Library Learning Commons

Head Librarian

Ms. Mya’s favourite books include
The Adventure of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Harry Potter by JK Rowling, Totto-Chan by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, Poems New and Collected by Szymborska and The Analects of Confucious.

Librarian Assistant

Ms. Irina's favorite books include:
Snow White by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Heart by Edmondo De Amicis, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman


The ISH Library Learning Commons (LLC) is the beating heart of the school. We promote literacy, foster a love of reading for the whole school community, and teach students to use ideas, information and technology effectively.

Our library serves a community of passionate readers and life-long independent learners. We value the spirit of enquiry and recognise the vital role of literacy skills in promoting critical thinking. We encourage literacy in all forms and are passionate about empowering all students to access content that caters for diverse interests. Our library is a safe, social place for the whole community to read.



ISH libraries are dynamic and exciting learning spaces. We have two libraries to ensure we meet the needs of our students; The Phyllis Power Library on Calle 18 caters for our KG through Grade 8 students and the High School Library at Calle 22 from Grade 9 through 12. Both libraries house an extensive collection of books and resources which students are encouraged to utilize throughout the school year. We are a very diverse school, so the LLC at ISH is constantly working to diversify and expand our collection, to serve a wide range of cultures, backgrounds and languages.
We encourage and guide our members to explore the wonderful world of literature.

Library curriculum
As the heart of literacy for the school, the LLC at ISH also holds regular library classes throughout primary school, and assists secondary school students in their academic research. The primary library curriculumn aims to teach students important library and information research skills, and increase literacy across languages.


Each month, we promote awareness of important international festivals and events, as well as celebrating our ISH Values. As part of the displays we curate a selection of relevant books for all ages.
We also display a collection of wonderful books that were kindly donated by the PTSA. The theme for these books is One World, Many Stories!