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Reading Opens All Doors

The Journey

What is ROAD?

Welcome to ROAD!


ROAD is an acronym for 'Reading Opens All Doors'. It is a Reading Programme that has been designed  to encourage the enjoyment of reading through Middle School, Senior School and beyond. The programme focuses on strengthening reading concentration spans, enriching reading experiences and reading a variety of genres and authors. You will  be required to set goals and evaluate your achievements.

Your reading journey begins now!

Make the most of this opportunity to explore the breadth and wonder of inspirational people, unusual characters, historical events, modern challenges and literary award winners.


Why Read?


"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road.

They are the destination, and the journey.

They are home."

Anna Quindlen



In order to borrow a book using the Library self-check out  you will need your SmartRider card. If you have forgotten your card please speak to a Library staff member. 

Teams & OneNote

At the beginning of each school term you will be instructed by your teacher to open Teams and the 7REL One Note. This is your notebook where all your Reading Enrichment tasks are located.

Cambridge Library e-membership

To encourage students to focus on their reading, Hale School has formed an e-membership partnership with Cambridge Library.  This partnership will allow students to access a huge variety of eResources including: eBooks, emagazines, Audiobooks plus a variety of educational databases.

While the e-membership does not allow students to borrow physical items from the Library, it is a step towards students engaging with their community and  becoming lifelong library users.

Please fill in the application form and return to the Library.  e-members will be issued with a Library card.

Thank you for your support with this initiative and please do not hesitate to contact the Library on 9347 9723, if you have any queries.

Reading Passport

It is expected that you will keep a ROAD Reading Log in a digital or print format to record all the books that you have read during the year.

Each time you complete reading a book, you will record the details and have it certified by your RE teacher.

My Reading Goals


Set your reading goals in the first week of each Term and endeavour to stick to them.

Once you have set goals, it is important to be committed to them, similar to  achieving a 'PB' or 'personal best' as you would do in a training for a sporting event.

Your keep striving to improve and challenge yourself so that the experience becomes valuable and enjoyable.

Everyone needs to challenge themselves in every pursuit.

Good Reads

Deciding what to read next?

You’re in the right place. Tell us what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and we’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations.