Library Resource Centre

Resources and programs

St. Andrew’s High School Library offers a friendly and academically rigorous environment that provides high quality learning resources that reflect the diverse interests and learning needs of students; the library program teaches information literacy skills, reinforces intellectual freedom, promotes reading for enjoyment, and presents speakers, displays and materials that encourage an appreciation for cultural diversity.

The educational and information cornerstone of the Library Program is to facilitate an Inquiry Based approach to research that is:

  • student-centered,
  • curriculum based
  • collaboratively planned and implemented by teachers and the teacher-librarian,
  • requires the use of a range of materials (print and electronic),
  • includes high quality assessment, and
  • showcases student achievements and creativity.

Popular units of study include: The Middle Ages, The Renaissance, Genetic Diseases, Endangered Species, World War II, First Nations in Canada, and Intellectual Freedom.

A second essential component of the Library Program focuses on students developing an Appreciation for Literature. Students are exposed to superior reading materials in a variety of genres which reflect various themes and cultures.

Popular literature activities include: Book clubs, Literature Circles, Seasonal Reading Contests, Drop  Everything And Read Day, the Teachers As Readers Contest, and the annual, grade level Battle of the Books Competitions.

Testimonials
This is how I explain what religion at this school teaches me. Sure I learn the history and analyze the Bible, but I also have been forming a set of morals and values that will go with me for the rest of my life. They are the foundation of who I am.
Breanna Student
I am very excited to be able to link my Olympic journey, full of trials and tribulations, back to a very important time and place in my life: St. Andrew's Regional High School.
Dave Calder Alumnus
I feel truly blessed to have had the privilege of attending St. Andrew’s Regional High School. St. Andrew’s has given me the opportunity to grow spiritually, academically, artistically, and athletically.
Nick Student