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The Knowledge Centre

The Knowledge Centre is an active part of Woodridge State High school. We provide items to educate, to challenge, to entertain, to inform and connect our students to every world.

Our Knowledge Centre has a wide selection of books and magazines to support the curriculum and to provide for the recreational and leisure needs of students and staff. We have an extensive collection of fiction books to support literacy and general reading programs.

Our Knowledge Centre database, Smart Library, used to locate these resources, is accessible from any computer in the school by following the link on the intranet. Our staff are available to help you find the information you require.

Our Knowledge Centre has three teaching areas so that classes can readily access library resources during class time, including our new courtyard area.  The Knowledge Centre is also home to two computer spaces with 18 computers for class use so that electronic and print resources can be used together. These computer spaces are also accessible to students at lunchtime to complete set work. The Knowledge Centre also has a group study area and well as a reading area.

Opening hours

Monday: 8.00am to 2.35pm

Tuesday: 8.00am to 3.00pm (Woodridge Homework Club from 2.50pm-3.50pm)

Wednesday: 8.00am to 3.50pm (Woodridge Homework Club from 2.50pm-3.50pm)

Thursday: 8.00am to 3.50pm (Math Tutorial from 2:50pm-3:50pm)

Friday: 8.00am to 2.35pm

Students attending Homework club and Math tutorial must sign in and out of the library on those afternoons.

Knowledge Centre staff

Pedagogy Coach– Mrs Gill

Teacher Aide - Mrs Wilson

Student loans

Students may borrow a pre-determined number of items at any one time, on production of a student ID card. We ask parents/carers to assist us in the promotion of a positive attitude towards borrowing, by ensuring their children take care of resources and return them promptly. Lost or damaged books and resources are to be reimbursed to our school at replacement cost.

Year 8–9 

  • Fiction and 3 other (Non Fiction, Magazines)

Year 10–11  

  • 2 Fiction and 4 pther

Year 12  

  • 2 Fiction and 5 pther

Students are unable to borrow when they have overdue resources. Students are NOT allowed to borrow items for other students on their card. Items may be renewed if presented at the circulation before they become due. Students may reserve items that are on loan to another Knowledge Centre user. Once the student has been notified it is available, the item will be held for 7 days.

What is available?

  • Books, magazines, chess and other materials for pleasure and information.
  • Help in finding appropriate resources.
  • Lunchtime activities including games and design challenges for House points.
  • Help in preparing information in assignments and projects.

Equipment

  • Two colour photocopiers with scanner facilities.
  • Digital still cameras (in school use only with teacher permission).
  • Digital video cameras (in school use only with teacher permission).
  • Computers.
  • Headphones.
  • Chess sets.
  • Cards and board games.

All students have access to the Knowledge Centre catalogue (Smart Library) from all computers within the school and also via the internet at home. Students can find resources and access video content through the library system.

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Last reviewed 19 August 2019
Last updated 19 August 2019