East Waikiki Primary School promotes a culture of literacy that provides opportunities for students to broaden their knowledge with a large range of texts to choose from.
Our wonderful Library provides curriculum-based resources and materials for staff and students that are available in a variety of different formats. From Year 3 onwards our students use the Literacy Pro Reading and Comprehension Program. Students are tested once per term to acquire a Lexile score, using this score they can then choose books that are best suited to their reading abilities and comprehension levels.
We strive to create a welcoming and user friendly environment that is an oasis within the school. At lunchtime, the Library becomes a Chill Out Zone for students to engage in a fun and relaxed time with their friends, playing board games, drawing or reading.
The Library iPad’s are available to do LitPro quizzes during library open times. Students are encouraged to borrow in their class borrowing times as well as open times. The Library is open Monday to Thursday during school times including before and after school.
Our Library also coordinates our school’s Book Week Celebrations, annual Scholastic Book Fair, National Simultaneous Story Time Program and Book Club.
If you would like to help during our annual Book Week and our Book Fair, please contact me at school. Your help will be greatly appreciated.