Library News

Sora, by OverDrive, is a free reading app that helps students discover and enjoy leisure and classroom reading.  With Sora, students can access digital materials and can filter e-books and audiobooks for any interest and reading level. 


Important Note: Content is filtered for age appropriateness. Reading levels and age appropriateness factors are determined by publishing companies.  


SORA is available anywhere on smartphones, tablets and desktops.  All students have been taught how to access SORA.  


Occasionally we are sent SORA chosen books of the week or books of the month.  Below you will see some recommended reading.  


I have also attached a set of updated instructions for how to access SORA from different devices while at home.

National Simultaneous Storytime

On Wednesday 25th May Kinder, Year 1 and Year 2 will again be participating in the National Simultaneous Storytime.  National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.  Students then participate in classroom activities related to the book.  It aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book.  This year's book is Family Tree by Josh Pyke and Ronojoy Ghosh.  


If you would like to participate at home with young children, please go to and register.  


Stay tuned for photos of the event!  


Students as Authors Writing Competition

This fabulous opportunity has been orchestrated by the Catholic Schools Office to showcase student creative writing! The competition will run till the 10th of June and students can submit their entries using the link on the promotional poster.  


Winning entries for each of the four competition categories will have the opportunity to work with local Armidale-based author/illustrator Trish Donald to develop their written story into an eBook. eBooks will then be published on the SORA digital library app where an audience of over 260,000 students from across 15 Dioceses can borrow them. It’s a fabulous opportunity for students to experience the publishing process and to work to develop their story for a broad audience.