JS Library Virtual Tour

The Junior School Library

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Tour the JS Library using the tools below.

The interactive thinglink below is one way to virtually visit the JS Library.

Select a link to view a space or feature in the JS Library (hover over the image).

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Tour the JS Library using a spherical 360 degree image.

The images below were created using a 360-degree camera that takes 360 degree spherical images. You can zoom, freely navigate or allow the image to scroll around without user input. 

Have fun and explore the space. 

Making Connections space

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The Campfire, Book Nook and Reading spaces

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The images below are just a few of the photos of the JS Library spaces and some the things we do here. 

 

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PYP and the Teacher Librarian: Job Like Day

PYP TEACHER LIBRARIAN: JOB LIKE DAY
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The job of the Teacher Librarian in a PYP school is hard to explain to someone who is not familiar with a contemporary library in an educational setting.

This library does not look like the cliched ‘read a book’ to children and discuss it situation. This is just one component to the learning engagements that will occur.

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PYP Teacher Librarians  are adding value to the teaching and learning experiences of those in the school community.

The library and the role of the Teacher Librarian  has reading and literature promotion embedded in the teaching and learning at the core.

It is also is about classroom teaching, planning, collaboration, mentoring and training.

It does include all the Essential Elements of the PYP, just like a PYP classroom teacher has to consider  BUT it also is about visioning, resourcing, budgeting, collection management AND changing culture and attitudes.

It is a role that embraces change and challenge.

It is about Educational Leadership!

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Above all it is about supporting and challenging others to be life-long learners and supporting them on the learning journey.

St Andrews will host a ‘Job like day’ later in the term.

This below is just a snippet of the what the day beholds.

 


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JS Library Refurbishment: progess end of Term 1

The 1st term of 2016 has just finished and the handover of the JS Library refurbishment has occurred.

Today we had some of our shelving erected (non fiction) and had our first look at the new space. We have also purchased shelving dedicated for magazines and book bins for the picture books.

The JS Library space has doubled in size due to the removal of an internal wall (which was separating the staffroom and the library).  This means that we are now able to cater for whole classes plus an additional class comfortably.

We also have a third teaching space dedicated to the Makerspace. I am looking forward to what this might evolve into.

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Makerspace in 2015

The ‘wow’ feature for me at this stage is the Reading Cubby. I am looking forward to seeing the students enjoying this space.

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The Reading Cubby

See the images below of the space.
Next term we will have the new shelving installed and will be set up for students and staff to be able to visit and enjoy the new space (assuming all deliveries have occurred this will be Week 2 Term 2).

The JS Library space now has a variety of learning areas catering for small groups, whole classes, individual working and quiet reflective areas. The Reading Pit has been replaced with a dual space with campfire seating and shelving.

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The new JS Library space is waiting to be filling with resources and children.

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This is we used to look like.

Stay tuned to see what it evolves into next term.

How We Organise Ourselves: Mini Exhibition

Year Five Mini-Exhibition

The Year Five students have been preparing for their Mini- Exhibition this week. They have been inquiring into the impact of economic decision making.

Central Idea

The economic decisions within society have an impact on humankind and the environment.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Economic activities and decisions within society.
  • The effect of economic decisions on human kind.
  • The effect of economic decisions on the environment.

See below some of the apps and websites that they created to share this information.

Select the image below and scan the QR code to view the Blippit apps. Alternatively, all the St Andrews apps can be viewed HERE .

 

WEBSITES

Zoo Industry Surfing Industry Oil Industry  Shoe Industry
Cosmetic Industry Clothing Industry Pet Industry Car Manufacturing
Cosmetics Industry 2 Fast Food Industry Pharmaceutical Industry Palm Oil Industry

MORE WEEBLYs

Pharmaceutical Animal Testing

Visual Effects 

 

POWERPOINTS

Animal Farming

Meat Farming