The Gleneagles library plays a major role in supporting the curriculum. It is committed to ensuring student resource and information needs are efficiently catered for, and that the College reading programs are fully supported.
Teacher-Librarians work with students to ensure that they are able to access and critically evaluate all types of information. Getting information can be easy. Teaching students how to get the right information and use it effectively is our aim.
The Library provides a weekly reading program to all Year 7 students in conjunction with their English class. Our aim is to expose students to a wide variety of reading material and to encourage and facilitate independent reading.
In addition to class time, the library is open before and after school and at lunchtime.
The library provides a purpose built computer room as well as access to computers within the Library. The internet is available for research providing access to relevant and unique resources.
As well as a comprehensive collection of books, we provide magazines, daily newspapers, audio visual equipment, including digital and video cameras for class use, a photocopier and networked printer, colour and black & white. Two interactive whiteboards are available within the Library for use with classes.
We also provide netbook computers on a term loan to VCE students. The VCE centre is located at the rear of the library.
The library has audio copies of Mahtab’s story. Your child can listen to the story while they are reading the book. Listen to the book from the library catalogue. For more information your child can come to the library to find out how to access this resource (save it as MP3) or you can phone the library (9708 1319).
We have studied Robotics for a semester and have really been enjoying it. In doing this subject we have learned how to create and program robots to accomplish set challenges. We’ve managed to complete an obstacle course for our robot to complete without any instructions. In addition, we’ve done a PowerPoint project outlining the concept of what a robot is and how it’s affected society.
We are glad to have participated in this elective subject as it will help us in our future if we are later interested in an occupation that requires robotic and computer technological skills. This subject is useful to us as it has given us an outlook on how important robots and technology are now and how they will benefit us in the future.