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Public and School Libraries Promote Life Long Learning


Mackay City Council Library Service and Mackay West State School Library



  • To promote to our school community, services offered by Council Library Services via school newsletter

  • To promote greater awareness in our school community of the valuable role of the public library as a co- educator, especially in the core business area of Literacy

  • To provide a learning network which runs parallel with formal school education

  • To promote greater awareness and understanding of each others role/job description

  • To provide a networked learning community and embed the use of technology

  • To increase numbers of students who are active borrowers from Council Library Services

  • To emphasise similarities of public/school library’s operating system



Mackay West State School also has a Partnership with the Early Years Health and Wellbeing Centre


In 2019, Mackay West State School began a collaborative partnership with Eyes Open Social Media Safety.  Eyes Open Social Media Safety has been endorsed by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner for Queensland with a charter to protect school aged children and families and adults from the dangers that exit on social media networks.  Eyes Open Social Media Safety will be working closely with the school to deliver workshops to students, staff and families to enhance interaction within the digital world.