The role of the school library is imperative to the teaching and learning program of a school. Here at Ballarat High School, our Library’s main goal is to encourage the development of lifelong learning in our students, by promoting a reading culture and developing sound research skills. We also seek to support students and staff in their learning, by providing both a supportive environment and the appropriate resources for student study, research and recreational reading.
The BHS Library seeks to promote a reading culture in the students, staff and broader BHS Community. Reading for enjoyment is encouraged through the library’s extensive fiction collection, which includes graphic novels and manga.
The BHS Library also plays a vital role in supporting the teaching and learning programs of the school. Access to a wide range of relevant resources and equipment is available from the Library, via the Oliver catalogue. The Library team collaborate with classroom teachers to develop information literacy skills, making use of the excellent facilities provided in the Library Classroom Space and on the library’s website, BHS Library Online. A supportive environment for class learning activities is provided in the Library Classroom Space, the Library Reading Space is a quiet space for our reading lessons, whilst the Library’s VCE Study Space is an ideal location for student study and research, before, during and after school.
Our opening hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 8.30 – 4.30 pm
Friday: 8.30 – 4.00 pm