Welcome to the newly refurbished Lion Library, so named because its first collection came from North Sydney Technical High School which had a lion as its school emblem. Killara High School’s Lion Library caters for our students and staff for 21st century learning. The library features collaborative learning spaces, study spaces, a dedicated study area for our senior students, flexible shelving and furniture, and the very popular charging facilities.
New laptops have been purchased for class use, and new technologies continue to be installed. Projectors accompanied by remote controlled screens and a TV panel now cater for larger audiences. The Lion Library offers programs, holds events, manages activities and encourages student leadership in our Technology Library Teams project, all of which develop 21st century skills in our students. We look forward to your visit.
THE LIBRARY TEAM
LIBRARY OPENING TIMES
Monday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am to 2:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
The library organises and implements a range of workshops to support student learning, including:
- BYOD and Library Induction
- Senior Student Research Skills
- Subject Specific Research
- Referencing and Copyright
We respectfully acknowledge that this school stands on the Country of the Dharug and Guringai peoples, who are the traditional custodians and leaders of this land. We recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal Peoples and their relationship with the land on which we learn and lead. We acknowledge and respect continuing Aboriginal culture and its contribution to the life of this community and region.
We celebrate the ongoing influence that community can have on our young people.. We would also like to pay respect to our elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal peoples.
Kate Aston- Year 12 student
OLIVER – Oliver is the online catalogue used to search for books, renew loans and reserve books. Students can access Oliver through their student portal.
BLOOM’S LITERATURE – An online database, rich with relevant content on the core authors and works most studied in the high school curriculum. Essays, full length films & plays, writing help, Shakespeare centre and much more! Come to the library for the username & password.
Education HG – Access digital versions of LeadershipEd, Australian Teacher Magazine and The Schools Excursion, Incursion and Camp Guide. Stay informed with the nation’s most comprehensive & respected education journalism.
Scan – Online journal for educators. Scan is a peer refereed online journal offering articles about quality learning, teaching ideas, research and emerging trends.
Bloom’s Literature – An online database, rich with relevant content on the core authors and works most studied in the high school curriculum. Critical essays, full length films & plays, writing help, Shakespeare centre and much more! Come to the library for the username & password.
Oliver – Oliver is the online catalogue used to search for books, renew loans and reserve books. Students can access Oliver through their student portal.
Clickview Online – An online resource featuring thousands of educational videos.
EBSCOhost – An online database of periodicals, which is particularly useful for students in Stages 5 & 6.
(COPYRIGHT warning – Students must acknowledge all sources and images in their work)
Student Portal –
Compass – An important resource for general school communication.
* Please see a library staff member for login details.
Are you beginning a research project?
Here’s what you need to know!
There are many sources of information available to you, and thus, it is important to know where to access resources for your academic research that are reliable, accurate, objective and current. The purpose of this guide is to point you in the right direction and introduce some invaluable tips and resources to get the most out of your online research.
What are RELIABLE sources?
Reliable or academic sources may include:
Professional Journals / Articles
Government websites / reports
Professional Association websites
Historical society websites
Unreliable or non-academic sources may include:
Wikipedia Popular magazines
Welcome to Killara High School’s Archives page!
We respectfully acknowledge that this school is located on the Country of the Dharug and Guringai peoples, who are the traditional custodians and leaders of this land.
We recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal Peoples and their relationship with the land on which we learn and lead.
We acknowledge and respect continuing Aboriginal culture and its contribution to the life of this community and region.
We celebrate the ongoing influence that community can have on the young leaders inducted today.
We would also like to pay respect to our elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal peoples present today.
[written by a Year 12 KHS student, 2019]
The school acknowledges and celebrates it’s heritage in Public Education through it’s links with the former North Sydney Technical High School (and their predecessor schools) from which came Killara High School’s founding Principal, Mr T.E. Hornibrook and the first collection of the Lion Library.
[Excerpt from Killara High School Information Booklet 2003]
Our school motto is: “CONSERVA : PROGREDERE” which is derived from:
‘Preserve that we may develop
Continue that we may advance
Maintain that we may progress.’
Our school badge consists of a castle indicating a ‘storehouse of knowledge’ and the name, ‘Killara’, which means ‘permanent place.’
The Killara High School song:
“In our hearts we’ll always cherish
The school of our young days
Looking proudly o’er the valley
With its slopes of greens and greys
We will ne’er forget our motto
Preserve that we may progress
In our work, and hopes and play.
Killara! Killara! School we proudly claim,
We will always remember to bring honour to your name.
The time will come to leave
The shelter of your walls,
But the lessons you have taught us,
Will be there what e’er befalls.
So let’s sing about Killara
And days of green and gold,
And friends and joys of school days
In our mem’ries
Killara Killara School we proudly claim,
We will always remember to bring honour to your name.
[Music by L.I. Strait; Words by Mrs B. Davy]
This page will be continually updated, but for now there is some wonderful stories, images, extracts and documents on both the school’s history, and the local history of our area. Please use the pull-down tabs under the Lion Library, and you will be directed to an area of interest. [Compiled by Francie Campbell, Teacher -Librarian, Killara High School]