1 Mar 2016
Our school Library is in the process of being relocated to the old historic schoolhouse of Blockhouse Bay previously known as Rooms 1 and 2. The old Library in the Manukau Block has been renovated and re-purposed into classrooms - Rooms 2 & 3.
We consider our Library to be a very special place where children are encouraged to develop a love of books and reading for pleasure. It's a place where they can respond to their curiosity and wonderings about the world while cultivating research and inquiry skills. We are excited to be redesigning our Library to include a Makerspace as well as access to Technology. Our goal is to be able to use our new Library and Makerspace from the beginning of 2019.
While our Library is in storage students will visit the Blockhouse Bay Public Library with their classes to browse, borrow and return books. Each class also has collections of books both fiction and nonfiction to suit readers in the class. We also have a 'Pop up Library' in the foyer of Te Whau, our Performing Arts Centre so children can drop in during Breaks to read, play board games, draw and enjoy some quiet time.