CGHS

Library and Learning Centre

Canterbury Girls High School Library is the digital, information and resource epicentre of our school community. The Library is on the top floor of C Block and contains the library collection, the Careers Office, Counsellor’s Office, Seminar Room, Learning Spaces and the Senior Learning Centre in the Library’s mezzanine area.

Opening Hours

    Mon: 8:00am – 4.30pm
    ASK Homework Centre 3.15pm – 4.30pm
    Tue: 8:00am – 3.30pm
    Wed: 8:00am – 1.00pm
    Thu: 8:00am – 3.30pm
    Fri: 8:00am – 3.30pm

Available Information and Technological Resources

Library - Reading
  • Over 30,000 items including fiction and non-fiction collection, reference and multimedia resources
  • e-books and audiobooks via the school’s catalogue system
  • HSC support material held in Closed Reserve for equitable access
  • Access to networked computers, colour photocopier and scanner
  • Powerpoints for charging BYOD devices

School resources such as headphones, wireless keyboards and blu-ray players are also available from the Library. Students have access to 18 networked computers downstairs with a further 10 computers upstairs in the Learning Centre. These computers all provide access to the online Library Catalogue, Moodle, Intranet and Internet. Students are also able to print from their own device or school computer to the colour photocopier/printer and scanner. The library also provides students with access to powerpoints to charge their devices throughout the day.


ICT Information and Digital Literacy Induction

To support students and their use of ICT they are guided through a staged ICT, information and digital literacy program commencing in year 7. Each year students are provided with workshops on building on their skills as the demands of the curriculum and their learning evolves from years 7 to 10. The aim is to ensure students have the appropriate skill set and confidence to be able to use effective strategies to research using a range of digital information tools, to be aware of online safety and cyber security and to manage their e-mails, digital files and learning resources to support their learning.


ASK Homework Centre

Every Monday afternoon from 3.15pm to 4.30pm, students are invited to come to the ASK homework centre to receive support with completion of homework and assessment tasks. Students also use this as an opportunity to complete group work assessments and to receive guided support according to their needs from staff allocated to the homework centre each week.


Accessing the School Catalogue - OLIVER

    1. Go to the Student Portal
    2. Select the icon for “My School Library / OLIVER”
    3. Your personal OLIVER Homepage will appear
    4. Choose to do a basic search, check out reading lists, a featured author, e-books, cyber safety, new resources and links to useful sites such as Cool Maths Games, other Library catalogues and the Reading Programs run by the school.

Reading Programs

    Premier’s Reading Challenge - Available for Years 7-9 which involves students individually reading and recording books read from a selected list. Certificates are awarded for completion of a certain number of books read. For more information on this program visit the PRC website.

    ARR Renaissance Reading - This is a mandatory program for all students in years 7-8. The emphasis of this program is on encouraging reading with the idea that students will be reading authentic texts at their own level. Students record details of books they read and undertake a quick quiz on books read. This provides data on student growth and progress. The aim is to improve engagement with reading and reading age of all students of all abilities with exposure to daily reading.


Last updated August 2019


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