Leaving the School
When students are moving to another school or will not be returning to Macquarie at any time families are requested to notify the front office as soon as possible.
Our library is an important part of our learning environment. Our librarian works closely with classroom teachers to support class programs. Classes have scheduled time in the library each week, fostering information literacy skills and a love of books and reading. Regular borrowing is actively supported. Younger children are encouraged to bring a library bag on their library day. We welcome parent and volunteer support in the library.
Opening hours – for students: The library is open during lunch every day for student borrowing.
Opening hours – for families: The library is open for families Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 8.30am-9.00am.
· Preschool to Year 2 – two books
· Years 3/4 - three books
· Years 5/6 – four books
Borrowing period: Books can be borrowed for 2 weeks with the possibility of renewal.
Family borrowing: Families can set up a library account and borrow up to ten books.
Electronic and online resources: Students have access to e-books and e-audiobooks via the school's online library catalogue ‘Oliver’ or vis soraapp.com. To access Oliver use the Digital Backpack to access the online catalogue. Students will need their student login details (account name and password) to get on to the digital backpack before proceeding to Oliver. Please contact the front office if your child requires assistance accessing their account. To access items through soraapp.com please go to the website and look for borrower ACT Education Directorate information.
Parent resources: We have a growing set of parent resources available.
Library Trust Fund: see fact sheet here about how to contribute to enhancing our library.
Limelight – special events
Step into the Limelight is an arts showcase event for ACT public schools. The program involves students in years 2-6 nominating themselves to be part of the production, attending school-based rehearsals, combined school rehearsals and participation in production week, culminating in a performance in front of an audience at the AIS Arena in term three. There are costs associated with this activity. For further information
All personal belongings, including clothing, that come to school should be clearly labelled. Every effort is made to return labelled items to their owners. Unclaimed items find their way to the storage cupboard in the foyer of the Namadgi building. At the end of term, items are displayed on the Namadgi blacktop. Unclaimed items are donated to the second-hand uniform store or charity.