Digital Resources available via the Library Google Classroom
The Library Google Classroom provides students with access to an extensive range of online resources. These include Britannica School Encyclopaedia, JSTOR journals, ClickView Video Library, newspapers (SMH) and magazines and the online referencing generator (a bibliography maker). The google classroom also includes guides to using the eBook Library, Oliver – the Library Management System and information about the Premiers Reading Challenge (PRC), social justice initiatives, wellbeing information, and guides to reading for pleasure, information about joining the State Library of NSW and the Sutherland Library and more.
See an overview of all the resources available on the EHS website.
We also have an eBook Library available to all students via the EHS website home page and on the Library page.
Simply use Department of Education credentials to sign in.
Sutherland Library and NSW State Library Membership
All students are encouraged to join both of the Sutherland and NSW State Library. Membership gives students access to thousands of excellent reliable sources of information. Students are taught how to locate and use these resources during Library based Information Literacy lessons. Join using the links below.
Year 7 Information Literacy Lessons
Year 7 students participate in a Library based Information Literacy lesson once a cycle during English. The students are taught a number of skills including how to use the Oliver Library Management System, how to access our eResources in the Google Classroom, how to use the Online Referencing Generator to create a bibliography and evaluate websites. I also focus on reading for pleasure and encourage the students to borrow from our excellent up to date collections. The students will write book reviews and participate in a number of engaging activities that build on the notion that reading is fun!
Year 8 Literacy Lessons
All Year 8 students will engage in a Literacy lesson once a cycle during HSIE this year. This will complement content taught in the classroom and aim to increase the student’s literacy skills. It will also provide an opportunity for Year 8 to consolidate skills and information learned during the Year 7 program.
Year 10 Study Skills
Year 10 students will be offered a Library based Information Literacy lesson as part of the new Study Skills Program. This will provide the students with a guide to locating reliable resources for research tasks and information on referencing and plagiarism.
The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC)
Students from Year 7-9 are encouraged to participate in the PRC. The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.
The 2021 Premier’s Reading Challenge opens on Monday 1st March. Don’t forget any books read since September 2020 can be added to this year’s reading log once the challenge opens.
Do not hesitate to ask the Library staff for help.
We look forward to seeing the students in the Library!
Ms Tracey Miller (Teacher Librarian), Mrs Bell and Mrs Zantidies (Library Assistants)