The recently renovated Fort Street High School Library provides a supportive, welcoming environment with resources and study spaces to meet the teaching and learning needs of our community. Our goal is to develop lifelong readers who appreciate literature and engage critically and ethically with information in all its forms. To facilitate this, our library has an extensive and constantly updated collection of journals, print and electronic books.
Fort Street Library
Our Teacher Librarian, Ms Page provides research support in class and encourages all students to develop a love of reading. Students are encouraged to suggest titles to add to the school library collection so that it best represents the varied interests of the school community. Ms Page is also available for individual research interviews to support students with their assignments.
Monday 8.45 – 4.10
Tuesday 8.30 – 3.30
Wednesday 8.30 – 4.10
Thursday 8.30 – 3.30
Friday 8.30 – 3.30
Monday and Wednesdays after school until 4.10 students can get assistance with their homework.
Students are welcome every recess and lunch to play chess in the library.
School Library catalogue
Students can access the school library catalogue from their own device anywhere. https://oliver253.library.det.nsw.edu.au/oliver/home/browse/list
Students can borrow eBooks to read on any device from our school library by logging in with their school username and password. The link is https://fortstreet.wheelers.co/
Premier’s Reading Challenge
“The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is open to all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools.”
Every student in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 is eligible to participate in the challenge.
To register for the Challenge, students need to log onto the Premier’s Reading Challenge website using their DEC login details, and start filling in the Student Reading Records from March 1st each year. Students need to read 20 books between September 1st each year and August 31st the following year. At least 10 books must be on the prescribed book list. Students who have completed four Challenges receive a Gold Certificate; students who complete seven Challenges receive a Platinum Certificate. Students who complete every Challenge from Year 3 to Year 9 receive a medal.
There is a wide variety of reading genres from which to choose, including factual, poetry, drama, newspaper texts, humorous fiction, love stories, fantasy, picture books, science fiction, classics, to name a few.
Contact: Ms Donna Page