Our library is the information hub of the school where students can access a range of resources to assist with their learning. The library has an extensive range of books for general reading and these are regularly updated so the collection remains current. Students from a non-English speaking background can access our growing range of bilingual books.
The library is open for general reading and board games during lunchtime (11:10am to 11:45am). Students are also able to return books in the morning before school and during school hours using the return chute located just inside the front door. The library will also be open on Monday afternoons, from 3:00pm to 3:30pm. This is a time that parents and caregivers can visit the library with their children to read and borrow books.
All classes have time during the week to visit the library. Library days for term 3 are as follows:
Thursday - Echidnas, Koalas, Paterson, Noonuccal and Kangaroos
All students now have access to our school's library system 'Oliver'. You can access Oliver via the Department of Education student portal-if you do not know your log in details please contact your classroom teacher. Students can use Oliver in a number of ways:
search for a resource in the Ryde PS library and other listed libraries
reserve a book (older students)
look at their current loans and their loan history
check to see if a book is overdue
find out if a book belongs in the Premier's Reading Challenge list
write book reviews and give books a rating out of 5, and find links other interesting sites
A link to the Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) website can be found in the student portal under the 'Learning' section. Students are also able to add a link to the PRC in the My Link List section to make the PRC easier to find. Public school students can also log in directly to the PRC website using their Department of Education (DoE) username and password. These are the same details a student would use to access the student portal and the computer network at school. If you are unaware of your username and/or password, please contact your class teacher and ask for your student portal username and password.
ClickView is a web site that offers thousands of educational videos designed to support the curriculum and engage students. Ryde Public School has a ClickView account. To use ClickView students need to sign in using their school email address and then find our school in the drop down menu. They will then be asked to use their Department of Education (DoE) username and password. These are the same details a student would use to access the Student Portal and the computer network at school. If you are unaware of your username and/or password, please contact your class teacher and ask for your Student Portal username and/or password- it is generally email@example.com. Some students may have a number after their last name.
"... libraries are about freedom. Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication. They are about education (which is not a process that finishes the day we leave school or university), about entertainment, about making safe spaces, and about access to information."- Neil Gaiman
We would like to acknowledge the Wallumedegal people who are the traditional custodians of the Ryde area. We would also like to pay respect to Elders both past and present of the Darug nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people living here.
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