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Truscott Street Public School

Truscott Street Public School

Quod Potui Perfeci

Telephone02 9878 1264


Students at Truscott Street Public School engage in a variety of learning opportunities within our library to foster a love of literacy and learning.


All students visit the library every week to borrow books and are required to bring a library bag to these lessons. Students are also able to access the library at allocated lunch times.

Students are able to access our library system from home via the Department of Education web portal using their school username and password. Once logged in, students can press the hyperlink “Oliver” to enter the library system. Students are able to search for books, reserve books and post reviews to encourage others to read.

Truscott Street Public School has a subscription to Wheelers ePlatform so students are able to download and read eBooks. After downloading the “ePlatform by Wheelers Books” app on any device, students are able to use their school username and password to access books.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

Currently students are being encouraged to borrow books to participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Our school library has coded relevant books so that students are able to easily locate texts at their level.

·         K-2 books are labelled with two red dots

·         3-4 books are labelled with one green dot

·         5-6 books are labelled with one white dot

Once a challenge is completed, a Premier’s certificate is awarded. After four years of completing the challenge, students receive a gold certificate. A platinum certificate is awarded if students complete the challenge for seven years. Students are able to continue to participate in the challenge during high school.

Students must log their reading record on the Premier’s Reading Challenge website. Students are also able to search for books of interest using the website above.

Book Week

In 2019, students will have author Andrew Daddo visit for our Book Week celebrations. Students will also take part in our biannual Book Week Parade, held at the school.

Computer Skills and Information Literacy

Our library has a class set of computers that students regularly use.

Students in Kindergarten and Year 1 engage in lessons that develop basic technology skills that are critical for their future learning.

Students from Years 2 to 6 take part in information literacy, or ‘Info Lit’ lessons. These lessons are team taught by the teacher librarian and the classroom teacher and focus on history and geography outcomes. Students develop research skills through the use of a variety of print and digital resources.