St Paul’s has a well-equipped, contemporary library learning hub. We ask that all children have a library bag to protect their books. There is borrowing each week and parents are encouraged to show an interest in the books that your child borrows. Children also participate in formal library lessons each week.
Ashton Scholastic Book Club operates within the school, providing families with the opportunity to purchase books and encourage reading at home.
Students participate in the annual Premier’s Reading Challenge, encouraging them to read a wide variety of specially selected books. If students reach their target, they will receive a special certificate from the NSW Premier.
Each class has one library lesson each week, usually working on projects or activities related to a current unit of study whilst enhancing their research, report writing and information skills. Book studies focus on the shortlisted books of the yearly Children’s Book Council of Australia Annual Awards. This leads us to Book Week held in August, where we celebrate with a special event such as a Book Week Costume Parade or a special presentation by a visiting author, magician or theatre group.