Tirkandi News

Term 4 Week 8

All Books To Be Returned

As we are coming closer to the end of year, stock take of all library books / readers will be happening in week 8 and 9. 


This means that All Library Books should have been returned by Friday the 26th of November week 7. 

If you have not returned your books yet, please do so ASAP or email me: gena.patini113@schools.sa.edu.au

Scholastic Book Club Orders

You can go on the Scholastic website to shop. 

Please make your purchase / pay for your Book Club order online through the Scholastic website (link below). The school is not accepting cash.


2021 Library Changes

Please note which collections are in each building this year while Mellor classes occupy the Tirkandi building:


Tirkandi Library

  • Picture books
  • Non-fiction books

Morphett Primary Library

  • Fiction books
  • Series books (year 3+)
  • Language  books
  • Picture books for older readers (orange stickers)
  • Graphic novels (yellow stickers)

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is now over for the year. All forms were due on the 3rd of September. Well done to all students that completed the challenge! Medals and Certificates will be handed out in the coming weeks.



Reception -  Can borrow 4 books

Years 1, 2, 3, 4 - Can borrow 8 books

Years 5, 6, 7 - Can borrow 10 books

Parents – Can borrow up to 10 books


Books can be kept for a maximum of 2 weeks. All that is required for borrowing is a library bag (for Reception, Year 1/2) and no overdue books. Students are encouraged to manage their own library bag and to borrow regularly.

Overdue, Lost or Damaged Books

The school library policy for overdue, lost or damaged books has been updated. A library book that has been overdue / lost for 2 weeks or more or damaged, there will now be a fee of $15; however if the book is found or returned you will be reimbursed the full amount. Students will be unable to borrow until the book(s) are returned or the payment is made.

The money goes towards replacing that book so your child and other students can have access to reading books they love!

Any questions or queries on this please feel free to ask!


Students can either place books they want to return in their classroom library box, directly into the green returns box in the Tirkandi library or the clear tubs at the borrowing station in the Morphett Primary Library. I kindly ask that students return books to the building they borrowed it from as this will significantly help to reduce movement between the two buildings. 


All Book will need to be returned by end of week 7 this term.

Library Open Hours

Monday - Before school

Tuesday - Before school

Wednesday - After school

Thursday - Before and after school

Friday - Not open


I will be located in Tirkandi Library so please do not hesitate to visit! 

If you would like to access the Morphett Primary Library during these hours please see me.


Gena Patini

Library Manager