Welcome to the St Therese Library

The Library is a fun place central to the school community. The main focus is to provide an enriched motivating environment where students will learn a love of reading and knowledge. The Library provides quality literature, encouraging a recreation reading culture in the school - one where children love to learn.

Classes are time-tabled to visit the Library each week, to browse and exchange books for borrowing.  It is open to students at lunchtime for a variety of activities. All Students are encouraged to borrow books and take them home to read, they may borrow two books at a time and these are loaned for two weeks. If you need to borrow a book for longer please speak to Mrs Paterson.

You can reserve a book any time.  New books will be on display for a week before they can be borrowed and any of these books may be reserved during that time

We welcome parents to the library at any time. The class library times are as follows:-

Room 1                 Mondays             2 – 3 pm

Room 2                 Tuesday                2 – 3 pm

Room 3                 Wednesday       2 – 3 pm

Room 5                 Thursday             2 – 3 pm

Room 6                 Tuesday               11.30 am – 12.15 pm

If you wish to contact the Librarian please do not hesitate to email

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Congratulations to Tony Carlin, Grandfather of Eva, Bella and Tom Carlin-Shadbolt who received a special award at Assembly for ‘Caught Being a Good Grandparent’. This award celebrates the special relationship that grandparents share with their grandchildren. This award goes to someone who deserves a prize for supporting and encouraging their grandchildren and for being a positive influence in their lives.

We would like to acknowledge all the wonderful grandparents in our community and thank you for your love and support.



We love our spooky display in the library and are excited to read about some mysterious happenings. Thank you Mrs Paterson for being such a creative librarian.

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Reading with Toitoi and PWC Coaches

We loved exploring the latest publication of Toitoi with our coaches from Toitoi and PWC. We also shared some of our work and had some great conversations.

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Pop-up Globe actors visit St Therese School

What a privilege it was for the students and teachers of Rooms 5 and 6 to meet and listen to Rita Stone, Stephen Butterworth and Anatonio Te Maioha from the Pop-up Globe Theatre at St Therese School. We learnt so much about their careers and the work they have put in to get where they are today. Stephen and Anatonio shared about their roles in numerous Shakespearean plays and Rita showed us a scale model of the pop-up theatre and explained the meaning behind the structure. We absolutely loved listening to our guests and having the opportunity to ask them questions.

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Author and illustrator, David Elliot, spoke to Rooms 2-6 today as part of his Storylines Tour. Everyone was completely engaged as he spoke about his writing and drawing process. We loved reading his books 'Oink' and 'Pigtails the Pirate'.

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Toitoi Journal

Toitoi is a Journal that publishes the writing and artwork of children throughout New Zealand. St Therese School has been very fortunate to be a recipient of the Toitoi Journals due to the generosity of PWC.  PWC coaches come to school each term and work with our children reading the journals and discussing their contents.

One of our students was successful in having his artwork accepted and was then commissioned to produce some art to match a story for the most recent publication. We are very proud of Tevita Veamoi and his achievement on being a published artist.



Holiday Writing Competition 

A huge congratulations to our creative writers who placed first in their class in the Holiday Writing Competition. We had so many fabulous entries come in after the holiday break and loved reading every one of them.

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Mathematical thinking, reading, writing, problem solving, and creating are all taking place at Navigators, our after school homework club.



Duffy Role Model- Michel Mulipola

Everyone loved hearing Michel Mulipola's interesting and inspiring stories at our Duffy Role Model Assembly. We were blown away listening to the range of jobs he does and the amazing people he has met along the way.



Duffy Theatre

The children absolutely loved the Duffy Theatre Team's Performance when they visited St Therese School. Everyone was totally engaged in the story of Duffy and his cousin, Sam, getting sucked into a video game and having to read to gain clues and find their way out. It was a great reminder of not only the importance of reading but how fun it can be to get stuck into a good book.



Toitoi and PWC Reading Session

A big thank you to our PWC coaches and Toitoi staff for a reading session full of laughter, intrigue and enjoyment. We are so grateful to the team at Toitoi for organising these sessions and PWC for providing the school with a set of the latest publication of these amazing journals. Our students love these sessions. If your child has a piece of writing or art that they would like to submit to be considered for publication, go to:

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