Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

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Telephone 02 9630 4116


Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School Library

Library opening hours:

  • from 7:45am each day
  • recess and lunch
  • after school: Wednesday 2:30- 4pm.

The school Library is the focus for students as a first port of call to access resources and services to help with their learning.

We seek to provide a variety of spaces conducive to learning where students can work independently or with a group, study, research, read, play chess, print assignments or utilise a private study room. 

Our librarians and library assistant Mrs June Stepic and our technical support officer (TSO) Mr David Bylsma help with:

  • reading
  • researching
  • writing
  • technology.

Areas of the library:

The library has changed its facillities to better meet the needs of contemporary students.


  • electronic whiteboards
  • electronic meeting facilities
  • laptops
  • books – non-fiction and fiction (PRC, others including manga  and new books)
  • eBooks
  • online resources including World Book Encyclopedia and the Churchill Archive
  • Clickview
  • reference books
  • magazines
  • lots of powerpoints to charge devices
  • printers. (black and white only).


  • technology support
  • borrowing books
  • help with finding the right book 
  • help with research
  • help with accessing eBooks
  • printing - before school, recess and lunch.

The WISE centre

The WISE centre is located in the Library and is co-ordinated by Ms Stuut and Ms Georgie Campbell.

The WISE centre supports students and helps students to develop literacy and numeracy skills. 

2018 Premier's Reading Challenge

Welcome to the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge. 

The challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.
The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools. 

If help is required on how to do the Challenge or how to navigate the website and the answer cannot be found on the PRC support site, please contact us at

The 2018 Challenge kicked off Monday 05 March 2018 and closed Friday 31 August 2018 (midnight) for students.

  • At Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School, all students in year 7 and 8 are expected to register for the PRC and try hard to complete the challange!
  • Requires students to read 20 books by Friday 31 August 2018. 15 of these books must be on the PRC list. 5 can come from reader's own selection.
  • Students enter their own reading record online.

If you need any help with selecting a book or entering your completed books online, please speak to the librarian.