
The library houses a fiction collection organised into genres: adventure, dystopian, fantasy, historical, horror, humour, relationships, mystery, sci-fi, graphic novels and picture books.
The library stocks a non-fiction collection that is both in support of the curriculum and for enjoyment.
* Borrowing conditions
All fiction and non-fiction resources are available for a two-week loan period. Students can borrow up to five books at a time. Students are restricted to borrowing a maximum of two books from the same fiction series at a time. Senior Fiction titles are restricted to Year 11 and Year 12 students only. Year 10 students may also borrow Senior Fiction titles if they provide written permission from a parent/carer.
Education Queensland Digital Library
The EQ Digital Library has a multitude of non-fiction and fiction ebooks and audiobooks available for loan. Students will need their MIS ID to log in and borrow from this service.
ClickView provides teachers and students with a range of educational videos. Students are able to access this 24-hours a day. They will need their MIS ID and password to log in. If students have trouble accessing ClickView Online, they can visit the library or IT staff for assistance.
REFERENCE LISTS AND IN-TEXT REFERENCING
At CHSHS we use the APA referencing style. This is an author-date system of referencing that includes two equally important aspects: in-text citation and full bibliographic citation. A detailed referencing section is included in the Homework and Study Planner on pages 22 – 25. Additionally, this guide from Microsoft demonstrates how to use Microsoft Word to create in-text and full bibliographic citations.
PRINTING, PHOTOCOPYING, SCANNING
Full printing, photocopying and scanning services are available in the library. Students may ask for assistance at the front desk if they are unsure or having trouble accessing these services.
|Emma Castles BEd|
HOD Teaching and Learning
|Bonny Gardner BEd, Grad Cert (Editing & Publishing), MEd (Teacher-Librarianship)
|John Harman BBus, Grad Dip Ed (IT), MEd (Technology Education)
|Cheryl Woodlands||Teacher Aide|
|Caitlin Woodlands||Teacher Aide|
|Brendan Vines||ICT Support|
|Paul Sykes||ICT Support|
|Ryan Palmer||ICT Support|