Terrey Hills Public School Library is a welcoming and vital part of our school environment. The Library is open from 8.45am and closes at 3.30pm Tuesday to Thursday. Parents are encouraged to come to the Library before or after school with their children to read a story, borrow books and generally browse and enjoy. The Librarians are Mrs Crawford and Mrs Argent. There are two Library blogs which keep parents and students up-to-date about what is happening and the latest technology that is being used by students: The Latest in the Library (https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/759843-latestinthelibrary2013/ and Web 2 Tools (https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/358319-web2toolsatterreyhills/)
Parents play a vital role in the education of their child. At Terrey Hills PS, we believe that a strong and supportive partnership between home and school improves children's learning capabilities. In the words of Jacqueline Kennedy - "There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." In 2012 one of our Year 6 students wrote: "I enjoy reading because it can take me to places that I can't go anywhere else. It takes me to a whole other world, way out of this universe. It is a great opportunity to imagine I am anyone, anywhere. At first I didn't enjoy reading, but now, I am glad to pick up a book."
We are very fortunate at Terrey Hills to have a wonderful, exciting collection of resources for our students to borrow and use in the classrooms. With over 14000 books borrowed last year, the library collection is extensively used. The Library also houses an extensive collection of kits, DVDs, Big Books and Teachers' Reference resources.
For the past four years we have attained Outstanding School status in the The Premier's Reading Challenge, for achieving 100% school participation. In 2012 we were one of only 12 schools in NSW to be invited to a special ceremony at Parliament House. The Librarian addressed the invited guests about her role in having a special state-wide Platinum Certificate introduced for Year 6 students who had participated in a PRC every year at Primary School. Encouraging a love of reading, a life-long love of reading, is something every Librarian strives to achieve.
Students are provided with relevant information about this challenge at the beginning of each year.