Learning Resource Centre
The aim of the Learning Resource Centre is to provide the environment and skill set in which the students can obtain information and develop ideas that are fundamental to their development as independent, self-motivated and effective lifelong learners.
The LRC occupies two floors, serving the Primary and Secondary schools. Materials that will enrich and support the curriculum are provided, taking into account the varied interests and abilities of the students, as well those which will meet their recreational needs. At present we have over 22 000 resources in the two LRCs, including books, Overdrive eBooks and audio books, DVDs and posters. The LRC subscribes to electronic databases such as Britannica Online, Newsbank and EbscoHost as well as a wide range of magazines. The number of resources is increasing on an annual basis.
Students in KS1 – KS3 have scheduled library visits. Years 4-9 take part in the LRC’s Accelerated Reader programme where reading targets are set to assist in challenging students and setting great reading habits.
The Secondary LRC is an extremely well-used facility, with students being encouraged to borrow both fiction and non-fiction materials as well as learn and use a variety of information literacy skills to assist in their independent research practice. Our students reference using the APA reference system. Classes visit for research purposes, using book and non-book materials, including the computer and printer facilities.
The LRC is staffed by qualified, experienced staff and operates ‘Oliver’ which is a web based library management system offering full text searching for fast, efficient and powerful retrieval of information. The LRC is also available for students during break times and before and after school.