Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Talk by Wiremu Puke
Talk about  Hamilton and surrounding areas.
Te Timatanga
Garden Place  named because Kirikiriroa - "gardens brusting with the fullness of good things."
Kingi Taawhiao

Kirikiriroa means the gravel stretch - which was good for growing kumera.

Five Cross Roads was a block of Kahikatea forest.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Teachers Only Day 26 November 2018

Anaru Morgan - Presenter

Format for the day

Anarus slide presentation

Normalising Maori into the library.

Te reo in the library
Karakia - special library karakia
Maori role models as displays
Career focus - roles, range of choices
Displays such as  te reo, whakapapa, history etc
Stories/history of our place.

Site for finding out where children are from:

Maori Maps

Before a karakia

Kia karakia tato

Monday, November 5, 2018

Library Council

I was approached by a group of girls late in Term Two to start a library council.

The girls:
Cassia, Anna, Kate, Thea, Isla, Sam , Madilyn and Anab

Term Three the girls co ordinated and ran a highly successful Harry Potter week in the library at lunchtime.

Term Four the girls are developing videos around the library.  They will be writing their own scripts and filming.  They can use actors or do the video themselves.  These videos will be used for the following year to show new librarians.

Reading Together - Hamilton East School 2018

Leading the Reading Together programme with Edie and Lynda.

We have 6 parents involved and the programme is a great success.

22 August 2018

Attended the Access it Library Roadshow Training

This was so we could update to the Version 9 Access it .

This has now been successfully completed with very few problems.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Inquiry 2018

23 April 2018

Been thinking about my inquiry this year.  It has to involve IT so have decided to do mine on using Steps Web to improve children's literacy.

Reading information from the International Dyslexia Association about multisensory teaching.
Also Speech to Print by Louisa Cook Moats.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

5 April 2018

Hamilton City School Library Network Meeting at Sacred Heart College.

Topic:  How do you plan and deliver a successful library session?


Good websites for student inquiry:

Any Questions/ Many answers
Topic Explorer
Info kids
Info bits

Join the Book Council and you can book in authors visits.


Have one action plan a term eg getting children to know what areas they can borrow from in the library

Put one library happening in the newsletter once a term. eg authors visit


Jackie Rassell