The Mission of our Library is to support the curriculum of Minaret College, and to provide students, teachers, and staff with access to current, adequate and appropriate information resources and to ensure that our students are effective users of information.
Minaret College Library caters for Early Learning Centre, Primary and Secondary students.
A weekly visit to the library is incorporated into our Primary School student’s timetable, ensuring our students always have a good book to read or share. At the library, our students have access to a range of interesting children's story books and junior fiction, which complement their various stages of literacy development.
The Library staff work collaboratively with the teaching staff to develop students' library and research skills. The library frequently introduces new resources and references to support classroom learning, and to keep up with students' imaginations.
Our Springvale and Officer Library maintain a close link, ensuring Minaret College has a seamless and ''whole school'' approach to its Library Services.
The library collection is continually developed to meet the educational needs of staff and students. It is designed to meet students’ recreational reading needs as well as providing a variety of resources to support and enhance the curriculum. It is designed to provide staff with access to resources that reflect recent curriculum and professional development.
The Collection contains:
- Fiction books, including picture books, easy chapter books and novels of all genres, for student from Foundation to Year 12
- Non-fiction books
- Graphic novels / comics
- A teachers’ reference collection to support the curriculum and enhance professional knowledge.
- Film and television programs on DVD
- Periodicals / magazines
- Numeracy and Literacy resources included guided reading and Level Literacy Intervention.
- Islamic Studies & Arabic Books
- Encyclopaedias, atlases, dictionaries
- Charts & posters
- Study Guides
The library supports students in reading, developing skills in information literacy and technology and promoting lifelong learning. The library reading programs includes the Premier’s Reading Challenge and promotion of Book Week activities and occasional author / illustrator visits.