TISA has three dedicated library spaces in the ELC, the Primary, and the Secondary School. The libraries are spaces for the whole community to read and research, and they house a large collection of fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, and magazines for children, teens and adults.
Libraries are open from 8.15 - 4.00 each day. Students from P1 - M2 have dedicated borrowing time each week, and may also borrow books before and after school. Parents are also encouraged to come and borrow from any of our libraries.
Students and parents can also access our Library Online sites using the buttons above. These sites provide access to the TISA catalogue and a range of online resources, encyclopedias, databases and periodicals. Ask the library staff for the password to access.
Mother Tongue Collection
In addition to our extensive English language collection, we are also building a growing collection of books in the 40+ languages other than English spoken at TISA. We encourage all members of the community to donate books in their Mother Tongue language to help us promote language diversity at TISA.
Students in the primary school have regular library skills lessons from P1 - P8. These focus on developing a love of reading, and building lifelong reading habits.
In addition, students in P3 - P8 develop research and digital citizenship skills as part of their Units of Inquiry. These lessons are taught collaboratively with the class teacher and librarian, and focus on accessing information from a variety of print and online resources
All students in the secondary school participate in a Drop Everything And Read period each week, to promote reading for pleasure, and develop lifelong reading habits.
In addition, research skills are integrated into regular secondary classes, and the librarian is a regular visitor in all classrooms, assisting students with online research skills, information literacy, and academic honesty.
Scholastic Book Club
TISA participates in the Scholastic Book Club program. Students can purchase books from scholastic, which are delivered to the school. Each book purchase earns new books for our school library! Visit the library for more information or to view the latest catalogue.