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Shen Wai International School offers a student-centered library that provides a safe, nurturing environment in which students can successfully seek information for their educational, informational, and recreational needs.
The library is housed on two floors offering multiple venues for students, staff and parents to access over 20, 000 books housed in this inspiring space. The lower level of the library focuses on serving Early Years and Primary students. This colorful and culturally inspired space offers computer access to online learning resources such as Discovery Education. Additionally, there is an interactive story area for reading and comfortable bean bag seating to use while enjoying picture books written by authors around the world.
The upper level of the library is divided into three flexible settings. Non-Fiction and two Fiction designations provide casual and sophisticated environs for Upper Primary and Middle year students to study, research and learn.
Shen Wai International School is committed to preparing its students to be successful managers of advancing informational technologies as well as ethical users of information. Two interactive Smartboards, a presentation stage and café style seating facilitate large and small group learning opportunities for all members of the school community. The library has a state of the art computer technology lab and in its entirety provides both wireless laptop and desktop access to online databases and juried web search resources.
The SWIS Library seeks to promote a culture of reading, enabling students to interpret meaning from various forms of literature as they become lifelong readers and learners. The library media centre provides access for the school community to resources offering international perspectives. The upper level of he library media centre includes a beautifully appointed, spacious leisure reading area housing the latest local and international periodicals, magazines and newspapers. The glass vaulted primary wall and ceiling of this minimalist inspired area is the crowning glory of Shen Wai International School.