Choose Kind!

To link in with the upcoming release of the film Wonder at the end of November, and to promote the fantastic book of the same name that is on our shelves already, Nyngan High has committed to Choosing Kind. Along with many schools in New Zealand and other parts of Australia we will be encouraging our…

Halloween in the Hub.

Along with our cute monsters there was another sick looking creature hanging around – some of the students were a bit concerned but it turned out it was just the Chook without her make up on… .

International Games Week.

The library took part in International Games Week over the 2nd 3rd and 4th of November this year. We offered a variety of activities each day. Wednesday kicked off with board games like chess and draughts. Thursday featured our donated card games and Friday was the day for Twister and the ever popular Sphero Maze…

Monstrous creations!

In the week leading up to Halloween the library became a laboratory for creating monstrous life! Each recess and lunch students had the opportunity to create a stuffed felt monster to protect them at Halloween, or to give to a young sibling. There weren’t many takers but those that did come had fun.Bryce was particularly…

3 D jigsaw puzzles.

Have you ever seen a 3D jigsaw puzzle? Well, neither had I till this little beauty arrived and challenged us to assemble it. It took real critical thinking, patience and lateral thinking but we finally beat it. There are more in the library that haven’t been attempted, some of ancient world antiquities or landmarks that students may…

Anti-Bullying Posters

The library is looking very colourful of late, all to a good cause. Students have been working on anti-bullying posters for displaying round the school and the library was lucky enough to score these two beauties. Nyngan High School actively pursues an ongoing commitment to student well being that shows zero tolerance for any kind…

Engineering in action.

Paper plane contest. At the beginning of this term the Chook organised a  a paper plane competition. Students had three days to perfect their design before the contest on Thursday  12th October.  There were two categories, furthest flying craft and best decorated (and still able to fly) craft. Each student had three throws with their…

October newbies with a side of June!

  There was some great material in the October subscription from Australian Standing Orders with something for everyone and a bit of a surprise when the June order arrived two days later….good old Australia Post! Unbound by Ann E Burg – Grace is only nine when she is forced to leave her family in the…

New Books in September.

You can see that we have a great selection of new books for September. From different countries, different times in history, and different realities…something for everyone!

School Libraries, Teacher Librarians & Student Achievement

In a world that is becoming increasingly digitised, it is more important than ever that the School Librarian keep across the developements in order to provide the best possible outcomes for our students. The information graphic here, shows what a qualified Teacher Librarian can contribute in order to create the best environment for learning and…