At TPS we are incredibly lucky to have such an awesome library, funded by our PTA, and run by Claire Smith, Librarian Extraordinaire! A lot of kura are now lacking libraries but not us! We are very committed to keeping our tamariki’s noses in books.
Our Blue Caps, student librarians, are trained in the ways of the library. We currently have 33 librarians who work tirelessly to ensure that our library is a fun filled and tidy environment for all of the tamariki. It is a busy hub at lunchtimes, with lots of stories, Tuakana-Teina, and a lot of laughs! The library supports our Whakawhanaungatanga through creativity, curiosity and collaboration.
Some of our annual library events include the Scholastic Book Fair, Milo and Marshmallow night and Book Week… All celebrating Literacy at TPS!
Our displays are constantly changing to support learning and promote a love of reading.
Claire works closely with all staff to ensure the library is relevant to the needs of our students, whanau and community. We have a stack of books available for parents to issue too!