Welcome to the Kevin Kirby Library, Mosman Prep.

One of the main goals of our library is to support and engage the Mosman Prep community in a culture of reading that extends beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to see reading as central not only to the learning they are doing at school but as an integral habit that will ensure their understanding of the world and her inhabitants is an ever growing experience.

In the same way, our students learn research practices that support the idea that learning is a lifelong endeavour. Boys learn research is a process that is not necessarily linear and that it requires resilience and tenacity. Research projects are always linked to classroom practice and curriculum.

The library calendar includes a range of activities including author talks, The Premier’s Reading Challenge, ALIA’s National Simultaneous Storytime and Book Week activities. Outside of library lessons, boys are invited to visit at lunch times where books, drawing material, board games, card games, Lego, Duplo, chess and puzzles are available.

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Library Lunch opening times

Junior Primary: Monday and Tuesday 12.45pm – 1.10pm
Senior Primary: Wednesday and Thursday 1.20pm – 1.40pm

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Finally, the library aims to support the Mosman Prep community with a range of teaching, learning and recreational resources. These include physical and digital resources and include our subscription to World Book Online. Access to this resource as well as a list of helpful websites for parents and teachers regarding reading and technology can be found below:

World Book Online link
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Use this huge, reliable resource for school projects. Information and ideas are well explained to school aged children.

Good reads: www.goodreads.com

Keep track of what you and your family are reading, what you’d like to read, find lists of recommended books and read thousands of book reviews.

Commonsense media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog

Read reviews and advice about games, apps, movies and books. An excellent resource to help decide how appropriate a particular entertainment choice might be.

The Cybersafety Lady: https://thecybersafetylady.com.au/2017/12/snapchat-musical-ly-and-instagram-8-year-old-children-on-13-apps/

Leonie Smith’s technology and web safety blog. Keep up with what is popular in children’s technology and how these tools can be helpful or harmful.

Contact us: The Teacher Librarian is Mrs Kirsty Andersen and the library assistant is Mrs Jane Nicholas. We can be reached via email at kandersen@mosmanprep.nsw.edu.au or janenicholas@mosmanprep.nsw.edu.au


 

 

 

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MOSMAN CHURCH OF ENGLAND PREPARATORY SCHOOL


Founded in 1904, Mosman Prep (as it is fondly called) is renowned as a specialist preparatory school for boys. Our slogan 'Educating for Tomorrow, Today' encapsulates a focus on being forward looking in readiness for the complexities of the world in which the boys will live. The School is of a size where every boy is known personally. The School has two classes in each year group and a total of nearly 300 Students in the fourteen classes.


Address: 75 Shadforth St, Mosman - Phone: 9968 4044 - Wet Weather Phone: 9990 9196 - Fax: 61 2 9960 1647 - Postal Address: PO Box 950, Spit Junction, NSW 2088

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