Library

Welcome to the Endeavour Sports High School Library

The resources contained within our library have been compiled to assist both students and teachers to more effectively access information to support the curriculum.

Our library has access to:

  • 27 networked computers linked to the internet and the school intranet
  • wi-fi internet connection for DoE laptops
  • a dedicated Senior Study Area
  • an up-to-date book, periodical and digital collection that supports the curriculum studied at ESHS
  • an extensive fiction collection that enhances the literacy programs at ESHS
  • printing, scanning and photocopying facilities
  • HSC specific resources
  • staff who are able to assist student with their learning, information and technology queries
  • quiet reading lounge area

Staff and students are able to search our library’s resources through the NSW DoE portal website, using their DoE login and clicking onto the Oliver icon:

Literacy and Reading Program

Reading for pleasure is a very valuable activity which research shows has enormous benefits and is very rewarding.  Some of the benefits of reading for pleasure include:

  • expanding vocabulary and improving writing skills and comprehension
  • improving focus and concentration
  • providing stronger analytical thinking skills
  • improving empathy and assisting in feeling more connected
  • providing mental stimulation and improving memory
  • encouraging life goals

In order to further extend 7J and 8J, the class is booked into the library once a cycle where students have the opportunity to browse and select reading material. A minimum requirement for students is to have completed eight (8) novels by the end of November.

The reading is monitored by the class English teacher and the teacher librarian.

Students who wish to extend themselves further, which is strongly encouraged, have the opportunity to register in the Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) and/or Mr Kozlowski’s Reading Challenge. The teacher librarian is available to assist students with registering for either of the challenges.

Suggested Reading List

All books on the reading list have been recommended by students and staff in good faith. Many have been included in the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge and/or have been nominated or won literary awards.

Should parents/carers have any reservations about these books, we suggest you read online reviews with regards to the content, themes and language of each book.

For students interested in particular subject content or genres, we suggest they log into their student portal, then click onto the Oliver icon and use the search screen under “subject”, for example fiction – war or fiction – historical.

Good Reads for Stage 4

  • A Step from Heaven – An Na
  • Tomorrow, When the War Began – John Marsden
  • Conspiracy 365 Series – Gabrielle Lord
  • The Spook’s Apprentice – Joseph Delaney
  • Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
  • Colin Fischer  – Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz
  • The Recruit – Robert Muchamore (Cherub Series)
  • Dog On It: a Chet & Bernie Mystery – Spencer Quinn
  • The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier
  • The Giver – Lois Lowry
  • What The Raven Saw – Samantha-Ellen Bound
  • Other Brother – Simon French
  • My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece – Annabel Pitcher
  • The Lab – Jack Heath
  • Pennies for Hitler – Jackie French
  • Camel Rider – Pru Mason
  • I am David – Anne Holm
  • Loyal Creatures – Morris Gleitzman
  • Wonder – R.J. Palacio
  • Boys without Names – Kashmira Sheth
  • Tigers on the Beach – Doug MacLeod
  • New City – Deborah Abela
  • Chinese Cinderella: the secret story of an unwanted daughter – Adeline Yen Mah
  • Keeper – Mal Peet
  • My Life as an Alphabet – Barry Jonsberg
  • Once – Morris Gleitzman (Series)
  • Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
  • Emilio – Sophie Masson
  • Parvana – Deborah Ellis
  • Hatchet – Gary Paulsen

Good Reads for Stage 5

  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • The Protected – Claire Zorn
  • Beautiful Monster – Kate McCaffrey
  • Portraits of Celina – Sue Whiting
  • Gone – Michael Grant (Series)
  • Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
  • Pan’s Whisper – Sue Lawson
  • City of Bones ­– Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments Series)
  • Zac & Mia – A.J Betts
  • Dead to You – Lisa McMann
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
  • Butter – Erin Lange
  • The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins (Series)
  • Divergent – Veronica Roth (Series)
  • The Beginning of Everything – Robyn Schneider
  • Every day – David Levithan
  • Wings – Aprilynne Pike (Series)
  • The Happiest Refugee – Anh Do
  • Guantanamo Boy – Anna Perera
  • Between the Lives – Jessica Shirvington
  • Intruder – Christine Bongers
  • The Dead I Know – Scot Gardner
  • Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank

Good Reads for Stage 6

  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  • All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
  • Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey
  • Burial Rites – Hannah Kent
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  • Between Oceans – M. L. Steadman
  • Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
  • Possession – A.S. Byatt
  • Wuthering Heights ­– Emily Bronte
  • The Power of One – Bryce Courtney
  • Tragedy Paper – Elizabeth Laban
  • The Rosie Project – Graeme Simison
  • Magician – Raymond E. Feist
  • The Universe versus Alex Woods – Gavin Extence
  • My Place – Sally Morgan
  • How to Save a Life – Sara Zarr
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns  – Khaled Hosseini
  • Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher
  • Wild Things ­– Brigid Delaney
  • The Book Thief ­– Markus Zusak
  • We Were Liars – E.Lockhart
  • The Killer’s Tears – Anne-Laure Bondoux
  • Pride and Prejudice ­– Jane Austen
  • Tuesdays with Morrie:
an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson – Mitch Albom