Cardiff South Public School

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Cardiff South Public School Library

An integral part of our library program is the collaborative teaching role of our teacher librarian, Mrs Melanie Conrick. She supports teachers and students in their units of inquiry and promotes & teaches the skills of lifelong reading and information literacy.

Library Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 – 3.
Each class is timetabled an hour each week for a library lesson with Mrs Conrick.

Library Assistant – Mrs Donna Onions

General information about borrowing

All students at Cardiff South PS are entitled to borrow books to take home for a period of two weeks.

  • K-2 - recommend borrowing 2-3 books per week
  • 3-6 - recommend borrowing 3-4 books per week

There is no definitive number of books that students in each grade can borrow - the decision is made on a student-by-student basis that depends on the individual students and their borrowing habits

Students from K-2 MUST have a library bag and students from 3-6 are strongly encouraged to have a library bag so that books are less likely to be damaged.

Library Bags are available for purchase at the school uniform shop. Enviro bags from supermarket, clothing and shoe stores also make great library bags.

If books are not returned after two weeks students will receive an overdue notice asking them to return their books as soon as possible. These notices will continue until the book is returned. 

If a book is damaged beyond repair or misplaced we ask that parents contribute to the cost of a replacement copy so that the book can be borrowed and enjoyed by other students. The cost of books are included in overdue notices and can be paid at the office. If you have misplaced a book and need some time to look for it, that is fine. We ask that overdue fines are paid if a book has not been returned by the end of a school year.