The Learning Resource Centre at St Joseph’s Catholic High School was officially opened and blessed by Bishop Murray on 10th October 1986. The aims of the Learning Resource Centre are:
- To facilitate access to resources to support the curricular and recreational needs of students and staff.
- To encourage independence in learning and help equip students with the skills necessary to be effective users and creators of information.
- To foster a love of reading and literature.
- To provide an innovative, electronic Library environment to cater for new age digital requirements of students and staff.
The ultimate aim of the Learning Resource Centre is to adopt a whole school approach to teaching, and to provide support to teachers and students in achieving this. Part of this process is working collaboratively with the IT team to build a positive school culture, thereby fostering an attitude that embraces change.
The LRC is accessible at the following times:
Monday to Friday 8.00am – 3.30.pm
The Learning Resource Centre staff work in partnership with class teachers to design learning experiences, which support the development of information literacy. The Learning Resource Centre houses a substantial collection of print resources and a network of computers for student use whilst in class or during recess and lunch breaks. Adherence to a strict email/internet use policy, which is signed, by both parents and students and remote surveillance ensures the students abide by the policy.
The Learning Resource Centre has an interactive whiteboard, which has added to the electronic culture of our facility, and the students have access to iPods on which the teaching staff have incorporated educational applications to provide a stimulating environment and cater to a range of learning styles.
The Learning Resource Centre also provides an electronic digital library called Clickview, which is well utilised by staff and students. TV programs, documentaries, movies, audio and podcast recordings are stored on our electronic server which can be accessed by both students and staff to incorporate as a resource for learning and teaching.
The Learning Resource Centre staff are happy to assist both students and staff in accessing the wide range of resources on offer.
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