The school has a very well equipped library, including a valuable historical book collection.
The library provides a wide range of facilities and resources.
SOHS provides easy access for all students to internet and email services. All students are provided with email accounts and network access. The information technology suite has advanced software for information gathering and processing.Availability and access to digital and multimedia facilities provides students with key ICT skills which are important in today’s world. The school is proud to send young adults into the world certain that their technological skills, knowledge and confidence will serve them well in the future.
The year starts with orientation for the new Year 9’s. They are shown how the library works and how easy it is to search for resources.
For seniors, research is an integral part of the curriculum, requiring them to be not only technologically savvy but also able to find written resources. Students, at Years 11 and 12, work on NCEA wide reading standards and it can be pretty daunting trying to find appropriate texts.
Student librarians are very important in the running of the library. Their job is to shelve, issue and return books during interval and lunchtime.
Librarian: Katrina Pudney