St John Vianney has a well-stocked library from which students are able to borrow on a weekly basis. We ask that all students have a Library bag, and that they handle books carefully whilst they are on loan.
Our library’s management software, Oliver, is a fully web-based system that can be accessed from any desktop or tablet device, allowing students to discover library and learning resources 24/7.
A Book Fair is held throughout the year giving students, parents and friends the opportunity to purchase quality books at very reasonable prices. Commission earned through the sale of the books provides valuable new resources for our library and classrooms.
Students participate in the annual Premier’s Reading Challenge, encouraging them to read a wide variety of specially selected books. If students reach their target, they will receive a special certificate from the NSW Premier.
Each class has one library lesson a week, usually working on projects or activities related to a current unit of study whilst enhancing their research, report writing and library skills.
Book studies focus on the shortlisted books of the yearly Children’s Book Council of Australia Annual Awards.
This leads us to Book Week held in August, where we celebrate with a special event such as a Book Week Costume Parade and a special presentation by a visiting author, magician or theatre group.