The Hub – Library and Information Services

The Hub – Library and Information Services

Please note that the Hub’s physical facilities and resources are currently unavailable to students due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students are encouraged to access our online reading and learning resources through the SEQTA Learn Hub portal, and the Hub’s Library Moodle page.
Students with current loans are asked to keep their books safely until the Hub resumes normal operation.

 

The Hub is open every school day from 8.00am to 4.00 pm during term.

The Hub is an innovative flexible space where students can come to meet, collaborate, learn, read, research, study and flourish using 21st Century innovations and technologies.

The Information and Resource Hub is an open, friendly and safe environment that supports the teaching and learning programs of the whole school. We offer flexible learning spaces, traditional class facilities, private study areas, quiet reading zones and inspiring collaboration areas. These spaces are designed to enhance the critical thinking, communication, literacy and research skills of our students.

Resources and facilities

The Hub offers a wide range of physical and electronic resources to support student learning and staff teaching. We have an extensive fiction collection, a limited range of non-fiction books and several online databases, including EBSCO, ClickView and Britannica Online, all of which are linked to the Australian Curriculum. We offer various stimulating games at break times.

Makerspace

The Makerspace gives students the opportunity to gain and apply knowledge, deepen their understanding and develop creative and critical thinking skills within an authentic context. This area encourages inquiry and project-based learning to ensure our students are future ready.

Teacher Librarian, Teacher in Charge and the Reading Program

The Hub moves into an exciting new phase in 2020, with the introduction of a new Teacher in Charge role. The Teacher in Charge will perform a role as a dynamic link between the English Learning Area and the Hub. The Teacher in Charge will work with the Teacher Librarian and Library Officers to ensure the delivery of student-focused learning activities. The Teacher Librarian and Teacher in Charge will assist staff and teach students to integrate information and communication technologies into their teaching and learning environments.

The enjoyment of reading as a lifelong habit is a major focus of the Hub staff. The Teacher Librarian delivers a reading program for Years 7 and 8 in collaboration with the Teacher in Charge, as the emphasis is still on school literacy. The Teacher Librarian and Teacher in Charge provide a comprehensive orientation program for all Year 7s in Term 1 and facilitate and supervise the learning experiences of our private study students. The reading program will be augmented by the most up-to-date information technologies so that our students are future ready.

Engaging and Learning

Our Library Officers create an engaging learning space that is safe and friendly for all students ensuring that your child feels connected and cared for. They have developed an understanding of the interests and needs of students and are highly influential in assisting and guiding them throughout their high school experience.

There will be many other projects in development to allow students to use the Hub to learn, collaborate, communicate and realise their high aspirations for success, and we hope your child will find these innovations as exciting as we do.

Transperth SmartRider

Transperth SmartRider cards are used to access public transport and to borrow library resources. Students can top up their PaperCut account for school printing via the circulation desk, using cash only. SmartRiders are issued through the Hub. Lost cards will be replaced at a fee of $5 within ten working days.

Library staff aspire to excel in their school and show respect for themselves, others and the earth.