Balcatta SHS


The school library is open Monday to Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm, and on Friday between 8:00am to 3:00pm.

The Library at Balcatta Senior High School is a welcoming and inclusive space that aims to support teaching and learning within our school and encourage a love of reading. We are continually developing our wide range of resources and technologies to support learning and allow students to develop strong information literacy skills.

We provide areas for both quiet study and reading, as well as larger areas for collaborative work, catering to the different needs of the students. They may come with a whole class, be sent in a small group or visit on their own to complete private study.

We encourage student and community involvement in our library. Extra-curricular activities to encourage students’ enjoyment and create a positive learning environment include:

  • Guest speakers
  • Lunch-time chess and games clubs
  • Student book club
  • Student art exhibitions
  • Student display areas
  • Senior School independent study areas
  • Relaxing and welcoming reading area

Some of these activities are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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