South West Rocks Public School

Academic excellence in a caring, co-operative and courteous environment

Telephone02 6566 6208

Our library

Welcome to South West Rocks School Library. The library is open from Monday to Wednesday and students are encouraged to return and borrow books every week. Library bags can be purchased from the office.

Borrowing rules:

  • Kindergarten to Year 2 — can borrow 2 books
  • Year 3 to Year 4 — can borrow 3 books
  • Year 5 to Year 6 — can borrow 4 books.

Information literacy

Information Literacy is the ability to identify what information is needed, understand how the information is organised, identify best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, and share that infomation. It is the knowledge of commonly used research skills. Our school librarian and classroom teachers teach our students Information Literacy.

The skills to use information literacy fall into two groups:

Skills concerned with locating information

  • finding information in a variety of forms e.g. online, print, electronic, brochures, pictures, audio, maps
  • finding information from a variety of sources e.g. people, school library, home
  • finding information within sources e.g. using an index, guidewords, map key, electronic menu.

Skills concerned with understanding and using information:

  • asking questions
  • selecting, evaluating and, if neccessary, discarding information
  • combining information from different sources
  • presenting the most relevant information
  • presenting information according to audience
  • guaging success of the presentation.

The information process (PDF 48KB) includes; defining, locating, selecting, organising, presenting and assessing.