The School Librarian is Mrs Kirsty Dickson
Pupils are welcome to use the library from 8.30am, during break and part of lunchtime to catch up with homework, read, or play board games.
There is a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, as well as magazines, study guides and many other resources. Pupils use their Live Life Aberdeenshire library membership in the school library, and through this have free access to digital services such as e-books, audio books, newspapers, magazines and databases: https://www.livelifeaberdeenshire.org.uk/libraries/digital-landing-page/
S1 & S2 pupils use a programme called Accelerated Reader (AR) at school. AR is a reading programme that helps to improve literacy levels.
Regular reading is important for all pupils to improve their literacy and help them in all of their subjects. Studies have shown that reading for pleasure has a significant effect on academic success. It increases vocabulary, knowledge, memory function and communication skills, as well as lowering stress, increasing empathy and boosting mood.
Your child will be expected to read an AR book for 20 minutes every day as part of the programme, followed by a book quiz whenever a book is finished. This reading should be seen as ongoing homework in English.
Pupils normally begin their English lessons with Personal Reading time, and have a library lesson every two weeks where they will be able to choose their own books to read, based on their reading level. There are around 3,000 AR levelled books in the school library, but they can also read books from elsewhere if they are on the AR programme (you can check here: https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/ )
You can keep track of their progress in Accelerated Reader using Renaissance Home Connect.
Login here using the username & password issued to your child at school:
If you’d like to receive emails showing your student’s quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book.
Pupils should use the following link to log in: