Berkeley Vale Public School

Learning to Live for over 100 years

Telephone02 4388 1796


Our teacher-librarian, Mrs Lisa Fuary, manages over 19,300 items in our school library and provides every class with a 1 hour lesson each week. Through the library's teaching program, students develop and refine critical information literacy skills and gain a deeper knowledge of a wide variety of authors and illustrators. Providing opportunities to enhance the enjoyment of literature is a key element of the program, which directly impacts upon literacy across the school.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the Premier's Reading Challenge each year, with the library offering a large selection of books for this competition. Books on the Premier's Reading Challenge lists are identifiable by looking for coloured stickers.  After successful completion of the Challenge, students receive a certificate from the Premier of NSW towards the end of term 4.

In August of each year, the library holds a Book Week celebration where short-listed books for the Children's Book Council awards are promoted and explored. Activities during this week include an author visit and book parade during which students and staff may wear a costume representing the theme. Twice a year the library also holds a Book Fair where students and parents have the opportunity to purchase quality literature and, in turn, assist our school in gaining new teaching and student resources.