The role of the resource centre at St Michael’s College is to help teach the research skills necessary to facilitate life-long learning and encourage students to enjoy reading in a friendly, harmonious, Catholic community, which embraces courage, integrity, dedication, justice, respect and protection for all.
Facilities to be found in the Resource Centre include:
- Library One – An area used for classroom teaching during class-time and by students during break-time for quiet research and homework activities.
- Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 – These rooms are used for small group activities during class-time including Distance Education and Study Line students and are available to all students at break-time.
- Quiet Reading Area – A nice space for students to relax on the beanbags during break-time with a good book or magazine.
Our Resource Centre (Library) is open to all year levels from 3 - 4pm Monday - Thursday. Our Resource Centre staff are available to work with students to find resources and materials to assist with their assessments and assignments.
All Year 7 and 8 classes attend library lessons where they learn how to find and make best use of the resources in the library including how to access the Oliver catalogue and develop an enjoyment for reading.
Senior students are welcome to ask for advice at any time or access the Library Moodle for information on referencing and research. Senior students are also offered instruction during class time on how to prepare reference lists, cite sources and become familiar with the State Library of Queensland e-resources for assignment work.
Students need to access the Resource Centre Moodle for all information pertaining to library activities. As Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) has become a primary focus over the last few years, all students are encouraged to search through our reading resources when looking for something exciting to read.
Resource Centre Staff
Mrs Narelle Flanagan (Senior Teacher-Librarian)
Mrs Barbara Kristo (Teacher-Librarian)
Mrs Anne Harding (Senior Library Technician)
Miss Courtney Gibbons (Library Technician)
8.00 am – 4.00 pm Monday – Friday (During Term Only)
Middle School (Years 7 – 9)
- 2 non-fiction resources
- 2 fiction resources
Senior School (Years 10 – 12)
- 4 non-fiction resources
- 2 fiction resources