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“Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.” Laura Bush


Students develop an understanding that using technology resources safely and ethically is an important principle of stewardship by Christians. Students also build on their research skills using the library’s online catalogue. Students understand the concept of digital literacy with a focus on developing their skills and knowledge of safe internet usage. They explore the issues of online etiquette, privacy, password usage, and cyberbullying. Students will also begin to develop an understanding that, through literature, we can appreciate God as a creative and imaginative creator and they will also be able to appreciate, enjoy and reflect on increasingly complex written and multi-modal texts.  


  • 2 periods per cycle 


  • Library resources and their organisation 
  • Digital literacy: cyberbullying, cybersafety, digital footprints, passwords, personal and private information. 
  • eBooks and audiobooks 
  • Text features: index, contents, glossary, imprint page 
  • Introduction to genre and theme 
  • Research skills: Skim reading, Dewey, reference books, and introduction to referencing and bibliographies 
  • Databases: World Book Online, A to Z World Culture, Library catalogue (Orbit) 


  • Booklist items 


  • Class activities 
  • Unit Assessments 

“Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do and whatever else you do, develop good judgement.” Proverbs 4:7 NLT