Library

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 rosemary.paterson@sttherese.school.nz

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Storylines

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.

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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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Navigators

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

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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.

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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.

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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: https://www.toitoi.nz/submit/

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Our Duffy Role Model- Daniel Faitaua

St Therese School were fortunate enough to have Daniel Faitaua from Breakfast TV and Midday News join us at our assembly as our Duffy Role Model.

Thank you, Daniel, for sharing your love of reading and inspiring us to pick up a book. This was a fantastic start to Book Week.

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Ethiopian Storytime at Mt Roskill Library

Mt Roskill Library kindly invited some of our students to celebrate Enkutatash- Ethiopian New Year, by attending an Ethiopian Storytime and Morning Tea session. Dressed in their cultural clothes, our students learned about traditions carried out on this special day and participated in cultural dancing. It was an amazing event and we thank the wonderful librarians for including us in the celebrations.

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Book Character Costume Day

Our first ever Book Character Costume Day was a blast. It was great to see everyone dress up and take part.

Thank you to all the family members who helped create costumes for the day and to those who came along and joined us.

Book Character Costume Parade

The runway was filled with many different character costumes at our Book Week Costume Parade. It was amazing to see everyone have a chance to share their creative and captivating costumes with the rest of the school and whanau community.

Our wonderful judges from Mt Roskill Library had an extremely tough job and we thank them for being part of this fun-filled day.

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Fun in the Library

There was no better place to be than in the school library during our fun-filled 'Book Week'. We love seeing our students jump into the world of books. Mrs Paterson organised and ran a whole range of activities during break times and class library sessions. We are truly fortunate to have such a dedicated librarian and a beautiful school library.

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