Elementary

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Year 6 – Top Reads 2018

Students were surveyed, asking for one or two books they would recommend to their friends. Click here for a PDF of all the books Year 6 students recommended (also displayed below).     To search all the books recommended by secondary school students, click...

Top Reads: Year 5

Students were surveyed, asking for one or two books they would recommend to their friends. Click here for a PDF of all the books Year 5 students recommended (also displayed below).     To search all the books recommended by secondary school students, click...

Enjoy reading the New York Times – get your “academic pass”!

The New York Times and all its educational content is free -- by activating a NYTimes.com "Academic Pass" using your school email account. Follow these steps: Visit nytimes.com/passes.   Create a free NYTimes.com account using your school email address.  If you...

How can I find NIST library Audiobooks in Destiny Discover?

There are a range different audiobooks and ebooks available through the NIST libraries. One of our main ways to access Audiobooks and ebooks is through the Destiny Discover app available for computers, iPads, iPhone and Android devices. Follow the steps in...

Why is the Destiny Quest app not working on my phone or iPad?

Destiny Quest is not compatible with the new iOS 11 operating system so if you have updated your device then it will not work. We contacted the software designer Follett who informed us that they will discontinue support for Destiny Quest and have developed Destiny...

Fidget Spinners : What do toys tell us about ourselves?

"The small spinning gadgets are sweeping through classrooms across the globe (and then quickly getting banned). They are “hula-hoops for Generation Z”. What do toys tell us about ourselves? It was “one horrible summer” in the early 1990s when inventor Catherine...


 

The Mechai Learning Commons Philosophy

We believe the our learning commons is a community space that serves as a place for ideas, reflection, collboration and interaction to promote learning. It is an environment where both print and digital literacy are used to provoke inquiry, extend curiosity and enrich imagination.


Our learning commons is a welcoming and engaging central hub that connects our multilingual community.