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SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – Library use Ensures the Future of Reading

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – Library use Ensures the Future of Reading

There are a number of interesting findings about the value of reading. This includes the importance of reading as an individual and being read to. It is not only a creative experience but has its perceived benefits of enjoyment, escape, empathy and overall well being. The reasons why people choose not to read, it was discovered, came from a lack[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 Library
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – Celebrating South African Library Week 2014 within the WCED

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – Celebrating South African Library Week 2014 within the WCED

The Department of Arts and Culture, in conjunction with the Library and Information  Association of South Africa (LIASA), have declared that South African Library Week (SALW) 2014 will be celebrated from 17-23 March 2014 with the theme “Celebrating Libraries in 20 years of Democracy: Check in @your library!”. This theme serves as an opportunity to focus attention on: Celebrating the[Read More…]

by March 20, 2014 Library
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – School Libraries in the 21st Century

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – School Libraries in the 21st Century

Learning today means more than memorizing facts. It means learning to learn for a lifetime. Savvy parents and educators know that the school library is key to teaching students not just to read but to practice the skills they need to seek, evaluate and use information throughout their lives. In fact, research shows those students from schools with professionally staffed,[Read More…]

by March 11, 2014 Library
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – “Make the world a better place”, cries all Library Monitors

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – “Make the world a better place”, cries all Library Monitors

The core rationale behind the Library Monitor’s code of conduct is a view that understands that Library is much more than just a venue with books where people come and use the facilities. There is an acute realisation that a team effort is called upon, and Library Monitors envision, to maximize the experience of using a Library with an attitude[Read More…]

by March 5, 2014 Library
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – We are Going on a Book Expedition

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – We are Going on a Book Expedition

‘We are all going on an Expedition,’ said Christopher Robin…. ‘oh’, said Pooh There is quite a hustle and bustle in the Library.  Sun Valley Group of Schools, specifically the Grade 3’s and Grade 6’s, were awarded ‘Excellence in Outcomes (Literacy)” as part of the Litnum Systemic results.  We are one of five schools who achieved this outstanding result.  Part[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 Library
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – A Place to Connect and a Place to Learn

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – A Place to Connect and a Place to Learn

The Library is often used by children who are avid readers and also by children who feel lonely at break and find the Library a safe place to hang out. This location is a a fun place to be. It is a creative space … a friendly place … kindness is present.

by February 19, 2014 Library
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – Library kicking off with a bang!

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – Library kicking off with a bang!

Monday, 27 January, was the start of a very exciting week. For our pupils, this was the first week of interchange. My first lesson was with the Grade R pupils. As “new-kids-on-the-block”, we had a ball. The Grade R’s were about to burst with excitement as this was the first time in our magical library where they were given an[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 Library
Bookmark Crazy!!

Bookmark Crazy!!

In Grade 2 we’ve been reading “When Santa Turned Green”. It teaches us that it’s very important to look after our environment and do our little bit to save our beautiful planet. Mrs Porter (Auntie M) has kindly been making special bookmarks out of scrap paper. I’ve learnt to not throw any bits of paper away as it can be[Read More…]

by October 10, 2013 Library
New Books for Term 4

New Books for Term 4

Our Library is full of books again. They’re safely on the shelves for the much anticipated holidays. Thank you to those who remembered to hand in their books. If you’re keeping one for the holiday, keep it safe 🙂 Grandparents’ Day books will be handed out next term. Yay!    

by September 19, 2013 Library
SPRING has Sprung in Our Library!

SPRING has Sprung in Our Library!

I couldn’t have been more excited when I realised that the sun was no longer hiding on my way to school. It was rising! It was beautiful! SPRING is finally here! I don’t quite mind that the air is still cold and we’re all still wearing our boots and scarves…as long as the sun is shining I am happy 🙂   Grade[Read More…]

by September 5, 2013 Library