Centrally located within the school campus, the Dawson Library is a flexible and dynamic space where students can learn, explore, create and have fun!
Incorporating collaborative learning areas, private study booths, modular furniture, breakout areas and technology to support and enhance student learning.
The Dawson Library is staffed by our friendly iAssist team who help students and staff access traditional and digital resources. The iAssist team are the frontline for IT support and help drive many of the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) initiatives.
In addition to an extensive range of over 30,000 fiction and non-fiction books, students have access to an ever-growing collection of eBooks. Students also enjoy free access to current resource databases at the Port Macquarie Hastings Library as members of the library. The Dawson Library maintains Chromebooks, Laptops, Macbook Airs and iPads for use in either the library or in classrooms, including IT support for students.
Throughout the year, many free books are added to our shelves as rewards from our Ashton Scholastic Book Club. We also hold a Book Fair during Book Week each year, where students and parents can purchase books and donate to our collection.