Resource Centre

The Resource Centres located at the Bentleigh East and Mentone campuses have a commitment to support all areas of the curriculum.

We provide environments conducive to independent learning and research, and promote engagement with reading and literature.

Opening Hours

Mentone

  • Monday to Thursday – 7:45am to 5:30pm
  • Friday – 7:45am to 4:00pm

Bentleigh East

  • Monday to Friday – 8:00am to 4:00pm

Facilities

The Resource Centres provide:

  • individual study tables
  • collaborative study areas
  • comfortable seating for reading
  • class research areas

Students have access to printers, photocopiers, and scanners.

Resources

Items in the collection have been selected to support the curriculum, and to further the self-education and personal development of students and staff. A broad range of interests are catered for with:

  • Non-fiction collections including fast facts, biographies and real life books
  • Fiction collections including manga, graphic novels and picture books
  • General Interest Magazines
  • Online resources and databases including
    • Britannica
    • National and state digital newspapers
    • ClickView
    • eBooks and eAudiobooks
    • ECHO
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    • Weblinks

User Services

Specialist staff develop and deliver programs to support St Bede’s College students, encouraging them to become discerning and independent users of information. These programs include:

  • A reading programme – all students up to Year 9 take part in regular interactive sessions through their English classes with the aim of developing student engagement with reading
  • Year 7 Orientation – a comprehensive introduction to the Resource Centre and its services
  • Information Literacy / Research skills – individual and class tuition
  • Literature promotion – including guest speakers and Author visits

Access

  • Staff may book classes into the five learning spaces in the Resource Centre at Mentone
  • Students may also use the library freely before and after school and at recess and lunchtime to complete homework, read or study

 

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