The Ferny Grove State High School Resource Centre is the information services and systems hub of the school and aims to support all students in their learning. This involves providing the students with resources and instruction in their use. We also support the students with materials to develop their literacy and information skills. The Resource Centre's Library Management System, Accessit is only a few years old but is very user-friendly and the Catalogue is well used by both students and staff.
The Resource Centre has an up-to-date collection of curriculum-relevant and general interest resources. This includes print and online (Internet and database) resources. Students may access all resources during opening hours.
The Resource Centre staff continually offer instruction in the effective use of these resources. Years 7 and 8 students experience a comprehensive Orientation Program to ensure their familiarity with the resources and services of the Resource Centre. We have an extensive internal Resource Centre Intranet Page which details Resource, Database and ‘How to' Guides for students’ assignments.
A major focus of the school curriculum is literacy. The Resource Centre supports this through the English program by offering reading programs for students. Students in Years 7 to 10 are offered general wide reading, while Years 11 and 12 students engage in in-depth biographical and literature studies. The Teacher Librarian selects current, appropriate and high interest books to support these programs. The Resource Centre also provides general interest reading materials (fiction and non-fiction) for students.
The Resource Centre is situated in and attractive environment and offers a fully air-conditioned learning space which comfortably accommodates up to 160 students at a time. We have four multi-media classroom spaces. Students are also able to access one of two colour photocopier/printers. Students are able to use their student ID cards to access the printers.
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 3.30pm (except Tuesdays - 3:10 pm)
Students are able to borrow between twelve and fourteen resource items depending on year level.
Resource Centre staff focus on assisting students with independent learning and promoting reading for pleasure:
Ms Kathryn Christiansen (Teacher Librarian)
Mrs Airi Jordaan (Teacher-aide)