The Resource Centre is the dynamic centre of learning in the college.
The Nazareth College Resource Centre is a popular meeting point for students and a central workspace for classes and private study. It provides a range of specially designed and appointed spaces for students to work independently or to collaborate, to read, play chess, or to relax with friends, including:
- The Silent Study Room
- 2 x Collaborative Study Rooms with large screen access
- 3 x Large Class/Study spaces
- 3 x Collaborative Booths
- The Reading Lounge
- The Piano Lounge
- The Chess Area
The Resource Centre staff members support teaching and learning, assisting students in their use of technology-rich and traditional resources in a welcoming environment. The Resource Centre is open from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm on Monday to Thursday, and 8.00 am to 4.00 pm on Friday.
Students can access the Resource Centre catalogue, reserve materials and renew items via our designated webpage. Access to online resources and helpful links, along with book reviews, information about new acquisitions and other news is also available here.
Our On-site Collection
The Resource Centre houses an extensive collection of fiction and non-fiction printed texts. In partnership with English teachers, the Resource Centre staff guide students in Years 7 to 9 in the Wide Reading program. Students earn house points and compete for the coveted House Reading Cup, presented at the end of each year.
Students wishing to engage in community service can nominate to be a Library Ambassador. Library Ambassadors assist the Resource Centre staff with covering new books, shelving returns and working at the circulation desk. Each Library Ambassador works one shift per week at a time that works best with their commitments.
Homework Club is a free initiative with tutors and teachers on hand to assist after school every Tuesday and Thursday. Homework Club operates in the Resource Centre, with each session running for two hours. Attending Homework Club is an excellent way for Nazareth College students to keep on top of homework and assignments, or prepare for assessments. An after-school snack is provided to all attendees to Homework Club.
ICT Help Desk
The ICT Helpdesk is situated within the Resource Centre, allowing students to access ICT support easily. It is staffed by our friendly and knowledgeable technicians who are available to support students before and after school and at recess and lunchtime.