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Library award

​North Rockhampton State High School is delighted to announce that our library has received an award from Freedom of Access to Information and Resources (FAIR). FAIR is a nationally recognised group who ran a campaign in search for Australia’s Great School Libraries.

This award recognises school libraries who are devoted to helping children find reliable information; use the information effectively; think critically, make informed decisions; work productively with other; build knowledge and understanding of the world; safely navigate the internet; communicate and share their ideas; and find great reads to meet personal interests and abilities

FAIR received over 600 nominations from school nationally.  Our award was the result of the feedback from our staff and students, supporting photos, stories, quotes and drawings. 

An article will appear in this month’s Australian Teacher Magazine.

Below are some quotes from staff and students:

“Our library is the greatest library in the whole entire world.  It’s always icy cold and good to hang out in when its super-duper hot.  It has great access to computers and books, especially when students like me can’t afford internet at home.  The library ladies are so nice and such beautiful people.  The library has the greatest booths to sit at in the morning while you wait for your mates.  The library is also great when it rains.  I love my library!”

“Looking for knowledgeable staff, a safe, quiet and cool place to study?  NRSHS library is the place to be!  Whether you want to research, read, use computers, play card or board games the library has the resources for you.  It sports a lecture theatre, computer lab, classrooms, study areas and super helpful, friendly staff.  It exhibits up-to-date displays of events and themes from around the world.  Students feel the library is a supportive venue with a welcoming atmosphere.  All students love the library, including the EALD students who see the library as their safe haven to learn English.  NRSHS library – the place to be!!”

“Nice calming environment, with helpful librarians who care about the students.”

“The library is probably the most unappreciated resource in the school.  It has wide range of good reading across a range of fiction and non-fiction.”

“NRSHS library is an excellent place for learning and has a great atmosphere.  There are many activities for students such as games, reading, computers, and comfortable chairs to sit in and socialise with friends.  The library ladies are lovely and always happy to give a hand.”

“I feel safe and like the librarians are ready to help me if I’m ever down.”

“My librarians are a great help to me when I had trouble with research and understanding what I was researching.  They also help keep me on track with work and assignments.”

“Our librarians go out of their way to help.  Not only in with school work but they offer help whenever and wherever we need it.  They find ways to encourage and excite students in every way possible.”

“A great facility in our school where many students learn, relax and play.”

“It is always nice to come and work in the library and the library ladies are always to nice.”

“Our library staff are the happiest, friendliest and most helpful staff in our school.  They are always willing to accommodate all staff and students whenever they can.”

“The library is the social hub of our school.  It’s also very useful for classes, individual study, conferences, programs etc.  the staff are friendly and well-liked by all the school community.”