Hazel Craig -School Administrative Support Officer
Gillian Manning - eLearning Coordinator
Designed to be a future-focused learning environment, integrating advanced technology and promoting connection and collaboration, to prepare and equip young people with the skills, the knowledge and the capabilities they need to be successful in the future.
Teachers can book library zones for class lessons with 60 HP laptops available for student use, however students bringing their own device (BYOD) is strongly encouraged.
With future focused learning and digital literacies, we have not forgotten that the simple pleasure of reading is discovered in the library. To this end we have gone to great lengths to make our book area easily accessible and inviting .
There are 5 distinct zones in the Library, all of which are flexible and suit a wide variety of learners and experiences that give students the opportunity to develop the 6 Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Connectedness and Culture. By giving students the opportunity to develop these skills our students will become lifelong-learners.
The Makerspace is where students can explore and experiment with a variety of resources including robotics, circuitry, Lego, 3D printingand design, laser cutting, VR equipment and more.
Opening and Lunch Clubs
The Library is open from 8:30 am, recess and lunch for study, research and reading. There are also a variety of lunch clubs where students can pursue an interest or passion, learn new skills and work creatively in a supported environment including -
Coding and game design with Unity
3D design and printing,
Stop motion filmmaking
Coding and circuitry with Arduino & BBC Micro:bit
Reading and bookclub.
Computer Gaming at school
Access to the computer lab for gaming is permitted at lunch times on designated computers. A collaborative and creative culture is encouraged and students are expected to share their knowledge and take an interest in creating as well as playing computer games. Students must first sign the Gaming Contract before they are permitted to play games at lunch time.
Premiers Reading Challenge
DHS annually participates in the Premiers Reading challenge. The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9.
Have you considered joining the Dungog local Library?
Joining Newcastle Region Library is free of charge and provides access to information, entertainment and expert assistance for all library members. Providing comprehensive collections and contemporary facilities our network of branch libraries support an informed, engaged and connected community. Library members also have access to our extensive digital collections including the latest newspapers and magazines, eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as research databases and eLearning tools. All e-resources available from any computer anywhere.