Our Principles/ Fundamentals of Learning

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Our Library is a fabulous environment which supports all of our  students in developing the key competencies across all the learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum. To achieve this goal, we constantly purchase and curate a wide range of high quality, up-to-date resources . Our Library always strives to provide material that meets the reading needs and interests of our students who range in age, ability and cultural background.

Our Library is pivotal to Barton’s strong school wide reading culture: creating, inspiring and supporting readers, together with providing an emotional and socially  safe environment for all students. Each teacher has a designated weekly time when they bring their class to our library where new resources are displayed and discussed, books are shared and classes are read to and students are free to discuss books that they may wish to see in our library in the future.

Students from Year 5 onwards can apply for librarian positions. They can  begin in Year 5  and over time work towards achieving their  Bronze, Silver and Gold librarian badges. What great quality librarians we have and will continue to have in the future.

Rod Hurley is our very dedicated Librarian. She looks after all the book resources in the school, including teaching resources, scholastic book orders and the overall day to day functioning of our library.